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An in-depth review of the best cooling vests in 2018 Buying Guide
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Best Cooling Vests - 2021 Buying Guide
Lathering up with sunscreen might be a top priority, but we often forget that there are other accessories available that can keep our body temperatures cool. The last thing you want to do while you are out on your run is pass out from heat exhaustion—especially if you are racing. Cooling vests ar...
An in depth review of the best racing vests Buying Guide
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10 Best Racing Vests Tested & Rated
Running, over time, has become an art and one of the many ways that runners practice their art is by racing. Just like a painter or a sculptor, runners have their own tools of the trade that improve their performance and help give them the edge they need. One great piece of running gear that takes th...
A list of the Best Ultimate Direction Vests Buying Guide
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10 Best Ultimate Direction Vests Tested
Having introduced the concept of the hydration vest itself, Ultimate Direction is a leader in hydration vest technology. With some of the top runners in the industry having designed these vests themselves, you’re guaranteed a great product that will work with you at every stride. The designs ar...
Best Hydration Backpacks Buying Guide
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10 Best Hydration Backpacks Reviewed and Tested in 2021
Staying hydrated is key if you are a runner, so it is no surprise you are looking for the best hydration packs currently available in 2019. The last thing you want is to get stuck mid-run without any water—so check out the awesome hydration packs we found! Even if you stay well-hydrated throughout...
The Camelbak Fourteener 20 is a comfortable and versatile pack
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CamelBak Fourteener 20 Hydration Pack Review
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According to its website, Camelbak has been pioneering hands-free hydration for outdoor enthusiasts since 1989. Although they do sell bottles and tactical gear, they are most known for their wide range of hydration packs. Their Fourteener 20 version is quickly becoming one of their best-rated product...
The Nathan Vapor Air 7L 2.0 hydration vest was designed for long periods of time outdoors.
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Nathan Vapor Air 7L 2.0 Hydration Vest
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Over the years, Nathan Sports has gained a solid reputation for creating efficient, versatile, and highly durable outdoor athletic gear. Its lines of hydration gear are known to be some of the best received in the industry, from vests and belts to reusable bottles and flasks. And multiple online revi...
The Osprey Packs Raptor 14 is fit for mountain biking, hiking, and even camping.
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Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Hydration Pack Review
Just like its predecessor, the Raptor 10, Osprey's Raptor 14 hydration pack is designed for mountain bikers who need plenty of storage and convenience while out on the trails. It's equipped with a 2.5 liter Hydraulics reservoir, plenty of zippered compartments, and additional features that allow buye...
Camelbak Classic Hydration Pack
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Camelbak Classic Hydration Pack
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The Camelbak Classic Hydration Pack is an all-around good hydration pack that customers seem to love and use often. You can use the pack for a plethora of activities, such as running, racing, cycling, and even traveling. The pack is small and does not have a lot of storage room, but if you are l...
In depth review of the 2XU Transition Bag
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2XU Transition Bag
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For many runners, the thrill of running is found when striving to reach higher and higher goals. These goals can start small, like completing a 5K, but they can become progressively more difficult as the runner improves in strength and endurance. These runners will often find themselves constantly st...
In depth review of the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0
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Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0
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Think PB stands for ‘Personal Best’? Sorry, you’re wrong! The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 is named for ultra-runner Peter Baldwin. The well-known trail runner has numerous ultra finishes under his belt and is a speed record holder. The vest is a piece of equipment well ...
In depth review of the Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest
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Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest
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The Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest is a new and improved version of UD’s SJ Ultra Vest 2.0. The piece of running gear was a winner of UltraRunning Magazine’s Best of Category and is named after the holder of the Appalachian Trail’s FKT record, Scott Jurek. FKT stands for ‘F...
An in depth review of the Osprey Tempest 20 backpack
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Osprey Tempest 20
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Manufacturing backpacks for a variety of purposes: hiking,  daily travel, and even cycling, Osprey exemplifies pride in workmanship. With its focus on quality, the company was founded and is still currently run by Mike Pfotenhauer who tests each and every item produced in his faci...
An in depth review of the Nathan Vaporcloud hydration vest.
