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Deuter Freerider Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 81 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Freerider - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

91% of the reviewers give the Deuter Freerider a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (12%)
Average (5%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Deuter Freerider:

Reviewers like these things about the Deuter Freerider

  • Many reviewers felt that the Deuter Freerider backpack was comfortable to wear due to its Alpine comfort carry system.
  • Other reviewers praised it pockets which can fit several objects including goggles, shovels, and a lot more.
  • Other reviewers also praised its modern and clean design.
  • Testers thought that its body-hugging soft stripe pads are able to follow the movements of the user.
  • Many reviewers noted the stripe pads keep the load close to the body's center of gravity.
  • A lot of users thought that its ergonomic shoulder straps provide ventilation and additional comfort.
  • Other reviewers noted that the weight of the load is appropriately distributed.
  • Testers have discovered that the pack is sturdy and well-made.
  • Many of those who have tried the pack said that its U-frame provides ample stability and effective load transfer.
  • Many users thought that it was easy to carry around.
  • Versatile and ergonomic, users recommend the pack to be used for alpine skiing, ski touring, and snowboarding.
  • Other users found that there were attachment points for ice axes and hiking poles.
  • Some users also found out that the bag has attachment points for snowboard or snowshoes.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer did not like the new designs of the backpack.
  • Another reviewer thought that the backpack is not waterproof.


Crowdsourced specs across all Deuter Freerider models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity24-30 l (1465-1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-3.3 oz (0.6-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength16-20 in (41-51 cm)
Width9-14 in (23-36 cm)
Height10-14 in (25-36 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Deuter Freerider 26

73% choose the Deuter Freerider 26

73 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.7 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Deuter Freerider Pro 28

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27% choose the Deuter Freerider Pro 28

27 %
Colors and combinations:


Deuter Freerider pro 28 vs Freerider 26

The two most popular Deuter Freerider models are the Freerider pro 28 and the Freerider 26, so let's compare them:

The Freerider pro 28

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Deuter Freerider bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Freerider 26 which is choosen by 73% (2.7 times as many as the 27% that choose the Freerider pro 28).

Freerider pro 28Freerider 26
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Freerider pro 28 is available in grey, purple and white. Only the Freerider 26 is available in blue, green and red.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Deuter Freerider features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Ski carry
  • Compression straps
  • Snowboard carry
  • Sunglasses pocket

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Carry-on size
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Load-lifter straps

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Deuter Freerider models (the most popular choice is the Freerider 26).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

24 sl24 l1.3 oz0.05 oz/L
2525 l2 oz0.08 oz/L
2626 l2.7 oz0.1 oz/L
3030 l3.3 oz0.11 oz/L
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Deuter Freerider
Average for 22,435+ different bags


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The Deuter Freerider ranks #199 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Deuter Freerider vs the Mammut Nirvana.

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Deuter Freerider vs Mammut Nirvana

Deuter Freerider
Deuter Freerider


Based on 81 reviews
Capacity: 24-30 l
Weight: 1.3-3.3 oz
Price: $$

Mammut Nirvana
Mammut Nirvana


Based on 13 reviews

Capacity: 22-35 l
Weight: 1.5-3.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Freerider is rated about the same as the Nirvana.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 94 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Freerider is 17% smaller than the biggest Nirvana (30 L vs 35 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Freerider is 6% lighter than the biggest Nirvana (3.3 oz vs 3.5 oz).

Carry-on size
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Ski carry
Snowboard carry
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Freerider is available in these colors:

Only the Nirvana is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Black Sheep Adventure Sports people

Black Sheep Adventure Sports

A fully featured ski/snowboard/snowshoe pack that fits a ton of gear despite the modest advertised size. A great option for ski mountaineering, touring and short ski traverses.

Posted 15 February 2018 by Monte Johnston - Read full review

Backcountry Skiing Canada

I think that this would be a great pack for a snowboarder under 6’ that is doing mostly slack country and/or side country riding.

Posted 5 May 2011 by Curtis - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019