Photo by Marathon des Sables

I’m Alice Morrison. I am Scottish but am currently living full time in Morocco. I came to run the Marathon des Sables and liked it so much I stayed. I am the Editor of ultra running website RunUltra and I am a full time adventurer and author.

What kind of bags do you review?

I have been reviewing bags for quite a while now, ranging from running ones which I do for RunUltra to cycling ones and hiking bags too. At RunUltra we like to make sure we are bringing our community all the best new kit so we get a lot of hydration packs and expedition packs coming through from companies. I also buy a lot of kit for my own adventures.

How do you review the bags?

I take the reviewing really seriously as it could help someone buy a bag that is really good for them. A bag is a big purchase and costs quite a lot of cash, so it is important to try and give us much information as you can.

I always test out a bag over a period of time – a couple of runs just doesn’t cut it – and over a couple of different types of terrain and in different weather conditions. Then I look at and score it out of ten on: design, features, performance, value and overall.

What are your favorite bags?

The million dollar question! First of all, I would advise anyone who is buying a bag to try it on and if possible stuff it with stuff in the shop to see how it fits.

For running, there are some fabulous brands out there: OMM, Salomon, Nathan to name a few and I have just been trying out an Orange Mud bag which I liked.

For cycling, Camelbak got me 1200km from Cairo to Cape Town and so they are my top choice.

For hiking. I’m still looking for my perfect pack but I have my eye on an Osprey Ariel or Atmos, and the North Face Banchee.

How do people use your reviews?

I hope that all our reviews on help the runner find something that will suit them. There are so many things to consider – volume, weight is this for racing or for training, what gender are you, what build are you – that it can be a bit of a minefield choosing.

We want to be fair to both the companies who work so hard to get it right and the runners who need a great bag for them. Yes, we do get some fanmail which is always really really nice and we also get quite a few follow up questions, which we also love!

Featured Run Ultra Reviews

Run Ultra people

Orange Mud Endurance

Review posted 16 May 2018 by Alice Morrison - Read full review

Run Ultra people

Ultimate Direction Jurek

Review posted 2 August 2017 by Dan Stinton - Read full review

Run Ultra people

OMM Ultra

Review posted 7 July 2016 by Fiona Outdoors - Read full review

Run Ultra people

Osprey Rev

Review posted 10 June 2016 by Fiona Outdoors - Read full review

Run Ultra people

Salomon S-Lab

Review posted 10 September 2015 by Steve Diederich - Read full review

Visit RunUltra

About MightyGoods

Here at our site MightyGoods, we have checked thousands of reviews in order to build the biggest directory of backpacks, luggage, handbags and lots of other bags.

So far we have checked more than 2.3 million reviews!

Using our bag review summaries, we aim to help you find the perfect bag without having to spend a lot of time reading an endless list of reviews.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *