Heed the call of untamed terrain knowing you're prepared.
It dumped four feet of fresh powder two days ago, and the avy forecasters are finally saying things have settled down. Grab Deuter's Freerider Pro 30 Backpack, and grab untracked lines. A shovel pocket with a separate probe sleeve means you can quickly access your shovel to perform your snow stability tests or dig out a pit stop. Multiple options exist for lashing down your preferred mode of snow travel, be it a board, skis, or snowshoes. The full back-entry zipper lets you get inside your pack without having to remove your gear from the front.
- Alpine Back System maximizes stability and ventilation with two air-channeled foam strips for long-lasting comfort without long-lasting sweat
- A-frame ski carry or side ski carry via side straps allows you to adjust your gear to suit the conditions
- Vertical snowboard carry for a more streamlined profile, reducing the possibility of your board catching on branches or other people
- Fits torso lengths 16-21 inches
- Removable VariFlex pivoting hip belt allows the pack to move with you, not against you, for added stability and proper pack carry (so your shoulders don't fatigue from the weight)
- Adjustments on the shoulder straps and hip fins allow you to fit the pack to your body
- 1850 cubic inches of storage means you begin your adventure prepared to the best of your ability: layers, snacks, and a thermos of warm tea still leave room for extras
- Full back-entry gives you unfettered access to the entire pack, not just a top-down view, more strategic packing, and pack access when your gear is strapped to the front
- Durable 420 ballistic polyamide fabric withstands wear and tear from tree branches and ski bindings
- Hydration compatible, reservoir not included
- Side stretch pockets hold a water bottle or thermos or skins, leaving room for layers inside your pack
- Front shovel compartment provides a designated resting spot for your avalanche shovel, leaving the interior of the pack available for stowing layers or extra goggles
- 3 internal security pockets let you secure lots of important things, like car keys, SD cards, ID, cash, or credit cards
- Fleece-lined goggle holder protects your goggles from scratches
- Detachable full-face helmet holder lets your bring along a helmet without having to wear it on the way up
- 2 removable tool loops allow you to customize the pack based on the day's agenda
- Item #DTR2662
- Q & A
"Swiss Army Knife"
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave this as a gift to a friend of mine who needed a great pack that he could put just about everything and anything in. When i asked how it was he said
"its a freaking swiss army knife!"
He loves the amount of organization you can get with it, and all the extra space to hang things off of. He is looking forward to carrying his board through the pow this winter!
It fits well, doesnt slide about, and is light weight without all the stuffs added to it!
Deuter pro ride 30
Best I've found for snowboard carry.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I needed a pack for backcountry snowboarding and finally settled on this one after buying an Osprey Kode 32 and returning it. I'm very pleased so far. The pack carries great and overall is very well thought out. I especially like the dual stretch pockets on the side that make it easy to stuff in smaller items without having to take the pack off.
A few small criticisms though. First is the lake of an insulated hydration sleeve on the shoulder strap. Second is the width of the snowboard carry. I have a wide board (266mm) and the padded portion of the strap barely covers the edges. And finally, in the avi tools pocket there are several mesh pockets for organization, but not in the main pocket, which seems sort of backwards to me.
Despite those small issues, it's a great pack. Would buy again.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Firstly the one pictured is missing the A-frame tail holder loops. Nice construction, some weird pockets internally. Lots of entrances to the inside of pack. Nice bad cooling management. So many things on the pack means its heavy. Fit is top notch. I thought this was the best pack out there, solid so far.
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack
Move over Black Diamond
I have had Chounard, Black Diamond for thirty years, but now I have switched over. This pack has everything, especially side mesh pockets for water bottles, supurb straps for snowboard carry, helmet holder, and goggle pocket. Loving the pack.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Have toured and hiked with this bag on short day/half day trips and enjoyed using it. The ski carry system works really well even with big fat pow skis. The shovel compartment fits all your avy gear nicely with room to chuck a few extra bits in if needed. The bag has plenty enough room for extra layers/goggles/food/water etc etc .
Is the hip-belt on this pack removable?
Hi Carter, The hipbelt on this pack is not removable. Please let me know if you have any other questions. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead
Are you going to get this backpack in the Orange and white color?
Unfortunately as of right now we are not expecting any other color to come in aside from this Black/Grey pictured. Sorry about that!
As well as the back panel entry to the main compartment, can this main compartment also be accessed via a top zipper (like a normal daypack)?
Yes it does, the back panel entry just allows you to get at gear that is at the bottom of the pack without unloading everything else into the snow first.