Salomon Active Skin 8 W
Women's Running Vest
The ideal stepping stone in your hydration and trail running game, ACTIVE SKIN 8 designed specifically to fit women's morphology is easy to use, comfortably wearable and super modular. With soft, breathable fabrics and a snug secure fit, strategic chest pockets ensure the women-specific flasks stay accessible at all times.
Designed for Women
This snug vest has a larger Sensifit™ zone, soft fabrics and inner mesh for optimal, comfortable wear. The position and shape of the flasks is specific to women's morphology.
Featuring two strategic chest pockets for quick, on-the-go hydration. Compatible with a 1.5 L bladder and two women-specific flasks.
Everything you need within easy reach, with plenty of room and secure pockets.
Note: this pack does not include soft flasks. Check out the Active Skin 8 W Set, which includes two soft flasks.
Sensifit™ women specific
Adapted to women’s morphology, the design uses stretch, breathable fabrics and lightweight adjustments, including double-stretch chest straps, to optimize fit and stability.
This sternum strap enables you to adjust your pack quickly on the fly. The elastic makes it easier to breathe when you pick up the pace.
2 front stretch pockets
Expandable front pockets to store essentials you want to access on the go.
2 front flask pockets
Designed to fit Salomon soft flasks, these front pockets limit bouncing. Top elastic loops secure your flasks and keep them ready to drink.
This elastic key chain holder makes it easy to pull keys off the bag while remaining safely attached.
Back insert: 89% Polyamide, 11% Elastane; Body: 100% Polyamide; Back body: 100% Polyester; Body insert: 88% Polyamide, 12% Elastane; Lining: 100% Polyamide
39 x 34 x 1 L x W x D in cm
Hydration solution included:
Soft flask compatible
Chest: Measure around the chest horizontally at the widest point.
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When Salomon’s bag designers sat down with women trail runners in recent years to learn more about their race experiences, they were surprised to learn that many of them had a story about abandoning a trail running race simply because they had discomfort from whatever pack they were wearing. The design team thought this was unacceptable, so they went to work to make women’s running vests/packs more, well, female-friendly.
“In the past, even professional trail running athletes have told us that one of the biggest discomforts during races was abrasions caused by their pack,” says Dorian Treboux, Product Line Manager for Salomon’s Bags category. “We took that into consideration and, back in 2019, started this approach to designing bags specifically for women. Now, all of our trail running vests are available in specific women’s versions.”
The biggest issue reported by women runners was that many bags cause skin abrasions because they move around while running, so Salomon’s pack developers first set about improving the design shape to better fit women’s bodies.
“If the bag doesn’t fit your body, it moves a lot and you have injuries because the bag isn’t fixed,” Dorian explains.
The bag design team re-worked the fit for a women’s morphology using Sensift technology, a stretchy and breathable material. While men’s versions use Sensifit on the sides, the women’s bags have additional Sensifit material under the arms, on the sides of the chest and wrapping around to the back under the arms, increasing comfort in areas that have traditionally caused trouble for women runners.
What's the deal with those straws?
Creating packs that better fit a woman’s body also meant examining the shape of the flasks that hold your water and offering a straw to drink from. The shape of women’s specific flasks was improved to fit under the breast, rather than on the chest as it is positioned in men’s packs. The women’s-specific 500 ml flasks come with a long straw, which should cut down from the top to a length that works for you.
“To determine where to cut your straw on the woman’s flasks, fill them with water, put them in your running vest and see what length of straw makes it comfortable for you to drink,” Dorian explains. “Then cut the straw, keep the valve and filter, and put them back on the end of the straw. They should fit securely. You don’t want the straw to be too long because it will swing around when you run and be uncomfortable.”