Better than you think, but worse than I thought. Salomon Advanced Skin 12 for Trail Running

The Salomon Advanced Skin 12 is a good hydration pack that will work well for most runners unless you’re planning to use it with a bladder.

Trail running is my passion and I needed a hydration vest that could accommodate a bladder since most of my runs are self-supported. I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Salomon Advanced Skin 12, so when it came time to upgrade old Nathan vest I decided to see what all the hype was about.

While I can see why so many folks love this pack, it did not work well for me. I found several significant issues with the bladder, and the quick fit system took me a while to get used to.

My opinion of this pack comes down to how you plan on using it. If you primarily use soft flasks when you run, this will be a great durable vest! The comfort and versatility is fantastic, and once you get that fit dialed in, it feels pretty amazing to run in. But if you want a hydration vest that can be used with a bladder, and/or you have fumble fingers like me, I would probably find something else.

Salomon Advanced Skin 12
https://www.salomon.com/en-us/shop/product/adv-skin-12-set.html

Salomon Advanced Skin 12 with Top Pouch
https://www.salomon.com/en-us/shop/product/adv-skin-12-lc11657.html

Additional Info

UltraTrailSteven: 2022 Salomon ADV Skin 12 Review / Best vest for self-supported runs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5TElCXq1VQ

Trekker Fox “How to attach a hydration bladder to the Salomon ADV SKIN 12 Running Backpack”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_EYWO_-RXE

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Huge thank you to Anthony Vega @anthony_vega1 and My Dad, Tom Thompson, for helping me get some of those shots.

Footage notes: Most shots were taken at Rolling Hill Park and Mill Creek Park (aka Hollow Woods) in Gladwyne PA, and Bear Rocks & Knife’s Edge in Andreas PA. #salomon #advskin12 #bestrunningvests #trailrunning #run #running #salomonrunning #runningvest #trailrun

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