The Zip Running Race Vest was Designed in Conjunction with World-Class UltraRunner Harvey Lewis. Harvey needed a vest-style racing backpack with a large capacity to fit his needs for 100+ mile races.  
The final design features a large Main compartment, back passthrough pocket for quick access, multiple stretch pockets for food, a water bladder compartment, and custom-contoured straps with multiple pockets. I constructed the prototypes in-house and Harvey used them in multiple races last year, including the infamous Barkley marathons. 
Zip Running plans to go the market with the pack sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.

Harvey descending a hill in the 2022 Barkley marathons with the race vest.

construction of the prototypes.

Harvey testing out the first prototype before the 2022 Barkley marathons

harvey winning an ultramarathon in 2022 in Malta with the race vest.

Harvey testing the pack in the snow.

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