Our View - Ultimate Direction Mountain Vest 4.0:
With over 13 litres capacity and an endless number of pockets and stash points the updated Ultimate Direction Mountain Vest is a brilliant option for anyone taking part in supported ultra-events or epic adventures in the great outdoors.
Inspired by athletes the new Ultimate Direction Signature range of packs is designed to meet the very highest demands of the wearers both in terms of function and durability. The materials are ultra-lightweight but also very durable and so stand up to the rough terrain you are likely to encounter on the trails. The Mountain Vest 4.0 weighs just 255g and yet can carry an incredible amount of kit for virtually all situations.
The main design change in the Series 4.0 range is the new Comfort Cinch™ technology that utilises cables to adjust the pack on the fly so you ensure a precise fit regardless of how mush clothing you are wearing or the amount of kit in the pack without needing to remove it.
Feature wise, as with all the previous Ultimate Direction packs, the Mountain 4.0 Vest is packed! Up front there are two bottle holder pockets that can be pulled closed for use as a secure pocket as well as additional small mesh and zip pockets for essentials you need close to hand. Poles are securely held out of the way of your running action to minimise interference. At the back there is a large zip closed pocket with the zip opening a long way round the pack for full access to contents further down. A stuff mesh pocket overlays this for additional storage on the go of gear such as layers you remove or rubbish and on the outside there is a bungee cord that doubles as a load securer if using the pack below full capacity and as an extra stash store.
If the popularity and success of the previous Ultimate Direction Vests is anything to so by then the new Mountain Vest 4.0 is going to be a huge hit with a wide range of runner thanks to its great fit, excellent functionality and very useable volume.
Specifications - Ultimate Direction Mountain Vest 4.0:
- Sliding rail sternum straps
- Bottle holsters tighten to carry phone or camera
- Stretch mesh pockets are phone compatible
- Redesigned trekking pole holder minimizes bounce and snaps out of the way when not in use
- New Comfort Cinch™ technology provides a custom fit with easy on-the-go adjustment
- 4-way stretch material with dissolved thread stretches to fit more and is lighter than ever
- Lat pockets for extra storage
- Volume Capacity: 13.27 L
- Weight With Bottles: 11.49 oz. / 325 g
- Weight Without Bottles: 8.99 oz. / 255 g
- 150g Flex Mono Mesh
- MicroMono Mesh
- 30D Nylon 66 sil/pu
- 4-way stretch Nylon/elastane with dissolved thread for increased breathability
Sizing - at chest (Unisex):
- SMALL: 23 - 32 in. / 58 - 81 cm
- MEDIUM: 30 - 39 in. / 76 - 99 cm
- LARGE: 37 - 46 in. / 94 - 117 cm
- Measure wearing the clothes you intend to wear & a vest full of gear will fit smaller