Ortovox USA Free Rider 24

Photo: Photographer: Maximilian Mutzhas

Brand: Ortovox USA

Model: Free Rider 24

Existing modelAn ideal pack for big-mountain riders both inbounds and out of bounds, the FREE RIDER 24 comes with an integrated SPS back protector, a five-layer, TÜV-certified panel that protects against spinal injuries. At a slim 24 liters, the pack fits snugly to your body if you’re riding a chairlift, but it’s spacious enough to carry everything for a backcountry tour. A side ski fastening system lets you attach your skis without removing your backpack and other fasteners hold a snowboard, helmet, and ice ax. There’s a separate compartment for storing safety gear, a waterproof pocket for electronics, a tough nylon exterior, and a whistle for emergencies.

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