Gear Vest, 2L (1L Bladder, 2L total cargo): Ideal for running, biking, triathlon

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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Version 2.0 has a new front chest harness that is about 1.5" longer, added a dual sternum slider, and added front trash pockets. The new slider gives more adjustability with ease, and the longer chest pockets mean any size flask up to 600ml will fit great, plus sized phones are super secure, and there is plenty of room for gear.

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Who did we design this for? Runners, riders, hikers, paddlers, skiers and more. During any sport the Gear Vest is extremely stable to torsional, up and down, and fast movements. It tracks with your body and is very comfortable to wear. Storage up front is designed around 600ml soft flasks (note that the new 450ml soft flasks are taller and don't fit as well), gloves, nutrition, or big smart phones. The rear bladder compartment can hold some extra gear around the bladder, but is focused on speed and breathability. So not a lot of storage there. The shock cord on the back works great for holding a jacket or light layer. It's loaded with fun features that provide quick accessibility to gear on your chest, shoulders, and back.

  • Weight without bladder: 8.9oz
  • Bladder size: 1L (35oz) included
  • Made in: Vietnam
  • Sport focus: Trail and ultra-running, Mountain Biking, Hiking, SUP, Hiking, Skiing

Fits soft flask in 500ml (500ml-LINK) and 600ml (600ml-LINK) in the front chest pockets.


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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great products, as all Orange Mud things are!

This is my third OM hydration pack. I have the Hydraquiver single and double. Decided to try a bladder type. This is a very sturdy, well constructed vest. The 1Lt bladder is perfect for shorter runs in the heat. The small footprint sits snug between your shoulders and doesn't bounce or slosh. If you're a smaller person, you will have a bit of extra strapping once you tighten the straps under your arms. There are clips to hold the extra strap in place, but they do tend to rub and could probably be cut or covered with moleskin tape. The two straps across the front can be adjusted to different heights, so for women with boobs, it works well, as you can move them over or underneath the girls. More than enough storage for fuel and phone. The mouth piece doesn't leak at all, yet is easy to drink from and you can get a mouthful of water quickly.

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My only regret was not purchasing this sooner

After doing long distance running for 5 years, I could no longer stand my hydration belt. It moved as a ran, & I hated were it sat on my body. Plus, it made running bibs logistically more difficult. After trying on this hydration pack at the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Expo, I promptly added it to my Christmas wish list. I was so pleased to receive it from my family, & I have been loving it ever since. I no longer dread my long runs. This pack makes it easy to carry with me everything I need (or might need). You can tell it was thoughtfully designed. I have zero complaints & have been singing its praises to fellow runners.

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Exactly what I needed

Wanted something that holds about 32oz of water and 16oz of sport drink (w/ bottle add on), along with some snacks and my phone. This nailed it. Super easy to clean too.

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Comfort and practicality

Extremely comfortable when running

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Trail running

Overall I really like this pack. It’s secure on the back, and does not bounce up and down. The weight of the water is distributed evenly, and it feels balanced. The bottles and bladder are well made, and easy to clean. The bottles do however give the water a yucky taste, which probably means I’m drinking plastic chemicals. The bladder water tastes fine. My only other complaint is that the 2 chest straps are made out of a really slippery material, causing them to slip through the buckles and constantly loosen when I run. I remedied this by holding them in place with some rubber elastics.

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