After work tonight I stopped by Vertical Runner in Hudson, OH to pick up my Buckeye Trail 50K race packet. While I was there I decided to purchase a new waist pack (shown above) to wear during the race this Saturday. It is the "Solataire HHS" made by Ultimate Direction. I think one of my running buddies, Jim Harris, owns this same waist pack. Once I tried it on in the store and saw the design and how much the zippered pocket holds, it was a pretty easy decision to purchase it. The other thing I really like about it is the kicker valve that they have on the water bottle to replace your conventional nozzle.