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#1 Purds

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 12:02 PM

Hi There, quick question, I am a newb to trail running and looking for a good hydration pack, I have got to the point in my running where I cant really run much further without one (About 2.5 hours on a cool day). 


Done a bit of research and these things seem super expensive, the best value I can seem to find without compromising on percieved quality is the Aonijie Withwind pack.


I cant find many comprehensive reviews online and nobody that has owned one for very long. Can any one attest to this pack's durability, comfort and any other important features.


Any other suggestions in this price range are also welcome.


BTW I will be using it for running the UTCT 65km at the end of the year.


Thanks in advance for the help.

#2 Izak

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:06 AM

Hi there, picking a pack is rather important especially because most of them are crazy expensive here in SA.  I have no experience with the Aonijie packs but have been looking at moving away from Salomon due to some quality concerns I have and the obvious price tag that comes with the name...having said that they are super comfortable.

I have also looked at the Ultimate direction and lately the Compressport kit.

UD is a sortof middle range pack price wise in any case but I feel that most of their packs are packs rather than vests.

I personally prefer a vest as I hate something bouncing around  all the time.

I have not done that type of distance so you might want to look at something a bit bigger, i.e. a pack.

I have used Fox packs and also some of the Camelback packs which were also comfortable but not specific to running and therefore the Salomons of the world are better suited.

You can also have a look at Innov8, they were going to leave SA but have decided to keep supplying.

Best idea is to go to your nearest stockist and try it on.  Nothing like a backpack that you have to run with for a long while that is uncomfortable and impractical as per your needs.

Look at fit as the biggest motivation and then storage (sometimes the storage at the back is difficult to access whilst running and therefore you may want more storage up front etc etc.

Quality is important as it needs to last you a while.  Check zips and stitching and overall manufacturing quality.


Hope that helps a bit. ;) 

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

I have the Aonitjie hydration vest. So far so good.

I bought it due to it's great price and it is the first vest i ever bought so can't compare it to anything else.

Izak gave some great advice.

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#4 Izak

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:46 AM

Just saw these as well....https://www.firstasc..._eid=f5f458acf3

I spoke with Chantel Nienaber and it seems as if the Innov8 kit will be stocked by the following guys in future.


Drifters in The Cape Quarter (021) 418 4511 [email protected] Run Specialist Store Bree St and Edward St (021) 418-1051 https://www.runstore.co.za/  Outdoor Escape (021) 883-2444 https://www.outdoorescape.co.za/ 

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