The mid-sized pack out of the Free Rider range is the Ortovox Free Rider 18 L, this pack is fantastic for freeriding days out in the backcountry. This pack will allow you to carry all your necessary avalanche gear whilst ensuring total freedom of movement.
The Ortovox Free Rider 18 L is a fantastic choice for those wanting a lightweight, sturdy bag that can comfortably hold and protect essential gear while travelling at speed and in snowy conditions.
When worn correctly, the ergonomic cut retains the freedom of upper body movement but remains secure if you fall. Combined with the neoprene hip belt you are guaranteed to feel comfortable and safe.
The Free Rider offers an air channel to ensure good back ventilation and help reduce a build-up of heat under your ski jacket.
This Ortovox Free Rider 18 L allows you to sway safely and freely through knee-deep powder by providing optimum protection but not slowing you down.
To determine your back length, use a tape measure to measure yourself from the top of your hip bone to the very top of your back just before the neck. Use the size guide image in the image gallery to calculate your size.
Back Length: Long (47 - 56 cm)
if you would like a pack with the larger capacity we would advise looking at the Free Rider 24 or the Free Rider 26 L backpacks.
The reason why the Ortovox Free Rider Line comes with the TÜV-certified protectors is that those who get away from the masses and head to the mountains need protection.
The Ortovox Free Rider line comes in three different sizes to offer injury protection for every height and back length. Please see the following sizes and backpack range.
SHORT (S) is perfect for a back length of 36 – 44cm and a height of approx. 150 – 175cm.
Ortovox Free Rider 14 S - SHORT
Ortovox Free Rider 22 S - SHORT
REGULAR for a back length of 42 – 50cm and a height of approx. 170 – 195cm
Ortovox Free Rider 16 - REGULAR
Ortovox Free Rider 24 - REGULAR
LONG (L) for a back length of 47 – 55cm and a height of approx. 180 – 200cm. The wide wraparound hip strap ensures the protector fits perfectly – especially when it matters most.
Ortovox Free Rider 18 L - LONG
Ortovox Free Rider 26 L - LONG
Volume (Litres) :
Back Length (Large / Regular / Short) :
Large (47 - 56 cm)
W x L x H (Width x Length x Height) :
34 x 59 x 11
Abdomen Circumference (cm) :
95 - 135 cm
Weight (g) :
Minimal Weight (g) :
Ice Axe and Hiking Pole Loops
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