Freeride Backpacks are made for Unlimited Freedom of Movement, The ideal support in deep snow and demanding terrain. Take a closer look at the full range of Freeriding backpacks and models below:
Freeride backpacks come in with mid-tier capacities, starting from 20 litres up to around 28 Litres, packs above 28 Litres are used more for Ski Touring.
Freeriding the backcountry consists of steep twist and turns and heart beating couloirs, this means protection is in mind, almost all freeride backpacks consist of a softback protection system that offers reliable support against your back.
For more information on Freeride backpacks head to the bottom of this page.
Freeriding is a form of skiing or snowboarding on open terrain, away from the busy groomed black slopes. The very first skiers were known as freeride skiers.
Freeriding Powder snow only became recognised in the early 70's, Like ski touring you used to ascend the mountain and ski down through the powdered snow, nowadays it's changed, numerous off-piste routes are accessed via ski lifts, this is one of the reasons why freeride enthusiasts are growing at a rapid rate.
Freeriding the backcountry consists of steep twist and turns and heart beating couloirs, this means protection is in mind, almost all freeride backpacks consist of a softback protection system that offers reliable support against your back. Here's what to look out for in a good Freeriding pack:
Every good freeriding backpack should come with enough volume for a full day of powder skiing, ranging from 20 to 28 litres of usable volume, this should allow you to pack all of the necessities such as:
When freeriding deep powder you need Unlimited Freedom of Movement whilst your back is completely protected, The backpacks snowsafe supply all maximum back protection which is soft and comfortable in cold weather.
Optimal body-hugging fit, padded back systems and stable hip belts make the packs secure with any movement.
Brands like Ortovox & Osprey offer ski touring packs specially made for those with shorter back lengths.
Strong, Lightweight, Resistant to abrasion is the main three material characteristics you need in a good freeriding backpack.
Here's what brands use in their packs:
All good freeriding packs come with a set of standard features, you can find these in almost every pack we supply:
Avalanche Safety Compartment
Diagonal Ski Fix (D-Skifix)
All good touring packs come with a Diagonal ski fastener, versatile in use
Simple backpack compression with little content. Also serves as a side ski fastener.
Not found on any of the Airbag compatible Backpacks.
Snowboard and Snowshoe Fastner
Flexible carrying fastener for snowboards, snowshoes, and others.
Simple attachment of a rope on the main compartment.
Ice Axe and Hiking Pole Attachment
Simple, rigid fastener allows rapid access to ice axe and poles.
Net for convenient and secure fastening of a helmet.
Hydration System Compatible
Secure holder for all common drink bladders.
A must for ski touring backpacks, Its important to stay hydrated on the mountain.