Drawing on the expertise of several talented female runners, the sleek and streamlined Ultimate Direction Women's Ultra Vesta effectively balances weight and performance for female athletes and provides at-the-ready hydration for trail running or racing.
The vest was designed for Ultimate Direction by a group of female athletes known as the Women’s Collective who incorporated their ideas and trail experiences into the creation of several female-focused gear pieces. With an ergonomic shape and women’s specific fit, the vest was made to perform flawlessly by female runners for female runners.
Constructed of highly-breathable mesh and 70D nylon ripstop fabrics, the Women’s Ultra Vesta weighs in at just 7.9 ounces while providing 439 cubic inches of storage capacity. To ensure a proper fit, the vest is available in Xsmall/Small (26"-38" chest measurement) and Medium/Large (32"-41") sizes. NOTE: When full of gear, the vest will fit smaller. Dual sternum straps with sliding adjustability help you fine-tune fit.
There are two vertical-zippered pockets and one horizontal pocket in which a 1.5L hydration bladder (not included) can be safely stowed. A zig-zag bungee attachment system is a perfect spot for securing gloves, discarded layers, or other items you want to keep readily accessible. On the chest portion of the harness there are large front pockets which conveniently secure electronics or water bottles. Ultimate Direction includes two soft-sided Body Bottles with 500 ml capacity. Other features include two additional zippered front harness pockets, trekking pole attachment loops, an emergency whistle, and an ice axe loop.
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- Holsters for the Body Bottle 500s
- Front storage holds phone, fuel, and valuables
- Sliding rail sternum straps
- XXX Mesh wicks away moisture and is soft to the touch
- Open side adjustment straps allow for customized fit
- A mesh pouch for wet or voluminous gear, with a compression bungee
- Easily accommodates a 2 liter reservoir or any bottle
Access Panel Loading Volume 439 cu in Type Running Hydration Vest Sternum Strap Yes; Two adjustable Material AirWall Mesh, Nylon Ripstop, and Darlington Power Mesh Item Weight 7.9 oz w/o bottles Torso Adjustment n/a Hydration Compatible Yes; 2 500ml Body Bottles included Dimensions 11.8" x 9.45" x 4.7"
Real Customer Reviews
- Great Trail Running Vest!
Likes: The fit was great. I am 5'4" and about 115 lbs and I'm very happy with the xs/s. The variety in pockets as well as the expandable back means I can fit everything I need out on the trails. And I could not have been more excited to find the hair tie provided!
Dislikes: The very first time I wore it, having not gotten my straps and fitting quite right I ended up with some chafing around my collarbones however I have not anytime since then. I do wish some of the lower pockets in the front were large enough to fit my phone but it will fit in the upper pouches so if you're going on a shorter run or are using a bladder then it's not a problem!
- I spent a lot of time researching vests and finally decided on this one. Very glad w my choice.
Likes: Soft material. Bounce free love the body bottles. Great fit and great storage.
Dislikes: The side straps don’t tighten pulling forward you have to pull back which is annoying. The body bottle mouths are a bit narrow which could be hard for fast fill w ice during a race.
- The perfect pack!
Likes: Lightweight, women's fit, fully adjustable, awesome zipper pockets and pouches, adaptable to multiple situations and needs (option for bladder), allows for proper running posture
Dislikes: soft bottles are challenging to get back in pouches if you take them all the way out on the run
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