The new trend in hydration packs is small, lightweight hydration vests. Big enough to carry just the essentials of water and a couple of energy bars, these hydration vests are perfect for those fast and light trail runs or endurance races.
The new XT Advanced Skin SLAB Set from Salomon was designed by ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet to be the perfect endurance running hydration vest. The form fitting, chest harness style vest wraps your body and displaces the load for more comfort and stability.
The buckle and strap free sensifit construction self-adjusts to perfectly conform to your body and reduce abrasion. The ultra breathable stretch material securely holds your hydration bladder as well as other essential items in place and gives you easy access to your poles while running.
Weighing just 1 lb 6 oz, the Salomon hydration vest includes a safety blanket, whistle and removable 1.5 L Source hydration bladder. The Salomon hydration vest will retail for $180.
The Hydrapak Elite Vest weighs a mere 9.9 oz with the hydration reservoir and 5.6 oz without. This featherweight hydration vest will carry all your essentials in the 2 expandable front zippered pockets or 4 integrated holsters. Numerous adjustment points allow you to dial in the perfect fit.
The Hydrapak hydration vest includes a 1 L reversible hydration reservoir that slips right into the back panel. The reversible reservoir comes with Plug-N-Play connector, magnetic Quantum clip and a surge bite valve.
The Hydrapak hydration vest will be available starting in October.