A versatile option for runners going fast, going long, or doing a bit of both, the Salomon Adv Skin 5 Set vest pack has numerous innovative features, built-in hydration, and 5 liters of well-organized storage space. Its torso-hugging fit and at-the-ready soft flasks make it ideal for long days of running trails or racing ultras.
Supported by your upper body, the soft, form-fitting pack has a flexible and adjustable connection point across the sternum but otherwise leaves your ribcage free to expand so that breathing remains uninhibited. The shape and placement of the pack body ensures that weight remains consistent with your center of gravity rather than sagging low on your back and causing undue strain and fatigue. The mesh backpanel and broad perforated harness straps help to cushion the pack against your body while maximizing ventilation.
To ensure that you stay properly hydrated, the pack includes two 500 ml soft flasks that stow conveniently in dedicated front harness pockets. An insulated sleeve in the rear of the pack can accommodate a 1.5L hydration bladder (bladder not included) and drinking hoses can be routed over the shoulder or under the arm.
The pack has a number of storage options. A top-accessed rear stretch compartment stows a surprising amount of clothes. There are also large stretch lateral pockets that are ideal for stashing gloves, a headlamp, gels, or other small items. On the front of the harness, in addition to the flask pockets, there are numerous stretch pockets and a zippered pocket that allow you to keep smaller items separated, organized, and within easy reach.
Other features include an integrated safety whistle, built-in reflectivity, and multiple connection options that enable you to carry foldable trekking poles (poles not included). The pack also has connection points for the Salomon Custom Quiver (sold separately), a really smart solution for stowing foldable poles.
The Salomon Adv Skin 5 Set vest pack is available in an array of size and color options. See the size chart for size recommendations based on your chest measurement.