Ortovox launched there first ski backpack in 1986! Ortovox’s innovation and design concepts have reached new heights that no other ski backpack brands have seen before!
Ortovox carefully design there back systems for all different types of mountain sports, be that Ski Touring, Freeriding, High Alpine, Mountainnering and more.
Snowsafe break down everything you need to know about Ortovox Back systems in this glossary:
The backpack adapts to the natural S-shape of the spine through a Predetermined Curvature of the back system and ensures that the backpack closely Surrounds The Back.
You can find this O-Flex Frame 2 backsystem on the following Packs:
The weight load is held close to the body‘s centre of gravity and provides optimum support when carrying heavy loads.
The Soft Padding in an „O“ shape on the entire back surface with a recess in the area of the spine ensures high wearing comfort during heavy activity.
The 3D foam back system is simultaneously Light and Stable. This back system Distributes Load Evenly between the hip fins and the slightly padded shoulder straps.
The back system is used in the following packs:
Optimally adapted to the course of the spine thanks to an Ergonomic Shape.
Swisswool-Tec-Knit Back System
In the Swisswool-Tec-Knit Back System Ortovox combine foam and pressed swiss wool covered with a High-Tech Knitted Fabirc with varying breathability.
In areas with lots of back contact, we have used Swisswool® Pads with more breathability. That means that the wool can absorb moisture (sweat) much faster and is simultaneously More Breathable and Feels Dry on your back – even during sweat-inducing climbs.
Ortovox have placed foam in areas with less back contact to offer more Stability and better Wear Comfort.
Swisswool-full-contact back system
Thanks to the wool, the backpack can Absorb Much More Moisture From the Back and at the same time is More Breathable than conventional backpacks that are made using foam material, for example.
The Full Contact Back fits closely to the body and offers optimum weight distribution.
The back design consists of three aluminum stays that offer High Stability and gaurentee Great Comfort even when the backpack
Clasp Back System (21/22 Season)
The Clasp Back System with the elastic Clasp Flex hip belt stands for perfect fit, comfort and flexibility in the Freerider Series series.
The contact pads in the back system are Soft and Comfortable even In Cold Weather, yet allow plenty of Freedom for the vertebrae To Move between the pads.
For even More Protection, the Clasp Spine Back Protector Can be Inserted into the inside of the system.
2-Foam Back System
The Ultra Light 2 Foam Back Panel back panel is the basis for Stability, Comfort and Protection in the Trace series.
While the soft outside guarantees comfort, a harder internal foam protects against injuries such as those caused by emergency equipment.
High-Flex-Contact Back System
The back system for our Climbing Series offers a lightweight, Removable Aluminium Frame and a Full-Contacy Carrying System.
The frame is very flexible, but rigid along the horizontal axis in order to bear as much weight as possible.
Thanks to its 3D shape, the backpack fits closely to the back and guaranties Great Freedom of movement and the best possible wear comfort.
Comfort-Contact Back System
The Contact Pads in the Ortovox Alpine Series which includes the Traverse packs, this lightweight back system ensure Circulation of Air, and make Ortovox backpacks a pleasure to wear during activities that involve a great deal of movement.
In addition, the soft pads offer extremely high wear comfort.
Egomonic optimised backpacks for men and women with shorter backs.
|Regular Back System – 42 – 50 CM||Short Back System – 36 – 44 CM|
|Shoulder Straps are wider and longer, and adjusted to fit more voluminous Upper Body||Shoulder Straps are thinner and shorter and have a pronounced S Shape|
|Hip Fins are Ergonomically Shaped||Hip Fins are shorter and conical formed|
Measuring Your Back Length
To determine the Back Length, use a measuring tape to measure yourself from the Top of the hip bone to the 7th Cervical Vertebra (it clearly protrudes).
Ortovox S-backpacks are Specially designed for men and women with shorter backs, They are primarily characterized by their significantly shorter back system, which makes them Pefect For People With Short Backs.
The hip and shoulder straps have also been adapted to the Female Anatomy: The shoulder straps are thinner and shorter and have a pronounced S-shape. However, the hip fins are shorter and conical formed
|0 Flex Frame 2||Full Contact Light Back System||Clasp Back System (21/22)||Full Contact Back System||Full Contact Light Back System||Comfort Contact Back System|
|Ideal for||Touring||All Mountain||Freeriding||High Alpinists||Climbing||Alpinists|
|Capcities||30 – 40|
16 – 30
20 – 28
|30 – 45||24 – 30||18 – 40|
|Regular / Short||Regular / Short||Regular / Short||Regular / Short||Regular / Short||Regular / Short|