Inov-8's Race Ultra Vest is a very versatile pack that's appropriate for ultras, mountain races and even training as it's designed to keep everything close to your body with zero bounce.
Evolution of the award-winning race ultra vest. The race ultra has been specifically designed to carry ten litres of kit while maintaining a close-to-the-body fit that ensures stability and zero bounce when running over even the longest of distances.
Available in two sizes (S/M and M/L), the vest has two simple-to-use adjustable clip straps at the front. It boasts a total of eight pockets. The rear can hold up to ten litres of kit, while an extra zip allows access to a separate reservoir compartment.
The award winning Race Ultra Vest 10 has been specifically designed to carry 10 litres of kit while maintaining a close body fit that ensures stability and zero bounce when running. The vest is available in 2 chest sizes and as a 5 litre vest. The 5 litre version is best suited for events where all you need is snacks, water and maybe an extra layer. If your after a little more space for a change of clothes, some food and other odds and ends then id go for the10 litre pack. To be honest I think the 10 litre is the best option even if you'll sometimes be carrying less, as it has an easily adjustable bungy cord that compresses the back compartment nicely, and stops any bouncing.
The vest/pack features 1 large back compartment and 8 pockets of various sizes on the front of the vest for stashing gels, a compass or anything else that you'll need easy access to. Two of those pockets are intended to hold the 2 soft flask water bottles with extended straws that come with the vest that hold 500ml each. This really helps to spread the weight around your body making it incredibly comfortable, even when fully loaded. There is also a zipped main compartment at the back for holding an additional reservoir. An extra bonus with this vest/pack is that it has an easily accessible emergency whistle and 2 rear loops for carrying poles.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear