Our View - Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0:
The previous versions of the Ultimate Direction AK trail running vests have received wide acclaim for being fast, light and practical for trail races of varying distances. The new 3.0 version has lost even more weight making it even better for those looking to save every gram! Designed in conjunction with trail running legend Anton Krupicka the Mountain Vest is aimed at those looking to run fast but still carry all the compulsory and essential fluids and equipment with them.
The vest features a form fitting design that fits like an item of clothing rather than an accessory and as such the pack is very stable when moving with minimal bounce or risk of chaffing. To ensure an optimal fit the pack is available in 3 sizes based on chest size and the sternum straps can be moved up and down to help find the best position for you.
The overall capacity of the AK Mountain Vest 3.0 is 11.5 litres with a large main compartment, a seperate zipped front section and an external stretch pocket and overlaying bungee for fast stowage on the go. There is unique, on-the-go trekking pole holders and double ice axe loops should these be required and the front features two strap mounted soft flask holders for easy access to drinks and multiple pockets for carrying valuables or energy.
The AK Mountain Vest 3.0 is designed specifically to be easy to use and comfortable to wear. It achieves these aims well and is also lightweight and robust.
Specifications - Ultimate Direction AK Mountain Vest 3.0:
- Sternum straps with a sliding rail
- Bottle holders at the front
- Bottle holders can be tighted to secure phones or cameras
- bespoke smart phone pocket
- Trekking/running pole holders
- 2 ice axe holders/loops
- Stretch pockets on the exterior for extra organization
- Secure rear pockets
- Volume: 11.5L
- Weight: 400 g
- Height: 40cm
- Width: 29cm
- Depth: 19cm
- 150g Knit Mono Mesh for harness
- 180g Darlington Power Mesh: stretch mesh for pockets
- SilNylon/66: outer fabric that's light, tough and waterproof
- S 24" - 36" / 62cm - 92cm
- M 31" - 41" / 80cm - 104cm
- L 38" - 48" / 96cm - 122cm
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