Montane Via Fang 5LTrail Running Pack

5 Litres / Contact Flyte Mesh / 2x 500ml Softflasks
Weighs 330g
Code: SS16380
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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 soft drinks bottles.

Montane says: Featherweight Trail running speed pack.

The VIA Trail Series Packs are designed for speed on the trail and in the mountains. The new VIA Fang 5 is unequaled in performance and construction. This pack utilises RAPTOR UL fabric with Robic yarn, which has improved strength and a lower weight, helping you go further faster. The revolutionary Montane Freelight Chassis has been updated to include two Montane SoftFlasks 500ml for fast and compact hydration whilst on the move.

Together with the proven, unique stretch body fit which provides unrivalled weight balance when moving fast over rough terrain, the Fang 5's ingenious design and extreme featherweight characteristics ensures it is perfect for training missions or 'done-in-a-day' mountain trail runs.

Montane's Via Fang 5LTrail Running Pack is part of the VIA Trail Series

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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.

On the back there's the rucksack body which comprises one main compartment and a smaller pocket. There are also no less than six pockets on the waist and shoulder areas - made from stretch mesh and good for keeping gear handy.

With the two bottles in place the whole item weighs in at 344grams, 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

 

Help and advice: Choosing a rucksack at Ultralight Outdoor Gear  
  • Main body is constructed from RAPTOR UL fabric, which has an improved strength to weight ratio through the use of Robic filaments
  • Montane Freelight Chassis constructed from lightweight CONTACT Flyte Mesh that is fast drying and highly breathabe
  • Bound seams on the chassis give stronger, soft touch neater edges
  • Technically tailored ergonomic Freelight Chassis vest designed for body-hugging load carrying comfort during movement over long distances and whilst running
  • Front stretch hook and loop lower body adjustment enables chassis to grip the body whilst running and allow for unrestricted breathing during exertion
  • Chassis elastication also allows the users rib cage to expand freely for unrestricted breathing during exertion
  • Low profile sternum stretch adjustment with adjustable hook and multiple attachment points
  • YKK reverse coil Montane semi-auto zips that lock
  • Zip garages throughout help prevent weather ingress
  • Includes 2x Montane SoftFlasks 500mlfor fast, compressible hydration whilst on the move. These can be compacted when empty for neat space saving in the VIA Fang 5
  • Two upper stretch mesh storage pockets on chassis; right hand pocket with security zip
  • Two lower Montane softFlask compatible pockets on chassis; left hand pocket with security zip
  • Two additional stretch mesh storage pockets  on either side of the chassis
  • Right and left top elastic loops for compatible Montane SoftFlask Straw accessory (sold separately), bladder tube or small race map
  • Removable whistle accessory for mountain and race safety
  • Pacer pole attachment point that is easy to access whilst on the move
  • External bungee provides main pack body compression and additional storage with low profile 'penny cordlock' adjustment
  • Internal hydration bladder attachment point in vertical compartment with attachment points for tube on chassis
  • Zipped lower compartment ideal for keeping weight centralised whilst on the move
  • Top lightweight hang loop
  • Subtle reflective detail at lower rear of pack
  • Small/Medium size weighs 330g
  • Medium/Large size weighs 335g
  • 2 x 500ml soft bottles included
  • Fabrics: RAPTOR UL / Contact Flyte Mesh
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