Ortovox Free Rider 22 W Pack – 2014

FOR: Women
MSRP: $229

From the Editors of Freeskier:

A 22-liter backpack for the female big-mountain assassin, the Free Rider features an A-frame, diagonal and crossed ski-carry plus six pockets for plenty of storage. A beefy, padded waist strap ensures that the pack stays secure and comfortable, and a removable spine protector will keep you comin’ back for more in the case of a misguided cliff drop.

The Pros: Spine protector. Multiple ski-carry options.
The Cons: Plethora of pockets may impede access to safety tools.