Harvey Lewis running with the backpack prototype at the 2022 Barkley Marathons
Construction of the prototypes
Harvey testing the first prototype I constructed
Harvey winning an ultramarathon in Malta wearing the race vest prototype
Zip Running Race Vest

The Zip Running Race Vest was Designed in Conjunction with World-Class UltraRunner Harvey Lewis. Harvey needed a vest-style racing backpack with a large capacity to fit his needs for 100+ mile races.
The final design features a large Main compartment, back passthrough pocket for quick access, multiple stretch pockets for food, a water bladder compartment, and custom-contoured straps with multiple pockets. I constructed the prototypes in-house and Harvey used them in multiple races last year, including the infamous Barkley marathons.
Zip Running plans to go the market with the pack sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.

Freelance, Full-time, Moonlighting
Benjamin Leibham
Industrial Designer - Soft Goods Sheboygan, WI