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produce guy
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 5
Texas, United States
Posted: Sun 13 Jan 2008 01:51 am GMT   topTop
If your not a fan of the backpack packs for carring water may I suggest the Flashflo fannypack.I love mine and use it on a trail 25k race just last week.It holds45oz. of water and has 1main pocket with 2 smaller pockets for keys or gel-packs ,etc.
I run with mine on my left hip in stead of having it on my lower back or waist,this just works for me better.
Would I buy it again,yes!,in a minuite.
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 196
Utah, United States
Posted: Mon 14 Jan 2008 09:05 pm GMT   topTop
Thanks for the review, produce guy. I agree -- I like CamelBak's packs. I actually have three of them -- two fanny packs, the FlashFlo and the Day Trekker, and one backpack-style, the Cloud Walker.

I could be wrong, but I don't think CamelBak makes the Day Trekker anymore. Too bad, as it is my overall favorite for trail running - I use it all the time. It has a slightly bigger pocket and slightly bigger and more padded hipbelt than the FlashFlo; otherwise it's essentially the same. The FlashFlo is a little more streamlined and lighter. Of course, I purchased both of them a number of years ago, so they may have changed the FlashFlo (mine only has one pocket - the main one).

I use the CloudWalker backpack for longer runs when the fanny pack just won't hold enough water, or energy food, jacket, etc. I do prefer the fanny pack when it is feasable, though, because a backpack often gets hot and sweaty.

On a related note -- I see a lot of runners, especially the elites, with the handheld water bottles and I just don't get it. Packs with bladders are much more functional for trail runs, in my opinion. Perhaps some runners find them restrictive. But I don't think the average trail runner could go wrong starting out with a fanny pack like CamelBak makes.
Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 1
California, United States
Posted: Sun 20 Jan 2008 01:21 am GMT   topTop
I've noticed this as well and the only thing I can think of is that they have some sort of support in a race situation. I sort of view my trail running the same as my hiking and figure the 10 essentials may come in just as handy even though I only run about 5 miles at a time.