We previously looked at the inov-8 RACE ELITE 25 (super efficient volume pack), now we will review the very functional inov-8 Race Pro 12. This is the ultimate backpack that is not only brilliant for running and trail running, but also fantastic for other sports such as adventure racing and even mountain biking.
It maintains the inov-8 mould of minimalist gear and it’s pretty lightweight for a backpack, weighing only 566g. It will be a godsend on trail runs, especially when you have to carry your trail running essentials. It has a 2L Bladder which is perfect for your hydration needs.
It is perfect for those drawn out distances because of it being lightweight, that factor will really come into play when you are fatigued and even a tiny bit of extra weight makes a difference to your run – that point when your legs feel like they are carrying a ton (so to speak). The inov-8 Race Pro 12 weighs only 566g, but it actually feels lighter than that.
Space is definitely not a factor for the inov-8 Race Pro 12 – the main compartment has a storage capacity of 12 litres. That’s more than enough space than you will require for you to be efficiently equipped for your run. This bag has a wonderful fit, sitting firmly with added stability.
The backpack has strong shoulder straps and a waist strap that enables the bag to sit flush so you don’t have to worry about it hindering your balance with unnecessary swaying. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort and will not hurt your shoulders.
It also has stretch mesh and hip pockets as well as larger rear stretch mesh pockets. The pockets are optimally positioned so you will not have to exhibit any contortionist movements to retrieve your items as you run. In addition, the hip pockets are weather proof so your contents will be kept safe.
To top it off, this marvellous backpack is very tough and is made from PU-coated rip-stop nylon so it will not let you down and keep your gear secure. Carrying your trail running gear while on the go has never been easier thanks to the inov-8 Race Pro 12. You can buy it from REBEL Elite Fitness for only R949.95.
How do you carry your trail running essentials?