Woman's NATHAN® INTENSITY RACE VEST 2L :: Get an edge when you're going the distance by hydrating with the ultra comfortable Women's Nathan® Intensity Race Vest 2L, designed with female toughness in mind. Lock in the perfect fit and enjoy the balanced weight distribution of the 3-way Propulsion Harness that moves with you, reducing bounce and wasted energy. You never feel weighed down thanks to the lightweight materials, and you'll love the added comfort of this race vest's breathable mesh shoulder straps. Sippin' will be easy from the hydration tube's bite valve, and storage will also be a snap thanks to the dual front pockets.
Features & Benefits:
Ergonomically placed chest straps and female-friendly armholes make this perfect for a female torso
Lighter weight fabric than previous versions
New easy-adjust strap system for faster on and off
Repositioned bladder tube now exits from top of pack to eliminate skin contact
Front Power Stretch Mesh pockets and two rear zippered compartments store all your essentials
3-way Propulsion Harness moves in harmony with your shoulders and upper back, reducing wasted energy
Welll, this is my very first hydration pack, since a bought an hidration belt 2 years ago, I'm trainning for my first marathon so belt wasn't enogh anymore, I can tell I did a very good web search to find the perfect pack, so now I can say I FOUND THE RIGHT ONE, you can bring your camera, cell phone, keys, gels/bars, tissue paper even an extra nathan bottle or whatever it fits on the pockets and I can swear you will not feel the extra weight! Amazing!
I found that wearing a pack it's something to get use to, I'm 36C cup sized, so the first miles I felt an awkward pressure on my chest while breathing ( I made sure it wasn't tight ) but it just disappeared after a few miles.
Another thing to notice it's the bladder, SOOO easy to fill, clean etc. doesn't leak at all, keeps water fresh even if you didn't use ice, somenthing I really appreciate when sun is on your face!
I saw a few videos on youtube, and when you see the pack in motion you can totally tell it bounces a lot, so I have to say I was expecting this, but its so weird you can barely feel it on your back while moving, so for this I recomend not to believe everything you see on YouTube! hahaha! Ok, for real, its just (now I can tell) that if you record a runners back wearing an hidration pack, it sures gonna move a little or a lot in every case, but wearing it its sooo different.
And for last, not least, the price! OMG! Price it's ALL WORTH IT! I had an 100dlls budget so I googled on every store, lot of brands, lot of videos, no one offers you better price than being a RRS VIP member and this Nathan pack.
Well, I hope this helps, because I do looked for lots of reviews as well when tryin' to buy something... Have happy miles! From Mexico :D
Autlán, Jal, MEX.
Love it! Solved the hydration challenge!
Love it! Highly recommend this. However, I replaced the water bladder that comes with it with a Camelback one. The one that comes with it comes off the internal hook it hangs on too easily and it doesn't seal as well as the Camelback. Also, the mouthpiece had a terrible taste, even after washing a few times. That being said, it fits VERY well with no chafing. Wear it snug for best results. Even on tight, it does not impede breathing or running, and you don't get sweaty due to the fabric and design. It is cut to fit a woman and I'm larger on top. Pockets on the front are large enough to hold phone, keys, etc. When running, the water will slosh a little, but remember to bleed your air from your bladder and it's not a nuisance. I HIGHLY recommend this product, even with the bladder issues.
This is a light weight, durable vest. Like the outer pockets for my GU. Pockets are big enough to hold my stingers and the extra front pocket for a water bottle is great. Bladder is easy to clean. I don't like that the vest is hand wash only. The straps do not remain in postion after adjusting and the vest drops down from mid back to lower, after about 4-5 miles. It chaffes like crazy!! My skin was completely burned off leaving my sides and lower back raw. Mild chaffing on my upper back.Had to visit the medical tent after my marathon. An additional front strap on bottom of vest like the top front one, would probably keep the vest from shifting and sliding so much.
san diego, ca
I would buy this pack again!!
I used to wear a water belt for longer trail runs and just recently switched to wearing a hydration pack. I was skeptical at first, so I took it out for a 4 hour trail run to try it, and I have no complaints! There are plenty of straps to adjust the size and get the right fit. It also has room for another water bottle up front, little pockets for your snacks, and another storage pocket in the back for anything else you might need!!
San Diego, CA
I would not buy this vest for me, maybe for a child
Unless you have a pencil thin neck and zero shoulder muscles, this will dig into side of neck/shoulder. All other running vests dip down lower in back or have wider opening, which keeps it from rubbing. But this one goes high along back of neck, then an opening, then vest again. This creates a strap-like band at the top, and will rub or dig, especially if weight it down by filling with water. I've been running with an entry level Camelback for past 3 years, and was looking to upgrade. I wanted to love this vest, but exchanged it for another. I'm 5'6", size 4-6, not big or muscular, and no chest at all. If you have very small, narrow neck and shoulders, maybe try, but if you can do 20 or more push ups, may need to try another vest, without that upper "strap." Love Road Runner Sports though, they make shopping hassle free and make sure we end up in the correct gear!
great alternative to belts
I have gotten to use this product on 1 long run so far. I had some water left after 10 miles. The pack is well designed. Even carrying a full 2 liters of water it did not feel like I had added much weight. The material is very breathable, I did not sweat much more than normal. The bladder is easy to take out and clean. The straps adjust great for a perfect fit.
Vero Beach, FL
Love this for distance runs. Keeps water, my chapstick, my phone, and my Gu all at my fingertips without any weird gyrations required to access my stuff. I can also carry a light extra layer and my car key in the pack. Surprisingly comfortable, and doesn't bounce around. A bit challenging to fit properly if you have larger breasts but enough straps to maneuver. I recommend it.
Santa Cruz, CA
Used for the first time last week, really easy to fill, fit and run comfortably with. Had crushed ice in it to start with and it was quite noisy when I was running but maybe need to look into getting all air out of bag when filling. Very happy with my purchase, VIP price very competitive.
training for marathon
Really happy with this hydration vest. No chafing, fits me well , made for women. It is a life saver on my long runs- no stashing water or carrying bottles. I find that I drink more water this way.
nice and bright and compact!
needed an updated hydration pack. Last one I purchased is 10 years old or more! This is a nice compact, bright pack. Need to use a couple of more times to get comfortable with straps. Lots of room for storage of supplies! Like so far!
cape may court house, nj
Great for marathon training!!
Was concerned this might be too heavy, but it's great! My other hydration system was only 32oz and I was running out after about 15 miles so i decided to try this out...Perfect for marathon training! Not as heavy as I thought it would be. Very happy with this!
Maple Valley, WA
I find this vest very comfortable and it does not bounce. I have taken it on an 18 mile run and it was great. Great storage for gels and food. Easy to access tube as well.
Finally found a system that works for me!
wish there was a larger zipper pocket that could fit a larger cell phones
One really cool thing is that a 20 oz bottle fits in the open pocket in front, perfect for electrolyte drinks
Bought this for a 50k run. It was easy to fill, easy to use, and comfortable. I've worn belt packs and this far exceeds those. Plan on using this for century rides as well as additional ultras.
I have just used it once and i love it!!! I find it ligthweight and a lot of pouches for many uses! Doesn't move at all!!!! Can't wait to use it again!
liked it, comfortable
worked well for exactly what I wanted if for. Had just enough extra storage and was lightweight and comfortable
Definitely recommend to my friends
Love it so far, great for my long runs with no voice and chaff
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