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vest/pack with bladder?

jessmarimba2012-08-11 01:15:32 +0000 #1
I'll admit that I'm just a little too lazy to keep trying to search the forum for this.

But isn't there a vest or pack for water that everyone here was raving about for running? I like carrying my bottle for flatter races but trail stuff (and training for Pikes Peak) has me wanting both of my hands free. Last thing I need is to fall and throw my bottle off the mountain. I have a lumbar camelbak, and it's ok, fuel belts give me terrible indigestion, and I know the camelbak I use on the bike bounces too much to run with.

Thanks for your help!
SadieKate2012-08-11 01:28:43 +0000 #2
Um, what if we're feeling lazy also?
jessmarimba2012-08-11 01:28:20 +0000 #3

I wasn't getting the right word combo to find the thread I was looking for! I had it in my head that it was an Osprey, too...might've been part of the problem.
lph2012-08-11 01:24:27 +0000 #4
Camelbak also has a sleeveless top with a built-in pocket for a bladder, Racebak. I've been eyeing it for biking, don't know how it would work for running. I think it's quite compressive.
OakLeaf2012-08-11 02:59:43 +0000 #5
I'm one of the ones who's raved about the Intensity vest (also the larger Synergy).

There have been some durability issues with the bladders and parts, but so far Nathan and/or Hydrapak have been very responsive. This is actually a small ding - the latest part that broke was an elbow connector and I really considered it normal wear and tear. I'd have been much happier to buy a new one for $5 or $10 rather than try to rely on the warranty department, but they didn't have them for sale.

Another question I have is that they've redesigned their 2 liter bladders with a hard slider across the top. I can't imagine this would be comfortable on most women's narrower shoulderblades. That's a speculation and not an experience, but you might check which bladder the new Intensity packs are shipping with and search other forums for people's experiences with the newer bladders.



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