Trail Tested: Salomon S/Lab Ultra Set 5
Salomon S/Lab Ultra Set 5 has received the highest marks from our reviewers of nearly any racing vest this fall. Roomy, accessible, light, comfortable.
First Look: Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running Vest
The Norvan 14 hydration vest is great for long adventures or for athletes who need to carry a lot of gear. Despite being high volume, it allows the runner to actually... run!
Trail Tested: Spring Energy Gels
Spring energy uses natural ingredients and digest more easily than other gels, making it a legitimate mid-run energy booster.
First Look: Aquamira Water Treatment
Aquamira is light, compact, tasteless, and the CDC's top recommended form of backcountry water treatment. Best for trail runners who aren't on a time crunch.
First Look: VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest from Nathan
Well designed, this hydration vest limits bounce and has plenty of easy-access storage
First Look: Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest
Our Trail Tested review of the Responsiv 10L by Raidlight. A well-balanced new running vest, complete with integrated 20-ounce soft bottles.
First Look: Patagonia Fore Runner Vest
Patagonia's trail-running pack is comfortable, limits bounce and stays dry
Trail Tested: VaporKrar Waistpak by Nathan
Trail Tested—trail-running gear that's been tested over at least 50 miles.
First Look: Orange Mud Gear Vest 2L V2.0
The 2.0 version of the Orange Mud Gear Vest has innovative nutrition storage, snug hydration pockets and posterior shock cords.
Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running VestArc’teryx Norvan 14 Price: $200 Weight: 0.256 kg / 9 oz (pack only) Volume: 12 L The Arc’teryx Norvan 14 is a high-volume, weather-resistant trail-running vest. What stands out about the Norvan 14 … Continue reading "First Look: Arc’teryx Norvan 14 Trail Running Vest"
Spring Energy GelsSpring Energy Gels Price: $30 for 12 gels Spring Energy seemed to recently pop on the scene by storm. All at once, runners everywhere swore by the nutrition brand. I’ve tried … Continue reading "Trail Tested: Spring Energy Gels"
Aquamira Water TreatmentAquamira Water Treatment Price: $15 Weight: 1 oz. Aquamira chlorine-dioxide water treatment is a tried-and-true system: it is light, small, packable, tasteless and effective. The system consists of two dropper … Continue reading "First Look: Aquamira Water Treatment"
VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest from NathanVaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest by Nathan Weight: 4oz without flasks, 7.2oz with flasks Price: $125 The VaporMag vest fits and feels more like a moisture wicking t-shirt than a pack, … Continue reading "First Look: VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest from Nathan"
Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race VestRaidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest + Two 600 ml Eazyflasks Weight: 7.4 oz Available in XS, S/M, L/XL Price: $169.95 The Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest, though it shares … Continue reading "First Look: Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest"
Patagonia Fore Runner VestPatagonia Fore Runner Vest Price: $129 Capacity: 10L Weight: 11 oz including 2L bladder Patagonia totally nailed this running pack. The fabric of the Fore Runner is light and appears … Continue reading "First Look: Patagonia Fore Runner Vest"
VaporKrar Waistpak by NathanNathan VaporKrar WaistPak Price: $60 Weight: 4.5oz [with flask], 2.1oz [without flask] For distances between 12 and 20 miles, many runners employ a handheld bottle(s), then switch over to a hydration … Continue reading "Trail Tested: VaporKrar Waistpak by Nathan"
Orange Mud Gear Vest 2L V2.0Orange Mud Hydration/Gear Vest 2L 2.0 Weight: 8.9 oz (without bladder); 43.9 oz (with full bladder) Price: $110 The Orange Mud Gear Vest 2L has a lot of great features working in … Continue reading "First Look: Orange Mud Gear Vest 2L V2.0"
UltrAspire Momentum Hydration VestUltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest Weight: 7.2 oz Price: $79.95 First Impressions: Upon receiving the UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest, my first thought was, “Woah—this is light and has very little structure.” … Continue reading "Trail Tested: UltrAspire Momentum Hydration Vest"
5 Women’s-Specific Running Vests ReviewedTrying to fit water bottles and gels into chest straps that weren’t designed to fit over “the girls” is like trying to button your jeans after Thanksgiving dinner: difficult and … Continue reading "5 Women’s-Specific Running Vests Reviewed"