reb2436585 wrote a review of Nathan Intensity Race Vest on September 19, 2012
After using a black diamond hydration pack with the usual waist and chest strap, this bag was a revelation. I realized I wouldn't be happy in the black diamond for very long distances after hauling water for 6+hrs while running. Used the nathan for a 45k mountain race and I love it. It is true that the front pocket protrudes a little and I think would be annoying in a faster race. However the pockets are well thought out and designed. Also, the water bladder is far inferior to camelbak and source, but I figured it would be and like other reviewers just swapped in a superior brand. Oh! and it was so gross after the race that I had to wash it, I put the whole bag in a "delicates" mesh washing bag, put it in the machine on "hand wash" setting, and it was like new! I thought I hated carrying a pack while running, but it turns out I just had the wrong pack.