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Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 Hydration Running Vest

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The ultra-lightweight Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 running pack fits great, comfortably carries included water flasks, but otherwise offers just minimalized storage for key essentials.


The ultra-lightweight Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 running pack fits great, comfortably carries included water flasks, but otherwise offers just minimalized storage for key essentials.

Constructed of lightweight Sil/nylon and breathable stretch mesh, the vest weighs just 5 ounces (without bottles). To ensure a proper fit, the vest is available in three sizes that are based on your chest measurement. The Small best fits 23"-32" chest sizes, the Medium best fits 30"-39" chest sizes, and the Large best fits 37"-46" chests. Dual sternum straps with sliding adjustability help to fine-tune fit and an integrated Comfort Cinch 2.0 system provides on-the-go fit adjustability across the small of your back without applying undue pressure to your lats.

On the chest portion of the harness there are twin water bottle pockets which conveniently secure soft-sided or hard-sided water bottles. Ultimate Direction includes two soft-sided Body Bottle II 500 which together provide 1000ml of at-the-ready hydration. Two smaller harness pockets offer streamlined "up front" storage. A large rear compartment lets you stash discarded layers or carry a reservoir (hydration system sold separately). A bungee system enables you to lash gear externally. A rear attachment system allows you to carry foldable poles in a horizontal fashion that reduces "bounce" and keeps poles at the ready but out of your way. If you prefer to carry poles up front, there are also attachment points that allow you to lash them directly to the harness.

The Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0 is available in your choice of size options.

  • Lightweight hook and loop sternum adjustability
  • Front storage for hydration, fuel and valuables
  • Front stretch mesh pockets are phone compatible
  • Comfort Cinch 2.0--minimal, lightweight, and adjustable
  • Shoulder strap shaping to promote weight distribution and comfortable fit
  • Lightweight 4-way stretch with ripstop pattern for added durability
  • Large rear compartment to accommodate up to a 2.0L reservoir (hydration system not included)
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Technical Specs

Best Use
Panel Loading
Detachable Daypack
Fits Torso
Small: 23"-32" (chest measurement)
Medium: 30"-39" (chest measurement)
Large: 37"-46" (chest measurement)
Hydration Compatible
Yes; Two 500ml Soft Flasks Included
Sternum Strap
Yes; Adjustable
Torso Adjustment
519 cu in
One-Year Limited
Hydration Running Vest
Flex Mono Mesh, MicroMono Mesh, 20D Nylon Sil, and Nylon/Elastane
Item Weight
5.0 oz w/out bottles

2 Reviews

4.5 / 5


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Sharon Pilaske


Great lightweight vest!


Fits great, no matter what. Weighs practically nothing before you pack fluids. Especially love the back zipper pocket that can be accessed without taking off the vest.


Only small pockets on one flask area, wouldn't mind if it was on both.

Arturo G.


Vest is a quality piece, body bottles not so much


Very light weight and fit is perfect. I ordered size medium from the reviews I’ve seen they say the vest runs slightly large. I’m 6ft 175lb medium build. There’s is enough storage for a race style vest for all the nutrition and gear you would need for a shorter unsupported Ultra. The included body bottles do not have the plastic or chemical taste that some soft flasks have, I rinsed them with soap and water a few times before maiden voyage and no odd taste whatsoever.


I purchased this Race vest on May 17 2020 and as of today August 12 2020 One of the soft body bottles is already leaking so much where the top portion that has the thread is glued to the main body of the soft flask that it is no longer usable. The second bottle that was included is almost ready to start leaking as well. I can’t seem to find any warranty info on these bottles but I feel they should last longer than 3-4 months with light use. The rear adjustable straps on the lower back portion can sometimes cause irritation and rubbing If not adjusted correctly and not wearing a shirt.