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Deuter Freerider Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.45 based on 63 reviews
Deuter Freerider
96% of the Deuter Freerider reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (78%)
Good (18%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (3%)

Specs across all Freerider models
Capacity iconCapacity24-30 l (1465-1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-3.55 oz (0.6-1.6 kg)
Length iconLength17-20 in (43-51 cm)
Width9-14 in (23-36 cm)
Height10-14 in (25-36 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Deuter Freerider 26

73% choose the Deuter Freerider 26

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Deuter Freerider Pro 28

27% choose the Deuter Freerider Pro 28

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10.5 in (27 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Sternum strap
  • 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
lite 2525 l2 oz0.08 oz/L
2626 l2.3 oz0.09 oz/L
3030 l3.55 oz0.12 oz/L

Deuter Freerider
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Deuter Freerider ranks #5 compared with the other Deuter bags.

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The Deuter Freerider ranks #114 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 11, 2019