The physics behind the OMM Phantom 12L trail running pack

by May 17, 2019Gear tests, OMM, Packs0 comments

The physics behind the OMM Phantom 12L trail running pack

Written by Claire Maxted

May 17, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the OMM Phantom 12L running pack and didn’t get on super well with the shoulder bungee cords, which are designed to increase the stability of the pack, plus a few other features. Here’s the review

The OMM, understandably, weren’t too keen on my review as they put a lot of time, effort and research into this design, so I wanted to show you guys the design of the pack from their side. I was really happy to be working at the OMM Festival in early May so I could get Tom from the OMM to take us through the Phantom 12L design by Colin Fisher.

I do understand that this is a genius design that will work for many runners, and I love much of OMM’s gear, their customer service is fantastic, their events are bloomin’ brilliant and many of their staff are friends, but I also find it very difficult to lie about liking kit when I don’t rate it!

So I still stand by my original review – I prefer a waistcoat, vest style running pack for the comfort, the incredible number of pockets and don’t I find them unstable, bouncy or causing my t-shirt to ride up if you get the right size.

Moreover, however well the stability bungee works, I would still struggle to recommend the Phantom 12L running pack over others because I still think it lacks useable pockets up front compared to my favourite packs, listed below.

You may not agree with me, I welcome this, and if that’s the case please do comment below as that’s the reason there are so many different running packs – there is something to suit everyone. I am not everyone, but I have done a lot of long distance running and tried a lot of different running packs, and I hope by following my reviews you get a better insight into what might be the best pack for you.

I do now feel the need to sum up my fave running packs for 2019 in one neat film, but in the meantime here they all are covered in the following films:

Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set review

To buy the Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set

Salomon Advanced Skin 8 Set review

To buy the Salomon Advanced Skin 8 Set

Raidlight Responsiv 10L review

To buy the Raidlight Responsiv 10L

Raidlight Revolutiv 12L review

To buy the Raidlight Revolutiv 12L

Inov8 Race Ultra Pro 2 in 1 review

To buy Inov8 Race Ultra Pro 2 in 1
USA (can only find Race Ultra 10 sorry)

Adidas Agravic review

To buy the Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed Vest
USA can’t find sorry

And here are details again for the OMM Phantom 12L review

To buy the OMM Phantom 12L

My running pack reviews playlist

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