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Freeride ski snowboard backpack - FR 500 DEFENSE L / XL - Navy blue

Sale price: $51.00 Regular price: $119.00

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

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Freeride ski snowboard backpack - FR 500 DEFENSE L / XL - Navy blue | Our teams have designed this ski backpack with removable back protector for those who need a large bag designed for freeriding.

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

A photo of the Freeride ski snowboard backpack - FR 500 DEFENSE L / XL - Navy blue in use

Shock protection

Removable back protection. (NF EN 1621-2)


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

Multiple compartments

4 pockets: One main, one safety pocket (shovel, probe), one mask pocket, one wallet pocket


23 litres. Safety pocket for your shovel and probe


Wide neoprene waist strap for good support on all terrains

Carrying comfort

Ergonomic straps, foam on the 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.

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Very handy & high quality

Very good & convenient to carry extra stuff. Not necessarily for freeriding alone, also for general equipment on the slopes.

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Good quality

The backpack is very comfortable for off-piste skiing. The emergency pocket is easily accessible and its volume is generally sufficient. Good and sturdy material. The backpack is not the best for backpacking or winter hiking because of the wide belt that gets in the way and the insufficient adjustment of the straps.



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A piece of the…

A piece of the chest strap broke, where it joins the main straps. Indeed, as the chest straps are not sewn but just "clipped" in the jaw on the other straps, one of them gave way from the first hour of walking under the stress of the weight of the skis. Once this problem is solved, it will be an excellent bag with an unbeatable value for money.

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Tested and found to be very good. You only have one back

This is the medium size with removable back protection. Since I always wear a backpack while skiing, this gives extra back protection in case of a possible fall. Sufficient storage compartments.

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Heavy backpack.…

Heavy backpack. Only one pocket. Complex protection setting. Not tested and not worn. Not meeting my expectations, this item was returned to the store without difficulty.

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good support, we…

good support, you don't feel it in the back, no problem for skiing/snowboarding, ideal size for day trips. for me small weak point mask pocket too small for 2 masks (I have several masks depending on the weather conditions but put another compartment easily)

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Very convenient

Very convenient

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Great product, just...

Very good product, just a pity, one of the pockets has an opening that is too small (the same opening size as the pocket to store the mask)

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Super practical and convenient

Good and practical in all respects. Price also absolutely acceptable!

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SKI backpack with ARTVA compartment and RIGID backrest

I was looking for a backpack that had a RIGID BACK because I found all the adherent solutions uncomfortable and awkward. If worn with a slimfit jacket it does its job well and doesn't bother you when skiing. In addition, I also use it for off-piste snow outings by inserting the avalanche transceiver kit in its dedicated compartment. It would be even better if it also had an external attachment for example for poles or ice axes, so as to be able to widen the field of use.

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Great for wearing…

Great for carrying children's skis

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Excellent back protection.

Excellent bag for school or for any activity, skiing, biking, hiking or other requiring protection or not. Super easy to put on and take off.

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Good backpack for SnowBoard

It took me a while to find a backpack for the slope. Completely by accident I came across a backpack from decathlon. Very comfortable through the upper and lower fastening, does not move unwanted on the back. Hard protector, less painful on hard slope soils. I have it for season 2, I recommend it :)

Excellent product Good volume…

Excellent product Good volume while remaining flat and practical on chairlifts

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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.

Carry skis / snowboard / ice axe

You can carry a snowboard on the front of the bag or adult skis, one on either side, or two 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.

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 goggle pocket.A compartment pocket in the main pocket.

Carry handle

Handle for ergonomic grip, easy transport and storage.

Recco® system

This bag has a RECCO® reflector.With RECCO® technology, you can be located in the event of an avalanche. Someone who is buried in the snow can be quickly and accurately located by the emergency services using the RECCO® tracker and reflectors. RECCO® reflectors are not a substitute for an AVD. The RECCO® technology works as a complementary measure, increasing the chances of being found in time.

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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