I have been ultra running in hand-me-down and incorrectly fitting packs for about a year now and I finally decided to treat myself and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! Aesthetically, this pack is beautiful. I love the colors and as much I as I wanted to run a marathon immediately upon receiving it I also didn't want it to get dirty because it was so pretty! Of course, my first run in it I slipped and fell in mud... Functionally, I can't emphasize enough how awesome this pack is. I've been running in men's packs and I thought I was fine but when I tried this one on I didn't realize how horribly the ones I've been using fit me. It actually fits my woman sized ribs and hits me in all the right places. I also didn't know how I'd like the soft bottles. I've been told by ultra runners that they're way better than bladders and being stubborn as I am I didn't take their advice until recently. I ran/hiked 17 miles in Buckskin Gulch in Southern Utah with the soft bottles and fell in love. It's actually really nice not having that bladder tube running across your chest and because the bottles are soft you can hold it for a while and keep moving while you're drinking. They're much easier to clean too. And, once you've drank the contents they collapse super small and you can throw them in the back. I didn't think I'd like the bottles being located in the front right on top of my boobs either but it didn't bother me at all. I have a very small chest though so I'm not sure how this would feel for a well endowed woman. I use one bottle as backup and put it in the back of the pack and have one out front and my phone in the other pocket. It works out perfect. When I finish drinking the first one I just replace it with the full one and put the collapsed one in the back. There is so much storage space too! They did a really great job designing the pockets on this pack. Instead of having one big pocket with all your stuff jostling around, there are multiple compartments. I don't notice anything bouncing around and you can sort of prioritize your gear with all the cool pockets. I have one with food, one with back up clothing, one with toiletries, etc. I could boast about this pack forever but you just gotta try it on for yourself. Guys, if you're trying to attract an ultra runner girl, this is the way to her heart.
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