The Ortovox Free Rider 24 ABS is one of the most versatile avalanche packs on the market. It is fully adapted to accept a removable M.A.S.S. Unit (Modular Airbag Safety System) (Sold Separately) and comes standard with the SPS PRO2 removable back protector, that is also suitable for separate use with the included straps. The wide Neoprene-hip-belt fixes the protector safely at the back and ensures a perfect fit. If you are into touring to remote, avalanche-prone locations for that one insane line, the Free Rider 24 ABS is the pack for you.
Nylon 840D Ballistic This strong yarn provides a great deal of abrasion protection and ensures longevity. This weave gives the fabric additional robustness and protects it from damage. Ideal for the ABS Series packs in areas which are expected to endure large applications of force.
Nylon 420D Ballshadow The distinctive ripstop interlocking thread pattern and a PU coating for greater water resistance result in higher abrasion protection and tear strength. From a visual perspective, the relief-like surface structure has a very technical appearance. It is a design that doesn't compromise longevity.
Hypalon Ortovox was one of the first companies to use hypalon in the construction of their packs. The material is now used anywhere that sharp, pointy things try to attack the backpack and backpacker alike. Hypalon is resistant to cold and virtually indestructible.
Volume 1464 cu in / 24 L
Back Length 19" / 48 cm
Weight 3 lb 14 oz / 1750 g
Waist Circumference 35-50.5" / 89-128 cm
Width x Length x Height 10.5 x 20 x 8" / 27 x 51 x 20 cm
Weight Backpack (lb oz / g) (incl. M.A.S.S. Unit) 6 lb 15 oz / 3150 g
Weight M.A.S.S. Unit (lb oz / g) 2 lb 14 oz / 1300 g
Weight Release Unit Steel (lb oz / g) 1 lb 4 oz / 580 g
Airbag Location Inside - Removable for maximum flexibility
Release Protection A stowable aluminum bracket protects the Trigger from unintended release.
Left and Right-handed trigger options
M.A.S.S. (Modular Airbag Safety System) Compatible Ortovox made the ABS airbag system removable. The M.A.S.S. Unit weighs only 1300 g and can be inserted into any Ortovox airbag backpack in less than three minutes (sold separately).
9 Compartments total
Safety Compartment A separate, easy-to-access compartment for avalanche gear.
Goggle Case Cushioned and removable compartment
Insulated hydration sleeve
SPS PRO2 Back Protector Certified by the German Technical Inspection Association (TÜV), the back protector may be removed and used separately with your own carrying system. Ergonomically shaped and weighs only 10 oz/ 300 g.
Chest Strap with Alarm Whistle To quickly draw attention in emergency situations
X-Skifix A multi-functional ski fastener with robust and easy-to-use aluminum clasps: carry skis diagonally or crossed.
Wide Ski Fastener 150mm
Snowboard/Snowshoe Fastener A flexible carrying fastener for snowboards, snowshoes, and other toys.
Ice Axe & Hiking Pole Loops 2
Helmet Net A removable net for convenient and secure fastening of a helmet, which can also be used in combination with attached skis.
Wide Hip Belt Wide (4" / 100mm), elasticated, and made from comfortable neoprene for an optimal body-hugging fit, even when in motion
Main Compartment Access Front
Polygiene Treated 100% natural silver compound Polygiene combats odor-causing bacteria.
Hydration system compatible
Bright Inside A light-colored interior makes it easier to find what you need, especially small objects.
Warning Wearing an airbag backpack is no guarantee of survival in an avalanche. Backcountry travelers are highly advised to educate themselves in snow stability assessment, route finding, and companion rescue and carry all of the conventional avalanche gear in addition to the airbag.
Used Cartridges Spent cartridges may only be refilled by ABS®; after deployment you should return the empty cartridge to an authorized dealer or ABS® where you will receive a credit toward the purchase of a full cartridge. Activation handles should be replaced at the same time.