The big sister of the popular Ultra Vesta, the Ultimate Direction Women’s Adventure Vesta effectively balances weight and performance while providing at-the-ready hydration for long-distance trail running, endurance racing, or ultra-lightweight fastpacking.
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 lightweight SilNylon and breathable mesh, the vest weighs just 9.14 ounces (without bottles) but is surprisingly strong and durable. It is 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 Xsmall/Small (26"-38" chest measurement) and Medium/Large (32"-41") 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 over 750 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 bungee attachment system is a perfect spot for securing gloves, discarded layers, or other items you want to keep readily accessible. 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.
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- 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
- Holsters for the Body Bottle 500
- Extensive front storage holds phone, fuel, and valuables
- Sliding rail sternum straps
Best Use Running/Fitness Access Panel Loading Volume 757 cu in Type 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 9.14 oz w/o bottles Torso Adjustment n/a Hydration Compatible Yes; 2 500ml Body Bottles included Fits Torso XSmall/Small: 26"-38" chest measurement
Medium/Large: 32"-41" chest measurement
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