Intended for the extreme
hiker or runner, the Ultraspire Velocity Vest is perfect for the intense athlete looking for a vest that will perform. Its design promotes comfort and breathability eliminating irritation that many vests
create. Many extreme athletes complain that most vets require removal in order to access the rear of the pack
. The Ultraspire Velocity vest has plenty of storage space providing easy access
so runners and hikers can keep moving for longer.
The wide, honeycomb-style mesh maximizes breathability and comfort while reducing hot spots. This allows air to travel through the vest
and around the body. The soft, microfiber
polyester fabric increases comfort and helps eliminate irritation. It wicks away moisture to help maintain an all-day cool and dry experience.
barely bounce when full, even at high speed on difficult terrain. The honeycomb mesh design maximizes breathability and reduces hot spots while the soft, microfiber polyester fabric enhances comfort and reduces irritation. It eliminates moisture build-up to keep users cool and dry. For a personalized fit, the Dual Max 02 Sternum System straps allow the user to form the vest for an individualized fit while eliminating bounce. The straps
also help stabilize the load for an even fit.
It has a universal fit, but includes adjustable lateral straps to create a proper fit. Many users report that the vest ends up fitting incredibly well after adjustments. Unlike many high-performance vests, this one comes in two different colors so runners can decide if they want a sleeker look with Pitch Black or a brighter palette with Lime which is a great color for staying visible at all times. It can hold up to 7L. Weight: 11.9oz with bottles included. Dimensions: 17.5 inches x 13.75 inches x 2.5 feet.
Designed with sturdy mesh
and nylon while remaining lightweight, the microfiber polyester fabric promotes comfort and eliminates irritation and discomfort. The bungee cord sternum straps are strong and won’t break down over time so that the vest can easily be adjusted and worn with a proper fit every time.
It includes two, sturdy 550mL UltraFlask bottles. It does not include a water bladder
which will need to be purchased separately.
There is one large, 2.4L main compartment in the rear with an additional smaller, vertical, zipper
pocket on the exterior. These can hold extra layers, food, a headlamp
, and other necessities. There are lateral pockets also on the rear for added storage, but some users report that they can be difficult to access quickly without removing the vest. There are loops on the sides of the rear for holding trekking poles or other items. The main compartment can hold a water bladder, but the bladder
is not included.
The front includes two mesh water bottle
pockets with a drawstring fastener to hold them in place. There are additional smaller pockets (one zippered, one drawstring) above the bottles on either side for salt tablets, gels or other small items. There are two Dual Max 02 Sternum System elastic chest straps in the front to secure the vest
in place. They are easily adjustable and hold the vest well in place, yet they allow flexibility, too.
The price is comparable to other high-intensity vests in the industry. Serious running and hiking enthusiasts will expect this price
range for a reliable vest. However, it is occasionally on sale and runners and hikers would do best to watch for these price drops. Read also about orange running shoes.
Key FeaturesDual Max 02 Sternum System improves range of motion
One large, 2.4L main compartment large enough for a change of clothes, headlamps and other necessities
Outer gear loops for trekking poles, ice axes, and other stabilizing items
Honeycomb mesh design made of microfiber polyester maximizes comfort and breathability
Capacity for 2L water bladder (not included)
This is a great vest and will definitely perform well for all users. The honeycomb mesh and microfiber polyester fabric promote comfort by reducing hot spots and irritation. This allows runners and hikers to enjoy their day on the trails for longer. While the Dual Max 02 Sternum System does have reports of being difficult to adjust with the water bottles attached to the vest and/or while wearing gloves
, users did report that they enjoyed the technology after they got used to it. Reviewers mentioned how much storage the vest affords while still staying extremely lightweight, which is perfect for long runs and hikes in the mountains. So rather than athletes suffering through a sub-par vest causing sore spots, irritation or simply leaving one behind completely, this is a great vest for those looking for one that will deliver by resisting wear and tear and promoting all-day comfort.