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LiftRider feels like wearing nothing at all! Comfortable on the chairlift. Balanced on the slopes. Holds everything you need!
LiftRider feels like wearing nothing at all! Comfortable on the chairlift. Balanced on the slopes. Holds everything you need!
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What’s That Thingy For?

Posted by Sani Elfishawy (Creator)


I am relieved to say that I shipped all the pre-orders as promised before Thanksgiving!

If you had a pre-order and have not received your tracking number yet please let me know by email at

If you place a new order please expect to wait about 48 - 72 hours after placing it for a tracking number. Sorry the system is a bit old school.


I shouldn’t tempt fate, but I am relatively confident at this point in the shipping process. I am pretty certain I can get any new orders to you before Christmas. So again if you want to get some Xmas shopping done early you can order here. Or if that doesn’t work then try here.

What is that thingy for anyway?

Many of you asked about various features of LiftRider and how they work. Like what the heck is that tube thingy sticking out of the top compartment?

So I created a video showing how some of the features work. It’s a bit long and won’t win any oscars. But hey, you can just fast forward through the obvious stuff.

The video below shows: 

  • Installing hydration system 
  • Installing earbuds 
  • Installing integrated phone charger 
  • Glove hook, Helmet carry, etc. 
  • Sternum strap break away 
  • Removing the waist strap

Here is my daughter Eva again showing off the push button strap release which is pretty self explanatory.

And here is Will again reluctantly demonstrating the break away in case your LiftRider gets hung on the Chairlift.

The size adjustment is pretty self explanatory. You just use the snaps where the bottom end of the shoulder straps connect to the pack. These also act as the safety breakaway for the shoulder straps in case you get hung on a chairlift. Here is a previous update with some more info

The top compartment dividers are pretty self explanatory. But here is a photo just in case:


A few of you have found manufacturing defects. Sorry about that. If you find a defect please email me a photo at I will send you a return slip and send you a replacement right away. If you bought the pack as a present I urge you to open it and inspect the sewing in all the pockets before giving it away.

Fun fun fun!

Think snow!


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    1. Sani Elfishawy Creator on

      @bruce! awesome! :)

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      Bruce Shih on

      Got my a few days ago. Hopefully I get to try it out next month when I take my kids to play in the mountains. Thanks for the videos, I had a few questions, but it answered them.

    3. Sani Elfishawy Creator on

      @Randy! Awesome. Glad to hear you got them. Cant wait for your feedback. Feel free to share on our facebook page as well.

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      Randy Stewart on

      Hello just received my 2 leftriders. The colors are great and the bags look great. We will be trying them out in a few weeks and will let you know our comments on them. Thanks