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Ortovox Free Rider Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 3 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Free Rider - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Ortovox Free Rider a good or excellent rating!

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Ortovox Free Rider:

Reviewers like these things about the Ortovox Free Rider

  • Many reviewers noted that the craftsmanship of the Ortovox Free Rider backpack is excellent based on their experience.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the bag is lightweight.
  • They also said that snow safety tools could be accessed easily inside the bag.
  • Many users reported that the bag offers efficient organization options.
  • Several reviewers found out that its fabric is durable.
  • Many of the users felt that its built-in back protector helps shield the spine from harsh impacts.
  • Users noted that the bag is comfortable to wear.
  • They pointed out that its back system is flexible.
  • Several testers said that its front pocket is good from quickly grabbing essential things.
  • Reviewers noted that its main compartment is convenient for storing essential things such as a jacket or spare gloves.
  • They also mentioned that it has carry options for A-frame and diagonal ski.
  • Users indicated that it has attachment loops for ice axes and trekking poles.
  • Other users said that it is compatible with hydration reservoirs.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that its suspension system is not well ventilated.
  • Another user thought that its waist strap is quite warm.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ortovox Free Rider models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2.4-4.6 oz (1.1-2.1 kg)
Length iconLength11-21.5 in (28-55 cm)
Width9-20 in (23-51 cm)
Height4-10.5 in (10-27 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Ortovox Free Rider 24

33% choose the Ortovox Free Rider 24

33 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength21.5 in (55 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height6.5 in (17 cm)

Ortovox Free Rider 16

33% choose the Ortovox Free Rider 16

33 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)

Ortovox Free Rider 18

33% choose the Ortovox Free Rider 18

33 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height10.5 in (27 cm)

Ortovox Free Rider 24 vs Free Rider 16

The two most popular Ortovox Free Rider models are the Free Rider 24 and the Free Rider 16, so let's compare them:

The Free Rider 24
Ortovox Free Rider 24

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 33% of the people interested in the Ortovox Free Rider choose the Free Rider 24 and 33 choose the Free Rider 16.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Free Rider 24 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) higher than the weight of the Free Rider 16.

Free Rider 24Free Rider 16

If we look at dimensions, both the Free Rider 24 and the Free Rider 16 has the same length (21.5 in). Both bags are the same width (13 in), while the height is the same (both 6.5 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Free Rider 24 is available in green and red. Only the Free Rider 16 is available in orange.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Ortovox Free Rider features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Snowboard carry
  • Helmet carry
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water resistant
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.
Bag ID 33131. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019