I’ve gone running pack crazy!! Sheesh! But this was only purchased because I sold my spare etrex to a good friend. Most of that money went on this bad boy. Why another Salomon pack? What’s wrong with my other pack? What’s so special about this pack?
First – the water bottle pockets. My first LONG run with the blue Salomon pack was great but getting the Salomon bottles in and out of the tight stretchy pockets was a bit of a faff. These pockets are not as secure but as you can see, you can use other bottles not just Salomon in this pockets.
Side pockets that can be tightened up using a nice chord design within easy reach
Helps if the elastic starts to sag with age.
With the added bonus of side zipped pockets on top. Pockets! My nemesis!!
Two pockets here on the top of the bag for keys, batteries, emergency blanket, emergency poncho. All within easy reach, well – easy reach if you can touch the base of your neck lol! I can 😉
The main pack is accessed by a zip that runs the length of the pack with two zips that open from bottom to top.
This section is made from a material that resists sweat a bit more than the slab12.
And there’s more!!
You can adjust the tightness of the pack with two buckles (not sure what they’re called, I’ll correct the name later). These help secure the pack so it doesn’t bounce around. Something that happened with the Slab12 when I filled it to the limit.
Lastly. The zip running down the middle of the pack is another pocket. Easy to access again. A bit of a pull and twist motion to get at it if you’re wearing the pack.
So for the Lakeland 50 I’ll be wearing this bad boy because I’ll need that little bit more kit wise.
I’ll add to this afterwards to let you all know how this pack managed to drag me around 50 miles of hills!