The Gecko is a lightweight, close fitting vest for keeping a few essential pieces of kit in for shorter trips. It has a simple, minimalist design with enough storage options to organise your kit.
The VIA Gecko Vest is the ultimate lightweight race-day and training pack, designed for maximum efficiency and high-level performance. Combining just enough essential storage and POLYGIENE® permanent odour control, to help you push your limits and keep you there.
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Montane's VIA Gecko Running Vest gives a nice close fit meaning that even when you have it packed with kit and fluids there is little chance of bounce. There are three attachment straps across the chest which allow some adjustments to be made but getting the sizing right is important with this vest.
There are a decent amount of storage options with a large strech mesh drop pocket on the rear, two around the sides and then two on the front with two more zipped there too. The best ones are the side pockets which are easy to access while moving and a good size for hats, gloves, snacks or anything else you need to hand. The two main front pockets fit smaller soft flasks or you can use the rear pocket for a hydration bladder.
There are multiple attachment points for adding extra bits of gear to but in reality this is a lightweight vest for good weather or shorter running adventures. The underarm pole holder is a nice design with tuck away attachments but I found it very awkward to run with the poles in place as it is you can't swing your arms naturally without catching the poles.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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