I have finally accepted that my beloved UltrAspire Alpha hydration pack is nearing the end of its life, so I am on the hunt for a new hydration pack for trail & distance running. 

Nearly all the options I have looked at (even 'women's packs') would have me carrying gear or water directly on top of my chest. As a female runner, I have enough issues with chafing at the bra line, the last thing I want to do is carry additional weight directly on top of my chest. 

Any suggestions for hydration packs/vests for a female runner?

My wish list:

  • Ideally a 2 liter capacity.
  • Pockets that are easily accessible on the run for fuel. I don't want to have to take the pack off to grab a GU
  • I don't need much, if any, backpack/storage capacity. I usually just carry water and extra fuel. Too much space just encourages me to carry more than I need. 
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