This is an amazing vest for longer runs where fluids, food and additional kit are needed. A 10L capacity is ideal for full day adventures running in the hills and mountains.
Ultimate Direction says: The Vest That Started It All And still gets all the details exactly right.
WE WERE THE FIRST. THEN WE WERE IMITATED BY EVERY COMPANY ON EARTH. WE’RE STILL THE BEST.
Constantly imitated but never surpassed, Signature Series® Vests changed the world of hydration forever, and our FIFTH version continues to make the crucial improvements competitors still are chasing. Four models to choose from, each in three sizes, and all of them are lighter, more durable, with a better fit.
Ultimate Direction's Ultra Vest 5.0 is still an awesome pack. The cinch adjuster is ideal for quickly and easily tightening or loosening the vest with a simple pull of cords or push of a button. 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 highly breathable 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 make this is a seriously impressive package.
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