The Patagonia Fore Runner Vest is an all-weather hydration vest that's easy to pack thanks to a simple drawstring top-closure design. The pack comes with a 2L bladder and is made of super durable fabric, but it's also lightweight and breathable. It's intended for trail runners but is suitable for a variety of other activities as well. Whatever you're in the mood for, the Patagonia brand vest provides the option for hydration and plenty of extra room to pack additional supplies. It has a fair bit of storage room and thanks to the bag's drawstring design, it's super easy to stuff things inside or grab whatever you need from the interior.
The bag's top positioned drawstring opening provides an advantage, though. The bag's wide open compartment makes it super easy to retrieve items from inside when needed. Packing the bag is also a breeze since there's no need to fiddle with zippers that won't close.
The pockets on the bag are stretchy enough to hold a decent amount. There are also pockets positioned at the front of the body but reviewers complained that although they're within easy reach, they're a little small to be very useful. Most phones should fit inside, but there will be very little room to play. Worried about keeping valuables safe and secure? There's a small zippered pocket near the bag's opening where you can stash your keys. The bag also features a big open mesh pocket that's useful for packing a lightweight layer that can be grabbed while on the move.
The included 2L bladder is super easy to use, too. The tube can detach so cleaning is simple. Drinking from it is easy and the nozzle has a valve to stop the flow of water when you're done drinking.
- Stretchy pockets for extra storage
- Main compartment with drawstring opening
- Breathable design
- Includes a 2L BPA-free bladder
- Compression system to hold things down and reduce bounce
- Durable ripstop nylon construction including a reinforced bottom
- Weighs 11 ounces