We’ve got some shiny new Inov8 products this year, here’s some info on the new arrivals:
Roclite 305 and Roclite 290
The Roclites have been completely redesigned from the sole to the upper and the lacing system. The new outsole features Inov8’s own Tri-C rubber compound for increased friction while the multi-directional claw shaped cleats, with a wide contact area, give excellent and consistent grip over unpredictable and changeable terrain. The new midsole absorbs more shock and a much increased energy return than before making the new Roclites a pleasure to run in.
The fit has also been redesigned and they now have an ‘Adapterweb’ cradle which is designed to move with the natural swelling of your foot as you run, providing excellent support.
The 305 features an X-Lock system to hold the heel in place and provide support in that area. It has an 8mm drop and is the ideal off road shoe for those looking to go minimalist without sacrificing comfort and support.
The 290 is the lightweight version of the 305 and features the Y-Lock system for heel support, this is lighter and less supportive that the X-Lock system found on the 305 but will certainly appeal to the minimalist approach. With a 4mm drop the 290 is a flexible and responsive shoe which still gives protection, support and comfort for minimalist runners.
All Terrain Pro Vest
The Inov8 All Terrain Pro Vest is a genuine two in one running vest/pack. It has a 15 litre pocket which is completely removable, this makes it an ideal go to item as it’s perfect for both longer distances and shorter runs, whether you’re training or competing.
Designed off the back of Inov8s Ultra 5 and 10 the detachable pack part is attached with six compression straps which, combined with on-the-fly compression bungees, mean the pack will remain stable on the upper body when running.
It comes with two 500ml softflasks complete with tubes, though it also has the option to add a reservoir in the rear pocket.
All Terrain Pro 1
Replacing the Race Ultra 1 the All Terrain Pro 1 is a well featured waist pack designed as a minimalist solution for everything you’ll need on a tough run. The 2 pockets positioned on either side of the body carry 2 x 250ml softflasks and ensure that there is minimal bounce. It also has a handy rear stretch zipped mesh pocket which holds additional kit. it also has a separate compartment at the front, perfect for small items such as gels and energy bars. This is removable so you can shed some grams if you don’t need them.
All Terrain 25
This new pack is perfect for mountain marathons and adventure racing and it could also be used as a lightweight hiking or mountaineering pack is it is fully featured, yet utilises the same materials found in lightweight running packs.
The back length is adjustable and there is an internal stiffener for load support. The lid, which has internal and external pockets can be removed to save weight – great if you’re wanting a lightweight yet good sized running pack.
On the mountaineering side of things there is a rope attachment under the dual closure system plus 2 ice axe loops.
All Terrain 3
The All Terrain 3 has been specifically designed to carry mandatory race kit. It has one large 3 litre compartment for your race kit and an outer stretch mesh pocket which is ideal for energy and drinks on the go. The All Terrain 3 is a brilliant solution for carrying everything required for a race as well as keeping your own supplies easily accessible and to hand.
Also check out the All Terrain Belt, which is essentially a smaller version of the All Terrain 3.