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Ortovox Free Rider 22L Avabag Airbag Pack + 3+ Avalanche Rescue Kit

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Ortovox - Free Rider 22L Avabag Airbag Pack + 3+ Avalanche Rescue Kit
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Ortovox Free Rider 22L Avabag Airbag Pack

The Ortovox Free Rider 22L Avabag Airbag Pack gives you the added safety margin of an airbag pack without weighing you down. The 22 liter capacity is just right for full sidecountry days or cat and heli trips where you only need to carry avy gear, a lunch and added layers. The nitrogen powered Avabag system is extremely light and compact and the inflated bag dips low to protect the torso.

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Nylon 420D Ballshadow


11.4 x 21.7 x 7.5" (29 x 55 x 19 cm)

Abdomen Circumference35 to 53.1" (89 to 135 cm)

Back LengthRegular


Ortovox Avabag Airbag SystemAn extremely light (689 grams) compressed air-powered system featuring an extremely compact sealed mechanism, welded airbag seams, and quick and easy removal from the pack. This system is sensationally compact, while activation training can be completed without the cartridge thanks to the included rearming tool. Handle design is optimized for activation - the handle can be gripped with any type of glove and is suitable for both left and right-handed users.

IncludesActivation Unit, Airbag, Activation Handle and Rearming Tool


Main Compartment Access From Front

Safety Compartment

Helmet NetFixed in zipped compartment; optimized fastening.

Hip Pocket


SPS Flex Back ProtectorThe Spine Protection System back protector is built in, featuring visco-elastic SAS-TEC® foam that causes energy from impacts to dissipate over a longer period of time. After impact the foam returns to its original shape, and so is capable of withstanding multiple impacts.


Avabag Cartridge Not Included

2 Ice Axe Loops

Chest Strap with Whistle

Big Hip Belt

Bright Inside

Diagonal Ski Carry

Height Adjustable Release Grip

Front Access to Main Compartment

Fixed Helmet Net

Compression Strap

Emergency Card

Safety Equipment Attachment

Safety Locking Clasp on Hip Belt

Key Holder

Snowboard and Snowshoe Attachment

Safety Leg Strap

Locking Clasp at Hip Belt

Water-Resistant Zipper

Circumferential Zipper

Hydration System Compatible

Backpack Weight Without Avabag Unit or Cartridge1440g

WarningWearing 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.


Avabag Cartridges (Not Included) Use Compressed Air and Must be Filled by An Authorized Ortovox Facility


  • Material: Nylon
  • Bag Volume (L): 22
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 1343
  • Weight (g): 2440
  • Airbag System Included: Yes
  • Ski Carry: Yes
  • Snowboard Carry: Yes
  • Hydration Compatible: Yes
  • Hydration System Included: No
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Avalanche Safety Package

Ortovox 3​+ Avalanche Rescue Kit

The Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Rescue Kit is a perfect kit for starting your backcountry training and exploration. Included are 3 pieces of of high-quality backcountry products - the 3+ beacon, Badger shovel and an aluminum 240cm probe. Designed with ease of use in mind, this package sets you up for success whether you're embarking on a Level 1 avalanche course or simply need a trustworthy set of gear you can count on when it matters most - with the proper education, of course!

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Beacon Features

Ortovox 3+ Beacon

Number of Antennas3

Dimensions4.8 x 2.9 x 1"

Patented Smart-Antenna™ Technology

RECCO® Reflector Built In

Auto Switch Over in Case of 2nd Avalanche

Self Test

Permanent Monitoring of Transmitter

Intuitive Search Acoustics

Display All Victims

Visual Support at Fine Search

Flagging Function

Partner Check

Display Backlight

Comfortable Bag and Hand Loop

Receive FunctionDigital

Microprocessor Control

Maximum Range40 meters

Search Strip< 40 meters

Batteries1 AA Alkaline 1.5V

Battery Life in Transmit Mode250 hours

Weight with Battery and Case210 grams

Warranty5 Years with Registration

Shovel Features

Badger ShovelSuper light aluminum shovel with ergonomic hybrid grip for maximum power transmission.

Hybrid Grip

Non-Slip Step Grooves

High Sidewalls and Pronounced Center Ridge for Max. Rigidity

Shaft Designed for Rapid Assembly

HandleAluminum 5052 (Strain Hardened), Anodized

Aluminum 6061 T6 (Hardened)

Probe Features

Ortovox Alu 240 Quick-Lock Avalanche ProbeLight and compact 240 cm probe with quick assembly strap.

Extended Length240 cm

Collapsed Length37.5 cm

Material7075 T6 Aluminum

Number of Sections7

Tensioning SystemAramid

Fastening SystemQuick Lock

Quick Release Cover

Quick Assembly Strap

Adjusting Screw for Optimal Assembly

Depth Markers

Visual Guide System

Large Probe Tip

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