Weight: 2410 g
Sizes available: 18, 20, 22 litres
If you’ve ever worn one of these beauties, you’ll know the comfort of the Free Rider series of packs is second to none. Ortovox have done a great job at creating a large hip belt that contours around your body, something that combines well with a back system that feels like it’s gently hugging your back. As you can probably tell, we’re big fans of these Ortovox packs.
On top of the Free Rider 20’s comfort, the pack comes in at a puny weight of just 2,130g (without the avalanche canister). Add a carbon canister, 310g, into the pack and you’ve got yourself an airbag system that won’t break your back if you have to throw in a few other essentials. Touring skins and/or glacial rescue gear, it’ll happily take the lot.
“The extremely compact ‘Avabag’ avalanche airbag system comes in at a weight of 690 grams”
The extremely compact ‘Avabag’ avalanche airbag system comes in at a weight of 690 grams for the full system. Thanks to the compact design, the Free Rider 20 S is able to offer an actual volume of 20 litres even when the airbag is installed within the pack.