This is the first running vest/pack I have ever used and am using the $∑!ƒ∫ out of it. Originally intended for medium sized traverses (3-4 hrs), I have started taking it on more standard runs to carry water and other pick-me-ups in the heat. The main limitation of this pack—its relatively small size—is actually an advantage, in that you fill up the pack pretty quickly so it sits tightly around your torso. I made the mistake once of going out with the various pouches half filled and it bounced pretty uncomfo...
I got this body bottle to complement a CAMP running pack I recently received from skyrun as well. The 500ml volume works great in my 600ml hydration pocket with minimal sloshing even as it's drained. The locking cap seems to prevent leaks and the soft material is as advertised, sort of shrink wrapping down rather than crinkling/folding. I will say after 5-8 uses it still has a distinctly plastic taste which is not my favorite.
Given my most recent set of trail shoes were 2+ years old with finger sized holes, I decided to pick up these bad boys as the snow rapidly disappears on the Wasatch front. On their first couple of spins (ultra), these have worked really nicely. To choose a couple of words, these shoes feel solid and stable, keeping my heels static while providing enough forefoot width for my phat feet. On runs mixing dirt, gravel and packed snow, I never encountered any slippage. Felt appropriate for my midfoot striking run...