I made padding to go over the cinch cord area and I also sewed in soft padding over both the shoulders. All words and thoughts are ours and no compensation was offered or received. My overall recommendation on whether to purchase this vest or not. Hi jetguat — I never wore v2 of the Jurek vest but I still own v2 of the Anton vest. Have you got the same experience, or am i adjusting it wrong? The Ultra Vest 4. Ultimate Direction seem to have a very good reputation for the quality and build of the materials used but what about the zippers? They are pretty much impossible to pull in and out of the vest while running.
Hi there, thanks for the review. The Ultra Vest 4. Or if you can stand it to attach the drinking straws as well. The Ultra Vest really suffers on two counts here. The mesh used on the inside of the vest is comfortable and breathable Improved front pole storage. Is the point of the soft flask to put your head down and drink while the flask is still inside of the vest? I was once a road marathoner but now have transitioned almost exclusively to the trails and racing ultras the last few years. The Plastic rubs my back and the cinch cord is due to wear out, with no options for securing the sides of the vest, and leaving the vest useless.
It seems that there are still some of the previous version on the market and I was wondering if the compression issues make the 3. Similarly, UD again chose to ulrra only one of the two chest straps elasticized.
I hope Ultimate Direction take notice of these comments. Overview of the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 4. I finally had the chance to get my hands on one of these today and, if anything, my opinion has become even more negative.
The cinch cord part at the back goes into a long plastic piece that over long distances rubs I got really bad welts. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
A Scott TR6 looks like it could also be another option. The Plastic rubs my back and the cinch cord is due to wear out, with no options for securing the sides of the vest, and leaving the vest useless.
They need your business and are a great resource for the community. Its a utlra older now, but how would vrst rate this 4. Presenting the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 4.
I am not sure I am a fan of soft flask. In a word, maybe. The Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 4. So, your only other choice would be to use the bottom, rear zippered pocket. Some bounce still occurs. No concerns for me there on this vest. Despite my best efforts both vests bounced when loaded up front with soft flasks. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Thats what i have had, and has worked well. The pole storage also seems not to be dialled properly.
Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest Review | New and Improved?
Salomon Advanced Skin 5 Set Pack review here: When to use it: Two ml wide-mouth soft flasks Bladder compatible? One thing I really appreciate and need on a race vest, particularly up to km, is biggish front stretchy dump pockets.
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Overall, I would say the 4. I use the Nathan krar but with the raidlight deries straw soft flasks which are a perfect fit with zero sreies. Two additional front pockets have been added on top of the right soft flask pocket. If you can tell me what you have, and have not worn, I might be able to offer some ideas. What could be improved: I also wish it was as soft on the skin side of the pack as the Krar version. First, the materials used might be more stretchy than previous iterations of the signature series, but they are woefully short of the stretch of similar Salomon and Raidlight vests.
As currently designed you can just barely fit up to a 4. I also found them to be pretty sloshy. Hey there, now i have tried the vest on several runs, and have to agree. That comfort cinch design is a nice idea but looks like a big point of failure on these new vests.
Questions, comments, or feedback on this vest? I agree, I got a Raidlight and it doesnt work well because of how high it sits on the back. Thanks Pug this is really important information. I am really happy with it now.
This is lacking in anything offered by Salomon though Raidlight offer an even superior system. My overall recommendation on whether to purchase this vest or not. You can get some gels and chews in there but little else.
Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 4.0 Review
Have you got the same experience, ultimtae am i adjusting it wrong? I have tried several UD versions and they have all been taken out of use. The idea is sound but the execution needs a bit of improvement in future versions of the Signature Series vests.
I just purchased this pack. Now on to the fourth or fifth if you count the Scott Jurek FKT vest iteration of the Jurek vest we see some major changes in this version compared to the previous models. Also I took the bungee straps off a inov-8 race vest and put them on the front of my krar vest for my poles to create a great ultra vest. I have had to put a towel in.
Or if you can stand it to attach the drinking straws as well. I believe I noted the Raidlight Responsiv 10L was my second favorite vest at this point behind the Salomon Advanced Skin 5 and that is seriez true today.