Trail runners are always thinking about what to pack or not to pack in their packs! When it comes to this question you have to decide based on your condition and the weather conditions. For short distance training, runners want to hit the trail light, maybe just grab a handheld water bottle, put on a light t-shirt and head out; but for long distance training, sometimes spanning even days, the weather becomes an important reference factor in how you carry your gear. How to quickly pick a suitable backpack for your trail running? What are some of the things to consider when picking a trail running backpack?
I’ve compiled the experience of the greats to share with you.1. Consider weight/weight capacityYou’ll just have to weigh the options and make a choice: a stronger, more durable pack with less pressure and weight on your back and therefore support, or a super lightweight pack that loses support but you gain lighter weight? Current technology support has made it possible to choose a lightweight and sturdy backpack, such as one made of polyester or ripstop nylon. 2. Consider comfortAdding padding to the waist and shoulder straps adds comfort and stability, but they also add weight to the overall pack. You’ll want to determine the proper waistbelt adjustment, chest, and shoulder strap placement based on your body type and running stance. Small chest pockets can be added to many canvas packs, spreading the weight more comfortably across the front of the body and back. 3. Consider convenience
Side pockets and waistband pockets allow you to get the necessary food refills (energy bars, gels, snacks, electrolytes, etc.) without having to remove the pack. This is important when you’re on the course, and the water bottle holders attached to the shoulder straps allow you to easily access water and get through the monitoring stations faster, saving valuable race time.4. Consider the needs of the training processLuxury knowledge, luxury goods, glasses, lipstick, T-shirts, gloves, belts, hats,