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 JILL S., from United States
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I recommend this product
Product Standouts
  • No Chaffing
  • No Bounce
  • Very Comfortable
  • High Quality
  • Compact
I use it for
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Favorite Pack!

I purchased the Gear Pro Endurance pack with the 1L for long distance horseback riding. I tried this pack out and did a fast 6 mile training ride it worked wonderful! The horse I ride didn’t even notice I was wearing this pack it was quiet my last pack made noise and my horse reacted so had to take off. It was very comfortable sat up high on my back did not move and the front straps did not become loose, I switched to nylon straps instead of the elastic. Staff was very helpful. I highly recommend this pack!

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Reviewed by Amy G., from United States
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Product Standouts
  • Easy to Wash
  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • Compact
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Triathlon
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Total game changer!

I was so nervous about buying a hydration vest. I was worried about the fit and if I would be able to run with this. I am new to running and cycling (as well as triathlon) but I know I definitely need more water. Researched many different vests, watched many different review videos. The one vest and company that kept coming up with Orange Mud and this particular vest. I thought I'd give it a try. I've used it for trail running trail cycling, and road cycling so far and love it. It is very easy to use, easy to clean and holds all my junk so I don't have to carry a water bottle, which I hate! Highly recommend this vest!

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Reviewed by Samantha T., from United States
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  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Chaffing
  • No Bounce
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Road Running
  • Trail Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Gear Vest Pro is FANTASTIC!!

I have tried a few vests for my run/walks and was never happy with the way they fit. My friend recommended I try Orange Mud so I ordered it hoping for the best. I tried it out this weekend and LOVE IT!! it's fully adjustable and fits my frame perfectly. This vest will work for any body type. it's comfortable, easy to fill up and empty/clean, and has so many pockets. I highly recommend this vest. I am going to buy another soon to have a backup. Thanks!!

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Reviewed by Rachelle Tarin J., from United States
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Product Standouts
  • No Chaffing
  • No Bounce
  • Easy to Wash
  • Very Comfortable
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best you will ever have !

This vest has been the greatest purchase we made when we started doing long trail runs and hiking. So comfortable you forget your wearing it. It has never chafed me like the others I have tried. Thank you Orangemud for the great design.

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Reviewed by Kat M., from United States
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  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • No Chaffing
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Triathlon
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Everything I've ever wanted in a hydration pack!

... and a few things that I didn't know I wanted, besides. I can't say enough good things about this pack, and about the Orange Mud crew in general.

I am a short lady, which always brings about some sizing woes. With every other pack I've tried, the bulk of the load (bladder, phone, etc) always hit at the small of my back or the top of my butt, and bounced around horribly, causing all manner of discomfort. With the Gear Vest Pro, I have none of that. It sits up between my shoulder blades, and DOES. NOT. MOVE. Ever. The 35oz bladder is more than I have ever been able to carry on a run, and there is plenty of storage space left over for anything else I might want to carry. There is no extra fabric, and it does not trap heat. I've actually found that I can put several large ice cubes in the bladder for a cooling effect.

The only issues that I had with this pack were very minor - because I am so small, I had a LOT of extra side strap leftover. I doubled it up through the included strap keepers and still had some extra that needed to be taped down - easy enough for me to fix. The other issue was the elastic on the front straps - I prefer a very snug fit. Once I adjusted the straps to the fit I was happy with, the combination of tension and being fitted over my boobs caused the front straps to slowly loosen over the course of my runs. While the pack STILL didn't move, it was looser than I was comfortable with. But, Josh and the Orange Mud folks came to my rescue - I emailed…

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