Salomon Trailblazer Review

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The Salomon Trailblazer bag is an excellent choice for those who like to spend time outdoors. Whether you’re hiking in the woods, camping, or anything else under the sun, this packs going to be perfect for you. Has dedicated storage for a water bladder, allowing you to stay hydrated no matter where you Or what you’re doing. Hydration is essential. If you’re not drinking enough water, you run the risk of getting sick and becoming dehydrated. Thanks to products like this you can bring your water along with you conveniently, so it’s easily accessible.

Not only can you bring your water along with you with ease, but it has lots of pockets. Who doesn’t love pockets? You can bring all of the essentials with you with no problem at all. There are small pouches that are great for your car keys, snacks, cell phone, and more. Additionally, there’s a larger pouch that you can use to bring along things like an extra set of clothing, a blanket, a towel, or anything else that you can think of.

When you’re heading for an outdoor workout, you want to try to make sure you’re staying comfortable while still bringing all the things that you need. This bag has padded straps, including a padded hip belt, to ensure it is staying as comfortable as possible on your back. It’s not going to bounce around with each step you take, reducing the risk of backaches.

Overall, customers love this bag. It’s highly durable and functional, giving them everything they need with one product. Most consumers would recommend this product to their friends, family, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Lots of pockets

Padded straps

Snug hip belt

Lightweight

Comfortable

Multiple size options

Cons

Limited color options

High price tag

No ventilation

Doesn't include bladder

Use

If you're heading out on a long-distance run, hike through the woods, or simply spending the day outside, you're going to want to make sure that you're staying nice and hydrated. This is especially important if you were going to be working out and sweating a lot. Keeping yourself hydrated and drinking enough water is an essential part of staying healthy.

If you don't like carrying around a bottle of water with you, or multiple bottles of water, then products such as this will be fantastic for you. The Salomon Trailblazer Pack allows you to carry water with you wherever you go, right on your back. It has an internal hydration sleeve that has the ability to take a water reservoir so you can keep water handy wherever you go.

If you like to spend a lot of time away from home and away from easily accessible water, carrying around a pack with a bladder such as this will help keep you hydrated and healthy.

Materials

The Salomon Trailblazer hydration pack is made out of polyester. This is a great synthetic material that is typically found in bags like this. It is highly durable and can handle a lot of abuse. Unfortunately, the use of this type of material means that it isn't going to be as breathable as other fabrics, but it is a decent tradeoff for durable and functional.

Polyester is hydrophobic, which is good for you when you are out for a long excursion. The fabric will repel most water, but what does fall through the cracks and soaks the material will dry quickly. This bag hates being wet just about as much as you do.

One of the downsides to wearing a polyester bag is that it can stick to you and cause a little irritation and discomfort. If you are heading out on warm days or working up a sweat, it will start to stick to you. If your skin is exposed, then you will risk the materials sticking to your skin, causing discomfort along the way. This isn't an issue that all consumers experience, but it is worth noting.

Capacity

The Salomon Trailblazer pack comes in a couple of different sizes so you can choose the one that works best for your needs. There are three sizes to pick from when placing your order. Some people might even decide to purchase more than one. This will allow you to choose the perfect size for what you are carrying. There is no reason to lug around anything more massive than you need to.

If you are heading out for a short trip by yourself, then the 10-liter option will most likely be perfect for you. You can carry around an adequate amount of fluid to keep you hydrated on your excursions without the extra weight to slow you down. On the other hand, if you want to go for a long trip or you're traveling with a group of people, you can carry the 20 or 30-liter options. This will ensure that you have enough accessible water for the long haul.

Pockets

The Salomon Trailblazer pack is excellent for more than just carrying around your water. It is also loaded down with pockets and pouches that you can use to store all your essentials. When you are heading out for an adventure, there are certain things that you will want to keep with you. This bag gives you a convenient place to stow your belongings with ease.

One thing that you need to keep in mind, something that some consumers are not aware of is that this does not actually come with a water bladder. The bag is, however, compatible with them. There is a dedicated pocket that can store your hydration bladder in either 10-, 20-, or 30-liters. It will allow you to keep your water close and easily accessible.

There are a plethora of internal slots and pouches to store all of your goodies. You can toss in your snacks, tools, first aid gear, keys, ID, cash, portable phone charger, and more. The external zippered pocket gives you a larger space to store things that might be a little bigger for the small pockets. If you want to carry an extra set of clothes or a small blanket for a picnic, then you are good to go.

In addition to the pockets on the main part of the bag, you will also find some handy little compartments on the hip belt. These small compartments can keep the little things you want to have within arms reach, whether snacks or your cell phone.

In total, you will have access to two hip belt pockets, one zippered front pocket, 1 top pocket, and two side stretch pouches — lots of room for everything that you need.

A small little bonus that you can take advantage of as well is the fact that it comes with a place to store a trekking pole if you need to.

Breathability

When you're talking about your running apparel, backpack, or gear, you want to try to make sure you're finding something that's breathable. Ideally, you want to have a decent amount of air flowing through the materials that you're wearing so you can try to stay as cool as possible.

