HARRIER RACE VESTS
Curbar 5L and Kinder 10L are available for pre-sale now. Expected arrival date is wc August 3rd. We may have delays due to CV-19 but we will keep you regularly updated.
Stanage 10L XL date to follow in next few weeks. Subscribe for updates.
The Harrier 5L Curbar race vest is perfect for carrying the basics. Including 2 x 500ml Harrier Soft Flasks, snacks, lightweight waterproof jacket, spare layer, first aid kit and an emergency survival bag.
The Harrier 10L Kinder or *Stanage race vest will provide you with the extra capacity for more remote or colder runs when you want to carry the above plus additional spare clothing and waterproof trousers.
*The 10L Stanage race vest has the same features as the 10L Kinder but is specifically designed for XL and XXL sizing.
Our race vests currently are uni-sex sizing.
If you are between sizes we would recommend going up a size up as when you have kit packed it will give extra room for adjustment. You are welcome to try the race vest on at home, and if it is not the right size we can exchange for another size. See our returns information for full details. Or contact us if you are not sure.
To check size, take measurement around fullest part of the chest.
|RACE VEST||Small||Medium||Large||EXTRA LARGE||EXTRA EXTRA LARGE|
|CURBAR 5L||84 - 96cm||96 - 106cm||106 - 117cm|
|KINDER 10L||84 - 96cm||96 - 106cm||106 - 117cm|
|STANAGE 10L||117 - 127cm||127 - 140cm|
|Ladies size||8 - 12||12 - 16||16 - 18||18 - 20||20 - 22|
It's important to consider your race vest to match your training, not just the race you are aiming for. During races and events you have multiple checkpoints and support.
Leading up to your event, your training runs will increase in distance and time spent out. No checkpoints available on these days!
Choose your race vest to match your hardest training runs. If you are aiming for a spring marathon distance, you will need to do hard training runs in the winter. This means that a 10L will be much better for you during these runs as you will need to carry warm layers, additional water, lots of snacks, waterproofs, etc. On race day you will probably carry less water and food as you will be able to restock at regular check points.
See your event details for what support they offer. Futureproof yourself and buy the vest that covers you for everything.
"The most sustainable clothes are the ones we already own." Charlotte, Re-Run Clothing.
Rather than buy new gear every year, look after your existing kit. Not only is they very much more environmentally friendly, but it will save you money to upgrade to lighter kit and enter more exciting races.
Sew up small holes before they get bigger, wash and re-waterproof your kit according to its instructions, dry it properly after every wash, and sell your old but well-cared-for kit on eBay to raise funds for more.
At Harrier we have lots of spare parts for repairs. So please contact us if you need to repair your item.
We will have updates soon on when our full hydration collection will be available. Including all soft flasks, bladders and eco-cups. Sign up to get the updates first.
For Harrier race vests and most other brands - Regular (shown above) 500ml or 300ml
For other brand race vests that require tall, slim soft flasks - Slim 500ml
Slim are also excellent for in the back of any race vests,. Their shape is great for resting between the shoulder blades. Great if you want to take extra water but not use a bladder.
If you are not sure which is right for you please contact us.
You will see three straw options with the regular (not slim) soft flasks.
1. Short tops
Keeps bottle out of the way in front vest pocket.
Easy to hold in hand on shorter runs.
Easy to stash in back of vest.
Possible con - Can mean more neck reaching over on longer runs.
2. Long straws
Means straw closer to mouth when running.
Easier to drink on the go with no hands.
Has on / off function to prevent leaks.
Possible con - Can be annoying if you do not like the idea of it close to your face when running.
When you choose a long straw you will also get a short top to mix and match.
3. Extra long straws
Extra long straws are not for Harrier race vests.
These are for other brands where the soft flasks sit very low in the vest.
When you choose an XL straw you will also get a short top to mix and match.
If you are not sure which to choose contact us.
Larger water holders to take weight of liquid on your back in your race vest.
Tube comes around the front for you to drink from.
Bladders are great for long distance runs when you know you’ll be out for several hours without any water available on route.
Note - be careful to monitor how much liquid you have left so you don't run out by accident.