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Our Favorite Salomon Vests for Running Tested In Depth

last updated Mar 11, 2019
Running in bulk is not helpful when it comes to a need for aerodynamics and comfort so Salomon has invested extensive research into producing running vests which carry discreetly designed hydration packs for all the hydration requirements a runner will need. Each vest has plenty of secure pockets for carrying energy gels, energy bars, a phone, a good GPS, light emergency blanket and other needed items. The vests perform excellently with a zero bounce factor and comfortable form FIT which fits a standard seen in Salomon’s solid running shoes.

The materials used in the construction are light-weight, very protective and, like Salomon shoes, the vests provide high performance with very good durability. The vests allow you to put on the speed in much the same way as the Salomon Speedcross 4 running shoe, through implementing the latest high-performance designing.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 12 hrs of research

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 S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
95.8/100 our score
Style
96
Materials
94
Breathability
97
Comfort
96
S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
Why is it better?

Very light

11 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on front and back

Included soft flasks with wide mouth that accommodates ice cubes

Durable

PVC-free

In a Hurry? Editors choice:
 S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
Test Winner: S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
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By Sarah Coryell:

In this update, we added four great new products for you to consider: the Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set, the Salomon Trailblazer 30, the Salomon Agile 2 Set, and the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set. Be sure to check them out as well as the other great vests we have featured right here on our list!

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.8
Style
96%
Materials
94%
Breathability
97%
Comfort
96%
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$116.21
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$169.95
#2
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95.5
Style
96%
Materials
94%
Breathability
97%
Comfort
95%
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$127.46
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$154.95
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.8
Style
96%
Materials
94%
Breathability
97%
Comfort
92%
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$151.25
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.3
Style
92%
Materials
96%
Breathability
94%
Comfort
95%
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$154.95
#5
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94
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92%
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94%
Breathability
96%
Comfort
94%
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#6
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91
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89%
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91%
Breathability
94%
Comfort
90%
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$97.46
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$169.95
#7
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87
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88%
Materials
87%
Breathability
87%
Comfort
86%
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$109.13
#8
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85
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85%
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85%
Breathability
85%
Comfort
85%
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$76.79
#9
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83.3
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85%
Materials
83%
Breathability
82%
Comfort
83%
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$85.00
#10
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81.3
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83%
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82%
Breathability
80%
Comfort
80%
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$144.95
In Depth Review Top 10
  • S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
  • S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set
  • Unisex S-Lab Sense Ultra 2 Set Backpack
  • S-Lab Advanced Skin 5 Set Racing Vest
  • S-Lab Advanced Skin 12 Set Racing Vest
  • S-Lab Sense 2 set pack
  • Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set
  • Salomon Agile 2 Set
  • Salomon Trailblazer 30
  • Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set
Table of contents
  • Criteria Used for Evaluation
  • Other Factors to Consider
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Favorite Salomon Running Vests

1. S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.8
 S-Lab Sense Ultra 5 set
Style
96
Materials
94
Breathability
97
Comfort
96
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Pros:

Very light

11 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on front and back

Included soft flasks with wide mouth that accommodates ice cubes

Durable

PVC-free

Cons:

Some runners find that a larger mouth on the soft flask would make loading powders or tablets at hydration stations quicker and easier.

Expensive

Fourth place in our evaluation is the S-Lab (Salomon Lab) Advanced Sense Ultra 5 Set Racing Vest with approximately 1 gallon of storage space. Salomon targeted this vest to ultra runners to provide the necessities and support posture without compromising efficiency.

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Storage

This vest includes 11 storage areas:
• Flask pockets, one on each shoulder, for the included water bottles with bungee loops to hold the flasks
• Piggy-backing on the flask pockets are two mesh pockets approximately 6”x6”
• 2 ventilated, zip underarm pockets approx. 6”x6”
• Lower rear pocket with secure closure for a light jacket etc. 7”x6”
• Nested pocket inside the lower rear pocket for secure storage of keys, cards: approx.: 6”x3.5”
• Upper back pocket with secure closure for clothing etc. approx.: 8.”x 10.5”
• Left shoulder pocket with secure closure for gels etc. 2.5”x5.5”
• Right shoulder zip pocket: 2.5”x5.5”

Features

• Measures approx. : 16x14x3 inches
• Includes two Salomon 17 oz. Speed Soft Flasks bottles with easy squeeze fluid release with high flow rate including soft bite spout pull release - easy on the teeth
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space.
• Flasks are held in place with elastic straps so they don’t bounce out.
• Flasks have a wide mouth that can accommodate ice cubes
• Locking sternum straps that do not require readjustment
• Removable sternum straps
• Reflective details on front and back
• Very light – weights about 4 oz. without the flasks
• Available in black/red, blue/black and white/red
• Pack storage volume is about 1 gallons.
• Includes an emergency whistle

Comfort

Salomon stripped this vest to the essentials to support ultra runners without weighing them down. Salomon Labs invented what they call “Sensifit” construction which molds itself to your body for a soft, secure fit. The trim is super soft to prevent abrasion. The vest is designed to support shirtless running without causing abrasion.

