The Ortovox Free R ider 26L combines safety and practicality into one. The integrated SPS flex back system offers protection against your back at all times. The durability of the bag allows you to venture out in the hardest of terrains due to the multiple features and safety compartments.
Backpack inside (interior):
This pack has a 26 Litre capacity which provides plenty of room for stowing your essentials such as a cushioned goggle 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.
The insulated Shoulder Strap pocket prevents your hydration drinking tube from freezing when in low climates.
Front and back access have been integrated into the Ortovox Free Rider 26 L 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.
The sturdy and practical Free Rider 26 L allows you to comfortably transport your essential safety equipment, such as the robust Terrawest Core shovel and BCA Stealth 240 Probe
Backpack outside (exterior):
The Ortovox Free Rider 26 L contains TÜV-tested Spine Protection System (SPS) offers optimum back protection at its best.
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.
Optional A-Skifix or D-skifix offers plenty of wear comfort.
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.
Safety whistle is attached to the chest straps to draw attention in the case of an avalanche
The durable and reliable BCA DTS Tracker is the most user-friendly beacon on the market. In 1997, the Tracker DTS revolutionised the transceiver market by introducing a Digital, Dual Antennae Technology. Since then, it has become the world's best-selling transceiver as well as the world’s most widely used transceiver.
TerraWest Core Shovel
Remarkably lightweight, practical and pack friendly, This 3 Piece Terrawest Core Light Shovel is the perfect shovel for all ski tourers and off-piste enthusiasts who want to be lightweight when carving through the snow but still place emphasis on their equipment.
Terrawest Core Light Shovel Composition:
Manufactured with modern production methods and extremely strong but lightweight materials, this shovel only weighs just 475 g. For the blade of the shovel, Terrawest used a high-end heat treated 5052 Aluminium that offers a weight-to-strength ratio and has non slip grooves to stop you from slipping when digging. For the Telescopic Stem, a 6061 Aluminium, this allows you to quickly make adjustments to the shaft and is very pack friendly
The telescopic function also means that the shovel can be used at full length, for maximum power, or at a shorter length for the greatest possible efficiency of movement in tighter spaces.
The blade offers high walls and a pronounced centre on the blade which allows you to carry a high volume of snow.
A classic T-Style grip offers a non-slip plastic material so digging is easier when wearing ski gloves
A Vibrant Blue and Safety Orange allows the shovel to be seen from a distance in the case of an avalanche accident.
Terrawest Core 240 Probe
In an Avalanche Accident time is of the Essence, lightweight, strength and quick locking are what you need in a good snow probe. This is where the Terrawest Core 240 Probe steps in, This compact 240 Centimetre probe is made up of a strong and sturdy Aluminium, making it easy to cut through snow layers.
Prominent depth markers have been used within this probe to determine burial depth and which shovel method you should take.
The Quick locking system allows a quick and simple set up in seconds, Collapse to 40 cm just as quickly.
Large probe tip to help cut through icy layers of snow.
Ortovox Free Rider 26 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 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.
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
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
BCA DTS Tracker Features:
Includes free Instructional DVD
Lightweight harness included
Ideal for beginners, easy to use
Real-time digital display
The display shows both direction and distance with bright red LEDs (light emitting diodes)
The distance shown in metres
Indicator lights display the direction of transmitting beacons
simple user interface
Uses three AAA alkaline batteries
Assembled and tested in the USA
Certified to be in compliance with all applicable North American and European norms.