This week’s #skoutfind is for the trail running minimalist.
Ultra runner Ashley Nordell says, “For any long run, my go-to item is my UltrAspire Spry 2.0 with the flask-shaped bottles. I wear 1-2 bottles in the front for easy access. At aid stations I don’t have to take off my pack to fill a bladder — I just pull out the bottles, refill, and go.
The back has a pocket that can hold a one-liter bladder for if extra water is needed, or I usually stuff my Houdini in it so I’m prepared for weather. I can also throw in a headlamp, extra food, map, water filter, etc. There is also a water- and sweat-proof pill pouch that I put electrolytes or other medication in, and another small zipper pocket where I carry ID if I’m out alone, Chapstick, fruit snacks, etc. I’ve worn this version of the pack at every ultra I have raced this year, including both hundreds [Bighorn & Ozark]. Because the back pocket sits higher up, I never deal with lower back chafing.”
Check it out on the UltrAspire website!Designed with the same comfortable fit and shape of the original Spry, UltrAspire made some necessary upgrades. The Max O2 Sternum™ clasp allows for better range of motion, minimizing breathing restrictions. Complete with trash pockets, quick-stash rear pocket, and exterior shock cord for added carrying capacity, the Spry 2.0 covers all the essentials.