Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I have to say my weekend was pretty fantastic even though I had a rough 16 miles on Saturday, but I found my “happy pace” at 11:30. Some runs are a little slower than others and this was one of them. One of the things that got me through the run was my Nathan HPL #020 Running Vest.
Honestly I was very skeptical of a camel pack to begin with because I just didn’t think it would be comfortable. Since I am a thirsty runner, I was looking for something that held a lot of water. The handheld water bottles are great but I needed something more for runs over 12 miles. Then I found the Nathan running vest, which holds two liters of water, on Amazon for less than $70. If you have done any research into these vests you know that’s a steal as some of them go for $130 and more!
Lucky for me, I received the vest for Christmas from my mom… just in time for marathon training. It’s been with me on my 12, 15, 18, and 16 mile runs and I would have never known it was there because it’s so light weight. I have to give Nathan credit for thinking of everything when they created this vest. The fabric around the straps is very soft so there is no issue with chaffing. It is also ambidextrous and can be used on your right or left side with comfort.
The best part about this vest are all the little compartments on the back and front. My favorite are the front side pockets because you can store everything from fuel to a cellphone and even sunglasses in them. I’m definitely a pack rat! I like to be prepared for just about everything when I run. I have even been known to carry pepper spray with me!
If you are looking for a long distance hydration solution, the Nathan running vest might just be the answer!
Question: What do you carry with you when you run?