Hello All - I am looking for a hydration pack for my long runs. I have camelbaks for biking but they seem a little heavy and are really not made for running. I have seen a number of people wearing Nathans and saw the NAthan Endurance online. I tried a different model of NAthan on which seemed to have good support but just did not seem to fit right. I am 6'1" an broad shouldered so I am guessing the one size fits all doesn't mean fits all correctly.
Any thoughts? Go Lite? NAthan Endurance? Other styles of Camelbak? I will be using in my training for 1/2 Ironman and full and possibly even racing. I have hydration issues so even with the ton of water stops on the bike and run course I would be safer to carry more water. The fuel belts just do not have enough in them. Thanks for any input.
I love my Nathan...It is the HPL 20. My longest run with it is 25km on trail and it performed wonderfully. The Nathan suspension (from what I gather) is different than camel back in that the straps move independently and give you the feeling like nothing is on your back. I have never chaffed with it either, which is good!!!
DH uses a Camelback and races longer than me (50 milers +) and has loved it BUT is now starting to covet mine?! For what that's worth.
I have a Camelbak Octane XCT that drives me nuts. The straps do not stay in place so I'm constantly readjusting them so it doesn't bounce around. It's very heavy when full (holds 3 liters) but I have no other options when running 20+ on the trails. I did fill it in the summer because I am a heavy sweater and need the water. I finally decided to hit one parking lot where I can do a few short out/backs with a handheld bottle and change the bottle. I may check out the Nathan that has been recommended.
I like the camelback Lobo. It hold 100oz's and plenty of room for food and supplies. I feel the 100oz is required here in AZ for summer (plus 2 - 25oz hand bottles). Running in CO you might be able to get by with a 60. I prefer hand bottles in a race but always train with both.