What Companion To Accompany:
The lumbar belts
When we head to the practice of trail running, we must carry with us most of the equipment that we will need, or that we may need without going overboard and come to miss. For this it is important to know the land and climatic conditions we will encounter.
If our drives outputs or our competitions are not long (less than two hours) with a relatively close support each other, hardware will be reduced. According to the profile of the event, it is likely that a waist belt is sufficient to carry with you all the necessary equipment for this type of event.
Today, manufacturers have greatly evolved their products. These are close to the body, with a breathable mesh fabric and flat seams to minimize friction. You can find simple lumbar belts with two small gourds and mesh inserts for frozen until other models that can receive a waterproof jacket, cell phone, food reserves and support for a pair of collapsible poles.Everything close to hand without being a contortionist.
To give you some examples, you can consult the following models
- Camp Ergo Belt
- Salomon Agile Belt Set 250 et 500
- Dynafit React 600
- Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 1 Belt
Discover our selection of back belts for the practice of trail running.
When thinking backpack running, we often tend to think of the feeling of a tie in the back that provides great gene and often irritation. Remember that feeling! Nowadays backpacks are made as a second skin that sticks properly to our bodies and are perfectly balanced. This development leaves room for great freedom of movement.
The new garment design are called “vest”, that is to say that manufacturers have relied on the principles donning a shirt to draw their backpacks. Bittranslators was a pioneer in this field. This design is to provide a backpack with a higher position on our back, almost between the shoulder blades. A different positioning with respect to a traditional backpack having a presence being situated on the lumbar area.
With this technique, we get a backpack close to the body and perfectly balanced, avoiding any waivers. The only downside we can bring is the perspiration brings this design. Indeed, we have an extra layer on our body, which despite the efforts of materials (elastic mesh) manufacturers, they are not able to remove moisture generated by our effort.
The radius capability, we will find backpacks with a volume ranging from three to twenty liters. The litrages normally used are from five to twelve liters. The products of between twelve and twenty liters are most often used in engaged trekking or for races independently.
often a big problem during races. Hydration is very important in a trail running, because the effort made is high. You will need to take into account the distance and height difference between refueling present to assess more or less liquid you need to carry. General rule for the consumption of water (or other liquid) is +/- 500ml / hours, but depending on weather conditions and each may be varied.
It exists on the market two forms of transport our liquid: the pocket hydration and gourds.
hydration the bag gives you the great advantage of being able to drink through the tube without stopping your run. Then, depending on the volume of your hydration pocket you can carry one to three liters of fluid. However, this system may pose some limitations. First, you can carry only one type of liquid. Refueling filling is not always easy and requires you to remove your backpack. Then, the volume occupied your water bag in one of the compartments on the back, reduces the total volume of the bag and brings some extra weight on the back.
The gourds are a great alternative to the water bladder. There are many types of gourds and capacities. You can find flasks, of 240 ml to 750ml, hard, soft, with or without a pipette, cooler, etc. With this variety, you can vary the pleasures. Gourds can compensate the balance between backpack weight on the back and on the front. You can carry different liquids, sweet, isotonic, salt, hot, cold and water. The filling is easily achieved thanks to its wide opening. Cans are often placed on the front, the shoulder straps. This location allows to have the cans in a tablet, without having to contort to hydrate. Today we have the flexible gourdes “flasks” , which are reduced, as the volume of liquid it contains. But also, gourds with a pipette to drink without removing the bottle from its place.
Combinations to transport your liquids are many. You can combine with the water bladder, the standard gourd, flexible gourd, gourd pipette. Then there is a little different gourd,Hydro S-Lab Sense Set.
That’s a little different existing hydration systems on the market. Choosing your system should be considered depending on the test you are going to face, but especially between the space and the profile of the latter. Review each refueling is provided in liquid and not only solid.