Ultimate Direction Race Vest / Vesta 5.0 running pack REVIEW (2 reasons why I wouldn’t buy one)

by Jul 6, 2020Gear tests, Packs0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

July 6, 2020

I’ve been using the Ultimate Direction Race Vest / Vesta 5.0 running pack (ladies fit) for a couple of months now and I’ve come to the conclusion that I still prefer my Camelbak Ultra Pro 7L (ladies fit size S) pack for the 2 reasons I cover in this film. 

Scroll down for links to buy all 3 packs mentioned in this film, and more gear reviews.

Neither brand is paying me to make this film, this content is just my opinion, and you might find that you think differently which is totally cool – that’s the whole reason different brands design different packs as one size does not fit all. You might find that the two features here that I don’t enjoy are not a problem for you. Let me know in the comments below after you have watched the whole film. 

The aim of this film is to help you make a more informed decision on buying your next running pack. I am now trying the Ultimate Direction Waist Belt and Ultra Jacket so watch out for more of their great quality kit in future reviews. Scroll down for more gear reviews. 


Links to buy

Camelbak Ultra Pro 7L

Women’s UK amzn.to/2ZF8Gk9
Women’s USA amzn.to/3iCArlY

Men’s UK amzn.to/2BASLLY
Men’s USA amzn.to/2ZI4jVr

Raidlight Responsiv 10L

Women’s UK amzn.to/3izScCM
Women’s USA amzn.to/3f6Zc7K

Men’s UK amzn.to/2D9d2s9
Men’s USA amzn.to/2VQzHjC

Ultimate Direction Race Vesta 5.0

Women’s UK amzn.to/3ffyytm
Women’s USA amzn.to/3itVgjL

Men’s UK amzn.to/2ZI4S1v
Men’s USA amzn.to/31OYyrW

Camelbak Ultra Pro 7L review 

Camelbak Ultra Pro 7L in use on my 6-day 100mile Isle of Man circuit in 2019

Day 3 – in use stuffed with food!

Whole Isle of Man adventure playlist

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