Just started training for an Ultra, well, still at 10km really! Didn't want to spend over £100 this early in my running training.
This product is great, very little bounce even when crrying 2ltr of water in the back, plenty of space for a waterproof jacket and gels.
I used salomon 250ml soft flasks in the chest pockets and these fit really well, larger bottles will also fit but don't feel as secure to me.
The one negative I found is the quality of the drinking bladder is quite poor (But they have to save money somewhere) I just replaced with one I already owned.
The chest straps appear flimsy but are not showing any signs of wear and tear yet.
Just as an extra note, I also purchased the running chest light that Decathlon do, I wore this along with this pack, and didn't experience any extra rubbing during a 10km night run.
Highly recommend this product.
I hardly notice I'm running with it.
Front pockets are easily accessible and hold all I need. Side pockets are a little awkward to access when running.
There is a waterproof pocket in the back for your mobile phone. I've tested this in heavy rain and my phone was bone dry.
LIkewise, there is a separate (from the bladder) section in the back for dry clothes. Again, my t-shirt was bone dry. There's room for more but that's all I had in it.
The bladder is good as well. Remember to remove all the air after filling to eliminate water sloshing noise.
The front straps are pulled very short when it arrives. I found it comfortable with the shoulder straps far apart.
Excellent trail bag. I bought it because it received 'Best Value' in 'Packs Put to the Test' in Trail Running magazine. It is comfortable to wear and I did not have any hot spots from rubbing over 1/2 marathon distance.. The bag fits well and their is no excessive movement. The straps are easily tightened during a run as the volume of fluid in the bladder decreases. There is plenty of storage space for clothing, food and other accessories. In my opinion this is much better than any similarly priced bag and is comparable to the more expensive trail bags on the market. The only thing that I would change are the buckles on the bag which seem a bit flimsy, but they haven't given any problems so far.
Awesome bit of kit
plenty of storage, see through side mesh pockets allow you to see whats in them. Chest straps keep everything tight and front pockets or bladder gives multiple options for fluid. And at a fraction of the cost of other market brands
Great bit of kit for the price. Comfortable and cleverly designed to maximise space. Could have a few more pockets on the front straps but over all very happy.
This is a cracking little pack, worth every penny/ Fits nice and snug and has plenty of space. In summary, save the £100 you would pay for a big name version and buy this instead!
Excellent bit of kit for the price. Took a bit of time to get the fit just right. But now it's set up I find it comfortable,the two front pouches which should house bottles I use for my phone and a snack. The bladder has an excellent huge filler neck,easy to fill and empty. Only two criticisms the water in the bladder gets warm quickly, even when you fill it with some ice,and it sloshes when you run,but once tour used to the noise,it's not a worry,unless your trying to creep up on people.
Comfy and plenty pockets love it
Very comfortable , well priced and perfect for my first ultra .
As good as other hydration packs 4 times the price