Ultimate Direction Race Vest 5.0

8.5 Litres / No Frame / Vest Pack / 2 x Body Bottle II 500 Bottles Included
Weighs 250g (Medium size)
Code: AW20681
  • £104.99
  • (FREE Delivery on orders over £15)
  • RRP £109.99
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This streamlined vest is ideal for longer runs and races where fluids, food and additional kit are needed. The 8.5L capacity is specifically tailored for mandatory kit and race consumables.

Ultimate Direction says: Feather Light, Super Breathable, with increased storage for reservoir or other gear.


Constantly imitated but never surpassed, Signature Series® Vests changed the world of hydration forever, and our FIFTH version continues to make the crucial improvements competitors still are chasing. Four models to choose from, each in three sizes, and all of them are lighter, more durable, with a better fit.

Ultimate Direction's Race Vest 5.0 provides an 8.5L capacity for all the food, fluids and mandatory kit you require for racing. There are a number of great features on this streamlined race vest making it much more versatile than you might think. This pack is a perfect introduction vest for racers suitable to carry you through marathons to ultra distances. This vest is perfectly suited to the seasoned ultra runner who has honed their kit selection to perfection and won't be carrying any 'just in case' items but also works for anyone looking for a vest pack to carry a few spare layers, food and drinks on longer runs.

The cinch adjuster is ideal for quickly and easily tightening or loosening the vest with a simple pull of cords or push of a button. Adjustments on the fly allow you to stay focused on running while maintaining the comfort as the pack changes weight and shape as you use kit. The highly breathable mesh back increases comfort and allows sweat to move away from the body while the new stretch mesh material is softer, stretchier and lighter. Add into the mix the emergency whistle attached to every pack, two 500ml soft flasks that are included, the numerous range of drop, Velcro closure and zip pockets not to mention compression options make this is a seriously impressive package.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Upgraded lightweight hook and loop sternum adjustability
  • All zippered pockets are accessible while the vest is on
  • Large rear compartment to accommodate up to a 2.0L reservoir
  • Comfort Cinch™ 2.0 - more minimal, lightweight, and adjustable
  • Shoulder strap shaping to promote weight distribution and comfortable fit
  • Lightweight 4-way stretch with rip stop pattern for added durability
  • Front stretch mesh pockets are phone compatible
  • Corded elastic for external gear stash and overall compression
  • Small vest weight including bottles: 244g
  • Small vest weight excluding bottles: 160g
  • Medium vest weight including bottles: 250g
  • Medium vest weight excluding bottles: 166g
  • Each bottle weighs: 42g
  • Volume: 8.5L / 519 in3
  • Comes with 2 Body Bottle™ II 500
  • Material:Flex Mono Mesh, MicroMono Mesh, 20D Nylon 66 sil/pu, 4-way stretch Nylon/elastane with micro-rip for increased durability


  • SM: 58 - 81 cm / 23 - 32 in
  • MD: 76 - 99 cm / 30 - 39 in
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