The Future of Trail-Running Gear – Page 5
Trend 4: Innovative Ways to Fuel and Hydrate
We were asked repeatedly throughout the course of the tradeshow, “What have you seen out there on the floor that you’re really excited about?”
Most of our answers to this question fall in the hydration category.
Osprey, a stalwart in the packs industry, is releasing a trail-running-specific series of hydration packs—the Rev line.
Available in five different volumes, the Rev is brimming with handy little innovations:
- A “shelf” design, rather than a traditional hook or hanger, that keeps the reservoir in place inside the pack to prevent excess sloshing
- A water-resistant “DigiFlip” pocket flips down to offer quick, touchscreen access to your phone or media player
- A clip imbedded in the hydration tube that allows the reservoir to be easily removed and refilled independently of the tube—a godsend for aid stations when time is of the essence!
The Osprey Talon 5.5 was chosen as a top pack for long distance trail running in Trail Runner magazine’s August 2009 issue. To see more, click here.
Kate Siber takes the readers of Trailrunner Magazine to the Arizona Trail, with Osprey packs on the back. To see more, click here.