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Awesome for long runs
on January 18, 2010
Absolutely love this vest! As a smaller framed woman (5'4") it fit my body type very well. The adjustable straps made it very comfortable for my last 50 mile ultra race. No rubbing or back aches! I used to run with a hip based double water bottle holder but not anymore. It was nice to have the water "weight" up on my back instead of my hips.
The vest has a nice sized back zipper pocket for holding larger items such as a flashlight/rain jacket/food. There are two smaller pockets in the front: one with a drawsting and one with a zipper. These two pockets comfortably fit five gel packets and a baggie of salt tabs. I would caution that you would need to wear a shirt with sleeves or the two smaller pockets might cause rubbing on your arms.
The "seal" on the bladder was great - no leaking. The bladder top has a clip that slips over the top part of the bladder so it is easy to fill with water/ice then seal it back up. I hardly noticed any "sloshing" but there is some.
I would definately recommend this soft, light weight vest for any woman who likes to hike, bike, or run for long distances.