Free Rider 18 Backpack Features:
The Ortovox Free rider 18 Backpack provides Protection and a backpack in one. This Backpack is TÜV-certified. The 18-litre model covers body sizes from 175 -195 cm. The protector is made up of five superimposed layers. With the neoprene hip belt, the backpack ideally hugs the body and therefore is perfect for fast sports. As free riders no longer restrict their activity only next to the pistes, but also climb a lot, The backpack provides fasteners for ski, snowboard and helmet, and loops for picks and other gear. Also included in the Ortovox Freerider 18 are safety compartments for phone and camera, the alarm whistle and accommodation for drinking system.
The quality and skiing features of this backpack very impressive. This is a perfect one day backpack and small enough for to ride the chairlift.
To my mind, no one makes a better skiing backpack than Ortovox.
The bag design is superb with very well organised structure (including separate safety pocket in the middle for shovel and probe) and loops/straps to carry all sorts of equipment (including a helmet). Notwithstanding the bag's capacity, it still has a surprisingly low profile on the back and it has a snug fit round the waist. Very nice finishing touches like the buckle whistle and back protector round off a great bag. The build quality seems excellent too. Well worth the price.
This is my second Ortovox backpack (the first being the smaller powder rider 18, still going strong after years of use) and I doubt this will be the last!