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2013-03-10 11:08 PM

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Subject: backpack for running

Any recommendations for a small backpack that is good to use while running? 

I sometimes want to have some things on me if I am going on a long trail run; if I am going somewhere where I need to bring a change of clothes; or if I am using running to "run" an errand, such as, pick up something at the grocery store.  I find that any backpack that I use just bounces around too much.



2013-03-11 11:41 AM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running

If you don't already have one, it may be a spendy route...but I use the camelback pack without the water bladder in it if I want to do something like that. I have the 70 oz one and it works great.

http://www.trisports.com/cb-rogue-70.html

2013-03-11 12:41 PM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running

I agree on the Camelbak, I have a couple of camelbak packs, one is the M.U.L.E it's a slightly larger pack but super comfortable and plenty of space, I've done many long runs using this with all the gear I need for being out all day.

the other I just started using is the Ultra LR vest, it has good storage for a long run with pockets and a netted area on the rear that holds lightweight jacket/hat/gloves/tights.

both have good fit systems that will enable you to dial in the pack to avoid bounce etc (just did this myself with the LR vest)

The M.U.L.E can be picked up under $80, the vest is a little more, but for running an errand or for carrying a decent change of clothes I go for the M.U.L.E anyway.

ETA: I prefer the M.U.L.E and Ultra LR as they both have waist straps and I think that helps reduce bounce (for me anyway) the rogue in the first recommendation is a great pack, I looked at that  but went for the LR for the waist strap



Edited by dewybuck 2013-03-11 12:51 PM
2013-03-12 10:30 AM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running

I have and really like the Nathan Endurance.  Here is a link.

http://www.nathansports.com/our-products/hydrationnutrition/race-vests/endurance

2013-03-12 12:32 PM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running
No actual experience with them, but Osprey is looking good to me.  Price seems right with good quality.
2013-03-12 6:21 PM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running
Hmm..and my name is Nathan, so that Nathan Endurance one may be a good choice.  I think the ones with good waist straps are probably key.


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2013-03-13 7:57 PM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running

I'm with everyone else on Camelbaks, either with or without the bladder.

I first tried them on longer trail runs so I could carry water, and hated the sloshing. What I've found is that you need to (a) fill bladder all the way up to the top so there isn't an air pocket and (b) cinch it down well (that's where the waist strap and sternum strap come in), and keep cinching down as you empty the bladder. Liked it since then, it's nice to be able to carry a little extra stuff along with your own supply of water when needed.

2013-03-14 8:30 AM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running

I really like the products made by Ultraspire and Ultimate Directions. Both are designed by ultra runners for carrying varying amount of stuff. The packs themselves are lightweight, well-made, and very functional.

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2013-03-16 5:00 PM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running
Try pricepoint, I bought a 'hydrapak' from there at half the price of an equivement amelback and it is as good or better. The back pack itself is similar and has waist Nd best straps, the bladder opens completely at the top and can be true Ed inside out to clean it, clear advantage over the competition.
Don't buy pricepoint's own brand though, got one of them too and the straps are poor and the zips fidly.
2013-03-25 9:41 AM
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Subject: RE: backpack for running
I'm a little late on this one, but I would go with the Nathan. They make various sizes and styles depending on your use. The key will be getting a good solid harness system that fits your torso. Most of the Nathans hold the load low around your hips. This keeps the load tight and off the shoulders.
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