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Running Backpacks Salomon Active Skin 8 Set - Ebony/Black

Salomon Active Skin 8 Set - Ebony/Black

Running Backpack, 8L, Synthetic Material, Hydration Pack Compatible

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Three things to consider before buying a running backpack

Ask yourself what the primary purpose of your running backpack is, and how long you usually run for. These two things will help you choose the right type and size of backpack.

  • Do you mainly run short distances and want to take your phone and keys with you? In that case a waist belt can be a more sensible idea than a running backpack.

  • If you run a little longer or take more bulky equipment with you, then a running backpack is a smart choice. People who spend 1 to 2 hours outdoors and want to take a light jacket, some water and maybe a snack with them will do fine with a 1.5 litre backpack.

  • Medium-distance runners, who spend 2–3 hours outdoors, can also manage with a volume of 1.5 litres, but a volume of 3 to 6 litres is often better. The main reason is that you’ll tend to need more water during your run. In this size class, the backpack won’t be unnecessarily large when not fully packed.

  • If you spend all day outdoors and perhaps run in mountainous terrain, you’ll have more need of volume. This may include warmer clothes, a power bank, a first aid kit and larger amounts of water. 10–15 litres is a reasonable volume for this type of running.

The most important thing for a running rucksack is that it’s stable. This not only ensures that your backpack doesn’t affect your run, but also that everything inside the backpack isn’t shaken about too much. It’s a good idea to try to find a backpack that fits as close to your back, chest and shoulders as possible.

Also make sure that the pockets on the backpack are easy to reach without actually having to remove the backpack every time.

Water bottle pockets Many running backpacks have special water bottle pockets on the part of the backpack closest to you. This can be a very good solution if you need to drink continuously during your run.

Pole holder If you run with poles, a backpack with a pole holder can be nice. This lets you easily attach the poles to your backpack when they’re not in use.

If you feel like your running can be improved, please refer to this article from GQ Magazine for some tips.

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