The Gear Vest Pro is designed to be small on your back, but big on storage for endurance events. We took the same tiny footprint of our Gear Vest, but added rear cargo like the Endurance Pack (but we actually made it a bit more roomy than the EP so you can really load this up!). Plus we added trekking pole attachment areas on the front and back in 8 locations.
 
This pack is fantastic for running and riding short to super long distances. The 1L/35oz included bladder in the back has a typical range for most of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, but you can add soft flasks up front to increase your range. The oversized chest pockets hold plus sized phones, arm warmers, glasses and such wonderfully too, and the shoulder pockets are great for backup nutrition, sunglasses, gels, electrolytes and more.
 
The key to fit, cinch the sides first, not the front, until you feel the pack anchor on your shoulders. Then adjust the front harness as needed so you can breathe during movement.

Fits soft flask in 500ml (500ml-LINK) and 600ml (600ml-LINK) in the front chest pockets. Optional Trekking Pole Hardware Link

Specs: Weight: 11.2oz, Bladder Size: 1L (35oz) included. Made: Vietnam. Sport Focus: Ride, Run, Explore. Cargo: 5L

Pocket config: Pocket 1 - 1L Bladder, Pocket 2 - Bulk Cargo, Pocket 3 - Zipper secured cargo and secure key clip.

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Reviewed by Bob F., from United States
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I recommend this product
Product Standouts
  • No Bounce
  • Easy Access
  • Very Comfortable
  • Compact
I use it for
  • Mountain Biking
Rated 5 out of 5
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Gear vest pro

Took a bit to get used to it but it is definitely my go to pack for riding. The big plus is that it sits so high that you stay way cooler with this pack than any other I have used.

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Reviewed by James W., from United States
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  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • Easy Access
  • No Chaffing
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best Of The Best

I must have tried 10 different hydration vests leading up to the Spartan Ohio Trifecta Weekend. This one was hands down the best in all areas. Size, compartments, capacity, looks, everything. Top notch. Sturdy as hell. Tested it on a seriously tough course and it stood up like a champ. 10/10 would recommend.

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Reviewed by Kathy B., from United States
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  • High Quality
  • No Chaffing
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
I use it for
  • Road Running
  • Trail Running
  • Triathlon
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love my new vest!

It fits high on my shoulders. Doesn’t slip around and can barely feel it when running 10 miles!

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Reviewed by Priya, from United States
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  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • No Chaffing
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love this hydration pack!

The pack is everything it promised to be! I'm 5'3'' and ~120lbs and it fit me perfectly. I used a product review blog to help me understand the various features and how best to adjust to fit my frame. This pack has a lot of fantastic features (like the sliding chest straps, 6 different pockets in front to store various items, several places to tuck in the bite valve end of the bladder for easy access). I wore it for a Half marathon and at the end of it I was glad I got this pack. No issues whatsoever, nothing about the pack troubled me during the run. I just wish the Product info page will list all the cool features of the pack in greater detail. I got all that from a review. I've recommended this pack to several runner friends already!

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Reviewed by Irene, from United States
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  • High Quality
  • No Bounce
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Ultrarunning
Rated 4 out of 5
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Good fit

Good fit with no bounce. The chest straps tend to come loose after a few miles. Plus, once the bladder starts emptying, you have to keep adjusting the chest straps. Plenty of space for food, phone, keys. Needs loop to hang it up.

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