When you're pushing yourself into new, uncharted territories with distances or environments this pack is what you want to have with you. With a good capacity and versatile storage options you will be able to tackle the most brutal multi-day, winter or 100+ mile events. With loads of practical features the key aspect of this pack remains it's comfort, even when you're at your limit.
Ultimate Direction says:
Its purpose-driven (FKT attempts, overnight pushes across a range) and yet the Signature Series Adventure Vest is meant to be forgotten. Every detail has been scrutinized so you can focus on the exact details of your route and a personal locator beacon pocket works seamlessly on the vest to let your friends, family, and fans track your big adventures. 4-way stretch material moves with you instead of against you and an upfront phone pocket gives you access to photo opps (if you can stand to stop and revel in the views) on the go.
The Adventure Vest 4.0 from Ultimate Direction is loaded with upgraded, unique technology to take this pack to the next level.The new Comfort Cinch technology it uses is a massive step up for all running vests. The ability to quickly and easily tighten or loosen the vest with a simple pull of cords or push of a button is amazing. Adjustments on the fly allow you to stay focused on running while maintaining the comfort as the pack changes weight and shape as you use kit.
The MicroMono mesh back increases comfort and allows sweat to move away from the body while the new stretch mesh material is softer, stretchier and lighter. Add into the mix the emergency whistle attached to every pack, the 500ml soft flask that is included, the numerous range of drop, Velcro closure, drop and zip pockets (including the 'taco' pocket for GPS or tacos) not to mention compression options and it's easy to see why this is a vest you can trust in the most epic events in the most extreme environments.
This pack is made for big events. It will suit runners competing in multi-day, winter and 100+ mile events. When you need to pack plenty of gear or mandatory kit lists are extended past the usual ultra distance requirements this pack is great for that. Hydration and storage options become more important for events like these and this pack has been great for the overnight and multi-day events I've used it for.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear