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Perfect ergometry for maximum enjoyment: hydration packs for running

Anyone who enjoys running wants to take their valued possessions with them on their run. That's why running backpacks have to meet certain criteria so that runners view them as an ideal piece of equipment for their run. At first glance it may seem that any small backpack would do the job, but this is not the case. Find out here why running backpacks from Keller Sports are the ideal solution for runners.

What are running backpacks?

A running backpack is always tight-fitting and worn as close to the body as possible. This is made possible by multiple straps specially designed for running movement. That's why running backpacks look more like a life jacket and less like a typical hiking backpack. In contrast to normal backpacks, running backpacks sit tight against the body so that it doesn't move around while running. Belts or straps need to fit tightly and the weight distribution should be even. Some running backpacks include special systems with stabilisation features on the back.

What are the main things to consider when choosing a running backpack?

Running backpacks are less about packing volume and more about optimum weight distribution across lots of individual pockets or compartments. These are used for transporting snacks, spare clothes, arm warmers, rain protection, mobile phone, headphones and hiking maps. It's best if the individual compartments are flexible, i.e. made from elasticated material.
Trail running backpacks need to allow the runner to take in liquid without stopping. Firstly, the drinks bottle holder helps with this. Secondly, some running backpacks feature an integrated hydration system with in-built drinks bag and tube.

What additional features do the best running backpacks offer?

The perfect running backpack includes safety features such as reflectors, making you more visible to road traffic if running at night or in fog.
In order to use your perfect running backpack for combined tours such as running/climbing, running/hiking or mountain climbing/via ferrata, it needs to include various fastening systems. Cords and straps for helmets and telescopic poles are a must-have.
Men and women often exchange certain sports gear. A running backpack should therefore be adjustable in size to accommodate people of different body shapes and sizes.

Advantages and disadvantages of running backpacks


  • perfect for runners due to the fit and weight distribution
  • direct hydration supply via tube - no need to stop
  • handy for storing important equipment
  • optimum safety for runner thanks to reflectors


  • volume not suitable for multi-day tours or mountain hut tours
  • tubes of integrated hydration system often need to be cleaned

Conclusion: Running backpacks: outdoor all-rounders giving you more from your run

Anyone often on the move knows that even empty backpacks are often too big, too heavy and subsequently overfilled on tours. With running backpacks that can also be used for biking, hiking, climbing and mountaineering, this is not the case. You simply take your essential items with you. These can be packed in individual compartments so that everything sits tightly even on a fast run. Ideal hydration is provided via the inbuilt drinks system. Your running backpack features attachments for helmets and poles as well as added safety thanks to mounted reflectors. You'll soon be sure to join the group of happy people who chose the advantages of a running backpack with Keller Sports.



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