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Ski Snowboard Freeride Backpack – FR500 DEFENSE L XL

Sale price: $80.00 Regular price: $199.00

Rucksack with a removable back protection and pocket specially designed for the shovel and probe with quick opening system.

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Ski Snowboard Freeride Backpack – FR500 DEFENSE L XL | Our teams have designed this rucksack with removable back protector for those who need a large bag designed for and by freeriders.

Rucksack with a removable back protection and pocket specially designed for the shovel and probe with quick opening system.

A photo of the Ski Snowboard Freeride Backpack – FR500 DEFENSE L XL in use
A photo of the Ski Snowboard Freeride Backpack – FR500 DEFENSE L XL in use

Shock protection

Removable back protection. (NF EN 1621-2)


Wide neoprene waist strap for good support on all terrain.


27 litres, removable back, quick access safety pocket for your shovel and probe.

Multiple compartments

6 pockets: 1 main, 1 secure, 1 goggles, 1 mesh, 1 side , 1 small centre


Transport: 1 snowboard on the front of the bag, 1 pair of skis on the sides, helmet

Carrying comfort

Ergonomic straps, thermoformed back to remain comfortable with a loaded bag.

Easy to put on

Large rip tab on the waist strap to adjust the bag more easily.


Waterproof component on the entire bag.

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Solid and functional

It may not be the lightest backpack, but it is very durable. Pockets are thoughtful and functional - goggles, avalanche ABC or snacks have their place. The open back is super practical. Perfect capacity for 1-2 days. Troubleshooting is ok. I recommend it.

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Waterproof works fine. There are many pockets so you can distribute your luggage. I can't decide whether it's good to have a pad on the back or not. The pocket for the goggles may be a little rough. The waist belt is tight and stable. Where I thought it was a difficult point is the ski holder part on both sides. I put two kids' skis on both feet, but the upper string loosened as soon as I tightened it loosely. It would be nice if it had a structure that could be fixed a little more stably. However, overall, it is a very convenient and multifunctional backpack, and it is highly waterproof, so it is highly recommended considering the price. The design is also nice.

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Comfortable, large capacity

Comfortable, large capacity

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Topisome!!! Obviously thought...

Topisome!!! Obviously thought by regular users. A flawless ergonomic design, perfectly distributed separate modules, we feel the experience of the guy who is on the slope at 45 degrees in force 5 winds who has to look for the pair of knives, without having to turn the whole bag over… In practical ski attachments, very accessible pockets for each object (shovel, probe, harness, crampons...Perfect support, the bag becomes one with you thanks to its waist belt, even in complicated situations, good sealing. Faultless...Go for a little criticism, at when a yellow, a green, or a neon orange? For a little fun 🤩

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Disappointed that it no longer exists...

Disappointed that there is no longer the facility to return it on the chairlifts

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All the attributes of a good bag except airbag

Excellent value for money for all the good basic attributes. Waterproof and comfortable. For the price it leaves room for a future airbag compatible bag

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Good but...

... I would have liked magnets instead of sratches on the front pocket. This same front pocket is not too difficult to open, you cannot pull on the pocket and you have to open the 2 closures one by one. It lacks the reverse system for people who want to use it only on the slopes and something to hang their ski boots for those who have inserts. And the adjustment at the waist deserves to be wider, it's limited with the combination when you do XL, you quickly become tight. Good product in any case.

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Don't have to be jealous of other brands

Practical, the choice between Snow or ski, the place you need, the weight is good. The material is excellent and resistant. top price



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beyond expectations

quality materials, excellent compartmentalization, the picture does not help the product at all. much more beautiful than in the pictures

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Functional backpack 🎒

Very good workmanship with great well thought-out pockets, doesn't get confusing!

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Perfect for ski touring!

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great bag

Very ingenious for the opening in the back, the pocket for the mask is a real +

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ski bag

Bag used this winter 2022, light and suitable! The bag is large and practical for storage, ski on the sides and the helmet in the bag. The front pocket above is perfect for ski goggles. And the size allows you to put water and food in the mountains. Perfect for beginners to ski off-piste with an instructor and have the skis on the sides.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester ; Coating: 100.0% Polyurethane

Shovel and probe pocket

One special pocket to keep your shovel and probe.Pocket with quick opening system to access your equipment in an emergency.Along with the avalanche transceiver, the probe and shovel are essential tools that you must be familiar with when out on the slopes/freeriding/backcountry skiing.

Carries skis/snowboard/ice axe

You can carry a snowboard on the front of the bag or adult skis, one on either side, or 2 pairs of junior skis on either side.Carrying them this way keeps your hands free so that you can walk comfortably to the ski lifts or get to the Freeride slopes.An ice axe can also be carried.

Instructions for carrying skis

To carry skis on the side, place the tail of the skis in the lower strap, that adjusts automatically to the width of the skis.Attach your skis using the adjustable side strap.If you want you can attach your skis together using a ski strap, to better stabilise your pack.

Instructions for carrying a snowboard

Place the tip of the snowboard on the lower strap at the bottom of your rucksack, undo both side straps and attach them together to finish fixing your snowboard.

Helmet holder

A net is designed to carry your helmet on the top of your bag.

Removable back protection

The back protector can be removed if you want to lighten your bag. Warning, if you do this you will no longer have back protection.


Adjustable straps, comfortable, preformed and padded to provide maximum comfort and stability on the shoulders.A height-adjustable chest strap, with rescue whistle, to hold your bag firmly in place on your back.A wide neoprene waist strap to provide the comfort and support required to prevent movement of the bag when skiing. Lined with a wide strap to tighten more precisely.


A large volume main pocket, access from the top of the bag or quick and wide access through a zipped opening on the back of the bag, ideal to pack your bag.A secured pocket for the shovel and probe with quick ZIP opening.A felt lined goggle pocket.A mesh pocket on the goggle compartment.An accessible inside and outside side pocket (flask).A small pocket on the neoprene waist strap.

Carry handle

Handle for ergonomic grip, easy transport and storage.

Product testing

All Wedze products are conceived, designed and developed in the Mont Blanc Valley. They are then tested under the same conditions as you would find in real-life use (snow, cold, powder snow, etc.) The design teams ensure that the programme for which the product has been designed and developed matches perfectly with its use in the field.

Storage instructions

Store in a dry place



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