OMM make products that offer more than meets the eye, and we mean this in a good way. Take for instance, their Phantom backpack. On first glance that looks like just your standard daypack. Look closer, however, and you’ll notice that the back panel doubles as a sleeping mat.
This new release, the OMM Trailfire, is no exception because while you have an ultra minimalist running vest with it, you also get the potential to transform it into a proper daypack, adding 5 extra litres in volume by attaching a compressor pod (sold separately) quickly and easily.
“it’s very, very light, weighing a meagre 125g in total”
But anyway, let’s look at the Trailfire itself. First of all, it’s very, very light, weighing a meagre 125g in total. To put this weight into perspective, there’s a pair of socks in this Outdoors Magic 100 that weigh more than this. You can even cut this weight back if necessary by removing the two plastic rods that give structure to the shoulder straps.
It also has a number of different little storage options. On the front of the harness there are four stretch mesh pockets in total: two unsealed ones and two with Velcro closure.
On the back there’s just one big stash pocket that’s easily big enough to fit a waterproof jacket inside, and perhaps a few other stash-able items. You could also stick a hydration bladder inside this pocket and then thread the straw over your shoulder through the little thread loops. There are thread loops on the front as well should you want to use straws with any bottles you’re carrying on your chest.