Founded in 2019 by Peak District-based Kate Mackenzie, Harrier Running has gone from strength to strength since its modest beginnings (Kate’s started it from her bedroom, between her full-time job). Today, the brand offers an affordable product range, from trail vests to running poles, and is showing the larger brands what can be produced without an outrageous price tag.
“You’ll not find any ‘next generation construction’ slogans”
So how does a young brand go toe-to-toe with the heavyweights, and still manage to pull the punches on pricing and features? Well, that’ll firstly be thanks to its direct to consumer model, ensuring there’s no middle man (shops) creaming off any profits.
Secondly, take one look at a Harrier pack and you’ll learn that the company likes to keep their kit nice and simple. Their equipment is still packed with features (more on that below), but you’ll not find any ‘next generation construction’ slogans or gimmicks dreamed up by oversized marketing teams.
So this, the Harrier Kinder 10 is the latest trail running vest from Harrier and, as we’ve come to expect from the brand, it’s packed full of useful features that’ll help to streamline your life on the trail. Coming in at a size of 10 litres, this is going to be an ideal option for those winter or longer distance runs where you’ll require the extra space for additional clothing, equipment and fuelling.
“This is going to be an ideal pack for those winter or longer distance runs”
We’re big fans of trail running vests in the 10 – 20 litre category. Some stand out options we’ve tested include the OMM Phantom 20 and Inov-8 Adventure Lite 15. While the Harrier Kinder 10 isn’t quite a multi-sport champion like the OMM and Inov-8 packs, it is sporting a generous capacity and good carrying comfort, meaning that it’s going to be an ideal candidate for longer distance trail running adventures.