The Free Rider 20 S is ideal for rappelling into steep gullies or short walking passages, the Free Rider series has All the Necessary Attachment Options for skis, ice axe or rope, not to mention the tried-and-tested helmet net, emergency card and hydration system compatibility.
All the features are well stowed away on the outside to prevent them catching, even when in rough terrain. All models also offer enough space for climbing skins and ski crampons, ensuring extra flexibility on the go.
Softback pads hug the back perfectly without hindering the vertebrae in their movements. On the inside, the back of the backpack can be fitted with the separate Clasp Spine Protector, which is Certified to Motorcycle Standards. It can be slid easily into a separate inner pocket.
In order to optimally adjust the backpack while on the go, it can be quickly compressed using the integrated side straps and folded into a flat, second skin on the back.
100% Polymude 400D (recycled)
Clasp Back System
The Clasp Back System with the elastic Clasp Flex hip belt stands for perfect fit, comfort and flexibility in the Freerider Series.
You can find this Clasp Back System in the following:
Sold Separately, The Clasp Spine Protector is a separate spine protector specially designed for Freeride Series backpacks. Capable of withstanding multiple impacts, the Flexible Protector Made From SAS-TEC Foam is concealed in a separate pocket on the inside of the backpacks, ready for use when required.
With no Noticeable Weight Difference or restriction of movement, it offers Maximum Protection of the Spine. During slow force applications, the foam has a cushioning effect thanks to soft compression. In the event of a high-impact or high-speed fall, the foam’s microstructure results
in minimal compression and becomes instantly rigid, providing Optimum Protection for the spine.
Clasp Flex Belt
The WideElastic Clasp Flex hip belt underscores the tight fit of the back system and provides perfect Support and Control in any situation.
In addition, the backpack insert can be adjusted closer to the body’s centre of gravity as required, thanks to Lateral Compression Straps adjacent to the hip belt.
This means the backpack Securely envelops the back without restricting freedom of movement.
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.
Clearer Layout: Simple, uniform compartment structure and better use of space.
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.
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.
Clasp Spine Protector Compatible: Specially made for the risk of skiers or snowboarders who ride outside of the marked slopes and looking for maximum protection at all times. Sold Separately.
Clasp Back System: Softback pads for comfort and freedom of movement.
Clasp Flex Belt: Flat, Elasticated hip belt flexes with every movement and keeps the backpack close to the body centre of gravity.
A-Skifix: Classic Side Ski Fastener using the compression straps.
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
Integrated Compression System: Straps run through the side of the backpack, allowing the backpack to be compressed with just one movement.
Ortovox Free Rider 20 S Tech Spec:
Weight: 980 g
Minimal Weight: 960 g
Back Length: Short (36 - 44 cm)
W x L x H (Width x Length x Height): 28 x 51 x 15 cm