New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)The Freerider Pro, which includes the Freerider Pro 28 SL (womens fit/1700 cubic inch/3lbs 13oz) and Freerider Pro 30, (standard fit/1850 cubic inch/3lbs 15oz), both $149, are designed for high performance alpine pursuits that require excellent load carrying ability, gear access, and flexibility. The Freerider Pros utilize a low profile design with a full-front Hypalon panel and stretch-woven side pockets for zero snow accumulation and maximum abrasion resistance and durability. A convenient zippered back panel allows access to stowed goods even when skis/snowboard/snowshoes are attached. The Freerider Pro packs feature Deuters Alpine Back System paired with its removable Vari-Flex hip belt. The Vari-Flex hip belt allows a pivoting motion in the hip belt to better move with the body. Features include: a fleece lined goggle pocket, a hip belt pocket and gear loop, a shovel pocket, removable foam mat, an internal shovel handle/avalanche probe sleeve, and as always, hydration system compatibility. With the Freerider Pro 28 SL, women will benefit from an ergonomically built harness and back system made specifically for them.