Escaping from the hustle, bustle, and chaos of populated ski resorts is a bit of a luxury in and of itself. That being said, it's also an experience that requires more than just the bare minimum, but that doesn't mean you have to bring the whole kitchen sink. Introducing: the Deuter Freerider Lite 25L Backpack. Designed to merge lightweight components with ample organization and requisite features, the Freerider Lite 25L assures that you're able to keep touring necessities close at hand and schuss comfortably.
More specifically, the Freerider Lite 25L has a relatively small main compartment, complete with shovel-specific space, that accommodates an extra layer and lunch. Immediately behind the shovel insert is a hydration sleeve, which is compatible with a 3-liter hydration bladder. Additionally, the wet storage pocket keeps damp clothing or gear away from sensitive items, and a zippered map pocket atop the pack allows you to remain on course without having to fuss with the pack much.
The Freerider's tour-specific attributes aren't limited to its pocket wizardry. The padded foam back panel is highly breathable to help prevent that swampy sensation that often amasses while skinning uphill. A Derlin frame provides lightweight structure, while the ski attachment point allows you to transition from planks to power mode in no time. The Freerider Lite 25L also features an ice axe or trekking pole fixation point, bolstering your transition capabilities and ensuring that you're able to stay safe and well-quipped regardless of the terrain. And, not to mention, the Freerider weighs in just over two pounds, so you're able to focus on the objective, rather than how heavy your backpack feels as you navigate tough switchbacks or rolling meadows alike.