The Ultra Vest 4.0 is the best selling running vest in the world and this version is lighter and more comfortable than ever before. New materials and design features make this an amazing vest for those longer runs where fluids, food and additional kit are needed.
Ultimate Direction says:
For serious runners that put training and racing in the same order of importance as work and family, the Signature Series Ultra Vest is your ally. Turn your wildest and most ambitious race goal into reality with this 10.3 liter do-it-all vest. MicroMono mesh fabric with 4-way stretch nylon eliminates iriteration from sensitive spots like shoulders, neck, and ribs. Two bottles up front provides a liter’s worth of water or sports drink with enough additional capacity for a phone, camera and trekking poles.
Ultimate Direction's Ultra Vest 4.0 is a great pack in every aspect. The new Comfort Cinch technology 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, two 500ml soft flasks that are included, the numerous range of drop, Velcro closure and zip pockets not to mention compression options and it's no wonder this is one of the best vests in the world.
This pack is a perfect introduction vest for runners suitable to carry you through the marathon distance with ease. Alternatively this vest also suits the seasoned ultra runner who has honed their kit selection to perfection and won't be carrying any 'just in case' items. This vest has worked for me for anything from marathon distances up to 100km in good conditions.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear