After a lot of deliberation regarding which pack to get as my next review pack, I opted for the new Salomon 5L S-Lab pack. I couldn’t be more happy with my decision. This pack is PERFECT for those runners looking for something extremely light and minimal, though not lacking in the storage department.

This pack is crazy comfortable, extremely nimble, fits like a glove, has plenty of room for multiple bottles, some layers, nutrition, a bladder, etc. While it may not be the pack for a multi-day excursion or a long day out on the mountains where different levels of layering and weather preparedness are concerned, it still will perform flawlessly for an ultra or long day training/hiking.

Seriously, the best pack I’ve word yet. But also the most expensive.


  • Comfort
  • Light
  • Storage
  • Accessibility
  • Flasks
  • Mesh


  • Front Pockets Narrow
  • Sternum Plastic piping
  • No Bladder
  • Price

PRICE: 2/5
LOOKS: 4/5

TOTAL: 15/20

Watch the video above for my full review. Be sure to subscribe to my channel HERE!  The Salomon Advanced Skin S-LAB Hydro 5 Set was provided by Salomon for review. All opinions are my own.

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