Reviews of Gear Bags and Packs for Runners
Bag Check: 7 Running Gear Bags Reviewed
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Osprey Meridien 22" - ($299)
For runners tackling a life-list race like, say, the Great Wall Marathon, the versatile OSPREY MERIDIAN 22" ($299) helps you (or at least your gear) arrive intact. The bag wheels along via a retractable handle, or it can strap to your shoulders as a backpack with a supercomfy hipbelt. Once you're checked into the hotel, you can zip off the daypack, which is roomy enough for a few changes of clothes (with a mesh pocket to stash wet, stinky items). This clever trick also lets the Meridian meet strict airplane carry-on requirements.
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