GEAR REVIEW: Camelbak Marathoner Vest

Approaching a new world of ultra running and longer weekly long runs nutrition and fueling on the run is an area I need to embrace – like it or not.  5k – half marathon racing I can get away with zero calories during the run … nothing.  During marathon training, I take pride it heading out the door for 18-23 mile long runs with 0-2 gels … 4 on race day while not breaking pace through the water stops.  Now, with a newer focus on trail ultra marathons for at least the first half of 2013, nutrition and fueling NEEDS to be dialed in.  Not being fueled properly in a road marathon will certainly lead to “bonking” and a poor race result – not fun.  Not being fueled properly on some ultra marathons can leave you walking for hours in the middle of the woods by yourself depleted and completely trashed – not fun but also not safe.  Below is my comparison of four of the best packs on the market.  All different each with their strengths (and some weaknesses)

This video review on the Camelbak Marathoner Hydration Vest is first in a four part series (and my first video review period!) with four various hydration packs by Camelbak, Ultimate Direction, and Amphipod:

  1. Camelbak Marathoner Hydration Vest (below)
  2. Amphipod Profile-Lite Airstretch 20
  3. Camelbak Octane LR
  4. Ultimate Direction Scott Jurek Ultra Vest


Camelbak Marathoner Vest Video Review:


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