Maybe it was the volume/features of this pack in particular but there was no room for snacks or my phone that were in reaching distance while wearing the pack. It was impossible to get a water bottle in the vest while wearing it. The tiny zip pocket up front couldn’t hold more than a chapstick.
Pros: cool bottles, nice fabric, neat custom fit dials, fun colors, front pole holders, lightweight, nice for summer running.
Cons: bottles had a horrible plastic taste at first but went away with some baking soda and water, back panel of this pack makes my shirt more sweaty than other packs, the mesh looks like it will work really well for venting but it didn’t, lack of pockets that close/zip.
I love this pack. I’ve used it for a 50 miler and a 50k, and it’s awesome. It’s super comfortable and it stays well on my back. The soft bottles it comes with are sturdy and the tops are easy to thread and screw on. I also love that they are pink :)! The front pockets are super stretchy and can hold my phone and nutrition well. The tightening system on the sides works great and I like that I can make adjustments while I am running. I haven’t used trekking poles with this pack yet, but I like how you can hold them up front. I am anywhere between a M-XL in tops (36B chest), and I have the L. I am excited to use this pack for the rest of my long adventures this summer!