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Ultra Vesta

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    $124.95

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Includes 2x 10 oz Bottle

Product Description

10 oz Bottle included

Designed by Jenny Jurek with help from the Women's Collective, the 2014 Trail Runner Magazine Gear of the Year Award winning Ultra Vesta is ergonomically shaped to fit perfectly and perform flawlessly. The plan was to select the best features from all the Signature Series vests, combine them into one great product, then re-design the shape to specifically fit women.

The result is front strap-mounted holsters that offer quick, immediate access to twin 10 ounce water bottles, which are concave against the body, are positioned higher on the chest, and can be folded flat when not in use. The larger volume pockets located low in the front keep your phone, camera, salt tablets, or gels within easy reach while on the move. The main compartment will accommodate a 70 oz. reservoir (sold seperately) and plenty of gear, and there is an additional horizontal pocket in the rear for quick organization of special items. External and internal bungee cords stabilize the load while the two sternum straps and side adjustment straps give you a customized fit and eliminate bouncing. Moisture-wicking Air Mesh keeps you dry, provides support, and is soft to the touch for all-day comfort. Also included are an ice axe loop, two trekking pole loops, and reflective accents for low-light visibility.

Specs & Details

Features (Front):

  • Available in Indigo
  • Two 10 oz. bottles are ergonomically positioned
  • Bottle pockets fold flat when not in use or accommodates a camera or phone
  • Large storage pockets are located below the bottles for phone, gels, ect.
  • Two sternum straps slide for custom fit
  • Cool Wick Air Mesh wicks away moisture and is soft to the touch
Features (Back):

  • Side adjustment straps allow for customized fit
  • Two vertical zippered pockets in the rear, plus a third horizontal pocket offers ample storage
  • Easily accommodates a 2 liter reservoir or any bottle
  • Ice axe (1) and trekking pole loops (2)
  • External and internal bungee cords stabilize varying capacities
  • Reflective accents for easy visability

Sizing At Chest (Women's):

  • XS/SM: 26 - 38 in. / 66 - 97 cm
  • M/L: 32 - 41 in. / 81 - 104 cm
  • Measure wearing the clothes you intend to wear
  • A vest full of gear will fit smaller
Specs:

  • Volume Capacity: 245 in/ 4L
  • Fluid Capacity: 2 x 10 oz. bottles / 2 x 295 mL (plus optional reservoir)
  • Weight: 9 oz. (11 oz. with bottles) / 255 g (312 g with bottles)
  • Height: 11.75 in. / 30 cm
  • Width: 8 in. / 20 cm
  • Depth: 2.5 in. / 6 cm

Materials/Design:

  • Cool Wick Air Mesh: Wicking mesh is lightweight and breathable for optimal ventilation and moisture management
  • 150D Rip Stop: Lightweight fabric provides durability and protection
  • Power Stretch Mesh: Provides versatility with a supportive stretch material that expands for variable capacity

Overall Customer Rating:

4.875 Stars

(Based on 8 reviews)

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  • 4 1 1406505600000
    michelle July 28, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    4

    I have a very small frame (up top anyway) and love how closely this fits to me. I like the option of the two extra bottles, though I doubt I will use them for most runs. I would prefer an extra food pouch or one that didn't necessarily zip. I bought the wink after this and I think I prefer it- unless I know I will have access to more food than water. There is a ton of space in the back but I like to keep food front and center, though based on the design of most vests... I am the exception.

  • 5 0 1405900800000
    marti July 21, 2014 Yes No 0 found this review helpful
    5

    LOVE this vest!!! I have a small/petite torso and hated wearing hydration vests because of the rubbing; I could never get the adjustments snug enough. This vest fits perfectly and I find myself wearing it even when I'm just training on a short run.. all the pockets are perfect!! One CON: those red caps on the bottles!! I agree with the other reviewer, Erin... my teeth are either getting weaker from using them to open and close those tops or they are getting stronger from the procedure! Highly recommend this product!

  • 5 1 1400716800000
    Erin May 22, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    5

