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 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
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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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  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • Compact
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Loving it!

This is my first running vest and I'm really pleased with it. My main requirements were a front pocket that could securely hold my bear spray, and a high-vis color -- this ticks both those boxes. I was a bit skeptical of the single size but it's very comfortable for me (5'4",127lbs) and has no bounce while I'm running. I've used it running, biking and hiking and it's great. It has a surprising carrying capacity for such a compact vest. I've recommended it to my sister who is looking for a new vest.

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Reviewed by Mary Jo T., from United States
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  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • Compact
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Mountain Biking
Rated 5 out of 5
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Good for mountain biking

I love this pack for mountain biking, it’s small enough that it doesn’t get in the way of my back jersey pockets. And I can keep my phone & glasses in the front pockets for easy access.

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Reviewed by Winter B., from United States
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  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • Easy Access
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Marathon
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Camel Brown

I love these packs. I have white, black and had to buy the brown. Perfect size for my mileage and the pockets fit all my essentials. Wish we could make them with some insulation so my water stayed colder longer but it’s not a big deal for me. 🖤🧡

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Reviewed by Vivian Ivette G., from United States
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  • Easy to Wash
  • High Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • No Bounce
  • No Chaffing
I use it for
  • Trail Running
  • Marathon
  • Road Running
Rated 5 out of 5
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Favorite pack thus far!

This is my third vest purchased from OM. Not because the other ones were faulty in any way. Truth be told I fell in love with this color as soon as it came out! But since my other Gear Vest was like new, I felt guilty getting another one. I finally but the bullet and got it. As far as functionality, I love the extra pocket in the back as well as the zipper to stash away important stuff. I really love the overall comfort and feel of it. I’m already looking into getting the all-white gear vest! 😝

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