The two sides of the vest are held together by two, round, elastic, sternum straps that loop across the chest and terminate with adjustable locking anchors. This arrangement enables you to adjust it to your personal preferences and leaves the middle of the chest uncovered for maximal cooling and air circulation. You may remove these to remove a tiny bit more weight if desired.

Salomon composes the vest from 3D Air Mesh which is stretchy and enables air circulation and moisture wicking. The MotionFit feature holds the weight of the pack’s contents securely for minimum bouncing.

Value

Expensive item – fractionally less expensive than our #1 selection – Salomon packs as much as they can into these nearly weightless vests.

2. S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.5
S-Lab Sense Ultra 8 Set
Style
96
Materials
94
Breathability
97
Comfort
95
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Pros:

Very light

10 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on front and back

Included soft flasks with wide mouth that accommodates ice cubes

Durable

PVC-free

Cons:

Some runners find that adjusting to the new straps was fussy.

Expensive

Finishing in third place in our evaluation is the S-Lab (Salomon Lab) Advanced Sense Ultra 8 Set Racing Vest with approximately 2 gallons of storage space. Salomon targeted this vest to ultra runners to provide the necessities and support posture without compromising efficiency.

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Storage

This vest includes 10 storage areas:
• Flask pockets, one on each shoulder, for the included water bottles with bungee loops to hold the flasks
• Piggy-backing on the flask pockets are two mesh pockets approximately 6”x6”
• Two underarm pockets approx. 5”x5.5”
• Lower rear pocket with secure closure for a light jacket etc. 7”x6”
• Nested pocket inside the lower rear pocket for secure storage of keys, cards: approx.: 6”x3.5”
• Upper back pocket with secure closure for gels etc. approx.: 2.5”x5.5”
• Right shoulder zip pocket: 2.5”x5.5”

Features

• Measures approx. : 16x14x3 inches
• Includes two Salomon 17 oz. Speed Soft Flasks bottles with easy squeeze fluid release with high flow rate including soft bite spout pull release - easy on the teeth
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space
• Flasks are held in place with elastic straps so they don’t bounce out.
• Flasks have a wide mouth that can accommodate ice cubes
• Locking sternum straps that do not require readjustment
• Removable sternum straps
• Reflective details on front and back
• Very light – weighs about 4.4 oz. without the flasks
• Available in black/red, blue/black and white/red
• Pack storage volume is about 2 gallons.
• Includes an emergency whistle

Comfort

Salomon stripped this vest to the essentials to support ultra runners without weighing them down. Salomon Labs invented what they call “sensifit” construction which molds itself to your body for a soft, secure fit. The trim is super soft to prevent abrasion. The vest is designed to support shirtless running without causing abrasion.

The two sides of the vest are held together by two, round, elastic, sternum straps that loop across the chest and terminate with adjustable locking anchors. This arrangement enables you to adjust it to your personal preferences and leaves the middle of the chest uncovered for maximal cooling and air circulation. You may remove these to remove a tiny bit more weight if desired.

Salomon composes the vest from 3D Air Mesh which is stretchy and enables air circulation and moisture wicking. The MotionFit feature holds the weight of the pack’s contents securely for minimum bouncing. The shoulders and back are padded with mesh for evaporation.

Value

Expensive item – fractionally less expensive than our #1 selection – Salomon packs as much as they can into these nearly weightless vests.

3. Unisex S-Lab Sense Ultra 2 Set Backpack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.8
 Unisex S-Lab Sense Ultra 2 Set Backpack
Style
96
Materials
94
Breathability
97
Comfort
92
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$151.25
Pros:

lightweight

made with anti-odor material

a place for every item you'll need

both for men and women

reflective

Cons:

Some customers have had trouble with sizing and have mentioned to order the next size up!

Salomon focused on this particular vest ideally for both men and women! Very comfortable to wear and lightweight!

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This vest includes:

Features:

1 zipped mobile front pocket, 2 front soft hydration elastic pockets, 1 back kangaroo S pocket with silicone grip, 1 chest stretch pocket with silicone grip, 2 front stretch S pockets. Material: Elastic Power Mesh, 3D Air Mesh

Cost

On the little bit more expensive side, but the durability in product will make up for cost as it is long lasting!

