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Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 - Canyon

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Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0

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The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0 is an award winning pack and its clear to see why. Every element is cleverly thought out to be useful and easy to use. The 16 litre capacity will take all the kit you need and has the ability to carry 1.5 gallons of water...

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The Ultimate Direction trail running packs have been hugely successful and popular with our customers. The updated version of the biggest of the range the PB Adventure Vest has been adjustewith the help of ultra running specialist Peter Bakwin and feedback from users. The new model is even lighter than is predecessor yet remains robust and durable.

The 16 litre pack can accomodate up to 1.5 gallons of water making it ideal for races and adventures off the beaten track when fluid availability may be limited. The large main section is accesible via a top zip and there are multiple secure pockets positioned around the pack for access on the go. The large mesh pocket and overlaying bungee means additional kit can be stowed quickly until it can be packed away fully.

The front features multiple pockets both zipped and mesh with ability to carry soft flasks of fluid in comfort and with easy access. There are pole holders that are designed to be used without stopping and double ice axe loops should they be required. The vest fit based on clothing size ensures a close, secure fit that enables the pack to move with the body as you run with minimal movement or bounce.

The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest is perfect for multi-day events or long ultras where you need to carry compulsary and essential kit in comfort.

Specifications - Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0:
  • Comes supplied with ONE Ulitimate Direction 500ml Body Bottle
  • Sliding rail sternum straps
  • Bottle holster tightens to carry phone or camera
  • iPhone compatible pockets
  • Unique, on-the-go trekking pole holders
  • Double ice axe loops
  • Soft and flexible 150g mono-mesh
  • Two mesh pouches for wet or voluminous gear
  • Secure lateral pockets
  • Volume Capacity: 977 in3 / 16L
  • Weight: 14.42 oz. / 412 g
  • Height: 17.3 in. / 44 cm
  • Width: 9.4 in. / 24 cm
  • Depth: 9.1in. / 23 cm
MATERIALS:
  • 150g Knit Mono Mesh: New 150gsm harness conforms to your body for absolute comfort and superior load carrying
  • 180g Darlington Power Mesh: Lightweight strength with differential stretch in the x and y axis for enhanced load management
  • SilNylon/66: Silicone-Impregnated 30D nylon with a polyurethane face creates a permanently waterproof fabric, and substantially increases seam and tear strength
Sizing - at chest (Unisex):
  • SMALL: 24 - 36 in. / 62 - 92 cm
  • MEDIUM: 31 - 41 in. / 80 - 104 cm
  • LARGE: 38 - 48 in. / 96 - 122 cm
  • Measure wearing the clothes you intend to wear & a vest full of gear will fit smaller
  1. Loving this pack review by kernuack on 26/05/2016
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    I've had this vest pack for a few weeks now. The fit is excellent - I'm a slim 5ft6 lady, and the small works a treat. It's not the kind of bag that you configure to your body just once though, and then keep on that setting forever. Instead, I have found that I vary the positioning of the torso straps using the sliding adjustment rails quite a bit, as depending on what you're carrying they can be more or less comfortable at different heights. It only takes a second to adjust, and it's really not a problem. I've been a little gobsmacked by how comfy it is to run in. No bouncing, and no chafing across the shoulders or chest, even when full to the brim, and it doesn't restrict your running movements at all. I do find my back gets really sweaty, but I that's to be expected I think. The material is quick drying, but being a vest, it does make total body contact, and even though they've tried to make everything as breathable as possible, your back will always get warm. Since I plan on keeping this bag forever, come winter-time, I will probably appreciate this feature.

    I bought the pack with the idea of using it as my daypack for running the 120 mile Devon coast to coast route over six days this summer, and I think it's going to be perfect. 16 litres sounds like a lot, but in reality, I find it's easy to fill it to capacity quickly. The front pockets will easily take your food and most of your drink for the day. The positioning of the (supplied) body bottle at the front is ideal - I can actually just lean over and drink from it handsfree, which was unexpected - and there's no annoying sloshing. My camera fits securely into the burrito pocket (whilst still leaving room for an actual burrito! Tempting!), and theres still plenty of little pockets for snacks, gels, bars, tissues, or what-have-you, exactly where you need it. If you wanted to carry an extra bottle up front, then it could go in the burrito pocket instead, but for my purposes, having just the one bottle at the front and then another in the back works well - I tend to stop to eat, so it's easy to switch bottles at that point. Speaking of the main compartment at the back…it devours kit. I've had it loaded with my bivvy-sack, an insulated jacket, a hat and gloves and it didn't complain. If you were super-keen on taking it on a summer's overnighter, you could actually fit a lightweight sleeping bag inside, and strap the bivvy to the outside I think. More generally though, it will easily take the mandatory waterproofs, an insulation layer, a small first aid kit, head torch and so on that you might need to take with you on races. Initially I was struggling for a place to keep my map, as I like that handy at the front. The burrito pocket could work if you don't mind folding maps in crazy ways, but in the end I realised that the pack fits so securely across my chest that I can just slide it under the torso straps in a protective cover, and it will just sit there happily as I prance about, allowing me to navigate just by glancing down.

    It's already had a good outing in a Scottish downpour. Whilst it's never going to be 100% watertight, (and certainly, if you keep your phone in the front mesh pockets beneath the main water pouch, or at the sides, you'll want to put that in it's own waterproof casing), my jacket in the back remained more than dry enough. A simple polythene bag would make certain of it. Something that doesn't come across well in the images is that there is a really soft edging going all around the pack wherever it makes contact with your body, and even when that is wet, there is no rubbing against your skin. All in all, I love it. I look forward to seeing how it (and I!) stands up to six days of back to back running.

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