Best trail/ultra running pack? 6 reviewed here

by May 17, 2018Cape Wrath Ultra 2018, Gear tests2 comments

Which trail/ultra running pack best suits your needs? Here’s my review of 6 race vest style backpacks for runners, around 10 litres in size.

Today’s question is, “What style of pack do you like to run with best? Race vest or traditional backpack?” Type your comments below to join in the discussion. And ask me any questions about these packs and I’ll do my best to help you out.

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Inov8 Race ELite 10
OMM TrailFire Vest
OMM Compressor Pod
Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta
Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8-Set
2018 Montane Jaws 10 size S/M
2018 Montane Jaws 10 size M/L
Raidlight Responsiv 10L

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  1. Paul Barton

    Good to see raidlight sorting the pole issue. I used poles on some cwu days and, as the hills/mountains aren’t huge, you need to use poles / pack poles / use them again / pack them etc. A really simple (and on the front!) pole attachment is vital.

    • Wild Ginger Films

      Thanks Paul, it’s a really useful design isn’t it, really like it. Are you tempted to give it another crack? Or Dragon’s Back 2019?