Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fat Tuesdays : Nathan Vaporairess 2L

Today's post is actually what I want to be posting for Fat Tuesdays, because I think it illustrates what is wrong with the world regarding shit fat people need. This post serves two purposes; the first is that it illustrates how I carry water with me when I run and why I use the hydration system I use, the second is that it illustrates just how lacking the exercise (specifically running) industry is when it comes to fat people. So what happened?

I ordered the Nathan Sports Vaporairess 2L hydration vest from Amazon (and saved a few bucks doing it this way) in a size L/XL. It arrived. I tried it on. The fit was A FUCKING JOKE. So I made a video. The video shows my Camelbak 1.5L vest, which is mostly everything I need, and then it shows the Nathan Sports Vaporairess. I don't think I have anything more to say than what the video shows, except for maybe...

Dear Manufacturers of Running Equipment,
GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! Fat people exercise too.
-Fenn



LOL to the face in the paused screen for the video, and also making eyes at my mom to get her to stop filming because I have crap video editing software that's impossible to use and I don't like having "Go" and "Stop" in my videos. I've since decided to keep my Camelbak vest, return the Nathan vest, and just invest in shirts with actual sleeves. That's a much less daunting prospect and like I said, the Camelbak is a really great vest with only one flaw, and I can work around that.

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  1. I love this video. It not only speaks to how the "fitness industry" is only interested in the skinny people, but also to how messed up women's sizing is! I know all bodies are different, but not so different that someone who wears L and XL should be incapable of wearing a L/XL.

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    1. Word. I'm also kind of annoyed that they're sending me a different style of vest. The more I think about it, the less I want that style and the more I want THIS style to be in my size.

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