The versatile Responsiv 18L allows you to make the step up from Ultras to multi-day events and stage races by providing loads of storage without adding weight or losing comfort. It is a really comfortable vest pack even when fully loaded on long events and the interesting design features and added adjustability make this a perfect option for your next big challenge.
With a volume that is neither too big nor too small, discover the big brother of our classic Responsiv 10L! The Responsiv 18L backpack / vest is a bag designed and manufactured in France.
Thanks to revolutionary technology, made via laser cut, thermosealing and its foam back, you will enjoy a considerable comfort during your trail races!
Designed for performance, discover our Lazerdry range. This Responsiv 18L model is a backpack / vest designed for your ultra-trails. Its versatility and lightness will make it your favorite companion!
In addition, a water bladder (up to 2.5L) can be inserted in the main pocket.
Adaptable to all morphologies, the bag is adjusted by means of a micro adjust loop system.
Raidlight's Responsiv 18L 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 18L version is designed to bridge the gap between carrying the load you'd expect to take on a winter Ultra where plenty of additional layers are needed through to lightweight, well organised (and minimal) camping gear for a multi day event or stage race. It is on the large size for normal Ultra events that simply require extra layers and mandatory kit but it is still manageable and the extra space compared to 10L version will only cost you around 35g in weight. 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