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17 people found this helpful
Everything I need and nothing I don't
on May 15, 2015
I am 5'11", 160 lbs, and I'd hazard to say that I have more shoulders than the average distance runner. I bought the medium/large size, and it fits well. I think I could have also gone with the small/medium size and been perfectly fine. You other aggressively average-sized dudes know the feeling. It's kind of like how we can never find those damn 31"-32" pants...
**Storage capacity: solids**
2 small pockets under the bottles and 2 small pockets above them, plus the mesh pocket in the back. The small pockets in the front are each about large enough for a gel or 2, OR a bar-type item. Definitely enough room for snacks without having to reload annoyingly frequently.
The big pocket in the back is great. Enough room to comfortably store a jacket, extra water, first aid supplies and maybe even some extra snacks. I've carried groceries across town in it too! Nothing says "I'm ready to party" like showing up to your friend's house sweaty and with a backpack full of okra and cream cheese.
**Storage capacity: liquids**
Plenty! 2x 20-oz bottles in front, plus room for a giant bladder in back. Or a smaller bladder and jacket/other running accouterments. Either way, far more than the 25-oz belt I was using before.
Very. From the images I saw online before buying this, people wear it many different ways. Only a few adjustments were needed to get the vest to fit well and not be annoying. I have not yet worn it shirtless, but I'll update the review when I do.
And for whatever it's worth, having this vest on with the water bottles hanging there like pistols makes me feel like a badass gunslinger. So there's that.