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Discussion: Sprint AR pack

in: Adventure Racing; General

Dec 30, 2019 6:56 PM # 
StrongMachine:
Another question for the group:
Looking to buy a smaller pack for sprint races (8-24 hrs).
Intrigued by Ultimate Direction FastPacks.
Does anyone have any experience with these or any other recommendations?
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Dec 31, 2019 5:06 AM # 
Bash:
This year I used the Salomon Skin Pro 10 Set for 8 hr races since it's really comfortable for running. I'd want more volume for 24 hr races. I've still got some older packs that will work but if I were shopping for 2020, I'd look at whatever replaces the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set. (I think they may be updating the design.)
Jan 6, 2020 6:27 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
My technique here is to be terrible at packing, then you can use a 24 hr pack for short races and your expedition pack for 24 hr races.
Jan 9, 2020 3:04 PM # 
silkychrome:
I just picked up a Salomon ADV Skin 12 pack. It's awesome and would would work for something in the 8-12 hour range, probably even 18. Maybe 24 but only if someone else on the team had a larger pack for extra clothes.
Jan 9, 2020 3:12 PM # 
JayXC:
Hey! No pack is necessary if someone on your team has a big enough pack, brilliant! I have fallen victim to this many times... same goes for water capacity. I always seem to end up thirsty and out of food.
Jan 9, 2020 3:43 PM # 
Bash:
I use the Salomon ADV Skin 12L pack for ultra trail races. It's a great pack but I haven't used it for AR because I think bushwhacking could be hard on that fabric. Some of the other Salomon packs are more durable - but the ADV Skin packs are super light and comfortable.
Jan 9, 2020 10:01 PM # 
StrongMachine:
Thanks guys! I'll probably end up getting more than one, as I need something like an ultra-running vest for a couple of burly trail runs I'm doing this year. Any other suggestions are very welcome!
Jan 9, 2020 11:08 PM # 
Bash:
Good plan! I would never admit how many "more than one" packs I have. :)

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