Surprisingly versatile little backpack
Bought this for a weekend away rather than to run with. My initial thought was that it was going to be way too small but with the extended zipper compartment it was just perfect. It is soft, light, strong and comfortable. Couldn't ask for more.
May 8, 2013
Run with this backpack
I've run a couple of times using this backpack. It fits all the essentials (purse, keys, clothes). The zips stayed zipped when running. They are small zipped pockets inside for valuables. The multiple straps are adjustable meaning you can secure the pack to reduce movement when running. All this and it looks good, too. You can't beat SB gear, in my opinion.
May 6, 2013
Great size and weight
This is a great little run backback. I've used it practically everyday since I got it. Amazingly I can fit all of my kit for bikram in it, including a grip dot towel, another towel and a change of clothes!
I would only suggest two improvements: some sort of waterproofing (or another waterproof version of the same bag) and a better finish on the lime colored fabric toggles on the zips (as of right now they are not finished and fray almost immediately).
April 22, 2013
fabulous, light and roomy - very versatile backpack
This is a great little backpack. It is surprisingly roomy, and light to carry. It has a roomy internal zip pocket to keep valuables safe and can take a 'camel pack' as well. It has loads of adjustments on the carrying space and the straps for a really comfortable fit. I shopped around extensively and this was the lightest backpack I could find. I was out in the pouring rain for several hours and everything was dry inside. I am delighted with it.
March 30, 2013
Great for long Runs
A good size, plus very comfortable. I quite like the two external bottle holders
March 23, 2013
Love this backpack
Got this for travel not for running so can't comment on how it would perform on the running trail. I can say that for exploring your favorite city or for a day hike this back is fantastic! Fits snug, expands to the perfect size and looks great!
March 11, 2013
I have always run with a camelbak but wanted to try a new option with more room for storage on my longer runs or bike rides. On the whole this is a very useable pack has many redeeming features is comfortable and does the job but i have to say when designed it feels as though it was done so without full consideration to the camelbak/water bladder side of the design, the back zip feature is awesome but the process of feeding the tube through the bag is a near impossible challenge and takes so long as the gap is not big enough for the mouth piece and bite valve so it keeps getting stuck you cannot easily remove the mouth piece as it will become loose if you were to do it each time you want to run and so i have to leave the water bladder in the bag between runs and fill it without removing, it works but its annoying and often means i have to run with a wet bag but unless i get up 30 minutes early just to fit my water bladder into my pack its something i will have to learn to live with. The other issue is the zips on the pack, they are the open design so as you run for those of us with long hair you will find you hair catches in the zips and is not only painful you have to stop and physically remove the pack to drag your hair/ponytail free and one one occasion i actually had to ask a random other runner to stop and help me, i have now taped the zips to avoid future issues which works but is not great to have to tape a very expensive bag, kinda ruins the pretty bag.
so overall i'd say nice try Sweaty Betty its a beautiful looking bag but perhaps take a look at the camelbaks and see what you might learn for the future regarding the water bladder side of a running pack.
March 10, 2013
Great running backpack
Love this backpack. It's very light, small enough for my back, but holds quite a few things. It didn't shift around when I was running, and I forgot I had it on.
February 18, 2013