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Arcteryx Norvan 14 Hydration Vest Black

Arcteryx Norvan 14 Hydration Vest Black

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The Norvan is about as good as it gets when it comes to trail running packs. The Norvan has been designed to carry a days worth of hydration, food and kit so you can enjoy fast and light mountain adventures.

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : 21276-BLA-

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Norvan 14?

The Norvan is about as good as it gets when it comes to trail running packs. The Norvan has been designed to carry a days worth of hydration, food and kit so you can enjoy a day running in the mountains. It carries all of this with exceptional comfort and a precise, bounce-free, fit.

What is the Norvan 14 made of?

The Norvan is made using a hybrid construcion of different materials. Firstly you notice the WarpKnit shoulders and back - WarpKnit mesh is 100% polyester; it breathes superbly, helping to cut down on sweat built up, and is also very durable. Moving round to the rear you'll see the generously sized main compartment. This weather resistant storage bag is made of N70r - A 70 Denier Ripstop Nylon that sheds rain easily, helping to protect your kit. All of the stretchy stash pockets on the vest are made of Powernet Stretch Mesh so you can easily fit water and gels in the pockets without them bouncing around. 

What are the features?

Let's start with the storage space because there is a lot to go through! Starting on the front of the vest you have 4 front envelope mesh pockets, two of which are compatible with 500ml soft flasks. Behind the two bottom envelope pockets are two (one on each side) zippered security pockets - I use these as a place to stash my empty energy gel packets so I don't accidentally drop them when I'm out in the hills.

Moving round to the back you have the main weather resistant, roll top, compartment. The compartment has two closure options depending on the amount of kit you have in there. Option 1, for less kit, roll the top down and secure it using the side compression straps. Option 2, for loads of kit, roll the closure and clip it together at the top. Inside this compartment you will find a zippered mesh pocket with a key clip - perfect for keys and a credit card (if you plan on stopping for a snack on the way home). Behind this main compartment is the hydration bladder sleeve - the Norvan comes supplied with a source 2L hydration pouch that slides in and out easily. There are several attachments on the outside of the pack so you can secure the hydration bladder tube under your arm and up the front of the pack - these attachments are elasticated so it's easy to take the bladder and tube out for cleaning. There are also two rear mesh dump pockets that you can reach without having to take your pack off - a great place to stash a small hat or buff. On either side of the main compartment are attachments and little sleeves where you can tuck your poles.

What is the back system?

The Novan has a next-to-skin fit, so the carry system is different from any other backpack we sell - it fits more like an item of clothing than a backpack. There's no internal padding, no stiffening panels or frame, it literally wraps itself around you. Because the hydration bladder sits between your back and the main compartment, it acts as cushioning/padding, to stop the contents from digging into your back. The shoulder straps are made up of a WarpKnit mesh that not only breathes well but ensures a close, comfortable fit. It is also very durable and doesn't break down - this does mean that for the first couple of times you use it it can feel a little tough next-to-skin, but in my experience, this does soften after a few uses. In order to ensure a close fit, that is also non-restrictive, the Norvan has 4 points of adjustment - two adjustable and slightly elasticated sternum straps and two tension straps found in back mesh pockets. These tension straps are vital for securing the pack around your shoulder blades and ensuring the pack doesn't bounce around whilst you're running.

Summary

We have loved and used the Norvan Hydration Vest for almost a year now and we're mightily impressed. It is ideal for fast and light trips into the mountains and races that have comprehensive mandatory kit lists. At a push, and if you were really strict on kit, you could also do hut-to-hut mini adventures with this pack - it really is the perfect adventure buddy! Top tip for the hydration bladder - store it in the freezer when it's not in use to avoid bacteria and other nasties building up in it.

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Precision fit for exceptional comfort and stability
  • Dual sternum straps and side tension straps fine-tune fit, increase stability
  • 14L capacity
  • 2L Source Hydration bladder supplied
  • One internal zipper pocket with key clip
  • 2 back mesh dump pockets with pole carry pockets and tension straps
  • Two front zipper pockets
  • 4 front envelope mesh pockets - 2 compatible with 500ml soft flasks
  • 12L single compartment weather resistant roll top bag with 2 closure options
  • Detachable emergency whistle on right shoulder
Technical Information

Weight of pack: 255g

Weight of Bladder: 160g

Fabrics:

  • N70r nylon 6 ripstop
  • Powernet Stretch Mesh—83% nylon, 17% spandex. Stretchy, resilient mesh fabric.
  • WarpKnit Mesh 100% Polyester
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Arcteryx Men's Jackets & Shirts Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions.

  Chest Waist Hip Sleeve
X-Small 36" 29" 36" 32"
Small 38" 31" 38" 33"
Medium 40" 33" 40" 34"
Large 43" 36" 43" 35"
X-Large 46" 39" 46" 36"
XX-Large 50" 43" 50" 37"
  Chest Waist Hip Sleeve
X-Small 92cm 74cm 92cm 81cm
Small 97cm 79cm 97cm 84cm
Medium 102cm 84cm 102cm 86cm
Large 110cm 94cm 110cm 89cm
X-Large 118cm 99cm 118cm 91cm
XX-Large 128cm 110cm 128cm 94cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Men Legwear - Letter Sizing

If the garment is sized in an alphabetical format, please use this size chart. Else if the garment is sized numerically, please refer to the alphabetical size chart. Sizing refers to your body size, not the size of the product. Pant inseam, length of actual garment.

