What's in Anton Krupicka's pack?
Running like the wind, completely immersed in the wilderness, pushing one’s limits, for all of these reasons and many more Anton Krupicka became a runner. As one of the world’s top ultra trail runners, Anton share’s what he puts in his pack.
July 21 2016
Most long European races have a list of mandatory gear, so that is a pretty big determining factor in what I carry. Standard gear includes:
- Long tights,
- An extra BUFF,
- A lightweight wind shell with hood,
- A breathable long-sleeve t-shirt,
- Lightweight gloves,
All of the above items are for adapting to the typically fast-changing mountain weather, especially at high altitudes.
- The Petzl NAO headlamp: my go-to lighting system for running,
- A backup NAO battery, fully charged: I've never needed it, but when running all night you want to be sure to have a back-up,
- The Petzl e+LITE with an extra battery: at only 27g it's silly to not bring some emergency insurance,
- Ultimate Direction half-liter water flasks (2): flasks are easier to fill than hydration bladders, both at aid stations and streams,
- Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest: this is the pack I use to carry all of this. It only weighs 5oz, but is big enough to carry all of these essentials for a long mountain race; it never bounces or chafes, so I barely notice it,
- GU energy gels: it depends on how far it is between aid stations, but I typically plan for 2-3 gels per hour of racing.
That's pretty much it!!