The Patagonia Fore Runner 10L Vest is a running vest for on-the-go hydration. The Fore Runner packs all the essentials, including a 2 liter hydration reservoir to get you on the trail for a long distance run. The 11 ounce vest hugs close against your bag and stabilizes at the front with dual sternum straps. The nylon ripstop fabric is durable and weather resistant so you can continue on even in unpredictable weather changes. Keep your extra layers in the main section and energy gels, snacks, and phone in the front chest pockets. Time to tackle the distances.
Fully featured vest with stretch pockets for flasks or hand bottles, small stash pockets for salts or gels, top-loading main compartment with integrated compression
Highly breathable Air Flow-mesh vest with soft edge binding for next to skin comfort
2L hydration reservoir (included) is BPA free, FDA approved with quick connect hose
Foam back panel with mono mesh is highly breathable and won't absorb sweat
100-denier high tenacity
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Water-resistant, Hydration Compatible
Hydration, Running, Cycling
10 liters / 610 cubic inches
50 - 100 oz
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 3 out of
Good design, good pockets, not for tall people?I returned this pack once, and both packs came with a water bladder with holes in it. Not huge deal, but you don't want to buy an extra water bladder after spending this much on pack. I'm 6'3" and the pack wanted to slide down about 2-3" too far, making the entire water tube setup impossible to use. If it was just a bit bigger I would have kept it.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of
Tom West from
Running NerdBought this for long runs (20+ miles) in the winter so I could stash gloves and layers as I warm up. Not sure how the water pouch will work but I will give it a shot. This thing has so many nooks and pockets it's unbelievable. It should be pretty snug and stay put when running, but time will tell, I haven't run with it yet.
I actually have seen people wear these types of things in races (1/2 and full marathons). This is a little confusing to me since there is absolutely no reason for it... but hey... whatever.
So basically, this seems like a good idea for really long runs where you might not have access to a good place to dump stuff as you go.
We have all been there. You are going out on a 25 mile run in the winter, and 10 miles in you need to peel off a layer of gloves, or you want to stash the shirt you have on cause you are sweating so much. So what do you do? Well normally you would ditch the stuff along the trail and pick it up later. BUT if you aren't doing an out and back run then what? Well you stash the stuff in this pack and haul it around with you.