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Ultimate Direction Race Vest

Ultimate Direction, Signature Series Race Vests.

Using state-of-the-art materials & designs to make athlete-Inspired Hydration Packs. Ultimate Direction makes the lightest hydration packs & water belts for running & endurance sports.

The running vests Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka and Peter Bakwin designed were incredibly successful, but the boys thought of some great improvements for Signature Series 2.0. For additional durability, they switched from Cuben Fiber to Silnylon 66, beefed up all the mesh and bungy cords, and added edge binding to the stretch pockets on all three vests. For easier sizing and a better fit, they added lateral adjustment straps on Scott’s and Peter’s vests. Those two vests now have a third zipper for easier access to an optional internal bladder. Anton's vest is more streamlined without the pockets at the bottom of the main compartment. And finally, everything has been updated with Ultimate Direction's new color and logo.

AK Race Vest

AK Race Vest

Designed by Anton Krupicka, the AK Race Vest brings minimalism to the world of hydration. Even though it weighs in at only 7 ounces (12.5 with bottles), the AK Race Vest still has plenty of capacity for food, clothing, and a phone, so you can use this vest for anything from 10 to 100 miles.

Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka:"The Race Vest is super light and minimal…but easily carries everything I need.”

SJ Ultra Vest

SJ Ultra Vest Buy Now

The SJ Ultra Vest is the result of collaboration with Scott Jurek, the world’s most dominant ultra runner. Weighing in at 11 ounces (16.5 with bottles) and offering 7.0 L of storage space, the SJ has the best weight-to-capacity ratio of any hydration pack on the market.

Scott Jurek

Scott Jurek: "I’ve been using Ultimate Direction packs for years, modifying them to carry bottles in front…the Ultra Vest is the culmination.”

PB Adventure Vest

PB Adventure Vest Buy Now

Peter Bakwin wanted a pack that could do anything from running to hiking, climbing to skiing. Featuring 11 L of volume and a variety of features, The Adventure Vest allows you to stay hydrated and comfortable on any size adventure from quick outings to all-day expeditions.

Peter Bakwin

Peter Bakwin: "The Adventure Vest is the pack I’ve always wanted but wasn’t available… until now!”

Check out the race vest selection online at Outside Sports or Outside Sports Wanaka.

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