trail runners wanting to carry a few supplies with them and stay hydrated easily as they run.
2 large chest pockets (0.5L each) for accessing supplies while running without stopping!
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
The good :
Very comfortable, loads fo space, good front pockets, and expandable storage for when you need it.
The bladder is terrible (i brought a new different make bladder), the side pockets are ok i have to take it off to get into them, and needs pulling tight every so often when running.
This is my second review on this. My first one I was pretty irritated as it had ruined a new running top because of the poor finishing on the chest strap. Once I covered this with electrical tape the bag has been excellent. Great to have for a 2hr fell run or mini Mountain marathon. Expands to a good size with the elasticated straps so you can put extra layers in the bag. and easy to tighten up -well designed toggles. Good pocket accesibility on the front (I use the water bottle pocket for compass and snacks). It doesnt bounce around . If you are smaller than 37" chest you might want to look at the womens version. Im 37.5" and the main shoulder straps are tightened to the limit. The 2 chest straps across the middle have more room to play with. Would I buy one again, yes, but I would but tape over the chest straps - and then its a 5 star bag, even though its very lightweight its been durable so far!
Bought this last year and it has seen me through many ultras and long distance training runs. Fantastic value, lots of pockets/storage space and the main compartment is extendable which is handy if needed. My only gripe is the side pockets are a little hard to reach while running and sometimes I would like it to fit a little snugger (140lb runner). But for the price you pay its exceptional.
Price. Storage. Looks. Lightweight.
fit. Rear pockets just out of reach
All in all a good first time buyers purchase. I'm using it on trail runs and have used it for a marathon so I would recommend trying it out. Great value for money and easy to use.
Great storage capacity
Side zip pockets are not reachable while wearing
I bought this running hydration vest as my first, in order to help me in my training for my first ultramarathon (Hoka Highland Fling 2016). So far, I've ran a few times with the bag both on and off road, from 6km to 16km, in order to test the vest. My conclusion is that it's a great bag. I still have to run with water bottles up front, but with the supplied hydration bladder the vest does a great job in staying close to the body and decreasing bounce. I have not experienced any chaffing so far, but will wait for longer runs to take any conclusions regarding this. The materials seem pretty good, except for the adjustment straps. The buckles tend to slip a little and the chest ones can be a little tricky to adjust, but nothing major. The bag is also very roomy.
I recommend this bag for budget concious long distance runners. It's amazing price per value.
Construction, stability and quality
straps could be easier to adjust
Loads of storage and good looking bit of kit let down by the water bottle position and the adjustment straps not giving a good fit, The pack bounces around a lot when loaded with water and kit.
Good kit, well made, lots of storage
water bottle position, bad fit.
Great value for money. I haven't put it to the test on a long run. Furthest I've ran with it is 12 miles and I have no complaints.
loads of room for water and kit.
none as of yet