₹ 2,499 Décathlon
Spend a few minutes adjusting the straps for what you are wearing and you will forget that you are carrying it as it's snug design hugs your body shape. I like the fact that the bladder clips in and out very simply and that to wash everything out you just need a sink full of cold fresh water. The pockets give you oodles of space if you do want to run all day long without stopping and the extra small zip up inside flap is ideal for mobiles and wallets.
Bought as my first running backpack. Wasn't sure if I'd get on with it, but is better than wearing a belt. Has plenty of storage. A zip pocket for my phone, front mesh pockets for my gels. The main zip compartment is large enough to store maps, waterproofs and more. It fitted pretty well. I was able to tighten the straps as tight as I needed to, but there was still a bit of bounce off the shoulders. Didn't bother me too much though.To stop some of the sloshing from the water pack, make sure you squeeze any excess air from the pouch. I don't fill it completely and if you leave air inside it will make a lot of noise as it fills that gap when running. Otherwise a great entry level bag and excellent value.
Compact, plenty of storage pockets, lightweight
Bought as an entry level pack to see if I could get on running with one. First time I used it was for a 10 mile race. No rubbing at all and very comfortable.
A few minor issues were ; Straps would not pull up tight enough so small stature runners might find it moves around too much. It was distracting to start off with but I got used to it. Annoying squeak from somewhere (possibly bladder moving around). Bite valve not the best. However all (apart from the straps) could be easily tweaked.
Great value for money and a good choice to see if running with a backpack works for you.
Straps too big and annoying squeak
A great pack. Easy to use with lots of extra space and pockets for keys, money and phone etc. It has a hole for you headphones so you don't have to wear an armband to track progress and listen to music. I did a half marathon off road with this pack and forgot I was wearing it soon after starting. A great buy!
Comfy and well made.
Couldn't pull the straps to the tightness I wanted
great price, comes with a removable water pack, perfect for carrying mandatory trail running bits and bobs.
Unpacked, filled the bladder to rinse it, only to find it leaks where the hose connects to the bladder.
I've now got to, either take a 16 miles round trip to the store or fork out for the postage to return it. Is there no quality control done on Kalenji/Decathlon products !?
No quality control
Dear Mr Bernard
Thank you for shopping at Decathlon,
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear this about one of our products, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
As a company we do practice quality control and this matter will be passed on.
Nojmul Islam UK Product Trainer DECATHLON
I have been using this bag for about two months since I started running long distance (up to 22 km so far). The thing that worried me about distance running was the possibility of getting lost, tired or injured, or the weather changing suddenly when far from home. Well, this bag has completely sorted that out. It's great to have up to a litre of water with me and not having to carry it in my hand. It easily fits snacks, a light jacket, a map, gloves, 'emergency kit' (plasters, money, etc). Anything within reason. And now I can run as far as I like.
The only thing is that I can't quite get the straps as tight as I'd like, but it really is a great value bag. As the other reviewer had said, I hardly notice it's on (though the water in the bladder does slosh around a lot). I love it!
Bladder, storage, whistle
Could fit slightly better
Received on time, as described, would buy again at end of life.
Great shape, useful pouches, not bulky at all.
No fitting advice.
I use when I'm mountain biking small and light
Small and compact
This is a really great value bag with a good amount of storage space in addition to the hydration bladder. Hardly noticed it was there on its first long trail run in the Cairngorms over Christmas.