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Gold Winner | Outdoor Equipment | Ortovox Free Rider

Ortovox FREE RIDER Backpack for Backcountry and Freetouring

Ortovox Free Rider: Backcountry Backpack with Spine Protector

With the Free Rider, Ortovox is targeting skiers who are primarily out and about in the backcountry. The ergonomic fit and flat flex belt are designed to provide control and support even in extreme situations. For additional protection, a separate back protector can be attached inside. Moreover, the Free Rider has attachment loops for skis, ropes and ice axes as well as a helmet net. Full freedom of movement: the Free Rider by Ortovox scores with ergonomic design and a separate protector. This makes it a Gold Winner in the Outdoor Equipment segment in the Backpacks & Bags category.

Available from: October 2021
Estimated retail price: depending on size 160,- / 180,- Euro. CLASP SPINE PROTECTOR: 30,- Euro

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Jury Statement

"The Free Rider by Ortovox is a solid freeride-backpack in three different sizes. The backpack has an elastic hipbelt which keeps the weight of the pack close to your back. Additionally you have the opportunity to compress the backback itself without taking it off your back. So the Free Rider is THE backpack which does not disturb you shredding the powder."

Olaf Perwitzschky, Editor alpinlab

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Product Features

  • body-hugging fit
  • recycled 400D polyamide with a PFC-free finish
  • abrasion resistant
  • water-repellent
  • climate neutral product
  • compression straps
  • many attachment options for equipment

Contact Ortovox

Ortovox Sporting Goods GmbH
Rotwandweg 5
82024 Taufkirchen

For inquiries please contact

Benita Klingler

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