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.
Ortovox Free Rider 18 L Inside (Interior):
The 18 Litre pack has five different safety compartments in which you can store your spare goggles, warm extra layers and First aid kit. The small upper storage compartment can be used to pack away small items such as a mobile phone, camera or even a lightweight jacket.
New to the Ortovox Free Rider 18 L is access to the backpack's main compartment through the back, meaning wearers will always be able to easily access the bag's contents, wherever they are.
Insulated drinking tube guides and Hydration system compatible
in the case of an emergency, Ortovox has provided an emergency card regarding information about the injured person and therefore allows for faster and more efficient treatment.
SPS Flex back protector combines the back system and protector into a Flexible unit.
D-skifix will allow you to carry your ski's Diagonally.
Wide and comfortable Wide Hip belts offer an optimal body-hugging fit, even when in motion.
Hip Belt Pocket allows you to store small accessories such as keys or mobile phone.
Pick Loops allow you to store your avalanche equipment such as a shovel, ice axe or hiking poles to the front of your pack.
The standard for Ortovox the chest strap has an integrated Signal Whistle to draw attention in an emergency situation.
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.
Black Anthracite Blend
Nylon 420D Ballshadow
Nylon 420D Oxford (Melange)
Nylon 420D Robic
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.
Protection That Fits:
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.
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
Ortovox Free Rider 18 L Features:
Safety Compartment: Access to the compartment is marked with the red zipper pullers. Probe and Shaft receiver are marked with icons. Fasten the shovel with the sharp edge up, on the front of the backpack.
Chest Strap with a signal whistle: Quickly draw attention in emergency situations.
Hip Pocket: Hip Pocket allows you to store small accessories such as mobile phones, keys.
Helmet Net: The helmet net can be found in the foremost compartment. Hook the helmet net hooks onto the small loops near the ice axe fixation and on the slot compartment, these are also indicated by small icons.
Water-Resistant Zippers: repelling moisture for secure and dry contents.
Bright Inside: Light Colours inside make it easier to find your avalanche safety equipment.
Hydration System Compatible: Push drink bladder of any model into the slot on the carry system interior and secure with a strap and flat-front buckle.
Emergency Card: Quick access to emergency details if stuck in an avalanche situation.
Access to main compartment (Back Panel Loader): Quick access to emergency equipment / Accessories through the Back panel Loader.
Safety Equipment Attachment: Shovel and probes can be attached to the front of your backpack for quicker access, this will leave more room for spare layers, accessories.
SPS Flex Back Protector: Specially made for the risk of skiers or snowboarders who ride outside of the marked slopes.
D-Skifix: Push the ski through the large loop hidden in the slot compartment, this is indicated with a small icon. you can then secure the skips with the straps hidden in the left shoulder strap.
Snowboard and Snowshoe attachment: Open the side flat-front buckles and connect each long strap to the clasp opposite
Compression Straps: Simple backpack compression with little content. also serves as a side ski fastener
Big Hip Belt: Wide and comfortable, Hugging Fit, even when in motion
Insulated Drinking Tube Guide: Prevents freezing of the drinking tube
Ortovox Free Rider 18 L
Front View - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L - Black Raven
Front View - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L - Black Anthracite Blend
Front View - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L - Blue Sea
Ortovox Free Rider 18 L - Green Forest - Front View
SAS-TEC Foam Diagram - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L
Full Backpack Comparison Table - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L
Protection that fits Diagram - Ortovox Free Rider 18 L