Brand : Orange Mud (http://http://www.orangemud.com)
Gear Type : running gear
Features : Medical grade neoprene stretch web on pocket closure, padded arm sleeves for extra comfort on the long haul, dual interior zippered cargo – accessible on the fly, reflective logo in between the bottle holders, 2 bottles 24 oz each included, 1″ thick antimicrobial back padding, silky smooth webbing for comfort and a solid fit, canted bottles for easy reach, weight: 498 grams, warranty-lifetime. Plus if you don’t like this pack use it first, beat it up, get it dirty, then send it back if it just doesn’t work.
To be honest, a few months ago, when I saw this double barrel, I was a little skeptic. And about a month ago, I was looking for a bigger water reservoir for my solo long run. I hate water bladder. I tried a running vest that holds the bottle on the front, it bruises my ribs. I loves my Salomon S-Lab, but the water flasks are too small for a long run. Then I tried this Double Barrel. It surprised me. I used it for my hill repeat and also on my 36 miles over the long path, and it worked great. I didn’t need to refill my water.
Pro : I can reach all the pockets, bottles and even the back storage without stopping. It didn’t cover my whole back, so my back can be breath better and doesn’t soak as much as other running vest or pack. The shoulder pocket looks small, but it s actually stretchable more than it looks. There s a key holder on the back pocket, it s really secure. It s another peace of mind, knowing that I wouldn’t be homeless after my long run.
Cons : I hope the next version will come with a bigger storage and poles loop to keep all those UTMB gears requirements.