Material

Made with anti-odor mesh
Reflective
lightweight

4. S-Lab Advanced Skin 5 Set Racing Vest

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.3
S-Lab Advanced Skin 5 Set Racing Vest
Style
92
Materials
96
Breathability
94
Comfort
95
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$154.95
Pros:

Very light

10 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on all sides

Durable

PVC-free

Cons:

Some runners find that as you consume the water in the bottles, the flasks slip into the pockets slightly.

Some runners would like to see the vest bundled with the Hydrapack.

Expensive

Finishing in second place in our evaluation is the S-Lab (Salomon Lab) Advanced Skin 5 Set Racing Vest. This is an excellent, lightweight vest distinguished from the S-Lab Advanced Skin 12 Set Racing Vest primarily by reduced storage capacity. The two vests measure the same size. The vest includes two Salomon 16 oz. collapsible water bottles with an insulated, upper rear pocket designed to hold the Salomon Hydrapack 1.5 L. (approx. 51 oz.) which is sold separately. Of course, if you elect not to purchase the Hydrapack, this space is also available for your other storage needs. Salomon includes an emergency blanket as well as a tethered emergency whistle with this vest.

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Storage

This approx.15”x 7.5” vest includes 10 individual storage areas:
• Rear bladder pocket situated in the upper part of the rear between the shoulder blades, to accommodate the Salomon Hydrapack 1.5 L. (approx. 51 oz.), which is sold separately
• Flask pockets, one on each shoulder, for the included water bottles with bungee loops to hold the flasks
• Piggy-backing on the flask pockets are two mesh pockets approximately 6”x6”
• 2 underarm zip pockets approx. 5”x5”x4.5 – large enough for a phone, gloves etc.
• Rear pocket with two openings approx. 15”x5”x5.5” – a light jacket could fit in here
• Shoulder envelope pocket with included safety whistle, for small valuable: approx. 2.5”x4.5”x2.5”
• Right shoulder zip pocket approx. 2.5”x5”x4.5”
• 4D pole holder is a 4-step system that enables you to pack and unpack your poles without losing steps; poles store conveniently on
the back of the vest.

Features

• Measures approx.15”x 7.5”
• Reflective details on all sides
• Very light – weighs about 11 oz. with the flasks empty
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space
• Runners can drink from flasks without removing them from the storage
• Flasks are held in place with elastic straps so they don’t bounce out.
• Available in black, blue and red
• Pack storage volume is about 2.5 gallons.
• Includes an emergency safety blanket and whistle

Comfort

Salomon vests are known for their lightweight comfort. Salomon Labs invented what they call “Sensifit” construction which molds itself to your body for a soft, secure fit. The trim is super soft to prevent abrasion. The vest is designed to support shirtless running without causing abrasion.

The two sides of the vest are held together by two, flat, flexible, sternum straps that zig-zag across the chest and terminate with adjustable locking anchors. This arrangement enables you to adjust it to your personal preferences and leaves the middle of the chest uncovered for maximal cooling and air circulation.

Salomon composes the vest from 3D Air Mesh which is stretchy and enables air circulation and moisture wicking. The MotionFit feature holds the weight of the pack’s contents securely for minimum bouncing.

Value

Expensive item – fractionally less expensive than our #1 selection – Salomon packs as much as they can into these nearly weightless vests.

5. S-Lab Advanced Skin 12 Set Racing Vest

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
S-Lab Advanced Skin 12 Set Racing Vest
Style
92
Materials
94
Breathability
96
Comfort
94
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Pros:

Very light

13 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on all sides

Durable

PVC-free

Cons:

Some runners find the sloshing of the water in the containers which are secured in the upper part of the chest distracting.

Some runners report quality issues.

Expensive

This tidy vest has a 12-liter volume (approx. 3 gallons) capacity divided among pockets of various shapes and sizes designed to accommodate everything from light clothing to a phone. The foundation of this vest is its hydration capacity. The vest includes two Salomon 16 oz. collapsible water bottles with an insulated, rear pocket designed to hold the Salomon hydrapack 1.5 L. (approx. 51 oz.) which is sold separately. Of course, if you elect not to purchase the hydrapack, this space is also available for your other storage needs. Salomon includes an emergency blanket as well as a tethered emergency whistle with this vest.

