New for 2013! The Salomon Advanced Skin Lab Hydro 12 Set vest pack has numerous innovative features and ample storage capacity. Its torso-hugging, comfortable fit and at-the-ready soft flasks make it ideal for ultra marathons, fast-packing and adventure racing.
Salomon’s motion-mirroring design is the key to the Advanced Skin Lab Hydro 12 Set’s excellent fit and “race” performance. Completely supported by your upper body, the pack has a flexible and adjustable “twinlink” connection point across the sternum but otherwise leaves your ribcage free to expand so that breathing remains uninhibited and the “softer” portion of your lower body isn’t restrained in any manner that can impact digestion. The shape and placement of the pack body ensures that weight remains consistent with your center of gravity rather than sagging low on your back and causing undue strain and fatigue. Adjustable load-lifter straps further allow you to dial in fit and keep the pack balanced and stabilized. Extensive, wide-open mesh on the backpanel and broad harness straps helps to cushion the pack against your body while maximizing airflow to keep you cool.
To ensure that you stay properly hydrated, the Advanced Skin Lab Hydro 12 Set includes two innovative 500 ml (17 oz) soft flasks that nestle conveniently on the shoulder harness for quick access and easy drinking. A sleeve in the main compartment of the pack can also easily accommodate a hydration bladder (not included) and drinking hoses can be routed over the shoulder or under the arm.
Pocketing abounds on the Advanced Skin Lab Hydro 12 Set. A dedicated pocket within the main compartment stores a reflective safety blanket (included). Two large zippered pockets on the rear of the pack provide an abundance of storage for extra layers or other gear. Zippered mesh pockets at the lower portion of the harness and two zippered lateral pockets are ideal for gloves, a headlamp, gels or other small items. Small pockets high on the shoulder harness are optimally located for stowing gels or electrolytes. Salomon’s 4D attachment system efficiently carries trekking poles and multiple lash points allow you to carry additional gear externally. An integrated safety whistle is also included just in case.
The Salomon Advanced Skin Lab Hydro 12 Set hydration vest pack is available in XS/Small (Chest size 31"-38"), Medium/Large (38"-43") and XLarge (43"-46") size options.
Sizes available: Medium/Large, XLarge, XSmall/Small
Salomon part numbers: L35187400-M/L, L35187400-XL, L35187400-XS/S