What makes Ultimate Direction hydration gear unique is that they have introduced a women's specific line of hydration wearables. The Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta is the latest addition to the Jenny Collection, which is a line of Ultimate Direction products "designed by women for women". Lead designer Jenny Jurek, the wife of well-known ultrarunner Scott Jurek, had a major goal in mind when designing the Jenny Collection: to make running gear that would comfortably and properly fit the unique shape of a woman's body.
The popular predecessor to the Adventure Vesta, the Ultra Vesta, received great reviews. The fit, the storage, and the overall style were praised by female endurance athletes. However, some women were looking for more, more specifically, they were looking for more storage than the Ultra Vesta offered. Ultimate Direction took that feedback and their response was introducing the Adventure Vesta. It features more storage while still offering everything women loved about the original. But has the Adventure Vesta been as well received as the Ultra Vesta? Keep reading to find out if the Ultimate Direction Adventure Vesta is right for you!
Reviewers were happy with the amount of storage, especially since the vest itself was lightweight and very durable as well. They also noted that there was no unwanted bouncing or shifting regardless of the number of items that put in the vest.
On top of the fit, the Adventure Vesta is also highly breathable, thanks to the mesh material, especially the Airwall Mesh on the back. Users stayed cool and dry. The material feel was soft and in combination with the secure fit, the material did not cause chafing or hot spots. The only complaint that a few reviewers had was about the placement of the trekking pole holder, which is on the side of the vest and stores the poles vertically. This caused the poles to rub against their waist. However, reviewers in general were happy with how comfortable the Adventure Vesta was.
The Adventure Vesta itself has an 11.2 liter capacity which includes 2 holsters for 2 Ultimate Direction 500mL bottles. Without the bottles, the vest weighs a lightweight 9.3 ounces.