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 then go grab untracked lines. Tough, resilient Deuter-Macrolite 420D and 330D Micro Rip Pro fabrics withstand harsh abrasions and precipitation, while the flexible Delrin U-frame system makes for a snug, secure fit that's stable throughout your adventure.
This pack includes a removable sitting mat to give you a dry seat when you're in the backcountry, and a built-in wet pocket stashes soggy clothing after the sun's made an appearance. 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 method 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, and hydration compatibility gives you the option to bring along a water bladder for easy drinking.
- Pack for extended journeys into the back or sidecountry
- Delrin U-frame provides stable and effective load transfer
- Load adjuster straps customize the load
- Removable, insulated sitting mat provides a dry seat
- VariFlex hip fins locks down your carry with comfort
- Helmet holder stores your noggin protector
- Board and ski carry options fits whatever you bring
- Wet pocket holds damp clothing
- Hydration compatible to keep your water close at hand
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- Q & A
Comfy for bootpacking
Resort pack or quiver of one
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Filling a hole in my pack quiver for a comfotable resort and gear intensive backcountry days.
The key features that made it attractive apart from my go to style of "fast and light" and ski mountaineering pack are: Dedicated "wet" pocket with sleeve for avalanche tools. Full back access. Snowboard and ski carry. Zippered access to the main compartment. Hip pockets. A slim profile for riding lifts.
The good: The fit! Its "one size fits" rarely ever fits me. Its every comfortable even with 8 cans of La Croix and skis on it. The multiple pockets are great for keeping gear organized which expedited many transitions. The volume was great, I was able to fit my BD Z-folding poles, and skins inside with zero trouble. The back-access zipper is awesome, making those items buried in the bottom super-fast to access. The layout of zippers and access is spot on. The padding under the hip pads was nice for bulky items to not jab into my hips which has for years stopped me from keeping anything in hip pockets. The removable pad is awesome for sitting in the snow!!! The helmet carry was easier to use than I was thinking it would be. I love that straps and ice axe loops are stashable, keeping the pack nice and sleek. The location of the water bladder pocket and hydration sleeve are perfect for using BCA radios.
The bad: The fixed loops for the A-frame carry are too narrow to fit a splitboard or fatter ski (120mm max). The frame of the pack is stiff and rather tall, for myself itâs not a problem, my touring partner noted it hit her in the back of the head when looking up, could be annoying for some people. The straps that stash away meant to fix a snowboard on could be vastly improved by swapping buckles, so they can be used in more combinations.
All in all, I love this pack. The layout is very optimized, and I feel it makes backcountry travel more efficient. I added a length of shock cord to the daisy chains for a fast option of stowing a layer or climbing skins. Being able to carry a heavy load so comfortably is important. With its size various attachment options, I can see this is a great quiver of one style pack for a lot of people. Anyone that does some gear intensive backcountry days or has long days in the ski area.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's low-profile (flat to your body) so very large bulky things won't work, but there are so many ways to attach to the outside you can carry whatever you want. I haven't used it that much but it seems extremely tough - and it is very comfortable to wear.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This pack is my first Deuter pack that I have ever had and it won't be the last. I was on the fence among a few packs (all some different brands that I love)... but when it came down to picking just one I was very impressed with this pack.
This pack has room for your shell, mid layer, skins, goggles, gloves and nutrition for the day/days in the backcountry. Some cool features included:
- helmet storage area on the outside
- solid hip belt and straps
- room and well placed pockets
- hydration area
- STRONG zippers that are quality
- spacious pocket for avy safety gear (beacon, probe & shovel)
Get your self a Deuter Freerider Pro and you'll be glad you did. Let me know if you have any questions on this pack or picking out the right one.
I'm looking for a pack that is slim enough to use at the resort, but can pack out for backcountry use as well. I need to carry camera gear, lunches, extra layers, etc. for the kids and myself at the resort but would like to also find something with backcountry features. This pack and the Dakine Heli Pro 28 seem like the closest fit for my needs if such a pack even exists. Thoughts?
Is this model the 2016-17 edition or will Deuter be releasing a new model this Fall? Any noticeable updates from last years model?