The Raidlight Ultra Vest Olmo 5 is a small, lightweight pack designed for hot weather and desert trail running and racing. The different compartments allow good organisation of your gear.
Raidlight says: Discover the evolution of the Ultra Olmo range to new Ultra Vest Range
This new design has been developed to bring you better stability and better support from your backpack. And it's an even lighter weight this year. The Ultra Vest Olmo 5L has been designed for performance Trail Running whilst combining lightness and practicality! Perfect for short and medium distances.
The bottle holders are incorporated onto the straps, developed for their stability and ease of supply. It offers comfort and unparalleled lightness at 390g. It also has a new storage system for trekking poles on the front of the bag, developed for easy carrying and ease of access.
Raidlight's 2016 Ultra Vest Olmo 5L is the new and improved version of the old Ultra Olmo 5 but with a few moderation's. To start with it no longer comes supplied with Raidlight bottles but all the same pockets are there for you to place your own. This sounded disappointing at first but then we understood why. Raidlight have so many hydration options to choose from, they couldn't keep every customer happy, so this way you can design the bag the way you want it form the start.
Secondly the fit of the pack has changed. It now fits more like a vest than a rucksack as Raidlight have discarded the lower waist strap and replaced it with a second chest strap. The pack still offers a system for carrying poles on the front of the bag for ease of use and has a very comfortable, breathable padded mesh back. The pack still has more pockets than you'll know what to do with. One of my favourite features - the headphone jack connection is still in the pack and placed with easy access from the waist pocket. It's safe to say with multiple pockets like these, you'll have plenty of space for all the essentials such as gels, cereal bars, a phone and a change of clothing.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear