The ultra-lightweight Ultimate Direction Women's Race Vesta 5.0 running pack fits great, comfortably carries included water flasks, but otherwise offers just minimalist storage for key essentials.
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 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 Xsmall/Small size best fits 21"36" chest sizes, the Small/Medium best fits 24"-40" chest sizes, and the Medium/Large best fits 28"-42" 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 Women's Race Vesta 5.0 is available in your choice of size options.