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Who are Instinct?

Who are Instinct?

Introducing analytical observations & first-hand experience in running the toughest conditions. At the heart of each revolutionary Instinct product is the desire to achieve a greater degree of function, accessibility, and ergonomics; Total liberty of movement, zero obstruction and a second skin fit.

Instinct promises absolute attention to user needs through constant presence with athletes & runners like yourself. Relentless testing leads to ideal fit, function and durability.

Side on an Instinct product and we’re sure you’ll discover an all-new experience.

BE INSPIRED.

More than a registered Instinct trademark, BE INSPIRED represents their initiative & commitment towards improved & more environmentally friendly production methods and actions.

This vision will be an integral part of Instinct’s future product developments. Their love for nature must go beyond their mutual appreciation for the trails; And beyond the excitement around ever more technical gear.

Nature is our playground and source of inspiration. It’s to be respected with actions to protect it now.

TIME TO ACT.

Whether it be our oceans, beaches, or trails, our surroundings are devastatingly impacted by plastic pollution. It’s impossible to miss. Such represents a morbid trace of our negligence.

Close to one million plastic bottles are sold per minute in the world.

Only 1/5 of all plastic is recycled.

RECYCLED PLASTICS.

It’s obvious that turning around the current situation will take phenomenal effort, but each contribution is important. Starting in 2020, part of Instinct’s products will be produced with recycled polyester. Their Duffel Pack 45 litre leads this initiative. Each material is GRS certified. Reducing their carbon footprint by using materials produced with recycled plastics is one of the many possible solutions that can make an immediate & positive impact.

GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD.

The goal of the GRS is to increase use of recycled materials in products & reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production².

In part, its objectives are to:

  • Track & trace recycled input materials
  • Provide customers (brands & consumers)with a tool to make informed decisions
  • Reduce harmful impact of production to people & the environment
  • Provide assurance that materials in the final product is actually recycled & sustainably processed
  • Drive innovation in addressing quality issues in the use of recycled materials

MORE THAN JUST RECYCLING.

More than a technical brand on a mission, Instinct has a unique business model in tune with the market:

  • No seasonal colour changes.
  • Quality products that last.
  • European manufacturing of apparel
  • A stable, fair & long term brand strategy
  • No overproduction = No destocking, NO Black Fridays, & no overconsumption 

WHAT INSTINCT IS FOR ME?

You want to get yourself geared up for the trails, but you don’t know what Instinct is for you. Take a look below and discover your perfect vest to carry everything you need, for the duration you need.

REFLEX BELT

On your running adventures, carrying your keys, fuel, hydration is often a pain. Not enough pockets, and too many items.

Instinct Reflex Belt

Instinct's Trail Running Belt allows you to have a hands-free adventure without the need to wear an uncomfortable backpack, or vest. This belt has 6 pockets, available for storage, with integrated race bib holders, secured pockets, and reflective loops for arms-free enjoyment out on the trails. 

  • 6 pockets for optimal and customized storage

  • Secure front pocket for smaller items

  • 2 XL pockets for your jacket or 600ml soft flasks

  • Tubular pocket with silicone bands for your poles

  • Integrated race bib holder

  • Reflective loops for easy opening of pockets

  • Stretch and breathable mesh for optimal ergonomics and better sweat dissipation

Measure 2 cm underneath your belly button to find your perfect size.

PX 3.1L

The lightest, most minimalist, non-compressive & no bounce option for carrying your essentials.

Road & trail, for 1 hour, 20km or your next marathon. Precursor of an all new category; neither pack nor belt. Drop your belt. Sling on the PX. 

  • Volume: 3.1L

  • Weight: 160g 

  • Size: One Size 

Non-compressive & no bounce. Wonderfully simple, PX discretely carries all your essentials. Like a second skin, it’s designed to go unnoticed!

High sitting, the PX allows immediate & easy access to hydration, feed, poles & adjustments.

Adjustable front sternum straps and our unique elastic side lacing system allow for a custom fit to almost any body type. Discover stability, absolute freedom of movement, immediate access to storage and unconstrained breathing.

Optimal positioning of pockets & adjustments for natural, effortless & intuitive access. Lightweight & breathable honeycomb mesh ensures ventilation and sweat dissipation without sacrificing strength or reliability. PX easily carries: 

  • 2 x 500ml of hydration

  • Fuel

  • Rain jacket

  • Safety Kit

  • Phone

  • Headlamp

  • Poles

AMBITION 4.5L

THE new standard in reaching Ultra distances.

Minimalist, refined & optimized. Audacious, perfectly balanced, AMBITION offers extraordinary freedom of movement & accessibility. Racy & performance oriented, it will support you in any race or training run from 10km to 70km.

Trail enthusiasts & Elite Ultra runners; a new trial starts here! 

  • Volume: 4.5L

  • Weight: 190g 

  • One Size

Minimalist, refined & performance oriented, AMBITION is the coolest & lightest way to go further. Compact and extremely versatile, it offers clever storage, extreme function and a fit so natural that it’s forgotten.

High sitting, the AMBITION allows immediate & easy access to hydration, feed, poles & adjustments. Adjustable front sternum straps and our unique elastic side lacing system allow for a custom fit to almost any body type. Discover stability, liberty of movement, immediate access to storage and unconstrained breathing.

Optimal positioning of pockets & adjustments for natural, effortless & intuitive access. Lightweight & breathable honeycomb mesh ensures ventilation and sweat dissipation without sacrificing strength or reliability. AMBITION easily carries:

  • 2 x 650ml of hydration

  • Fuel

  • Rain jacket

  • Rain pants

  • Long Sleeve

  • Safety Kit

  • Phone

  • Headlamp(s)

  • Poles

X 10L

The ultimate ULTRA distance racing-training vest.

The NEW standard in extreme function, accessibility, and ergonomics. The X offers aspiring trail runners & elites the most intelligent storage, function, and versatility available. Discover phenomenal stability & comfort in any situation.

  • Volume: 10L

  • Weight: 297g 

  • One Size

The X achieves increased storage capacity while remaining ultra-compact, breathable, and with minimal body contact.

Its unique design follows one of Instinct’s main goals; to access with the greatest ease, all essentials without ever removing your vest while running. High sitting, the X offers remarkable comfort, stability, and liberty of movement. Whether it be water bladder, bottles, or soft flasks, the choice is yours. Optimal positioning of pockets & adjustments allows for natural, effortless & intuitive access. Its shoulder straps offer unique storage for all/any possible feed, hydration, and storage desired. Securely and immediately store your smartphone in one of two extra-large zipped pockets.

Lightweight & breathable honeycomb mesh ensures ventilation and sweat dissipation without sacrificing strength or reliability. Adjustable front sternum straps and our unique refined side elastic lacing system allow for a custom fit to almost any body type. Discover stability, liberty of movement and unconstrained breathing 

EKLIPSE 12L

The ultimate functional, compact, and weatherproof 12L solution for ultra-distance racing and long runs.

Perfect for challenging any race up to +180 km. Light, comfortable and expandable in volume, the EKLIPSE proves itself extremely versatile and resistant. Segment, differentiate & protect your equipment from the most demanding weather conditions.

  • Volume: 12L

  • Weight: 380g 

  • One Size

Extreme functionality, accessibility & protection. No matter the distance or conditions, the EKLIPSE offers extreme function, unconstrained breathing & a fit so natural that it’s forgotten. 

High sitting, the EKLIPSE allows immediate & easy access to hydration, fuel, poles & adjustments. Adjustable front sternum straps and our unique elastic side lacing system allow for a custom fit to almost any body type. Discover stability, liberty of movement, immediate access to storage and unconstrained breathing.

Optimal positioning of pockets & adjustments for natural, effortless & intuitive access. Lightweight & breathable 3D honeycomb mesh ensures ventilation and sweat dissipation without sacrificing strength or reliability. Its unique back compartment is a 360° water resistant flexible shell. With an ingenious wide angled “door,” discover immediate access, exceptional storage & organization for:

  • Trail, Ultra-Trail & XL distance

  • Adventure Racing

  • Fast & Light outings

  • Day / weekend trekking

XX 18-24L

A new beginning for those seeking the ideal solution for multi-day trail races, ultra-distance events or their next self-sufficient trail adventure.

XX

  • Volume: 18-24L

  • Weight: 620g

  • One Size

Unprecedented in design, the XX marks a new beginning for those seeking the ideal solution for multi-day trail races, ultra-distance events or their next self-sufficient adventure. 

Stunning in function and versatility, the XX’s intuitive design offers easy access to key elements in the most critical conditions. Extreme function allows customization in how gear/clothing/food/hydration can be carried.

The XX is evolutive in volume and brings intelligent, segmented storage.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Large back door = instant access to main compartment and easy viewing of internal items

  • Independent roll-top pocket for increased storage

  • Removable top pouch carries smaller items (first aid kit, knife, etc). A stretch mesh pocket over the top allows instant access to jacket storage or a solar battery panel

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