The Ortovox Freerider 16 black blend backpacks are a firm favourite of ours and they have now got even better, the spine protector is now a body hugging 8 piece flexible setup.
The new SAS-TEC Foam is soft in use even in colder conditions, upon an impact it distributes the force much better than other impact foams, and hugely better than a hard protection system. The foam can withstand multiple impacts, with no chnage in performance.
There is a diagonal ski and the snowboard fastenings as well as the classic side carry system, the side carry is on the regular size and the large size only.
A 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. The small upper storage compartment can be used to pack away small items or a light jacket. But this does not mean added weight – on the contrary: The FREE RIDER 16L has been made significantly lighter.
As with all ORTOVOX backpacks, the FREERIDE SERIES includes an 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.
Please note there are NEW size setups on the Freerider packs:
16 and 24 = Regular
Back length 42 to 50cm
Height 170 to 195cm
18 and 26 = Large
Back length 47 to 56cm
Height 180 to 200cm
Short Packs or ladies fit Packs
22 = Back length 36 to 444 and height 150 to 175
Additional features to those mentioned above:
Separate Safety gear compartment
Ice Axe and hiking poles loops
Camera phone pocket on waist belt (big enough for larger smart phones)
Spine Protection approved to TUV EN1621-2 Level 1 which is the same as the motorcycle standard
26 Freerider now only 1390 grams
24 Freerider 1280 grams
18 Freerider 1250 grams
16 Freerider 1180 grams
14 Short Freerider 1090 grams
22 Short Freerider 1190 grams