I had been using a waist pack for long runs, but I had to fasten it so tight so it wouldn’t bounce. And that only led to tummy troubles. Having something on my back instead seemed like a much better idea.
So on Christmas Day, I opened up one of my gifts from Santa and found my very own Camelbak!
I can’t wait to put it to use during the WDW Marathon! But first, I needed to test it out first, so I headed out tonight for a 5-mile run. It’s a short enough run but long enough to know if it bounced around too much or had the potential to chafe.
Luckily, the bouncing was minimal, and I don’t foresee it chafing me much at all. And even though the water reservoir was full, it didn’t feel heavy whatsoever. The bouncing could have been even less if I adjusted the sternum strap a little tighter, but it’s going to be laying on my bare skin, and I didn’t want it rubbing too much.
The bag carries 1.5 liters, which is kind of small for a full marathon. But with the Disney marathon having so many water stops, I only plan on using my own water in between water stops if necessary.
I really like all of the pockets, which are big enough to hold trail maps, snacks, keys, gummies, etc. I won’t be able to reach the pockets without taking the backpack off, but it will be good to have some fuel and BodyGlide on me just in case. I’ll also be carrying GU Chomps in one of the pockets in my running capri crops.
I’m super stoked about this hydration pack. It’s super easy to use and doesn’t bother me while I run. The only thing I would change is to add a magnet so the drinking tube would stick to the shoulder strap. Right now, it just hangs out and bobs around, so I had to stuff it in my sports bra. Other than that, it was a rather successful test run!