Hydration Vests also known as Race Vests and Ultra Vests have become the standard running backpack for ultra marathons, endurance events and fell runs. They keep all pressure off your waist, stomach and internal organs and instead wrap your ribcage and upper body in a highly stable and comfortable manner. We provide a fitting service for race vests in store so that you too can say goodbye to bruised shoulders from bouncy running rucksacks and uncomfortable midriffs from tight bumbags and waist straps.
The INOV8 Ultrapac Pro 2in1 is a versatile running pack with 10-litre pocket that can be attached or removed easily, depending on how much kit you wish to carry. It can be worn as a stripped-back race vest for shorter, faster runs or, with the 10L pocket attached, as a larger pack to carry all your kit on ultramarathons and longer training runs. It comes with 2 x 500ml Ultraflasks, so you can stay hydrated and comfortable no matter how hot or long the run.
The INOV8 Ultrapac Pro 8 is an evolution of INOV8's award winning Race Ultra Pro 5 Vest. This pack boasts even greater comfort over long distances and enhanced ergonomics for ease of access to all your kit. Designed to mould and stretch with your body, the Ultrapac Pro 8 is perfect for anything from routine training sessions to ultramarathon events. Comes included with two 500ml Soft Flask that fit neatly into the dual storage pockets of the pack.
The INOV8 VentureLite 4 is the perfect hydration vest for runners and adventure seekers. It's lightweight, comfortable and can be adjusted to achieve the correct fit, meaning no bounce or chafing when you run. There's room for two 500ml ultra flasks on the front and a reservoir in the back, plus pole loops so you can easily stow away poles when not in use. The VentureLite 4 is a great choice for most races where mandatory kit is required to be carried, as well as adventures on foot, bike and skis.
The OMM Ltd MountainFire 15 Vest (with 2x 350ml Flexi Flasks) is a running hydration vest with a roll-top closure, that has extra capacity suited for longer runs and adventures. It comes complete with two 350ml OMM Flexi Flasks to keep you hydrated on the move and has an additional sleeve to add a bladder if needed. The MountainFire 15 is perfect for events such like a 2-day mountain marathon, as it offers space to pack additional emergency kit such as extra layers, dry food and first aid.
The OMM Ltd Phantom 18 is a slimline, smaller capacity vest pack with the lightweight durability of Cordura. Great for adventure races, the Phantom 18 uses OMM's unique 7-point harness to stabilise your spine via another top yoke-style harness to provide you with the most stable carry possible. This yoke harness also frees up the shoulders, allowing for a more energy-efficient running action. Dual V-shaped anchors hug the waist to provide a secure fit and control bounce and swing when on uneven ground.
The OMM Ltd Phantom 25 is a large capacity vest pack with lightweight durability thanks to its Cordura construction. This unique pack has a 7-point harness that connects the pack with the users spine via a top yoke-style harness, providing the most stable possible carry. The phantom 25 combines the capacity of a pack with the accessibility of a vest and is ideal for multi-day racing or ultra challenges where regular stops to grab kit aren't possible.
The OMM Ltd TrailFire Vest is a 3 litre capacity, multi-pocket running vest suitable for light everyday runs and races. It comes with two 350ml Flexi Flask bottles and has space for an extra 2 litre bladder in the back. It also has stretch mesh and bindings that hold kit close to the body and eliminate bounce when carrying minimal kit. The TrailFire is stripped back for essentials only so you can be free to run without having to worry about staying hydrated.
The OMM UltraFire 5 vest is a 5 litre, multi-pocket running vest when you need extra layers on longer or cold weather runs. It comes with 2 x 350ml Flexi Flask bottles and has 7 easy-access pockets for everything you need access to during a run. There's then an additional water-resistant 5 litre roll-top back pocket allows you to carry extra dry kit on longer colder days.
The Rab Veil 2 is the perfect vest for fast-paced mountain runs, thanks to its highly ventilated Mono Mesh Chassis that offers unbeatable breathability. It comes complete with two 500ml soft flasks that fit neatly into their own pockets for on-the-go hydration, whilst the other pockets offer enough space for all of your race essentials, without hampering your mobility. The handy stash pockets offer space for items you may need quick access to, like your energy gels or snacks.
The Rab Veil 6 has been built for long distance mountain runs, where you need on-the-go access to your water, energy snacks and other essentials. It comes complete with two 500ml water flasks, multiple easy-access pockets and there's plenty of room for an extra hydration bladder in the back. Its Mono Mesh Chassis will keep you ventilated, offer support and reduce bounce, even on your most challenging runs. This lightweight, 6 litre running vest is a great choice for racing across rocky terrains.
The Raidlight Activ Run Pack 20L backpack is halfway between the bag and the trail vest and it will allow you to evolve throughout your race in full comfort, thanks to its large storage spaces, it will be easy for you to carry all the necessary equipment on stage races or other long raids.
The Raidlight Activ Run 9L Pack allows you to comfortably carry everything you need on short and medium distance trails. Carry all your hydration and all the mandatory kit with ease. Plenty of pockets allow you to organise everything that you might or might not need.
The Activ Run 6L vest is a versatile and adjustable running pack that can all the standard mandatory kit. The pocket layout is simple, making packing and recovering items easy when tired and continuously moving. The elasticated strapping on the back of the pack can be used to compress the pack down when not full, reducing bounce. It can also be used to lash items to the back of the pack when you have utilised the 6L of storage.
The Raidlight Responsiv Vest 12L is the flagship of the Responsiv range. This Race Vest is an ergonomic and lightweight trail running pack with a 12 litre capacity and a weight of just 200g - allowing you to pack your essentials for most runs and races in lightweight comfort.
With the Raidlight Responsiv 18L Vest you can go longer, further and harder. Additional capacity over the 12L little brother, extra features allow for extra distances. SS21 version on sale now.
The Raidlight Responsiv 6L, the lightest and smallest vest in the Responsiv range. The pack is designed long runs and ultra marathons with frequent aid stations where pack size and weight are crucial.