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Storage

This approx.15”x 7.5” vest includes 13 individual storage areas:
• Rear bladder pocket to accommodate the Salomon hydrapack 1.5 L. (approx. 51 oz.), which is sold separately
• Flask pockets, one on each shoulder, for the included water bottles with bungee loops to hold the flasks
- the flask pockets are two mesh pockets approximately 7”x6”
• 2 underarm zip pockets approx. 5”x7”x6.5 – large enough for a phone, gloves etc.
• Rear pocket with two openings approx. 15”x8”x5.5” – a light jacket could fit in here
• Rear upper zip pocket: approx. 9”x11”x9.5”
• Inside the rear zip pocket is a key pocket
• On the left shoulder, there is an envelope pocket with included safety whistle, for small valuable: approx. 2.5”x4.5”x2.5”
• 4D pole holder is a 4-step system that enables you to pack and unpack your poles without losing steps; poles store conveniently on the back of the vest.

Features

• Measures about approx.15”x 7.5”
• Reflective details on all sides
• Very light – weights about 11 oz. with the flasks empty
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space.
• Runners can drink from flasks without removing them from the storage
• Flasks are held in place with elastic straps so they don’t bounce out.
• Available in black, blue and red
• Pack storage volume is about 3 gallons.
• Includes an emergency safety blanket

Comfort

Salomon vests are known for their lightweight comfort. Salomon Labs invented what they call “Sensifit” construction which molds itself to your body for a soft, secure fit. The trim is super soft to prevent abrasion. The vest is designed to support shirtless running without causing abrasion.

The two sides of the vest are held together by two, flat, flexible, sternum straps that zig-zag across the chest and terminate with adjustable locking anchors. This arrangement enables you to adjust it to your personal preferences and leaves the middle of the chest uncovered for maximal cooling and air circulation.

Salomon composes the vest from 3D Air Mesh which is stretchy and enables air circulation and moisture wicking. The MotionFit feature holds the weight of the pack’s contents securely for minimum bouncing.

Value

No question, this is an expensive item. However, Salomon packs as much as they can into these nearly weightless vests.

6. S-Lab Sense 2 set pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91
S-Lab Sense 2 set pack
Style
89
Materials
91
Breathability
94
Comfort
90
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$97.46
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Pros:

Very light

7 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on front and back

Included soft flasks with wide mouth that accommodates ice cubes

Durable

PVC-free

Cons:

Very light

7 pockets

Mesh construction for comfort and weightless feeling

Non-abrasive material throughout

Reflective attributes on front and back

Included soft flasks with wide mouth that accommodates ice cubes

Durable

PVC-free

The Salomon S-Lab Sense 2 set pack places at the bottom of our list of very closely placed competitors with approximately 68 fluid ounces of storage space. Salomon targeted this vest to ultra runners to provide the necessities and support posture without compromising efficiency.

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Storage

This vest includes 7 storage areas:
• Flask pockets, one on each shoulder, for the included water bottles with bungee loops to hold the flasks
• Piggy-backing on the flask pockets are two mesh pockets approximately 5.5”x6”
• Lower rear pocket with secure closure for a light jacket etc. 8”x6”
• Left shoulder pocket with secure closure for gels etc. 2.5”x6”
• Right shoulder zip pocket: 2.5”x5.5”

Features

• Measures approx. : 16x14x3 inches
• Includes two Salomon 17 oz. Speed Soft Flasks bottles with easy squeeze fluid release with high flow rate including soft bite spout pull release - easy on the teeth
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space.
• Flasks are held in place with elastic straps so they don’t bounce out.
• Flasks have a wide mouth that can accommodate ice cubes
• Locking sternum straps that do not require readjustment
• Removable sternum straps
• Reflective details on front and back
• Very light – weighs about 90 grams without the flasks
• Available in black/red, blue/black and white/red
• Pack storage volume is about 68 fluid ounces.
• Includes an emergency whistle

Comfort

Salomon stripped this vest to the essentials to support ultra runners without weighing them down. Salomon Labs invented what they call “Sensifit” construction which molds itself to your body for a soft, secure fit. The trim is super soft to prevent abrasion. The vest is designed to support shirtless running without causing abrasion.

The two sides of the vest are held together by two round, elastic sternum straps that loop across the chest and terminate with adjustable locking anchors. This arrangement enables you to adjust it to your personal preferences and leaves the middle of the chest uncovered for maximal cooling and air circulation. You may remove these to remove a tiny bit more weight if desired.

Salomon composes the vest from 3D Air Mesh which is stretchy and enables air circulation and moisture wicking. The MotionFit feature holds the weight of the pack’s contents securely for minimum bouncing.

Value

Expensive item – fractionally less expensive than our #1 selection – Salomon packs as much as they can into these nearly weightless vests.

7. Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87
Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set
Style
88
Materials
87
Breathability
87
Comfort
86
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$109.13
Pros:

Easy to wear

Comfortable design

Large capacity

Cons:

Big price tag

This is a great choice for runners who want to enjoy their long runs and workout without having to worry about getting dehydrated or taking lots of breaks to track down their water bottle.

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Storage

This vest has a large storage capacity and is a great option for runners who want a great vest to keep them going. It has a 15L capacity and is designed to hold up to the wear and tear of frequent use. The Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Backpack is a great vest pack for runners who want to stay hydrated and safe while on their long runs and workout sessions. This is a good choice for beginner and seasoned runners alike!

Features

• Measures approx. : 7.1 x 6.7 x 16.5 inches and 1.19 pounds
• Synthetic
• Material: 70D nylon ripstop
• Volume: 15L (915cu in)
• Support/Suspension: MotionFit Trail
• Shoulder Straps: SensiFit
• Waist Belt: SensiFit
• Elastic Power mesh
• Fast wicking fabrics
• 70D Nylon Double Ripstop
• Waterproof

Comfort

Salomon is known for quality craftsmanship and is made from comfortable and stretchy material that allows for good air circulation and moisture wicking. It fits nice and has comfortable straps so it is easy to carry with you anywhere you go. Though it can be a bit heavy when fully loaded the design of the vest makes it easier to carry and makes it perfect for the longer outings.

Value

The price tag for the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Backpack is a bit high but when you consider the overall value that it has for runners then it is easy to see why it is a good choice for runners and why we chose to include it on our list.

8. Salomon Agile 2 Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Salomon Agile 2 Set
Style
85
Materials
85
Breathability
85
Comfort
85
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Pros:

Easy to use

Comfort snug fit

Durable materials

Affordable price tag

Cons:

Little cumbersome to put on

Not enough pocket space for some users

The Salomon Agile 2 Set is a great choice for runners who need a reliable and durable hydration vest but who do not want to spend hundreds of dollars in th process. It has great features that make it durable and easy to use which is always a bonus!

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Storage

The Salomon Agile 2 Set is a remarkable hydration vest that has an impressive 2L capacity and is designed to be easy to use when out on the trail, on nth track or at the gym. This hydration Backpack is a great option for athletes and runners and is designed to help them stay hydrated and safe. This is a good choice for beginner and seasoned runners alike and with two large storage reservoirs you will not have to worry about running out of water for some time!

Features

• Measures approx. : 13.4 x 9.8 x 7.9 inches ; 6.1 ounces
• A specially designed "power mesh" pouch for easy access
• Pocket mesh expands and compresses to keep possessions secured
• Storage allows for transport of keys, phone, wallet, rain jacket, etc
• Comes with reflective details on the back for higher visibility
• Lightweight harness construction gives a snug and comfortable fit
• Adjustable twin straps provide stability, and 3D mesh facilitates airflow
• Easy to wear and is easy to take on and off if needed

Comfort

The Salomon Agile 2 Set is designed to give you optimal water transportation as well as providing air circulation and moisture wicking to keep you comfortable even on the longest of runs. It has good design features that make it easy to wear and use and it is also designed to hole up well to the wear and tear of active runs and hiking sessions. Weight can be an issue for some runners with 2L of weight but it is designed to distribute the weight so it is easy to carry.

Value

The price tag for this hydration vest pack s is a bit high but when you consider the overall value that it has for runners then it is easy to see why it is a good choice for runners and why we chose to include it on our list.

9. Salomon Trailblazer 30

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.3
Salomon Trailblazer 30
Style
85
Materials
83
Breathability
82
Comfort
83
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$85.00
Pros:

Comfortable design

Easy to take on and off

Good water carrying capacity

Very affordable price

Cons:

Some durability issues reported

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a beginner to the world of long distance endurance running, then Salomon Trailblazer 30 is a great choice if you are looking for a hydration vest.

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Storage

The Salomon Trailblazer 30 is a good choice for all runners who want to focus on their runs and hikes and workouts rather than stopping all the time for a drink. Thanks to insulated, durable, and large water reservoirs you will not have to worry about running out of water and ca run as far and for as long as you want. This vest is made for avid runners who enjoy long endurance runs and who want a hydration vest that can keep up with them!

Features

• Measures approx. : 20.5 x 11 x 8.7 inches ; 1.22 pounds
• Streamline with clean lines, quality fabrics and stylish trim
• Mad to fit snug and comfortable
• This pack supremely versatile and easy to use
• 30 liter main volume for maximum hydration
• Strech side pockets for all of your gear and necessities
• Fully padded back system for optimal comfort
• Padded belt and shoulder strap for an easy to use harness
• Overall design is made to fit precisely to your body as you move

Comfort

The Salomon Trailblazer 30 will give you optimal water transportation and is designed to be cool and comfortable, even when fully loaded with water. Weight can be an issue for petit runners but the vest is specially designed to distribute the weight evenly across the shoulders and back so it is easy to carry.

Value

The price tag for the Salomon Trailblazer 30 is very affordable, making it a good choice for those new to long distance endurance runs and for seasoned runners who want a go to hydration vest for those spur of the moment runs.

10. Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.3
Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set
Style
83
Materials
82
Breathability
80
Comfort
80
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$144.95
Pros:

Light weight design

Easy to wear

Comfortable fit

Cons:

Bit on the expensive side

If you need a new hydration vest for your runs then the Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set is a great choice for runners who want a reliable vest without a lot of extra stuff getting in the way.

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Storage

If you need a new hydration vest for your runs or you are looking at buying your first one, then the Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set is a great choice that is worth taking a look at. It has good storage reservoirs and an easy to use set up that keeps you moving and going without all the annoying stops to fish around in your pack for your water bottle!

Features

• Measures approx. : 15.5 x 10 x 8.7 inches ; 1.5 pounds
• Flasks collapse as you drink to consume less space
• Flasks are held in securely to so they do not bounce out as you run
• Flasks have a wide mouth for easy topping off
• 70D Nylon Double Ripstop
• Waterproof and fast wicking fabrics

Comfort

The Salomon Women's Adv Skin 8 Set is designed to be lighter weight and is easy to carry even when fully topped off. It has a comfortable fit that hugs the body and fits close to ensure a good comfortable fit without all the jostling and banging of some hydration vests.

Value

The price tag this hydration vest is a bit on the pricy side which can be a tun off for some. It is a great vest and is made to hold up to the wear and tear of active use which makes it a great investment for any runner.

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Style

There are basically the variety of styles of running vest not only for male and female but also for children and adult runners. The styles are mostly differentiated by the design of the vest, tank and length of the running vest, whether short or long and also by gender. The weather will also decide the style and design of running vest to select.
Running tanks: ideally made for female runners, the men have also found them quite interesting and handy as running vests. Tanks, are able to provide improved flexibility for the arms to move naturally. Also, encourage cooling of the body by enhancing efficient air flows around the under arms as you run.

Long Bottomed Running Vests: These are perfect when the weather gets cooler, longer bottom keep the runner warm. Some runners even prefer layering of long bottomed vests over a shorter sleeved vest, shirts or tanks in order to maintain comfort during a long run, especially if the weather might change. Long bottomed running vests are typically worn during regular exercise runs or training runs.

Short Bottomed Running Vest: Short bottomed running vests have cooling ability mainly cause the fabric used in making them is very thin. Most of the times the fabric is usually perforated and enhances plenty of airflows. These running vests also offer protection from the harsh sunlight. You can get both fitting and baggy short bottomed vests, both help in enhanced breathability and anti-chaffing respectively. Some have pockets that are very useful with regards to storage. If you are a runner who loves speed and featherweight then you would opt for running vests that are lightweight.

Simple Designed Running Vests: They are the most popular style of running vest for men and are technical simple designed vest because they provide have great flexibility. They are also comfortable because they have been the best materials in the industry. when made from the right materials. Running-simple vests have been constructed with materials that enhance breathability, dryness of the body ( moisture wicking abilities), and flexibility of the arms. Their lightweight nature makes them perfect for speedy running and long distance running.

Materials

Running vests are constructed by use of synthetic fibers that are blended with cotton. The fabric used plays an important role on how the vest will function in terms of breathability, comfort, sweat-wicking ability, fitting,

The Salomon running vests are typically composed of technical lightweight materials, that is capable of transporting moisture and heat away from the body as quickly as possible, or insulating the body against the cold without overheating. The fabric not only looks at the functionality of the vets but also determines the durability of the vest and also the colors play an important role in your running experience. These running vests will have high visibility coloring or reflective details to help you stay safe and be seen by other road users in low light conditions.

Below are some of the materials that are used in making running vests:

Synthetic Fibers: 100% polyester is used in making these running vests. They have enhanced breathability due to their effective moisture management capability. Women enjoy best fits of these vests that are sleeveless while men prefer the longer sleeves and the short ones.

Synthetic-Cotton Blends: since they have cotton in them they are not as breathable as the synthetic fibers, though they still have the same amazing fit and have good moisture wicking ability. If you sweat too much these running vests will clearly show it o the public.

Cotton Fibers: not the best option, since cotton is not the best fabric for sporting apparel. They have little moisture wicking ability though they have good breathability and very high rates absorbency. Cotton causes plenty of discomforts while running and is also one of the major causes of skin chaffing on runners. It can only be good for short distance running.

