January Weekly Review Winners
Love it! Got this for a Christmas present as I need a MTB hydration that would carry food and tools. I've got Hydration vests, but they don't suit riding around all day. This pack is great! With the 3ltr bladder you can go for hours without refilling and the opening is large enough to put ice in. The storage is everywhere and has plenty of space for what you need out on the trail. It has also replaced my day hiking pack. Would recommend, thinking of trying it out on my next ultra instead of my hydration vest."
My only concern is the string which holds the sides to the back. A female friends 6 month old Adventure Vest 4.0 pack had the string break on a run which was impossible to fix on the trail. UD replaced it at no charge. The lesson is, keep an eye on wear and tear. If UD supplied replacement string I'd just keep some permanently in the bottom of my pack. All up I'd give it a 8.5/10" As a top heavy 100kg trail runner the comfort and design if this vest is fabulous. Having gone from trying to stuff all my mandatory gear into a CamelBak best this UD model easy holds everything with ease. The ability to carry my Black Diamond Z poles on my chest so I can easily fit and remove them is icing on the cake.