Montane's Fang 5 is a vest with a rucksack body fitted to the back - this makes it very stable on the body. Also has two 500ml drinks bottles.
Born from a desire to create a trail pack designed for speed, the Fang 5 is unequalled in performance and construction. At its heart is a fully taped water resistant compartment constructed from waterproof RAPTOR Hydroseal fabric to ensure maximum protection for kit. This is surrounded by the new, revolutionary MONTANE Freelight Chassis, which has a stretch body fit that provides unrivalled weight balance when moving fast over rough terrain. The Fang 5’s ingenious design and extreme featherweight ensures it is perfect for training missions or ‘done in a day’ mountain trail runs.
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Montane's Fang 5 is a jerkin secured around the waist by a wide elasticated velcro strap. Its a method of tightening the belt which is quick, easy and secure. The hook side of the fastener faces outwards which could hook other clothing if you're not careful. When fastened though there's not much exposed, so its not going to be a big issue.
There are two loops to keep the hipbelt tidy and these can make it tricky to loosen in a hurry - which is a shame because the whole idea is to have an easy to use arrangement.
On the back there's the rucksack body which comprises one main compartment and a smaller pocket. There are also no less than three pockets on the waist belt - made from stretch mesh and good for keeping gear handy.
With the two bottles in place the whole item weighs in at 416grams, with both bottles full of water the weight of the vest is small in comparison and the weight is centred on the shoulder straps, if you have very little other gear this may not be ideal, but if you can balance this load with your 5 litres of cargo it works very well.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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