Reviewed by Charles Forbin from Smoky Mountains on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I'm an ultra-runner and own CamelBaks, Ospreys, Ultimate Direction, and a couple of other hydration packs. Although some of the aforementioned brands have some very strong points--the Salomon S-Lab pack is the gold standard for running. The pack wears like a vest and is super stable. The layout of the compartments is smart and efficient. If you're unaware, Salomon's S-Lab line is their top line--developed with the direct input of their elite racing team. All Salomon running gear is great; the S-Lab line is world-class. The vest is extremely comfortable and can even be worn (by men) without a shirt. The pack comes with both a solar blanket and an emergency whistle (often required gear in European races). STP has an incredible price on these (especially awesome with coupon codes). Don't sit on the fence regarding this purchase...it's worth it.