Inov-8 All Terrain Pro Vest

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Inov-8 All Terrain Pro Vest is a versatile adventure partner that provides a wide variety of wearing options for the adventure runner and racer. This vest is actually two products in one. The first is a lightweight hydration vest with a stripped back and multiple compartments to hold your race day essentials. The second options with this pack are to attack the 15-liter bag and use this vest for longer runs, races, or overnight adventures. Inov-8 designed the pack to fit tightly and closely to the body to eliminate the risk of bouncing and chaffing. This vest comes with a variety of accessories that runners found to be the perfect complement to their adventures. It also won Trail Running’s coveted Best in Test label. This pack is a high-quality product that can take the runner on a variety of adventures, and because of its high quality and versatility, this pack will not come cheaply. Although it does have a higher price tag than some other vests on the today’s market, runners insist that this pack is worth every penny.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Versatile
  • Two bags in one
  • Lots of accessories
  • Zero bounce
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Only one color option offered
Use
Use

Use

This vest is designed as versatile adventure running partner. Its stripped down, stripped back race vest, lightweight and perfect for racing and high-speed hiking expeditions. It can also be used in conjunction with its 15-liter bag that attaches using six compression straps to ensure that no bouncing or irritation will impact the runner’s performance. This is a perfect fast-paced companion for runners or hikers looking to set a new PR, and it is also a great option for longer hikes or runs or even overnight adventures. The vest comes with a variety of hydration options to keep runners well hydrated, and it also includes some safety designs that will ensure that hikers and runners can stay safe during their off the road runs.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Runners were very pleased with the breathability that is offered in the lighter, stripped down vest as well as the pack with the 15-liter bag addition. In both cases, the material and the design remain lightweight and provide quick sweat-wicking to keep the runner comfortable.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

One of the details that runners loved about this product was its ability to conform to the size and shape of each runner to create a very comfortable fit that was free of irritation and chaffing. The pack offers a variety of adjustable straps to create the perfect fit. There are two adjustable straps along the shoulders, and then Inov also added two straps further down on each side to double the potential for the perfect fit. The 15-liter bag is attached with six compression straps which eliminate the risk of bouncing. The entire design of the pack helps keep this vest snuggly against the body during activity. Runners also appreciated that the hydration pockets and the other compartments of the pack are easy to access, so runners don’t need to constantly take the pack on and off to access their items.
Size
Size

Size

This pack is offered in a unisex design that comes in sizes small, medium and large. In addition to the various sizing options, Invo made sure to create an adjustable pack that can be tightened or loosened to adjust to the unique shape of each runner’s body.

Durability
Durability

Durability

Runners were very pleased with the long lasting durability of this pack. The Inov-8 All Terrain Pro Vest is not a cheap hydration system but the long lasting durability of this product made it a smart investment for some runners.

Accesories
Accesories

Accesories

This product comes stacked with different accessories. This is the perfect product for the runner who likes to get accessories with their purchase. For starters, the pack comes with an optional 15-liter bag that can be attached to the vest using compression straps. This transforms the vest into to pack that is capable of providing much more space for the runner and is a great choice for longer runs or overnight adventures. This bag also comes with two important safety features. The first is an emergency blanket and the second is a collapsible cup, both of which can come in handy for the runner. This pack also comes with 2 500 ml soft flasks for flexible hydration that fits securely in the two front pockets. This pack also has the capabilities to hold larger hydration reservoir in the exterior back pocket, but this item must be purchased separately.
Style
Style

Style

Runners commented that they received a lot of compliments while wearing this pack because of the great reputation that Inov has for their products. This pack has an unmistakable unique look to it whether the runner decides to use the 15 Liter bag or just wear it as a running vest. The downside to the styling of this bag is that it only comes in one color, a black and gray combination. This is not the pack for the runner who is looking for a brightly colored accessory.
Price
Price

Price

This is not the vest of backpack for the runner on a very tight budget. This pack will cost runners more than the average vest or backpack on today’s market. However, there are a few elements to consider when purchasing this pack. Since it comes with the optional addition of the 15-liter bag, the higher price tag includes two bags in one. This pack can be used as a lightweight vest, or it can be converted to a larger bag for longer journeys or overnight adventures. Additionally, runners who purchased this pack reported that it lasts a very long time which makes it a smart investment.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- 2 in one pack
- No bounce design due to compression straps
- 8 pockets for race day essentials
- Comes with an emergency blanket and collapsible cup
- Comes with 2 500 ML soft flasks
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

This pack is the perfect option for the runner who likes to go on long, overnight adventures and who also likes to participate in speedy, shorter runs in a variety of terrains. This pack is lightweight and can be worn as either a stripped back hydration vest or the runner can add the 15 liter bag and use this pack for longer runs or overnight trips. The pack comes with a variety of accessories including an emergency blanket and collapsible cut. Over and over runners commented that this pack does not bounce or irritate the skin at all. It is lightweight and breathable and has a variety of adjustable straps to ensure that runners get the perfect fit. This pack has enough room to hold all of your race day essentials. If runners where this as just the stripped back vest, they can expect to find 8 strategically placed pockets for easy access to their items and their water. Once they attach the 15 liter bag, they gain an additionally three pockets. Although this pack is more expensive than some other bag on the market today, runners reported that this is a smart investment and well worth the money if it can be afforded. It only comes in one color, so it is not the best option for the runner looking for a bright, vibrant accessory.