A pair of typical freerando skis weighs anywhere between 2.5 (2.5lbs) and 3.25kg (7lbs). Freerando skis come from ski manufacturer's mid-fat range. The ski should be a good all rounder with enough floatation for powder, stability for crud and higher speeds and rigidity for hardpack and ice. The ski should not be prohibitively expensive, typically costing between 300 and 400.
The classic freerando skis are the Dynastar 4x4, the Atomic 9.22 and the Rossignol Bandit XX. Originally conceived for mixed piste/off-piste use their lightweight and yet superior performance made them a favourite with ski tourers unhappy with the anemic products offered at the time. Both manufacturers went on to offer ski touring versions of these skis, the Dynastar Altitrail vertical and the Atomic MX:9 (effectively an Atomic R9 with different graphics and a slightly lower price tag). These skis can be credited with the renewed interest in backcountry skiing in France and introduced ski touring to a wider cross section of the skiing community.