A reflection of ultrarunner Anton Krupicka’s minimalist approach to alpine and mountain exploration, the Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0 incorporates the hydration and storage features you truly need while skipping anything extraneous. The end result is a great-fitting pack that keeps essentials close at hand while provide free movement to go far and long.
Constructed of lightweight SilNylon and breathable mesh, the vest weighs in at just 6 ounces. To ensure a proper fit, the vest is available in Small (23"-33" chest measurement), Medium (31”-40”), and Large (36"-46") sizes. NOTE: When full of gear, the vest will fit smaller. Dual sternum straps with sliding adjustability help you fine-tune fit.
The main compartment offers 351 cubic inches of storage for a lightweight shell or other gear. An upper compartment is sized to carry a 2L hydration reservoir (sold separately). On the chest portion of the harness there are twin water bottle pockets which conveniently secure soft-sided or hard-sided water bottles. Ultimate Direction includes two soft-sided Body Bottles with 500 ml capacity. Other features include phone-compatible harness pockets, on-the-go trekking pole attachment points, an emergency whistle, and dual ice axe loops.
- Sliding rail sternum straps
- Bottle holsters tighten to carry phone or camera
- iPhone compatible pocket
- Unique, on-the-go trekking pole holders
- Double ice axe loops
- Soft and flexible 150g mono-mesh
- External stretch pocket for organization
- Secure lateral pockets
Best Use Running/Fitness Access Panel Loading Volume 351 cu in Type Running Hydration Vest Sternum Strap Yes; Two adjustable Material Knit Mono Mesh, Power Mesh, and SilNylon Item Weight 6 oz w/o bottles Torso Adjustment n/a Hydration Compatible Yes; 2 500ml Body Bottles included Dimensions 15.75" x 11.42" x 5.12"
Real Customer Reviews
- So much room for such a light weight vest!
Likes: Pockets, Pockets & More Pockets!! There is space in this vest to carry enough for an unsupported 30+ miler! I went out for 25 miles yesterday & carried 3 liters, 2 honey stingers, 7 gels, 2 cliff bars, my first aid kit, cell phone, a jacket, trek poles & a buff AND it all fit with some room to spare! Very lightweight!! I love the trek pole loop locations! I'm a female & this fits so nice!! No bounce! I love this vest!!
Dislikes: The mesh on the back doesn't breathe as well as the Jenny Ultra Vesta.
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