When you’re traveling, whether it be for work or pleasure, one of the best ways to take advantage of your new surroundings is to go for a run. Planning a destination race or run can be the highlight of your trip, if you plan ahead. One issue that arises when you’re packing to travel is accounting for the fact that you will be going for a run at some point, and you most likely won’t want to lug your entire suitcase along with you.
Pack one of these collapsible bags into your suitcase so that when race day comes, you can fill it with your essential race day gear and nutrition (and leave your suitcase wherever you may be staying). It’s great because these packable bags are high quality sports bags in a lightweight, collapsible construction, so you’ll only be adding ounces to the weight of your suitcase. Simply unfold them when needed, and pack them away for the rest of your trip.
The North Face has designed high quality collapsible storage options that pack away when you don’t need them. Here at Running Warehouse, we carry The North Face Flyweight Pack and The North Face Flyweight Duffel. Check out the details below to see which option might be best for your destination racing needs.
The North Face Flyweight Pack – MSRP: $45.00
This medium sized backpack (big enough to store your running shoes and extra clothing) packs into an internal zippered pocket, collapsing into a small, compact size that’s small enough to fit into your hand. The lightweight material with a water-resistant fabrication is perfect for packing your adventure or race day needs while you’re traveling abroad. An internal zippered pocket and a stash pocket in front with a hook closure offer secure storage for your small items, while elastic side sleeve pockets are perfect for convenient water bottle access.
The North Face Flyweight Duffel – MSRP: $55.00
If you’re looking for a duffel bag that you can pack in your suitcase and use for your running adventures abroad, this medium sized lightweight bag is a wonderful solution. With water-resistant fabric, the technical construction will keep the items you take with you protected. Collapsing into a small zippered pocket within itself, when you’re not using it, you’ll find it takes up virtually no space in your suitcase. This bag also features removable shoulder straps and button top handles for customizable carrying, and with an elastic side sleeve pocket you can access items you need with convenience.
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