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velcro damages clothing on long runs
on May 5, 2013
i bought this pack last year for a 50k race that i trained for and ran in june 2012. i chose this one because i needed a hydration pack with enough capacity to hold at least 2L of water and still have enough room to throw in my cell phone, keys, waterproof running jacket, etc. i researched all the hydration packs on the market that were designed for women, and this seemed like the perfect fit for me.
unfortunately i discovered a flaw in the design of the velcro closure of the hydration pack after only a few weeks of using it: when i fill the bladder to capacity (which i need to do for 3-4 hour long training runs), the velcro strap doesn't quite close all the way, leaving part of the scratchy part of the velcro exposed. over all those miles, that bit of exposed scratchy velcro rubbed against the back of my shirt, ultimately rubbing a hole right through not one, but two of my favorite technical long sleeved running shirts. sadly that makes this pack unusable for me for long runs.
i just bought the gregory pace 8 hydration pack today as a replacement. it looks like a better design because there's no exposed velcro bits.