By Bertrand Bru

Want to test trail running vests? Come to Nottingham Trent University with Progressive Sports and test two different trail running vest whilst running downhill on a treadmill.

We will reward you with a £30 amazon voucher upon completion of the one testing session as a thank you.

If interested, please contact Progressive Sports at

What we need…

We require male runners, aged between 18 and 45, who are capable of running a sub 50 minute 10 km run.

What is involved…?

The study will involve one session. The testing session will last up to 2 hours, during which we will be assessing the bounce of two different running vests. In each vest condition you will run for 2 minutes on a treadmill at 12 km/h with a decline of 12% to replicate downhill running. Five conditions will be tested per running vest (10 total), with the volume of water in the vest bottles changing per condition. Small markers will be attached at key locations on the body and vest, allowing us to record the motion and acceleration of regions of interest.


The study will take place in December and January 2023/2024, in the Sports Science department at the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus.


If you are interested or if would like some more information , please email us as soon as possible:


Progressive Sports Technologies maintain a highly skilled research and development team, at-hand to support your project requirements, large and small.

Progressive Sports Technologies Ltd
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre
5 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF
United Kingdom


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