This is a good cheap pack with a few modifications it would be excellent
Theres plenty of pockets enough to carry food and equipment for 4 or 5 hrs trail running, probably longer but i haven't tried running that long yet, the bladder looks cheap and primitive but works extremely well, the pack is very comfortable no chaffing
Bad points they need to make a large to extra large model to suit 44" plus chest sizes and the side elastic have little adjustment on them
Good back pack for money, plenty of pockets/ storage.
This is very useful for day long treks, pockets and storage options are quit nifty. Built in bladder is 1L only, there are two pockets on the side to keep 500ml bottles (extra).
Very adjustable straps.
Not yet use the loops for walking sticks maybe in future
Brilliant backpack. Can carry everything you’ll ever need plus very light.
Good value for money
I've put this to the test and it really is good for the trails, storage is brilliant and looks good
Just updated my older Kalenji backpack. This has more easily reachable pockets at front, my Kalenji bottles fit better and with the different size options it fits even better.
I have tried top of the range vests this does everything for a fraction of the cost. I never use the bladder in these bags, perhaps an option without, lowers the cost and the waste.
I love this pack. I've used it to train for and run a marathon. In addition to the bladder I use a 500ml silicon water bottle in the front. Plenty of space for gels, snacks, raincoat and your wallet. My only dislike is the sizing. I have the xs/s size and it's slightly too big, even with the straps tightened as far as they go. I am 175cm and 70kg - bigger than the average woman - so I think most women would find it too large. Decathlon I recommend you review your size range.
I have now used this bag for approximately 600 miles of running.
I took it on all my training runs getting ready for Race To The Stones (100km) it carried all gear required.
I recently completed Hardmoors Goathland 28 miles and it carried all mandatory kit and then my “what if” kit.
My typical run pack has:
First aid kit, Poop kit, Jacket, Gels, Salt tabs, spare socks, cup, snacks, poles, tape.
Two negatives I found are:
The hanging loop stands up and touches the back of my neck, which after 30 miles ca get on your nerves, simple fix, I cut it off.
Secondly the loops designed for carrying poles don’t much like the telescopic style of collapsing poles and only really hold folding poles well enough.
In summary a great starter bag with many pockets, some hard to get to without removing pack but holds all you need on a budget.
I have given 5 stars as it’s a bargain.