Technical fabric: The technical fabric used in Salomon running vests is made of materials that are synthetic in nature. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability. This makes sure that the body is always kept dry throughout the whole work out session and also help in temperature regulation of the body as you run. This fabric is mostly preferred because it has: Moisture-wicking ability, this makes sure that you are always dry during your work out sessions.The vests are able to absorb sweat from your body. This also prevents any chances of you having skin chaff.Ability to dry faster both from a rainy workout or a sweaty one. This means that the running vets will not be heavy. Nylon and polyester are some of the materials that are used to make running vets because they dry very fast.

Breathability

This is greatly contributed by the type of material used in making the running vests. A running vest fabric must be breathable. Breathability is best achieved by the technical fabric that is preferred by many manufacturers. This is a type of material that is used in making running vets and other sporting clothes. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability. This makes sure that the body is always kept dry throughout the whole work out session and also help in temperature regulation of the body as you run. The material also allows air flow between the fabric and the body and this encourages a cooling effect hence having a fresher feeling as you continue with your running. Nylon happens to be one of the materials used in technical fabric, other materials like Lycra and polyester are also used. Make sure your running jacket has the technical fabric before purchasing it

Seasonal Uses

Depending on the season of your running time, you choose which type of running vest to choose. When running in wet or cold climate the best thing to do would be to layer your running clothes with your running vests so that you are not only warm but also comfortable. In the summer heat, keep your running clothes as minimal as possible, hence no overheating.The below guide will help on picking out the right clothes for your running work out depending on the type of weather.

Summer & Warm Weather: These are the months when your running attires ought to be lightweight and have moisture wicking ability and allows ease of natural movement. The clothes should be able to have a cooling effect in the hot weather.

Winter & Cold Weather: The perfect opportunity to do some layering of clothes. You should keep warm always during the cold season even if you are running. Look for clothes that are specifically designed for running during the winter season as they will have a thermal feature that will be able to keep your body warm. Make sure you are always covered but be careful to note of the weight of the clothes you have on. As they will determine your running speed.

Wet/ Rainy or Windy weather: Look for wind and water resistant running clothes. As they will keep you protected and dry throughout.

No matter the weather condition, warm or cold, you will definitely be sweating after running. That is why it’s important to always make sure your running clothes have the moisture wicking feature. As this will be able to keep your body dry and also very comfortable. Make sure you go through a good variety of running clothes and accessories so that you have the perfect clothes for each running season.

Comfort

Another very important criterion when choosing the best running vest for your routine is the comfort. The comfort of the running vest is greatly influenced by the material used in making the running vests. Salomon running vests are made from technical fabric. This determines any chances of chaffing happening as you are running. The technical fabric used in Salomon running vests is made with synthetic fabrics or materials that offer the body with maximum breathability, regulate the body temperature and sweat efficiently. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability. This makes sure that the body is always kept dry throughout the whole work out session and also help in temperature regulation of the body as you run. A well comfortable running vest will give the runner an easy time running and not concentrate on the vest but the exercise. This is short means keeping the runner dry at all times, being lightweight and most importantly being efficient.

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Look for Safety Features

If you tend to do your running at night, look for maximum reflectivity on your vest. go for a top that’s big on reflectivity. Make sure that the running vest you consider to buy will be able to suit your personal needs before you go ahead and buy it, take a quick but detailed observation of the running environment then compare it with your personal preferences. Does the apparel contribute anything to the fitness goals you have set? The features on your vest should be totally dependent on the climate you will be running in, there’s no need to overdress on a hot climate or to underdress in a chilly climate. Understand the climate first then look for something that will offer you a comfortable fit. Style and design and other extra features can be looked at after you have gotten the correct fit. There are basic features in every sporting apparel that must be given first priority and then we have the extra features that make a particular apparel stand out.

Versatility

Many women enjoy wearing sports vests both inside and outside the gym. Today’s sports vests are well-designed and stylish affairs that can look as good on an errand run as they can in a yoga class. Many sports vests feature reinforced bra support elements, making them very comfortable garments to wear. Razorback sports vests are particularly popular as they give arms a full range of motion and also add more support to the chest.

Other Factors to Consider

Use

Salomon vests are designed to be the ultimate running kit when it comes to challenging long-distance running and competition events which test the capability of the best runners. They can also be as important as the best running shoes. Distance means more time in which the body is performing at maximum capacity. The need for staying hydrated and balanced is paramount.

