A superb race ready vest pack. This super lightweight race vest is ready for whatever brutal challenges you want to throw yourself into. It offers versatile storage, good adjustability and is really comfortable so you can stay well fed, well hydrated and take all the layers and extra kit you need.
Thanks to its new technologies, RaidLight has made a breakthrough in the field of "new generation"accessories. Always listening to our customers and trail runners, we want to offer you the best. Here is the 2018 version of the Responsiv 10L bag / vest.
For more lightness, we have made it even more ergonomic: find additional pockets including a zippered and secured pocket, two hydration systems and stick holders.
Discover the new version of the Responsiv 10L bag / vest! For your comfort, we have improved the mesh to make it ultra light and breathable!
In addition, you will find 4 pockets including a zip on the back of the bag, and 4 pockets on the straps. Two of these are specially designed for our Eazyflasks and R-Go bottles: be hydrated at all times.
Thanks to its micro adjustable buckles and straps, it will adapt perfectly to your morphology and you won't be able to get rid of it!
Raidlight's Responsiv 10L Vest Pack gives you a great storage capacity for a surprisingly low weight. The close fitting vest style minimises bounce when you're running while increasing comfort by spreading the load you are carrying really well across the broad shoulder straps. The Responsiv range are amazingly comfortable to wear, especially on Ultra races where comfort can become a rarity. The breathable mesh design is great for reducing heat build up while the micro dials allow you to adjust the pack with minimum effort whenever you want to.
This 10L version is designed to cover you for the gear you'd expect to take on a regular Ultra through to a winter event where plenty of additional layers are needed through. In my opinion it would be a bit tight for a multi day event or stage race even for the most well organised (and minimal) runners. It is a generous size for normal running events that simply require mandatory kit but it is still manageable since the overall weight is so low on the pack in the first place. The pack comes with two soft flasks with straws and these are great for drinking on the go so you don't need to break stride messing about accessing them. The pole holders on the front and back are great if you run with poles or take them for emergency use and the front holder is really handy if you want quick access. Although it's not the most durable material pack design is amazingly comfortable, practical and amazingly lightweight so they are ideal for serious runners and serious races.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear