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So I've been using a Dakine hydration pack that was made for biking for the past few years. I mostly just do ultra marathons, so I need something with a decent amount of storage space for long training runs. All the running packs I have looked at hardly have any storage space for food and extra clothing in case it gets warmer, cooler, or rains. I live in Colorado and the weather in the mountains can be pretty schizophrenic. Any recommendations on running packs with plenty of storage space? Or is there really even a difference between the packs made for biking? Thanks!
Check out the Osprey Rev 6. It has room for a bladder, two bottles, and lots of storage space for extra clothes and food.
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Thanks for the rec. I've been looking for one, but don't want one that will bounce around too much. I'm ridiculously short-waisted, so it's hard to find something that's not too big.
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This one rides high up on your back. I've only just tried it out (and obviously don't have a lot of running time on it), but I like it so far while hiking and it was on sale at Running Warehouse last week. (Sadly not anymore.)
I've had great success with Nathan products. I started with the Nathan 2.0 which I still use as well as the Nathan Vaporwrap.
The Vaporwrap has more storage than the 2.0. and fits well. Women's version is the Vaporshadow
They also have the Zeal / Zelos that look promising
I suggest going with an ultimate direction pack. Either the AK race vest (Which I own) or the SJ Vest. the AK model has pockets in the front for bottle storage and can also house a bladder in the back. The SJ has a similar setup with more storage capabilities. I feel like the SJ fits what you need better and is also extremely adjustable and durable for longer distances.
P.S. I use my AK vest for 50ks and haven't had any problems with bouncing or chaffing. Its a great quality product and definitely worth the money.