The need for nutritious fuels in the form of energy gels to feed hungry performing muscles is a must. Other items of personal preference are carried by runners and these must be securely carried. Runners need to be hands-free so it requires very innovative designing to create running vests which will allow a runner to carry vital supplies efficiently. In this review, we will see that innovative designing in combination with state of the art vest construction technology are forefront features.

Running is considered one of the trendiest activities by many and it’s becoming a very important lifestyle amongst the rich and the middle class. Apart from this, it is a great activity that gets the blood pumping and endorphins rushing, leaving the body feeling relieved of excessive wastes energy and feeling fresh. Recommended by many physicians to people suffering from terminal illness as part of the healing therapy. Running involves having the right type of running clothes and gears that will help make your running experience successful. Arm yourself with the right apparel for a comfortable workout. That’s why it’s important you have the perfect running vests and running shoes from ps://runnerclick.com/outdoor-retailer-winter-market-2017-salomon-product-showcase/" target="_blank">Salomon. Salomon is one of the trusted manufacturers in sports gears and apparels being in the market for a very long time and being able to gather a good number of loyal customers. The best vest for runners should be able to act as anti-chafing agent and also be able to enhance comfort in terms of breathability. Salomon provides a very good variety of vest for running. Having a good vest for your running is just as crucial as having the ideal type of trainers for your feet.
In this guide, you’ll learn about the Salomon running vests that keep you covered and comfortable during summer to make you as an athlete achieve your desired goals. We give a clear guide with regards to the factors that were considered when picking out the best Salomon running vests, and also cover some of the frequently asked questions that many may have when considering to buy a Salomon running Vest.

Terrain

Running vests and shirts are typically made designed to effectively protect the body of the athlete from wind, water and also repel any water. The Salomon running vests are made from fabric that is lightweight and is a polyester blend; even though, there are several brands that have devised and come up with specially customized fabrics that have been specifically blended. Most running jackets are worn for the cold weather. After assessing your environment and your fitness needs, start analyzing the specific features that are supposed to be present in the running vest of your choice.

Size

A good size of a running top ought to be something fitting that gives your body a compression feel. Though some runners would prefer some loose running tops, it’s very important to avoid wearing very loose tops as they will interfere with your running. The perfect running vest will fit the same way a bra is supposed to fit. That is why its crucial that you make a physical purchase so that you can try out the vest and get the perfect fit rather than make an online purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Q. What is technical running vest fabric?
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A. This is a type of material that is used in making running vests and other sporting clothes. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability. This makes sure that the body is always kept dry throughout the whole work out session and also help in temperature regulation of the body as you run. Nylon happens to be one of the materials used in technical fabric, other materials like Lycra and polyester are also used. Make sure your running jacket has the technical fabric before purchasing it.

q: Q. Are the Salomon Running Vests’ Technical Fabric Breathable?
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A. . The technical fabric used in Salomon running vests is a synthetic material that allows the body to have temperature regulation abilities, maximum breathability and to sweat efficiently. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability. This makes sure that the body is always kept dry throughout the whole work out session and also help in temperature regulation of the body as you run.

q: Q. Are the Salomon Running Vests Lightweight?
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A. Weight is one of the factors that are always considered when picking out a running clothe. Nobody wants to run into something that is very bulky. The Salomon running vests are lightweight because they use technical fabric which happens to be very lightweight. The material is preferred because it has very favorable qualities like being lightweight and also it has the moisture wicking ability.

q: Q. What are the some of the important features of to look out for in Running Vests?
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A. Below is a short list with a brief explanation of the best features to look out for and are also found in the above Salomon running vests:

Moisture-wicking ability, this makes sure that you are always dry during your work out sessions.The vests are able to absorb sweat from your body. This also prevents any chances of you having skin chaff. Ability to dry faster both from a rainy workout or a sweaty one. This means that the running vets will not be heavy. Nylon and polyester are some of the materials that are used to make running vets because they dry very fast.

Ease in packing the running vests, the vests should be able o fit comfortably into your running pack without occupying too much space. Space-friendly. Go for running vests that are insulated as they will be very helpful in cold seasons. They will keep you just as warm as a running jacket but then with a very lightweight feature.

To avoid any chances of having skin chaff, make sure the running vests have seams that are supposed to prevent chafing as you run. Recent vests for running in hot weather have mesh events that are meant to encourage cooling as you run. The mesh is located on the back, sides of the vest and sometimes the underarms.

q: Q. How do I wash my running vest?
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It is important to keep your gear clean and in good shape. For a running vest, this can be a little tricky because they can be made from many different materials and a single vest can have several material types used in its construction. The best way to wash a Salomon running hydration vest is to follow the care label on the individual vest.

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