ULTIMATE DIRECTION HALO VEST 11L: TRAIL RUNNING VEST, WITHOUT STRAPS OR ZIPPERS.
Ultimate Direction Halo Vest 11L: trail running backpack, without straps or zippers. Our TRAIL RUNNING GEAR section presents today this novelty of Ultimate Direction. We will present you in the coming weeks the top7 of backpacks for long distances of the brand, which covers models of 15L-25L-35L such as the Fastpack range and others.
This Halo Vest arrives with an indicative price of about 120€ for a light weight of 175gr in a wide volume of 11L that should allow us to compete with it almost any ultra trail up to 100 miles.
ULTIMATE DIRECTION HALO VEST ANALYSIS BY MAYAYO
(120€/ 175 grams / 11L)
The UD Halo Vest arrives with a recommended price of about 120€, a featherweight of 175 grams for the volume of 11L and a number of interesting new developments, looking to eliminate zippers. The Halo Vest for men also arrives accompanied by a sister vest, Halo Vest for women.
Both vests fit the body thanks to the new design and variety of sizes. This new development of the brand seeks to differentiate itself by eliminating all zippers or straps that bounce. At the same time, keep a relevant volume to store your belongings. Let’s look at the details of the data sheet for this vest that seeks to optimize its volume-to-weight ratio one more step, in an increasingly competitive segment.
UD HALO VEST: DATA SHEET
- Recommended price 120€
- Volume 11 L
- Weight 175 g
- Material: Flex Mono Mesh, MicroMono Mesh, Stretch Woven Nylon/Spandex with DWR water repellent
- Specific front phone pocket.
- Trekking poles holder
- Emergency whistle included.
- Compatible with rear hydration bag. (Not included)
- Soft bottles included: 2 Body Bottle 500
- Sizes: Three. Sizing at bottom ribs. Sm: 58 – 81 cm / MD: 76 – 99 cm / LG: 94 – 117 cm
UD HALO VEST: A NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BRAND.
The new UD HALO VEST has been designed to offer the best volume-to-weight ratio of any vest or backpack for mountain racing. The brand has been able to reduce the weight of the vest and finally manages to get closer to the usual ratios in Salomon for years. In this way, they combine a substantial storage capacity with up to 11 liters, but it is maintained at a weight of only 175 grams (without bottles).
The elastic fabric is thin but sturdy. An ultralight and breathable material has been sought, which secures the contents to prevent the movement of the load and eliminate chafing and irritation. The new adjustment system, dubbed Comfort Cinch 2.0 allows a minimalist design with lightweight fabrics while customizing the fit quickly and easily without having to stop moving forward, pulling the rear and side tensioners to do so.
Two 500ml soft bottles included in the front provide one liter as basic hydration. In addition, it offers additional capacity for hydration bag up to 2L (not included). And of course, it has multiple pockets, central, side and rear where you can place phone, garbage, trekking poles, waterproofs and other mandatory gear.
Notably, redesigned elastic trekking pole holder keep the poles folded tightly in place to minimize bounce and get out of the way when not in use.
UD HALO VEST: JASON SCHLARB.
UD Ambassador Jason Schlarb, known in our country for his gold exaequo with Kilian Jornet at Hard Rock 2016, has been involved in the development of the model. Jason has competed with the Halo prototype worldwide, testing the material in places like Oman, Mexico and Steamboat Springs.
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