    I am overwhelmingly in love with this vest!!! I really only have 2 minor issues with it, and they are so minor that they hardly warrant comment. (but since this is a review, I’m going to comment! :) ) PROS: Fit. I love love love the way this pack fits. No movement whatsoever. I can hardly tell I am wearing a pack. No chafing. No mid-run adjusting of straps. The placement of pockets is perfect. (I tend to run with my cell phone and the front velcro storage pocket is perfect for easily accessing the phone mid-run). I like to wear my vest snugly and I found the two sternum straps very comfy. I am (*ahem*) smaller in the chest department and found the XS/S size vest to be a perfect fit. Storage Capacity. Plenty of storage! I have not used this vest in extreme weather or in any event over 50 miles (or without aid), but for my purposes the storage capacity has been ample. I easily carried the 2-10 ounce bottles up front, bars & gels in both the front zippered pocket and the back top horizontal pocket, a cell phone, gloves, arm sleeves, hat, and a lightweight shell in the back vertical storage pocket. The outer bungee system is perfect for easily shedding a layer and sticking it on the back of your pack. I have not used the inner bungee system yet – but that is GENIUS. I love the idea of using my 70 oz bladder inside this pack for longer/solo adventures when I need more water. (no bladder included with this pack but it will accommodate one). I assume that the inner-bungee would be helpful in cutting down on the annoying slosh-factor of running with a bladder. Bottles. Running with the bottles upfront did not bother me AT ALL. I thought they might be a little distracting or uncomfortable, but I didn’t find that. During a 50k or 50 miler, I refilled these bottles at every aid station. If I were doing a longer distance in the heat, I most definitely would carry either a 20 oz handheld or use my bladder in the pack, in addition to the 2 10 oz bottles. Breathability. The Ultra Vesta feels light and cool. I imagine you could wear this simply over a running bra on a very hot run and still feel breezy. No clammy-sweat-bomb-type feeling with this vest at all. Cuteness! I know this is minor but this vest is cute! I love the color and the fit is flattering. It isn’t bulky or obnoxious. I tend to be fairly clueless and well, lazy, when it comes to running “fashion”, but this pack definitely gets style points, IMO! CONS: Bottle tops. Those little red plastic bottle tops could use some work. Two reasons: 1) I feel like I have to either aggressively use my teeth to pop the top up to drink (ouch) or use my hand to pop it up and 2) I feel like I have to slam the top down to close it (otherwise it doesn’t close completely and it will leak). The design team failed a wee bit here in my opinion. Minor, yes. But perhaps at mile 80 in a 100 miler this issue might seem monumentally frustrating. Long hair will get stuck in those “little hooky things”. Okay, this is verrrrrry minor but I have to note it! I have very long hair which I normally wear in a ponytail or braid while running. Every time I have run with this vest, at some point my hair becomes entangled in one of those small grey hooky things on the back. What are they for? Cinching the bungee tighter maybe? I don’t know. But long-haired folks be warned: this pack may conjure up fantasies of chopping off your hair mid-race, OR (my experience), cause you to waste precious minutes in the aid station while a friendly RD or volunteer tries to free your braid from your pack. (thanks James Varner!) :) http://sakurastepbystep.wordpress.com/

  • 5 1 1400630400000
    Juli May 21, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    5

    Best vest I used by far. Perfect fit for a woman, comfortable and does not hurt my back like many of the others. I am a smalled framed woman and have been waiting for something like this! The versitility to add bottles or use a bladder is awesome too!!

  • 5 1 1398556800000
    ying April 27, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    5

    I found this bag from ultratrail runner magazine, and wearing it to my first 50k Belmonte endurance event. I'm very happy with the product, light and tight, fit in right position for women.

  • 5 1 1395187200000
    neily March 19, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    5

    Thank you for designing a hydration pack that is not only designed for a woman but is so light/easy to run with that you forget that it there until you need to use it. I am training for my first 100k this April and what a delightful change from my typical handheld water bottle. It is one of the first things I could tick off my list of needs and by far one of the most important. I recommend this vest to all my fellow women endurance athletes. Thank you!

  • 5 1 1394496000000
    Sandi March 11, 2014 Yes No 1 found this review helpful
    5

    Having a team of women design a vest for women really paid off! I used to hate wearing a vest because I was always fidgeting with it and I felt bulky. I did whatever I could to avoid wearing a vest but since I love to do long mountain runs, I really did need a quality vest. Thankfully I tried out the Ultra Vesta and loved it. It's comfortable and fits all of my running needs from carrying a lot of water to having a place to put my microspikes during winter runs. There's not a better vest out there for women right now.

  • 5 3 1390003200000
    Jamie January 18, 2014 Yes No 3 found this review helpful
    5

    This vest is very smartly designed in all the right places. The size is spot on. The bottles are placed well. The front pockets are large and well placed. The rear has 3 pockets, the innermost one has internal bungees and Velcro loop for an optional bladder. This pocket has mesh towards your back but a water resistant barrier towards the middle pocket, so your bladder sweating or your back sweating won't get your stuff wet(at least from that side!). The middle pocket is slightly smaller and is the stretch mesh on the outside(so if it rains, your stuff will get wet). And then the smallest pocket is accessed by a horizontal top zipper and is a water resistant pocket completely(good for a phone or matches or what have you). The outside has bungees for jackets and other compressible gear. The vest wears really well. It has multiple adjustment points that allows for customized, bounce free fit that easily adjusts for what your wearing and how you pack the vest with supplies. The sternum straps can be adjusted up & down via the side rails, very smart indeed! The material along the edges is very soft to help lessen chafing. The air mesh allows for great airflow throughout. I ran with this vest on a 16 miler and it was perfect. I had initially thought I would sub the smaller 10oz bottles with 20s in the summer but they would sit up very high near your face based on the pack's lady friendly design. So I am returning them for a 70oz reservoir instead. This pack is minimal, for sure, much like the AK vest but for women. The bottles being so close to your shoulders, have noticeable sloshing noise but just like your footsteps, eventually fade to background noise OR remind you to take a drink more often:) 2 things I would change: Bigger bottle caps & openings for ice, quicker filling, and faster liquid flow out the spout. I have some competitor bottles that have regular bike type bottle caps but on smaller 8oz bottles...so it can be done. Make one of the larger pockets water resistant. If it is raining, your outta luck on keeping any clothing or gear inside dry larger than a smartphone(since that's the only pocket that is water resistant).