S-Lab’s New Adventures In Hydration

There’s an excellent article, ‘S-Lab’s New Adventures In Hydration‘, over at runtramp.com.

“The whispers started around about when Kilian Jornet showed up in Chamonix for the 2009 UTMB wearing what looked like, for all intents and purposes, a waistcoat- albeit an extremely technical looking one. Hindsight tells us that what he was in fact wearing was an early prototype of a hydration pack that would prove to be a game-changer in the world of trail running- it was, to give it it’s full title, the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin 5 Hydration Pack. It quickly became clear that there was some really exciting race-refuelling projects going on behind the secretive doors of the S-Lab.”

“The era of carrying a hydration pack was, in the eyes of the S-lab/Athlete collaboration, well and truly over. The era of wearing a hydration pack, as Kilian’s dominant UTMB display that year confirmed, had begun.”

As a fan of both the Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab 12 Set 2013 and the new soft flasks, this made for an interesting read that provided a hint as to what’s to come from this range.

Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab 12 2013

Salomon always come out with top quality products, guaranteed to spark the interest of runners and, especially, a kit junkie like myself. The new Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab 12 2013 pack continues this trend and even now comes in a size XL (Hope for me yet!). Ian Corless of Talk Ultra has been fortunate enough to get his hands on one of the packs to test. Check out what Ian has to say about the pack and some more images of the pack over at Ian’s website: