- Backpacks & Waist Packs
I recently came across a line of ultramarathon specific products from the USA, thanks in part to some excellent reviews from Ian Corless (http://iancorless.org/). Ian has produced some very positive reviews for two UltrAspire products in particular:
Looking over the range, I was particularly impressed with the look of the Kinetic and Fastpack backpacks, which both offer easy front access to a variety of pockets while letting you carry bottles, my hydration container of choice. As a larger runner who often suffers in the heat, the Kinetic, with its open back, really appeals.
With an emphasis on freedom of movement and coming in small, medium and large sizes, these packs look just the ticket and the brand certainly appears to be increasing in popularity. The UltrAspire Fastpack and the Spry vest both received positive reviews in the July edition of TrailRunner(USA) magazine (http://www.trailrunnermag.com/).
For those of us who like waist packs, the Molecular Belt System (MBS) looks great, letting you construct a waist pack specific to your needs using a variety of connectors, pockets, and main units. The Impulse waist pack, with its two bottles caught my eye and is endorsed by none other than ultramarathon legend Karl ‘Speedgoat’ Meltzer.
UltrAspire gear is now available in the UK from The Ultramarathon Running Store:
Keith Godden is the man behind The Ultramarathon Store and has been running ultramarathons for 5 years now, most recently the 145 mile Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR) in June 2012.
Hopefully I will get an opportunity to put some UltrAspire kit through its paces in the near future. If anyone has any experience of using UltrAspire gear, please drop me a line on email@example.com and let me know what you think.
@stuart42mac a seriously heart melting moment. We just looked at each other in disbelief. One of those never to be forgotten moments :o)
Harris laughed for the first time today and we were both fortunate enough to be there to see/hear it. Doesn't get much cuter than that :o)