Ortovox Free Rider 22 Avabag Backpack (Avabag Unit Not Included)
Ortovox Free Rider 22 Avabag (Avabag Not Included)
The redevelopment of the SPS Flex back protector is the main focus of the Ortovox Free Rider 22, This offers the highest level of comfort and protection whilst out in the mountains. Ortovox has completely redesigned the Free Riders inside an airbag system in order to produce 22 litres of fully-utilizable volume around the AVABAG unit. This backpack can be purchased with the avabag unit included HERE.
Ortovox Free Rider 22 Backpack:
Ortovox Free Rider 22 Inside (Interior):
This pack has a 22 Litre capacity which provides plenty of room for stowing your essentials such as a cushioned google case, shovel, probe and hydration system.
The smaller top compartment offers space for all valuables, cameras or even smaller items of clothing such as gloves or glasses.
Front and back access has been integrated into the Ortovox Free Rider 22 so you can access all your safety equipment as quick as possible.
The standard for Ortovox, an Emergency Card has been added to the features so when an avalanche occurs it makes it easy to extract information of the victim.
Ortovox has integrated Bright Colours into the Free Rider 22 to make searching for your emergency equipment easier.
Ortovox Free Rider 22L Outside (Exterior):
The Ortovox Free Rider 22 contains TÜV-tested Spine Protection System (SPS) offers optimum back protection at its best.
Flexible carrying Fasteners allow you to Carry Snowboard or Snowshoes on the front of your bag.
Wide and comfortable Wide Hip belts offer an optimal body-hugging fit, even when in motion.
A safety whistle is attached to the chest straps to draw attention in the case of an avalanche.
Shovel, ice axe's or hiking poles can be attached to the front of your bag allowing more room to stow extra kit inside your bag.
D-skifix offers plenty of wear comfort.
The Ortovox Free Rider 22 Avabag is ideal for Free Riding Off-Piste Skiers or Boarders looking for something lightweight but hard-wearing that will carry all the necessary gear whilst ensuring total freedom of movement.
With a neoprene wide hip belt, the Ortovox Free Rider 22 Avabag is a close-fitting and unobtrusive pack which hugs the body, ideal for fast sports.
This backpack is built to incorporate a TÜV certified SPS back protector system to reduce extra bulk and keep the wearer protected, whatever speed they are travelling at. This system comprises of five superimposed layers of foam which harden on impact to absorb the force of a fall or collision.
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.
Safety compartment: Access to the compartment is marked with the red zipper pullers. Probe and shaft receiver are marked with icons. Place the shovel blade with the sharp edge up.
Chest strap with a signal whistle: Quickly draw attention in emergency situations.
Water-resistant zipper: Repelling moisture for secure and dry contents.
Hydration system compatible: Push drink bladder into the slot on the carry system interior and secure with a strap and flat-front buckle. Lead the tube through the outlet by the right shoulder strap and fix it with the rubber band.
Bright inside: Light Colours inside make it easier to find your avalanche safety equipment.
SPS Flex Back Protector: TUV-Certified protector made from visco-elastic foam that adapts to the body and remains flexible even in the cold
Ice Axe Attachment: Place the pick of the axe into the icon compartment and fix it by closing the straps. Then attach the shaft by using the elastic cords, hidden in the two small compartments near the foremost zipper.
D-Skifix: A fast and safe diagonal ski fastener that offers plenty of wear comfort.
Snowboard and Snowshoe attachment: Connect the lower straps with the metal nose and the small lop above the icon compartment. The upper part can be found in the compartment above the left shoulder strap. Disconnect the metal half-moon and feed it through the loop by the right shoulder strap. Fit the board / Snowshoes and close the buckle.
Access to main compartment (Front): Quick access to emergency equipment / Accessories through the Front.
Illustration of Alpine Emergency Signals: Print (inside) shows you signals for emergencies.
Wide Hip Belt: Wide and elasticated, for an optimal body-hugging fit, even when in motion.
Helmet Net: Fixed in a zipped compartment, optimized fastening.
Separate Safety Compartment: Quick access to emergency equipment.
Material: Nylon D ball shadow.
Release Grip: Height adjustable.
Locking Clasp: Provides the highest possible safety and ease of use.
Safety Leg Strap: for the highest possible safety in the event of an avalanche.
Emergency Card: Quick access to emergency details if stuck in an avalanche situation.
What are the major differences between the Ortovox Free Rider and the Ortovox Ascent?
The Ascent is available in 22 Litre and 30 Litre sizes, the Free Rider only comes in the 22 Litre size
The Free Rider weighs 1380g (2330 w/avabag system), whereas the Ascent weighs 830g for the 22 Litre (1780g w/avabag system), or 1120g for the 30 Litre (2070g w/avabag system)
The Free Rider is 29x55x19cm (W x L x H), whereas the Ascent 22 measures 27x53x17cm, and the Ascent 30 27x57x20cm
The Free Rider comes with a slightly wider waist strap
Both come with snowboard and snow-shoe holders, helmet nets and ice axe and hiking pole loops