Ortovox Free Rider 22 AVABAG Backpack Kit

Ortovox Product code: 20163770002
£599.95 In stock

Colour: Crazy Orange

Freeride-specific comfort and performance, with impact protection and an extremely lightweight airbag system

Constructed using a lightweight, water and abrasion-resistant, PU-coated ripstop nylon, the bag (without AVABAG unit) weighs a mere 1440g. Built into the bag is Ortovox’s SPS Flex Back System; 8 separate sections of fully flexible, shock absorbing foam which transform the bag’s rear panel into an in-built back protector. Soft and malleable in its regular state, the panel conforms to the wearer’s back for a comfortable, bespoke fit. Under impact however, the individual panels stiffen up, helping to direct impact away from the spine and defuse it safely.

A spacious pack with plenty of attachment points

The bag's main compartment boasts a full 22 litres of packable space, even with the airbag installed. Additionally, a secondary pocket includes storage sleeves for shovel blade, handle and probes. This is complemented by a hip pocket on the bag’s wasit wing, for small items like tools or snacks. The Free Rider 22 also features diagonal ski carry, snowboard/snowshoe attachments, attachments for your ice axe and ropes, and is water bladder/hydration compatible.

Integrated avalanche airbag

As well as the integrated back protector, another important safety aspect of the Free Rider 22 is the removeable AVABAG avalanche airbag system. Designed to be superlight and incredibly compact, it weighs in at 690g, or when combined with the activation canister* and backpack, just 2160g. What’s more, because the AVABAG unit is optional, the pack can be used separately when you’re staying frontside. The bag's leg loop strap helps to secure the pack in position when the airbag is detonated and makes sure that the bag takes you with it when it starts to rise through the avalanche.

Simple activation that works every time

The activation unit is housed inside the venturi (choke cone) and has been constructed using a reduced number of components, and without any electronics, ensuring a completely reliable and robust, closed system. This means dirt, water, ice or dust ingress and corrosion are all eliminated. The non-slip activation handle has been designed so it can be effectively gripped with any type of glove, and is suitable for both left and right-handed users. Its length can also be adjusted so it can be tailored for different users and their individual reach. With the canister disengaged you can practice pulling the activation handle so that you’re well prepared for an emergency situation, if and when it happens.

*Please note: The AVABAG canister is sold separately and will not be included. 310g (Carbon)

The best bits...

  • AVABAG Avalanche Airbag System
  • SPS Flex Back Protector
  • Leg Strap
  • Locking Clasp Hipbelt
  • Chest Strap with In-Built Whistle
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Multiple Compartments
  • Hip Pocket
  • Snowboard/Snowshoe Carry
  • Ski Carry
  • Fixed Helmet Net
  • Ice Axe and Hiking Pole Loops
  • Length Adjustable Activation Handle

Specifications

Colours available Crazy Orange and Black Anthracite

Shipping

  • Free delivery - £0.00

    Delivery expected by Friday 22 December

    Small items are dispatched with Royal Mail 48. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard delivery - £1.99

    Delivery expected by Wednesday 20 December

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier due to size restrictions, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Next working day delivery - £4.99

    Delivery expected by Tuesday 19 December

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery - £11.99

    Delivery expected by 13:00 on Tuesday 19 December

    Delivery will be made by your postman next day, before 1pm. Deliveries are made every day except for Sundays. The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 noon - £14.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Tuesday 19 December

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD saturday 12noon - £19.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Saturday 23 December

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email contact@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.