The ultimate VestPack for adventures racing. Stabilised around your spine, our unique 7-point harness connects the pack with the runners spine via a top yoke-style harness to provide the most stable carry possible. The yoke harness also frees the shoulders allowing a more energy efficient running action. Dual V-shaped anchors hug the waist to provide a secure fit and control bounce and swing when on uneven ground.
Combining the capacity of a pack with the upfront accessibility of a vest, ideal for multi-day racing or ultra challenges where regular stops to grab kit aren’t an option.
Stabilised around your spine, the Phantom Suspension system utilises a narrow yoke behind the neck to attach the pack to the spine, rather than the shoulders, allowing the shoulders to move freely increasing the efficiency of your action.
Two shock-absorbing suspension cords over the shoulder work in tandem to further reduce swing, keeping the pack in line with the spine.
The weight of the pack is taken by the yoke attachment point with shock absorption and swing controlled by the tensioned bungees over each shoulder.
Vertical movement is reduced by two equalised anchor points fed to a shared adjuster. This creates a very stable Y-shape that hugs the vest pack into the lower spine. When the runner pushes off, the weight pulls on the lower strap, as the runner drops back down the upper strap tightens preventing the shoulder loosening.
Adjustable back-length inc aluminium tent peg
Removable carbon Fibre stays (can be replaced with tent poles)
EVA padded shoulder harness
Large rear mesh pocket
Two front bottle pockets (750ml bottle compatible)
Two large zipped belt pockets
3l hydration bladder compatible
Front mesh pouches for essentials
Back length: 46cm – 54cm
Colours: Black/Orange, Grey/Blue
Fabrics: CORDURA (Nylon),
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Backpack or RaceVest?
And when is a backpack a vest!? A backpack normally uses a more traditional shoulder strap system, alongside a waistbelt and/or sternum strap fro stability. A vest is more like a piece of clothing, with fabric wrapping around the torso, both for stability and also allowing for extra pockets and storage. Backpacks are generally suited to larger loads as they can have more padding on the straps and weight through the waistbelt. However, the benefits of a racevest, with its accessable storage on the move, we have tried to incorporate some of those features, alongside the fit and stability to larger loads in order to create VestPacks such as the Phantom 25.
Can I Wash My Backpack?
Yes! Its a good idea to occasionally wash away all that sweat, dirt and oil that accumulates through regular use of your Backpack. Just check all the pockets for forgotten jelly babies and fivers, undo the zips and remove any foam padding from the back system plus any other removables such as pegs. Use a quick cycle and a specific outdoor wash then line dry; done! More Info Here
Men's & Women's Backpacks?
Nope! Since all our backpacks are designed for running, they ride high on the back away from the running motion of the hips. This means back lenths is less of an issue and we are able to have a good degree of adjustability, to suit a range of body shapes, in the harness and shoulder straps. Some of our larger backpack sizes are better suited to larger frames, such as the Classic 32 whereas the smaller Phantom 18 would be a good choice for a smaller frame but they are both unisex.
What's the volume?
The number quoted after most of our backpacks denotes its total volume, though stretch mesh panels and waistbelt pockets usually add a little extra to that total!