The versatile Ultimate Direction Women's Ultra Vesta 5.0 effectively balances weight and performance in providing at-the-ready hydration for long-distance trail running or ultra-lightweight fast packing. Despite weighing just 6.3 ounces (without bottles), the vest carries everything you need for long days on the trail.
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.
The pack is constructed of lightweight Sil/nylon and breathable stretch mesh. To ensure a proper fit, the vest is available in four 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, the Medium/Large best fits 28"-42" chest sizes, and the Large/Xlarge best fits 38"-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.
Storage options abound, and the pack has a total capacity of more than 600 cubic inches. The main compartment offers ample storage for a 2L hydration reservoir (hydration system sold separately), clothes, and other gear. A rear zig-zag bungee attachment system is ideal for securing gloves, discarded layers, or other items you want to keep readily accessible. On the chest portion of the harness there are large front pockets which conveniently secure electronics or water bottles. Ultimate Direction includes two soft-sided Body Bottle II 500 which together provide 1000ml of at-the-ready hydration. Other features include additional zippered front harness pockets and phone-compatible harness pockets. A rear attachment system allows you to carry 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 Ultra Vesta 5.0 is available in your choice of size options.