Gregory Introduces Spring '13 Line of Trail Running Hydration Products

Gregory Mountain Products will debut a unique line of trail run hydration products at the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Marketplace at Gregory booth #7026 in the Salt Palace Convention Center.
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(Salt Lake City, Utah) – In Spring 2013, Gregory Mountain Products, a brand with 35 years of experience designing the world's best packs and bags, will debut a unique line of trail run hydration products for the discerning runner. The Fluid Mechanics™ system, including gender-specific packs, waist belts, and handhelds, have design elements that eliminate bounce, provide easy access to food and cargo, and are specifically built with performance-focused fit for both male and female bodies.

“Functional design with exceptional fit is the focus of every product we create,” states John Sears, Director of Product Development at Gregory. “We spent countless hours working with committed trail runners to design products that solve the issues they face to best carry their fuel and gear. We're confident that everyone from ultra racers to weekend warriors will appreciate the innovation of our new Tempo & Pace product lines.”

The Tempo for men and the Pace for women comprise a comprehensive system of gear and water carry for trail runners. Gregory's patented Wraptor™ harness and composite load stabilizer helps the pack hug the human shape and eliminate performance-zapping bounce. It also eliminates the need for a waist belt or belly band, which can constrict natural breathing for runners. All models are made with premium Cocona® fabrics, used for the first time in a pack line, comprised of natural fibers with activated carbon for superior moisture management and anti-odor properties.

The complete Tempo & Pace line includes backpacks in 8L, 5L and 3L volumes, lumbar packs in horizontal and diagonal configurations, and a minimalist handheld model. The backpacks feature 2-liter Hyrdrapak® Shape-Shift reservoirs with an internal baffle to reduce barreling and water slosh, a Z-Pole™ storage pocket for runners seeking the added benefits of trekking poles, an interior silicone security pocket to keep valuables dry, and reflective graphics for on-trail visibility. A Hydrapak® DualBot 24-ounce bottle with two options for water flow is included with the lumbar and handheld models. The 1.5L lumbar pack holds the bottle diagonally for easy access on the run, while the 1L lumbar pack holds water bottles horizontally, allowing for ambidextrous access and more balanced weight placement. The handheld bottle holder features minimalist construction and room for storage of gel packs and a car key for quick runs, or it can also be paired with a pack to create a versatile system for longer hours on the trail.

The Pace line is specifically designed to fit the female body with the pack harness shape cut above the bust line and the lumbar pack waist belt set at a steeper angle for optimized comfort and performance. The Pace series will be available in Storm White & Shock Pink, while the Tempo line for men comes in Lightning Gray & Blade Silver. The new Fluid Mechanicsâ„¢ line will be in stores in early March 2013.

The full line of Gregory's Spring 2013 products will be on display throughout the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Marketplace at Gregory booth #7026 in the Salt Palace Convention Center. To make a media appointment, please contact Cory Lowe at cory.lowe@backbonemedia.net.

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