|Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0|
|Front view with bottles|
|Bottle holder with pockets on both sides|
|Inside view, notice the super lightweight material|
|On top of Mt. Hancock|
|At Red Rocks Canyon in NV (I took the vest off for the picture)|
When I wear it with a winter type shirt I find it fits great and is super comfortable. But when I wore it in the desert with only a thin running shirt I found that full bottles bouncing against my chest was not entirely comfortable. I have an extremely bony chest. I look just like E.T. without my shirt, but with more tattoos. Actually, looking at the picture, he might have more of chest than me... I will be testing it out for much longer runs when the summer gets here before I decide on using it for the big race.
|Smart phone pouch|
As far as storage goes, there are a lot of compartments. I have found it a little bit difficult to get to the side pockets when running, but with a little practice it's not too bad. One thing I would like to see them change are the "smart phone pouches" that reside under the bottle holders. I have an iphone 5. While it does fit width wise, it is to tall to be fully encased. I won't put my phone there for fear of it eventually bouncing out. But I find it fits rather nicely in the side pocket without any discomfort.
|Handy Velcro pill pocket under each bottle holder|
I am still waiting for the official list of gear that we will be required to carry for the race. If everything I need can fit in this vest it is most likely what I am going to use. It is a great alternative to a traditional hydration pack/vest.
|Super lightweight airy material|
|Adjustable clips slide for better fit|
|Outside zippered pocket|
|Which also has an interior Velcro opening|