HARRIER TRAIL RUNNING COLLECTION
Curbar 5L and Kinder 10L available for pre-sale now. Expected arrival 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.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT RACE VEST
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.
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.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT HYDRATION
For Harrier race vests and most other brands - Regular 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.
STAY SAFE ON THE TRAILS
Having a Mini Runner First Aid Kit to hand is great in case you or anyone else needs some medical assistance. A few plasters, micro-pore tape and bandage can go a long way. This one is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can be dropped in your race vest.
An Emergency Survival Bag is better than a foil blanket. If you were to have a trip or fall somewhere remote you need to keep warm. When you stop running it is amazing how quickly you can get cold even on a warm day. A blanket will not keep you fully protected.
A tube scarf is also a really versatile piece of kit because you can use it as a scarf, a hat, bandanna or headband.
Our Safety Bundle provides all three for £15. Each item is lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand so you won't even notice you are carrying them in your race vest or bumbag.
A Dry Bag is useful extra to put all of your kit inside your race vest in case it rains. It gives 100% waterproof protection to all of your items. Because no one wants soggy kit on a rainy British day!
There are a few simple things you can do to be prepared if anything goes wrong during your trail run.
1. Run with a friend, group or a club if you are not confident going out by yourself. They will take the pressure off finding nice routes, getting lost and knowing what’s within your comfort zone.
2. Let someone know what route you are running and when you expect to be home.
3. Have a fully charged mobile phone for security.
4. Carry a Harrier Mini Runner First Aid Kit in case of any trips or falls.
5. An emergency survival bag will offer you better protection against the elements compared to a foil blanket. Our bivvy also comes with printed signal information in case of an emergency.
6. Carry your spare warm kit in a dry bag. You can never be sure when the weather will change and the last thing you want is damp, cold kit if you need some warm clothes during your run. We have 2 litre or 5 litre options depending how much you need to carry in your race vest.
Harrier soft flasks & bladder are robust, faff free and essentially do not leak, they are exactly what I wanted!
Harrier have their priorities right. Great quality products with a fast and friendly service so you can focus on what it’s all about, enjoying the trails.
Wild GInger Running
I'm delighted to say that they have won the Best Value award in the Wild Ginger Running poles test for their excellent features and low weight at a really fantastic price!
I am looking forward to using them on my next multi-day running adventure.
The Harrier soft flask is a great buy. £10 is a fantastic price for a well-made, robust and reliable soft flask that does exactly what it’s supposed to do: provide you with an efficient means of getting fluids down you while out enjoying your run. I now want them in every colour!
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