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Nathan Vaporcloud
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Water is a key essential to life on our planet. Without consistent access to clean water, life is simply not possible on Earth. Although humans have grown to achieve far greater things than any other living species, one thing that we have not outgrown is our need for water. This need is exacerbated w...
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest is a quality hydration vest.
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Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest
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When running or hiking, the last thing on your mind is keeping supplies safe during the journey. Car keys, water bottles, and granola bars can weigh down the journey. Moutain Hardwear has created a comfortable and lightweight solution in its race vest. Place all your must-have items in the various st...
Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest is a great hydration vest for medium to long runs.
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Camelbak Ultra Pro Vest
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Camelbak knowns how to make a high-quality hydration vest and their Ultra Pro Vest is no exception to this rule. The Ultra Pro Vest is a lightweight, durable hydration vest that runners love as a reliable companion for their ultra runs, marathons, and obstacle races. It features an ultra lightweight ...
An in depth review of the Salomon Skin Pro 15
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Salomon Skin Pro 15
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The Salomon Skin Pro 15 is a versatile backpack designed for trail running. It has a Stretch Sensifit construction that provides a comfortable and snug fit, allowing runners to concentrate on maneuvering rather than their stuff bouncing around. It is made of lightweight mesh and nylon and uses a mini...
An In Depth Review Of The Camelbak Octane Dart
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Camelbak Octane Dart
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Running vests come in all shapes and sizes. Some may be built to hold items in place and have little room for liquids. Others are robust and built to last, but maybe too heavy on a long run and feel uncomfortable over long-term use. Some vests are built for hydration purposes and may contain nozles o...
UltrAspire Spry 2.0 Vest is a great all around running vest.
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UltrAspire Spry 2.0 Vest
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The UltrAsprie Spry 2.0 vest has taken all of the best quality of their original hydration vest and ramped up the details and technologies to provide runners with high quality, durable product that is perfectly designed for longer, adventurous runs. This vest is sleek and streamlined and ensures that...
Nathan Fireball is a lightweight running vest for hydration.
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Nathan Fireball Race Vest Reviewed & Rated
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It’s common wisdom that running is a very simple method of exercise. On the surface, it appears that the only thing required to start running is a pair of legs. However, the timelessly popular pastime of running is deceptively complex, as any runner looking to improve their experience will quic...
Inov-8 Race Elite Vest
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Inov-8 Race Elite Vest
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The Inov-8 Race Elite Vest is designed to deliver. When you want a racing vest that will keep you going, but you don't want the full-sized racing vests or packs, the Inov-8 Race Elite Vest is one you should definitely consider. Its minimalist design can carry everything you may need, including all ma...
In depth review of the Nike Hydration Race Vest
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Nike Hydration Race Vest
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Those looking for a simple hydration solution should consider the Nike Hydration Race Vest. This compact pack was designed with the runner in mind. It fits close to the body and is a great option for athletes who want to free up their hands while training but still have access to small supplies and w...
In depth review of the Camelbak Octane XCT
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Camelbak Octane XCT
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Looking for a hydration pack for long runs or bike rides? Look no further than the Camelbak Octane XCT. It's a hydration pack that's versatile, stylish, and has plenty of extra pocket room for all your run or cycling gear. Easy access to water isn't the only thing a hydration should have. It should a...
Noxgear Tracer360 is a great visibility vest to keep you safe running in the dark.
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Noxgear Tracer360
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Noxgear Tracer 360 is the illumination solution that runners have been waiting for. While many illumination systems rely on reflective details like reflective vests or belts or headlamps that only illuminate one direct line in front of the runner, this illumination vest provides the runner with 360-d...
Camelbak Circuit Vest is an average hydration vest for runners.
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CamelBak Circuit Vest
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The Camelbak Circuit Hydration Vest is an upgrade from the Camelbak Marathon Vest. It’s the smallest hydration vest in Camelbak’s line and therefore the lightest. The latest version of the Camelbak Circuit Vest is 30 percent lighter than previous models providing a more streamlined design and less ai...
UltrAspire Alpha 3.0 Vest can be used for hydration and storage.
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UltrAspire Alpha 3.0 Vest
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Running enjoys its status as an enduringly popular physical pastime due to a surprising combination of conflicting factors. The first is that very little is required in order to start running; the lack of a need for special equipment or environment means that running can be done nearly anywhere by an...
Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0 is a top notch hydration vest for long distance runs.
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Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0
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The Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0 was designed with the help of the famous ultra-runner Anton Krupicka. He trains in the mountains of Colorado, and in his design, he considered everything he would want or need in a running vest. The Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0 is the culmination...
The Ultraspire Velocity Vest is a great running hydration vest.
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Ultraspire Velocity Vest
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Designed with the help of long-distance runner Jeff Browning, the Ultraspire Velocity Vest includes all the necessities an intense runner or hiker may require. With substantial storage space and the capacity to hold a 2L water bladder, this vest can keep intense hikers and runners moving without worr...
Camelbak Ultra 10 is a great hydration backpack for runners
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Camelbak Ultra 10 Vest
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The Camelbak Ultra 10 Vest was designed to withstand the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc: a race that exceeds 1.5 miles in elevation and forces competitors to combat intense weather conditions--heat, cold, rain and snow. This means that competitors need equipment they can rely on. This is where Camelbak co...
Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0 is a marathon running hydration vest.
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Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0
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When running mile after mile on a medium to long distance path—whether in training or competition—it’s important to be able to carry much-needed items like water and have the on-hand capacity to store essentials. Particularly if you’re going to be miles away from any sort of r...
The Ultimate Design Marathon Vest is for the runner looking to tackle long miles.
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Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest Fully Reviewed for Quality
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Runner after runner who reviewed this product agree that the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest can provide runners with lightweight, durable hydration and unbeatable carrying system. When it is empty, the vest weighs a mere 4. 9 ounces and yet it has enough room to hold 2 liters of liquid and one sepa...
UltrAspire Zygos 2.0 Vest provides ample hydration for a long run or race.
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UltrAspire Zygos 2.0 Vest
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Hit the ground--or trail, or wherever else your feet carry you—running with the UltrAspire Zygos 2.0 Vest. This garment is made for exploration, providing hikers and runners alike with a multitude of pockets while keeping a low profile, loaded or empty. Light, sleek, and efficient, the Zygos 2....
In depth review of the Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack
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Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack
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The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a versatile vest-style backpack that offers runners a low-weight hydration solution for any type or run distance. We found that the minimalist pack is comfortable and provides just the right amount of storage space to keep things simple. The removable hyd...
Osprey is the leading name in back pack technology.
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Osprey Talon 11
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There are a ton of outdoor and adventure companies that make backpacks in addition to making other equipment. At Osprey they specialize in the unique nuances of creating a perfect backpack because they only make backpacks and travel, adventure bags. By solely focusing their attention on these product...
In depth review of the Osprey Duro 15
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Osprey Duro 15 Running Packpack
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Osprey Duro 15 is the perfect trail running pack for the athlete who wants plenty of room and hydration on the go. Like most Osprey products, the Duro 15 was crafted with care. Every detail has a purpose, and there are plenty of features to take advantage of while on a longer run. After thorough t...
In depth review of the Osprey Talon 22
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The Osprey Talon 22 Fully Reviewed
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The Osprey Talon 22 is a super durable pack that's roomy but lightweight. Like most Osprey brand packs, the Talon 22 has a ton of features that make it a versatile option for a variety of activities. The bag isn't just a workhorse, it's beautifully designed and even offers wearers the option of ...
an in depth review of the Nike Trail Kiger Vest
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Nike Trail Kiger Vest
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With the rising popularity of long-distance trail races, as well as provide a hydration vest for their own team of trail running athletes with a vest to store hydration, in 2016 Nike released their first ever hydration vest called the Nike Trail Kiger Running Vest.  Though reviewers had found so...
an in depth review of the Ultimate Direction Jenny Adventure Vesta
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Ultimate Direction Jenny Adventure Vesta
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What makes Ultimate Direction hydration gear unique is that they have introduced a women's specific line of hydration wearables.  The Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta is the latest addition to the Jenny Collection, which is a line of Ultimate Direction products "designed by women for women". &...
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