Ortovox USA Free Rider 26

Photo: Photographer: Maximilian Mutzhas

Brand: Ortovox USA

Model: Free Rider 26

Existing modelThe FREE RIDER 26 backpack is designed for the big-mountain rider. At 26 liters, it’s roomy enough for all of your backcountry essentials. Its diagonal side ski carry system lets you attach your skis without removing your pack, and it has fasteners for carrying a snowboard and helmet. Plus, it comes with an integrated TÜV-certified SPS back protector, five superimposed layers that help prevent back injuries. The form-fitting pack, secured by a neoprene hip belt, moves with you on the mountain. It’s loaded with other features, including a compartment for your shovel and probe, a waterproof pocket for your cell phone and camera, ice ax loops, and an attached emergency whistle.

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