I am in love with my OM Gear Pack for long runs and have been on the hunt for something equally as comfortable yet smaller to hold only my essentials for shorter runs. My essentials on every run are: phone (for emergencies and scenery photos) and water. If not running from home I also need a place to keep my keys.
So the PFV is perfect. It fits a 20oz flask and my bigger than average phone.... but it also has a pocket for 2-3 gels and a small pocket with key clip (my car key is so big it won’t velcro shut, but the opening faces upwards and the clip is attached so I don’t think it will fall out). And then there is a zippered pocket on back that I can reach with the pack on! I was able to get my phone in and out without taking it off.
I saw some reviews talking about difficulty getting it on over the head — I have no trouble - put it on like a shirt and then clip on the one side. Easy to adjust. And I was also concerned about the fit and feel for a female, given the obvious placement of everything right over the chest but no problem there either. Comfortable and did not ride up (I’m not large in that regard so I think that makes it a non-issue). I did put my phone in the back instead of the pocket in front of the flask because I didn’t like the feeling of something like that across the chest but the soft flask is super comfortable and conforms to the body.
I’m very happy with my new PFV. It will get much use!!!!