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RIDE FREE, RIDE SAFE, RIDE FIT!
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RIDE FREE, RIDE SAFE, RIDE FIT!

SALEWA presents a new generation of free ride backpacks

In free ski mountaineering, mastering steep climbs and testing descents is what we all aspire to – but serious preparation is an absolute must, and this includes having a smartly organised backpack. Mountain sports specialist SALEWA has developed a new technology to ensure maximum freedom of movement even when your backpack is filled to the max. Backpacks featuring the Ride Fit technology hug your body like a second skin. Freeriders and boarders heading for the mountains next winter will be sporting the new SALEWA Ride Fit backpack models Taos, Revelstoke and Verbier.

We’ve had Contact Fit, Motion Fit and Comfort Fit – now it’s time for the Ride Fit backpack range. This specially designed technology for freeriders guarantees the perfect backpack body fit, even when cruising at top speed and pulling off radical turns. Specially shaped shoulder straps hug the wearer’s shoulders without digging in and the long, elastic hip belt ensures an absolutely perfect fit. Heavy loads such as skis or snowboards are fixed directly to the chest area ensuring better weight distribution. Like his free ski mountaineering team-mates, SALEWA alpineXtrem Team member Martin Mc Fly Winkler backs the design 100%, saying: “The Ride Fit technology gives you a sensation of total freedom – it’s almost as if the backpack isn’t there at all.”


RIDE FIT
NEW DEVELOPMENT FROM SALEWA TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF FREE SKI MOUNTAINEERING AND FREE SKIING.

RIDE FIT IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE HIGH SPEEDS AND TIGHT TURNS OF FREE SKIING. THE BOOMERANG STRAPS AND VELCRO BELT OF THE SYSTEM CLASP THE WHOLE UPPER BODY AND DISTRIBUTE THE HIGH FORCES EVENLY.

SECURE BACK SYSTEM
The combination of RIDE FIT and the SAS back protection system unites comfort, optimal fit, and maximum safety.

HIDDEN FEATURES
SALEWA athletes have thought of everything. 3 different ski attachments, safety compartment, soft goggles case and lots more.

SALEWA gives safety uppermost priority. So backpacks feature an extra-large safety compartment as standard for well-organised stowing of safety gear – allowing instant access in an emergency. In addition, all PRO models in the range feature a CE-certified and TÜV-tested back protector, fitted out with the 5-layer S.A.S system. You can get to the main compartment from the front or the back. The Taos and Revelstoke models are also available in an Alpindonna version.


FREE YOUR RIDE
the SALEWA Ride Fit models in brief

TAOS 28 PRO
This free riding backpack sits snugly against your body like a second skin for maximum downhill performance. It’s clean, modern look is an attention-grabber but doesn’t distract from its top-rate capability. Triple-Fix gives free skiers a free choice of ski attachment, front, parallel or diagonal. More pluses include special features like an extra-soft goggle compartment or the unique drink system. For safety on the mountain slopes, the superbly laid-out safety compartment gives you rapid access to your shovel and probe in an emergency. PRO models also feature a 5-layer back protector.

REVELSTOKE 28 PRO
A name synonymous with the well-known boarder’s paradise – simply an indisputable fact. The Revelstoke backpack is our ‘Lord of the Boards’ with its Ride Fit technology, perfect for 360-degree movements. There’s room for stowing your snowboard at the front and horizontally while all models in this range ensure the ultimate in easy and convenient inside equipment storage. The same also applies to the net providing practical and safe helmet storage.

VERBIER 26 PRO ABS
Sticking to the ‘safety first’ approach, the Verbier features a fully integrated ABS airbag system that boasts a 97% survival rate, making it the only special freeride backpack to feature the best tried and tested airbag on the market. Also unique for an airbag backpack is its integrated back protector. This minimises risk without compromising the fun factor. The bodyguard provides all the features that freeriders need, whether en route on skis or a snowboard. Skis are accommodated on the front or diagonally, while snowboards get room at the front. Special slots for helmet and ice pick haven’t been forgotten either.


RIDE FREE, RIDE SAFE – FREE SKI MOUNTAINEERING
safety equipment

RAZOR
Accommodating your safety gear when negotiating alpine terrain is extremely important. So free skiers and ski mountaineers who pay safety its dues are never without their shovel, probe or LVS device. And because every second counts during serious incidents, SALEWA’s engineers have designed the Razor with a particularly tough, sturdy and effective aluminium shovel. It can cut and shift more set snow and much quicker than standard shovels, despite only weighing 720 grams. Its ergonomic telescopic shaft with sanded-print grip zone and D-handle ensure no physical effort goes wasted. First choice for pros due to its superb performance capability.

SCRATCH
The Razor’s younger sibling also delivers top performance on alpine terrain. Light and compact at only 560 grams, the Scratch is the ideal shovel for those hitting the heights.

LIGHTNING 320 PRO
Avalanche rescue scenarios require ultimate safety and top-rate functionality. The 8-piece lightweight metal avalanche probe with oversize cross-section provides maximum stiffness, and a pull-handle ensures rapid segment assembly. The large cross-section also keeps the Lightning 320 Pro exactly where you want it when probing, and its 320-cm length makes it ideal for pro usage. More special features include the oval-shaped tip and 5-cm length marking. The top segment of the probe is coloured red to indicate when you only have a few centimetres of snow to go.


Press contact – international :
Ariane Maria Malfertheiner | SALEWA International
Fon +39 0471 242625, Mobil +39 366 68 63 315, ariane.malfertheiner@salewa.it