  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
XS 29" 36" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
S 31" 38" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
M 33" 40" 30 ½ " 32 ½ " 35 ⅓ "
L 36" 43" 31 " 33 " 36 "
XL 39.5" 46.5" 31 ⅛ " 33 ⅛ " 36 ⅛ "
XXL 43" 50" 32 ⅛ " 33 ⅛ " 37 ⅛ "
  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
XS 74 cm 92 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
S 79 cm 97 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
M 84 cm 102 cm 77 cm 82 cm 89.5 cm
L 92 cm 110 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
XL 100 cm 118 cm 81 cm 86 cm 93.5 cm
XXL 110 cm 128 cm 82 cm 87 cm 94.5 cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Men Legwear - Numerical Sizing

If the garment is sized in a numerical format, please use this size chart. Else if the garment is sized alphabetically, please refer to the numerical size chart. Sizing refers to your body size, not the size of the product. Pant inseam, length of actual garment

  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
28 28" 35" 30 " 32 " 35 "
29 29" 36" 30 " 32 " 35 "
30 30" 37" 30 " 32 " 35 "
31 31" 38" 31 " 33 " 36 "
32 32" 39" 31 " 33 " 36 "
33 33" 40" 31 ½ " 33 ½ " 36 ½ "
34 34" 41" 32 " 34 " 37 "
36 36" 43" 33 " 35 " 38 "
38 38" 45" 33 " 35 " 38 "
  Inseam
Size Waist Hip Short Regular Long
28 71 cm 89 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
29 74 cm 92 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
30 76 cm 94 cm 76 cm 81 cm 88.5 cm
31 79 cm 97 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
32 81 cm 99 cm 79 cm 84 cm 91.5 cm
33 84 cm 102 cm 80 cm 85 cm 92.5 cm
34 86 cm 104 cm 81 cm 86 cm 93.5 cm
36 91 cm 109 cm 84 cm 89 cm 96.5 cm
38 96 cm 114 cm 84 cm 89 cm 96.5 cm

Next to Skin Fit: Cut snug to the body through the entire garment to enhance moisture management and thermal efficiency.

Slim Fit: Cut slim to the body through chest, waist, hip and thigh for a low profile fit.

Regular Fit: Cut comfortably from the body through bust/chest, waist, hip and thigh for a classic fit.

Relaxed Fit: Cut loosely through the waist, hip, and thigh for a casual fit.

1Chest

Measure around your chest/bust, holding the measuring tape under your armpit.

2Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

3Inseam

From a standing position, measure from your crotch to your ankle.

4Sleeve

With your arms in a slightly bent position, measure from the centre of the back of your neck, along the length of your arm, to the wrist.

5Hip

Measure around your hips at the widest part.

Arcteryx Mens Bag Sizing Information

Sizing refers to your back measurements, not the size of the product.

  Bag Size
Your Back Measurement Short Short-Regular Regular Regular-Tall Tall
14"          
15"          
16"          
17"          
18"          
19"          
20"          
21"          
22"          
23"          
 
  Bag Size
Your Back Measurement Short Short-Regular Regular Regular-Tall Tall
35.5 cm          
38 cm          
40.5 cm          
43 cm          
45.7 cm          
48 cm          
51 cm          
53 cm          
55.5 cm          
58.5 cm          
 
1

Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest

2

Compare this measurement to the Sizing Charts

3

It is possible to interchange different size shoulder strap and hipbelt components on many Arc'teryx Packs, but this will not change or affect the back-length of the pack.

Arcteryx Hat Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions

  Small/Medium Large/X-Large
Adult Head Circumference 21.5" - 22.5" 22.8" - 23.6"
  Small/Medium Large/X-Large
Adult Head Circumference 55 - 57cm 58 - 60cm

Arcteryx Glove Sizing Information

Measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions

  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 7.6 - 7.9" 7.9 - 8.2" 8.2 - 8.6" 8.6 - 8.9" 8.9 - 9.3"
Hand Length 7.0 - 7.2" 7.2 - 7.5" 7.5 - 7.7" 7.7 - 8.0" 8.0 - 8.2"
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Hand Width 19.2 - 20.0cm 20.0 - 20.9cm 20.9 - 21.8cm 21.8 - 22.6cm 22.6 - 23.5cm
Hand Length 17.8 - 18.4cm 18.4 - 19.0cm 19.0 - 19.6cm 19.6 - 20.2cm 20.2 - 20.8cm
1Width

With your hand open, measure from the tip of your middle finger, down to the crease at the base of your palm

2Length

With your hand open, measure around the circumference of your hand, at the base of your knuckles

 

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