I've tried all 3 bags, Freerider 18, 24, and 26
I'm 6.2 therefore 24 was too short.
18 did not have a lot of space - one I put a hydration reservoir, there was not too much space left.
26 fits right and has enough space to keep hydration reservoir, extra fleece jacket, tools, and goggles.
Nice feature to carry the helmet on outside with the net.
The pack is also very slim when empty. So if you need just a back protection, you don't need to worry about falling off the lift chair.
Straps work well to keep snowboard when hiking. However the pack's belt have not been designed for weight distribution, rather to keep pack tight while riding.
One feature I would add is insulated sleeve for hydration reservoir delivery tube. Come on... it's a winter pack .. what was they thinking?
Overall it's a great bag, minus one star for missing insulated sleeve.