Inov-8 Race Ultra 5 Vest
8.8 oz / $140
Sold with two 500mL flasks
The imposing, all-black Race Ultra 5 offers a secure fit and unwaveringly stable ride that hardcore racers will appreciate. The roomy, water-resistant back compartment fits a two-liter bladder and a light rainshell with room to spare, and gloves or a beanie can be shoved into well-placed mesh pockets on either side after warming up in the early miles of a race.
Though an interesting idea, the two included flasks, each with a 12-inch tube, were ultimately more distracting than useful—especially with a bladder, there were simply too many hoses running up and down the chest.
The Race Ultra 5 runs small; when on the fence (the two sizes are S/M and M/L), size up.
VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest from Nathan
VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest by Nathan Weight: 4oz without flasks, 7.2oz with flasks Price: $125 The VaporMag vest fits and feels more like a moisture wicking t-shirt than a pack, giving it a bare-essentials feel … Continue reading “First Look: VaporMag 2.5L Hydration Vest from Nathan”
Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest
Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest + Two 600 ml Eazyflasks Weight: 7.4 oz Available in XS, S/M, L/XL Price: $169.95 The Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest, though it shares many features with other modern … Continue reading “First Look: Raidlight Responsiv 10L Race Vest”