At Harrier we love putting our gear up to some serious independent testing. We have had some awesome, professional gear testers, ultra runners and coaches test out our kit. See below for some of our favourites.
Claire Maxted, Wild Ginger Running
Loyd Purvis, Run4Adventure
Dave Taylor, Fell Running Guide
Ginger Al, Trail and Ultra Running Coach
Steve the Beard, YouTube Gear Tester
GARY HOUSE, RUNSTRONG
Helvellyn Carbon Z-Poles
Hi Kate, I just worked the new Helvellyn Poles hard on 2400m + of Welsh hills and found them strong, reliable and light... I’d happily recommend them to any beginner or mid-pack runner looking for win sticks!
Lucy Bird, Run Deep
LUCY BIRD, JOURNALIST, ULTRA RUNNER AND TRIATHLETE
500ml Regular Soft Flask, Long Straw
It was a tremendously positive experience using the Harrier Soft Flask. By now I was really confident about the quality of the flasks and was not surprised that cleaning and drying them was just as easy. They stayed open while drying so no water remained inside.
In short, 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.
Curbar 5L Race Vest & Helvellyn Carbon Z Poles
I've tried quite a few running vests over the years from budget Kalenji to market leading Salomon, and have struggled to find one that ticks all the boxes. The Harrier vest has come closer than all of them. The huge array of pockets, the different ways of holding poles, the lack of bounce and the huge amount of room make this one of, if not the, best vest I've ever tried. What Harrier have done which separates them from the competition, is ask the everyday trail and fell runner what they want in a race vest and gone from there.
I also really like the poles and will be the first I go to, especially if I'm carrying them on my belt. At this price they are very competitive.
These poles are perfect for beginners and intermediate runners alike, so if you are in the market for some new poles why not support a new British company.
HOBO PACE RACE DIRECTOR, COACH, ULTRA RUNNER
500ml Regular Soft Flask, Long Straw
I’ve been using Harrier soft flasks (& bladder) for a few months now. Being robust, faff free and essentially do not leak, they are exactly what I wanted! Long runs are difficult enough without hydration system issues which I’ve had my fair share of.
It’s great to have flasks I trust especially when doing what I love most, fast packing in remote areas. 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.
Race Vest Demo
See the race vests and their features in more detail on our demo video.
Quick Start Guide
Never again will you have a race vest where you don't know what 'all the bits' are for!
Claire Maxted, Wild Ginger Running★★★★★
"The race vests and Helvellyn poles have won our Best Value Award!"
Loyd Purvis, Run4Adventure★★★★★
"Wow, I really was impressed with all the kit we tested in the Ultra bundle."
Ronnie Staton, Hobo Pace★★★★★
"The Kinder 10L felt as good to me as any other vest I've ever worn, but it's by far the best value."
Keri Wallace, Girls on Hills★★★★★
"The Curbar 5L is excellent value for money - sturdy and practical, and evidently designed by trail runners."
Dave Taylor, Fell Running Guide★★★★★
"Another fantastic value for money vest, offers more features than some of the vests from the bigger brands and I would happily recommend it."
Gary House, RunStrong★★★★★
I found the Helvellyn Poles strong, reliable and light. I’d happily recommend them.
"There is a lot to recommend. I choose the Kinder 10L when heading off for longer trail runs."
"Absolutely loved the Curbar, the fit is great because the XS is actually small!"
"I see Harrier competing in the big leagues in the future."