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Drawing on the expertise of several talented female runners, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta effectively balances weight and performance for female athletes and provides at-the-ready hydration for long-distance running or racing.
The Ultra Vesta was designed for Ultimate Direction by a group of women athletes known as the Women’s Collective, who spent months incorporating their ideas and trail experiences into the creation of several female-focused gear pieces. With an ergonomic shape and women’s specific fit, the Ultra Vesta was made to perform flawlessly by female runners for female runners.
Weighing just 11 ounces (including the two 10 oz bottles) and providing 245 cubic inches of pack capacity, the Ultra Vesta carries everything you need for a day on the trail while providing good freedom of movement.
The Ultra Vesta is constructed of highly-breathable Cool Wick Air Mesh, power stretch mesh and lightweight, durable nylon fabrics making it extremely lightweight, though able to carry two full 10 oz water bottles, a full 2L hydration reservoir (sold separately) and offer ample storage space. Side adjustment straps and dual sternum straps with sliding adjustability help you to dial in fit.
The front of the Ultra Vesta is home to the ergonomically positioned dual 10 oz bottles, which are made of pliable FDA-approved BPA-free polyethylene that resists both odor and taste. When not in use, the bottle pockets (with cinch-down capability) can be folded flat or used to accommodate a camera or phone. Additional large storage pockets are located below the bottles/bottle pockets to keep energy gels or electronics close at hand, as well.
The Ultra Vesta’s back features two vertical zippered pockets and a horizontal pocket in which your hydration bladder can safely be stowed. On the face of the pack, a zigzag bungee attachment system is a perfect spot for securing gloves, discarded layers or other items you want to keep readily accessible; an internal bungee also helps to stabilize loads. Other nice touches on the Ultra Vesta include trekking pole loops, an ice axe loop and reflective accents for easy visibility in low-light conditions.
The Ultimate Direction Women’s Ultra Vesta is available in two sizes: X-Small/Small (20"-28" chest measurement) and Medium/Large (24"-40" chest measurement). NOTE: When full of gear, the vest will fit smaller.
- Two 10 oz. bottles are ergonomically positioned
- Bottle pockets fold flat when not in use or accommodate a camera or phone
- Large storage pockets are located below the bottles for phone, gels etc.
- Two sternum straps slide for custom fit
- Cool Wick Air Mesh wicks away moisture and is soft to the touch
- Side adjustment straps allow for customized fit
- Two vertical zippered pockets in the rear, plus a third horizontal pocket offer ample storage
- Easily accommodates a 2L reservoir (sold separately) or any bottle
- Ice axe (1) and Trekking pole loops (2)
- External and internal bungee cords stabilize varying capacities
- Reflective accents for easy visibility
Best Use Running/Fitness Access Panel-Loading Type Running Vest Pack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Other Two 10 oz water bottles included Material Cool Wick Air Mesh, 150D Rip-Stop, and Power Stretch Mesh Item Weight 9 oz w/o bottles/11 oz w/ bottles Hydration Compatible Yes Dimensions 11.75" x 8" x 2.5" Capacity 245 cubic inches