Ultimate Direction Mountain Vest 6.0 and Women’s Mountain Vesta 6.0

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Ultimate Direction

Sure, super versatile “generalist” packs that are serviceable in any situation are great, but some adventures require the help of a true specialist. Running long in the mountains is just such an adventure and the Mountain Vest 6.0 and the Women’s Mountain Vesta 6.0 are designed expressly for the corresponding demands. They fit close-to-the-body, have thoughtful accessible pocketing, and they keep two included 500ml soft flasks right up front and at the ready so you remember to stay hydrated. A large rear waterproof pocket and a smaller waterproof pocket are nice touches for anything that needs some extra protection in variable alpine weather and there are an abundance of reachable pockets seemingly all over the pack. When you’re in the mountains, it’s nice to have trekking poles but also nice to be able to have your hands free from time to time and these vests take that into account with an attachment system that lets you decide if you want to lash the poles in the back or up front.

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