Unfortunately, the Salomon Trailblazer bag doesn't offer a whole lot of ventilation. This is mainly due to the fact that it's made out of polyester, but that's normal for this type of product. Essentially, you are sacrificing breathability for a more durable product. That is a trade-off that most customers are okay with, as they don't want to see their bags fall apart right after they buy it.

Since there isn't a lot of ventilation in this bag, customers have stated that they tend to sweat a little bit more than usual, especially on their back. This can cause some irritation and discomfort due to the fact that you're sweating more. If your back is not entirely covered and you have skin exposed, the bag might stick to your skin, causing some irritation to some consumers. This isn't a problem that a lot of consumers have, as they're generally covered up on their back wall they're heading out on adventures, but it is something worth noting.

Overall, the lack of breathability in this bag is in a huge deal and doesn't turn many customers away.

Comfort

With the exception of the lack of ventilation in the bag, it's generally pretty comfortable to wear. When you're heading out and about, regardless if it's a long trip or short one, you want to try to stay as comfortable as possible. Sometimes it can be a bit irritating when you have to carry a backpack around with you for all your belongings, including your water. However, thanks to products like this, you can have some extra comfort to try to keep you feeling as pleasant as possible.

If you're working out while wearing a backpack, you want to ensure that you're not going to end up with aches and pains due to carrying the extra weight on your back. Thankfully for you, and your comfort level, this one is going to try to make it as pleasant of an experience as possible. The bag features a padded hip belt which you can adjust as needed for size. This can help take some of the burdens off of your shoulders and hips, reducing your pains and discomfort that you'll experience in that area. In addition to the hip belt, the straps are also padded. This is going to help prevent any kind of sore spots for chafing from the friction while you're out and about. You are going to have to worry about the material rubbing against your shoulders, causing discomfort.

In addition to being patted, the straps are adjustable. It's going to help you get the best possible fit so you can get optimal comfort. The bag is designed to stay in place while you are active. You don't want it to bounce around on your back when you are running or moving. This can lead to a sore back or even bruising. Thanks to the hip belt in the adjustable straps you don't have to worry about that, as long as you adjust the straps appropriately, it's going to stay in place on your back.

All in all, customers can appreciate the Comfort level of the Salomon Trailblazer bag. It offers a nice and secure fit for a pleasant experience on your adventures.

Weight

If you're heading out on a long adventure, you want to try to keep your gear as light as possible. This goes for your hydration pack as well. The heavier your belongings are the more burden it's going to put on your back, and nobody wants that. Of course, you have to take into consideration everything that you were putting inside of the bag. If you're carrying around heavy things, of course, the bag is going to be heavier than you might like.

If you are talking about just the bag itself without anything else in it, it's not very heavy comparatively. In fact, customers have stated that it is rather like considering the products. The ultra-lightweight design is going to feel great on your back and not slow you down while you're out and about. Since the product comes in different sizes, you're going to have different weights depending on what you're ordering. It makes sense that the bigger the bag, the heavier it's going to be, so keep that in mind.

If you were looking at the 30 L bag, it's going to weigh in at about 550 to grams. The smaller sizes are going to weigh a little less. Keep in mind, that you're not going to be carrying around an empty bag, and the contents of your pack will be included in the overall weight you're taking on your back.

Style

The Salomon Trailblazer bag has a simple design. It looks like a backpack, something that you're going to throw on over your shoulders. It does have a hip belt to give you a little bit of extra security while you're running.

When it comes to color options, they're limited. Some consumers would have liked to have seen a wider variety of options, but it doesn't deter most people from purchasing the bag anyway. There are two color options that you can choose from. You can pick black or urban chic/alloy. Most customers are content with these color options, as they aren't terrible It will fit in just about any activity. Heading out in the woods, camping, or any other outdoor activity, you're going to look just fine with this pack on your back.

Protection

When you're heading out in low visibility conditions, such as sun up, sundown, or overcast days, you want to make sure that you are staying protected. When the lighting is dim, you need to make sure that you are staying seen by others. If you cannot be seen, then you run the risk of unnecessary accidents and injuries. You want to make sure that you are wearing reflective gear so that others can see you and you can stay safe.

Thankfully, the Salomon Trailblazer hydration pack comes with some reflective detailing, helping to keep you protected while out and about. There isn't a lot of reflective detailing on this back, so you might want to pair it with some additional gear, but this little bit of extra reflective tape helps overall.

Bottom Line

If you enjoy spending time outdoors going on adventures, then this pack is going to be a great addition to your gear. If it's on your shoulders comfortably and comes with a hip belt to keep the bag from jostling around while you are on the go, additionally, it has a pouch dedicated to a hydration bladder, so you can make sure that you are staying well hydrated, no matter where you're going. The bags full of pockets and pouches so you can take everything with you, from snack bars to extra clothes, all in one simple pack.

The durable construction ensures that you're going to get a lot of use out of the pack before you'll have to replace it. Additionally, you can get it in several different sizes so you can make sure you're getting the one that will work best for you and your needs. If you need something more substantial than the 30-liter bag will be perfect for you, if you're going out by yourself on a short trip then the 10-liter bag will work just fine.

Overall, customers love this product. It's from a brand they love and trust, making it well worth the money invested. It comes highly recommended by consumers.