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Gear of the Week: Ortovox Freerider Woman's

Girls go big too, so Ortovox designed the 22-liter Freerider to keep up.

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Girls go big too, so Ortovox designed the 22-liter Freerider to keep up. To start, the hydration-compatible Freerider has a rugged spine-protector that meets European safety standards. A tricked-out organization system keeps your probe, shovel, snow-study tools, and maps easily accessible in the front pocket, while the main compartment is big enough for extra layers, goggles, gloves and other small necessities. Water-resistant zips keep your extra layers dry, and durable straps carry skis diagonally or A-frame-style. Feeling jealous fellas? Ortovox makes men’s versions of the Freerider, too. [$158; ortovox.com]

–Even the sharpest ski edges can’t cut through the rubberized A-frame ski-carry straps. They’re wide enough to accommodate skis with tails up to 150 millimeters wide.
–The Neoprene hip-belt secures with Velcro and buckles to keep the pack and back protector in place during the occasional tomahawk.
–The integrated helmet-carry system keeps the pack centered and properly weighted while skinning.
–The main compartment is accessed through a large front clamshell zipper or through the back compartment.
–Glove-friendly zipper pulls are easy to manipulate.
–Heavy-duty ski strap buckles come with easy-to-use cam adjustments.
–Stash pockets keep diagonal-ski-carry straps low profile when not in use.
–Beefy padded back panel provides both comfort and protection when combined with the spine-protection system.