For a versatile waist belt that can carry spare layers, food and drinks for longer runs the Mountain Belt is a great option. Lightweight, comfortable and a good size for longer runs.
Ultimate Direction says: Go big with plenty of storage and the Flexform™ II 500 bottle.
THE SIGNATURE SERIES® IS RENOWNED ALL OVER THE WORLD—AND THE BELTS AND HANDHELDS ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE VESTS AND VESTAS.
All our belts now utilize the Secure Wrap Fit System, which replaces the hook & loop closure. This upgrade results in a better and lighter weight system. The Clutch remains the most ergonomic handheld bottle. These belts and handhelds compliment the extremely popular Signature Series® Vests, providing a complete collection.
Ultimate Direction's Mountain Belt 5.0 has been updated with some small tweaks to a really successful design. It is still amazingly comfortable to wear for extended periods through a combination of the super light and breathable mesh that makes up strap and the new stretchier, softer, lighter and snag resistant mesh used for the pocket. The belt is really versatile. Paired with a race vest or another hydration system and you can ditch the flex bottle and use that space for additional layers or food.
With a handy bottle included you have enough space for more fluids, food, wind and/or waterproof shells plus other accessories. There is a simple internal Velcro closure pocket for a smart phone while the main compartment has secure zip closure. A strangely small key fob pocket can be found on the front of the waist strap for a house or possibly very small car key. The addition of the bungee cord gives you extra options for stowing additional clothing if needed.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear