Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack

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The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a versatile vest-style pack that offers runners and other athletes a low weight hydration solution for runs short and long. The minimalist pack is comfortable and provides just the right amount of space for those who want to keep things simple. Runners can choose to run with or without the included hydration bladder but either way, the vest pack is lightweight and comfortable to run with. The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack also features a unique ‘Custom System’, which allows runners to upgrade the pack as they see fit by adding components, from Salomon, that are compatible with the bag.

Pros
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Bright design
  • Minimal and easy to use
  • Comfortable
  • Comes with hydration bladder
  • Durable construction
Cons
  • Front pocket is small
Use
Use

Use

The vest-style Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a lightweight bag with minimal storage. It comes with a hydration bladder and features an insulated hydration area that helps keep water cool (or protects it from freezing on chilly winter runs). The pack works for a variety of activities, including running and there's enough storage for the essentials and perhaps an extra layer for when it gets cooler than expected while you're out and about. It's the perfect option for those who want a little bit of space to pack away some things for a run and prefer carrying their hydration on their backs.

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a smaller sized pack and features one large compartment for sticking gear in. Some users lamented the lack of an exterior or front-side pocket for a cell phone or music player. The included front pocket is too small to be useful, said reviewers. It's probably the biggest drawback of this bag. Thankfully, the bag's Custom System allows users to add components to the bag for added functionality.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack features shoulder straps that utilize Lite technology to promote ventilation and reduce chafing. At the back of vest pack, Airvent technology ensures users don't sweat excessively when wearing it. In addition, the tear-proof nylon fabric isn't just sturdy, it's also waterproof so wearers will feel confident stowing their belongings in the Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack's shoulder straps are highly adjustable and the bag straps feature EVA padding in high-pressure areas. Some women, with bustier frames, found the front closure system uncomfortable and incompatible with their body type. The bag is better suited to a male body shape but many females found the bag to fit just fine, too. The issue is mainly the chest strap area.

Regardless, the back fits well enough on most bodies that it doesn't bounce around. This makes it an appropriate option for running since the rigorous movement won't affect the placement of the pack too much.
Size
Size

Size

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack provide users with a total of 3L of room. The bag comes with a hydration bladder whose capacity is 1.5L. With the use of the hydration reservoir, there's enough room to put a few little items like gels, Kleenex, keys, and perhaps an extra clothing layer. There's enough storage, just not for the pack rat. Before buying a pack like the Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack, it's a good idea to take stock of what you'd like to carry around with you on the run and see if a minimal pack really is enough for your needs.

The overall weight of the Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is 170 grams, making it a fairly lightweight hydration option. The bag comes in a single but is adjustable. Reviewers found the pack to be lightweight and a good minimalist option for hydration. Users liked that it was sleek enough to fit under clothing.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is made of a Ripstop material for extra durability. It's a solid pack and reviewers had no glaring durability issues with it.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack includes a 1.5L hydration bladder, which is BPA-free. The pack also features what Salomon dubs a 'Custom' system. This means that users can add on accessories to their pack to enhance its features and get it to suit their particular needs. Users can attach a zippered pocket to the waistband of the bag. There's also an option to add a flask holder and bottle to the bag's straps or waist components.
Style
Style

Style

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a nicely designed pack with a sleek look. It comes in blue, red, black, and dark purple. The bag also features reflective material for added visibility. Reviewers were happy with the overall look of the hydration pack and were especially pleased with the bag's close-fitting, body-hugging design.
Price
Price

Price

The Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is offered at a decent price. The pricing reflects the fact that it's a lightweight but low-capacity option with built-in hydration. Users had no qualms about the gear's price tag.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Waterproof Ripstop Nylon construction
- 1.5L bladder included
- Separate hydration sleeve
- Adjustable straps
- Airvent technology to promote ventilation
- Harness design for no-bounce fit
- EVA padding on shoulder straps
- Custom system allows users to attach accessories
- Main compartment
- Small front pocket
- Reflective features
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you're looking around for a lightweight bag that can fit a few items and provide you with hydration on the run, the Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is a great choice. It's a compact vest-style pack that comes with a hydration bladder and users also have the option to add-on accessories as they see fit. This allows users to customize the bag depending on their preferred activity and switch out components from one activity to the next.

The highly versatile Salomon Agile 2 Hydration Pack is an excellent choice for the athlete who enjoys participating in various sports but doesn't want to invest in a bag that's bulky and overly complicated.