SAFETY ON THE GO WITH THE NEW FREE RIDER
ORTOVOX protects. This guiding principle was also the central focus during the development of our FREE RIDER: The downhill backpack for freeriders has an SPS Flex BACK PROTECTOR, which combines the back system and protector into a FLEXIBLE UNIT. Built from EIGHT PADS that remain comfortably flexible even in the cold, the TÜV-certified protector adapts to the body and absorbs impact. We use SAS-TEC protective foam. After outward applications of force, this VISCOELASTIC foam quickly returns to its original shape. In contrast to other cushioning materials, it is can also WITHSTAND MULTIPLE IMPACTS (impacts do not destroy the protectors) and is even responsive to small applications of force. Cushioning occurs in a near-linear fashion, which keeps stress on the human body low.
In addition to the optimized back protector, our FREE RIDER 18 L has been given some new and improved features: thanks to the ski and snowboard fastenings, you’ll be able to handle even the steepest of climbs. A new, fully-integrated helmet net, hydration system compatibility and a wide hip belt for an optimal close fit are standard features of the FREERIDE SERIES, as are the ice axe and hiking pole fastening and safety compartment. But this does not mean added weight – on the contrary: the FREE RIDER 18 L has been made significantly lighter.
As with all ORTOVOX backpacks, the FREERIDE SERIES includes our emergency card: In the case of an emergency, the card provides information about the injured person and therefore allows for faster and more efficient treatment. PROTECTION THAT FITS
Those who get away from the masses and head to the mountains need protection. But only gear that fits properly can protect the body perfectly. That’s the reason why the ORTOVOX FREERIDER line comes in three different sizes. With our TÜV-certified protectors, we offer injury protection for every height and back length. SHORT (S) is perfect for a back length of 36 – 44cm and a height of approx. 150 – 175cm, REGULAR for a back length of 42 – 50cm and a height of approx. 170 – 195cm and LONG (L) for a back length of 47 – 55cm and a height of approx. 180 – 200cm. The wide wraparound hip strap ensures the protector fits perfectly – especially when it matters most.
The TÜV/GS documentation can be found here: https://www.ortovox.com/uk/services/backpacks/user-manual/
- Chest strap with signal whistle
- Snowboard and snowshoe attachment
- Bright Inside
- Water-resistant zipper
- Separate safety compartment
- Helmet net
- Big Hip belt
- Access to main compartment: front
- Hydration system compatible
- Access to main compartment: back
- Ice axe and hiking pole fastening
- Key holder
- SPS Flex back protector
- Holder for safety equipment
- Integrated emergency card
Area of usage
A fast and safe diagonal ski fastener that offers plenty of wear comfort.
ICE AXE AND HIKING POLE LOOPS
Simple, uniform compartment structure and better use of space.
WIDE HIP BELT
Wide and comfortable, for an optimal body-hugging fit, even when in motion.
SNOWBOARD AND SNOWSHOE ATTACHMENT
Optimized, complete transport aid.
HYDRATION SYSTEM COMPATIBLE
Loop for drinking tube on the shoulder strap.
SEPARATE SAFETY COMPARTMENT
EMERGENCY CARD (inside)
For improved accident procedures.
Fixed in a zipped compartment; optimized fastening.
Light colors inside make it easier to find your equipment.