Adventurer Peter Bakwin has established numerous "fastest known times" and run all over the world, all while searching for the perfect pack. With Ultimate Direction’s help, he built his own, the Adventure Vest 4.0. Despite weighing just 10.6 ounces, the vest boasts an impressive amount of storage and remains balanced and secure while you push deep into the backcountry.
Constructed of lightweight SilNylon and breathable mesh, the vest is surprisingly strong and capable of comfortably carrying clothes, gear, and hydration. Padded/ventilated strapping and edging throughout the pack body provides a comfortable fit and breathable performance. To ensure a proper fit, the vest is available in Small (23"-32" chest measurement), Medium (30"-39"), and Large (37"-46") size options. NOTE: When full of gear, the vest will fit smaller. An integrated Comfort Cinch system provides on-the-go fit adjustability across the small of your back without applying undue pressure to your lats. Dual sternum straps with sliding adjustability help you further fine-tune fit.
There are two stacked, zippered main compartments that offer 1000 cubic inches of storage capacity. The one closest to the body can safely stow a hydration system (system not included) and a full load of gear while the smaller vertical-zippered pocket is better for separating smaller items. A zig-zag upper bungee attachment system is a perfect spot for securing gloves, discarded layers, or other items you want to keep readily accessible. Beneath it, a stretch mesh pouch stows wet gear or items that would take up too much internal space. Two large, zippered mesh lateral pockets provide ample space to keep items within easy reach. On the chest portion of the harness there are large front pockets which conveniently secure electronics or water bottles. Ultimate Direction includes one soft-sided Body Bottle with a 500 ml capacity. Other features include an additional zippered front harness pocket, phone-compatible harness pockets, and dual ice axe loops. An integrated rear attachment system allows you to carry poles in a horizontal fashion that reduces "bounce" and keeps poles at the ready but out of your way.
- Comfort Cinch technology provides a custom fit with easy on-the-go adjustment
- 4-way stretch material
- Trekking pole holder minimizes bounce and snaps out of the way when not in use
- Sliding rail sternum straps
- Bottle holster tightens to carry phone or camera
- Phone compatible pockets
Best Use Running/Fitness Access Panel Loading Volume 1001 cu in Type Running Hydration Vest Sternum Strap Yes; Two adjustable Material 150g Flex Mono Mesh, MicroMono Mesh, 30D Nylon 66 sil/pu, and 4-way stretch Nylon/elastane Item Weight 10.65 oz w/o bottles Torso Adjustment n/a Hydration Compatible Yes; 1 500ml Body Bottle included Fits Torso Small: 23"-32" chest measurement
Medium: 30"-39" chest measurement
Large: 37"-46" chest measurement
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