Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra

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Scott Jurek designed the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest to be the perfect all-around product for everyday use or high-end racing. Comfort and performance are outstanding due to it's technically advanced design and features. The SJ Ultra Vest 2.0 adjusts to fit a wider size range with the addition of side adjustment straps. Version 2.0 is also stronger and more durable with a 340 g Power Mesh, Silnylon 66 for increased seam strength, and all pockets have been reinforced with edge banding for better gear retention. An added size zipper improves access to an optional reservoir. Options to carry trekking poles and an ice axe complete the package. Scott Jurek really understands what runners need, and that is exactly what he designed.

- CampSaver.com

Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Hydration VestThis vest was designed by the very well-known runner Scott Jurek, which he considers to be the pack to be used for any occasion. The Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Hydration Vest's best feature is the volume to weight ratio. The 7.5 oz. vest's front pockets can easily carry half-day ration of gels or bars in the 4 very accessible pouches. Plus by utilizing Cuben-Fiber for its main compartment makes it easily expandable and compressible for a total capacity of an amazing 9.2 liters. This material, 15 times stronger than steel and 40% stronger than Aramid fibers, and is extremely resistant to moisture. The Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Hydration Vest also includes 2 trekking poles, 1 ice axe and an emergency whistle. You can trust Scott Jurek, that this is all you are going to need on your next outdoor extreme workout.

- SunnySports

Run like ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, or at least stay super-hydrated, with the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Hydration Vest. Inherently stable, the vest design eliminates bounce; and it holds water bottles in front for easy quantity checks and access and accommodates a reservoir in back for endurance runs. Bombproof, featherweight Cuben fiber and power mesh construction keeps everything together in a lean, low-profile package made for speed. A total volume of about 550 cubic inches means you can take along a light layer, gels, or extra hydration on those epic outings.

- Backcountry.com

The SJ Ultra Vest is the result of collaboration with Scott Jurek, the world's most dominant ultra runner. Weighing in at 7.5 ounces (13 with bottles) and offering 9.2 L of storage space, the SJ has the best weight-to-capacity ratio of any hydration pack on the market.World-renowned ultra-runner Scott Jurek designed the SJ Ultra Vest to be the the ultimate pack for any occasion. Featuring the best volume to weight ratio of any pack ever made, the 7.5 ounce SJ Ultra Vest can carry a half-day of gels or bars in the easily accessible front pockets, along with a unique expandable or compressible main compartment utilizing Cuben-Fiber, for a total capacity of an amazing 9.2 liters. Options to carry trekking poles and an ice axe complete the package.Features (Front): Smart phone compatible pouches (2) Bottle holsters tighten to carry camera, ect. Gel or bar pouches (4) Electrolyte or valuables pocket (2) Fully adjustable Sternum Straps (2) Emergency whistle Features (Back): Cuben Fiber bellows for large or small loads Secure Lat Pockets, with full pocket behind (2) Two sizes main compartments Hex Mesh for maximum breathability Trekking pole (2) and Ice Axe loop (1) Specs: Volume Capacity: 47 in.3 / 9.2L Fluid Capacity: 2 x 20 oz. bottles / 2 x 591 mL Weight: 7.5 oz. (13 oz. with bottles) / 212 g (368 g with bottles) Height: 12 in. / 30 cm Width: 9 in. / 23 cm Depth: 2.5 in. / 6 cm Sizing At Chest (Unisex): SM: 25 - 31 in. / 63.5 - 78.7 cm MD: 31 - 37 in. / 78.7 - 94 cm LG: 37 - 43 in. / 94 - 109.2 cm Materials/Design: Cuben Fiber: Used for the sails of America's Cup racing yachts, this non-woven fabric is 15 times stronger than steel and 40% stronger than Aramid fibers, and is extremely resistant to moisture, UV, and chemicals Hex Mesh: The structure of the vest is totally breathable, while also being extremely strong, lightweight, and will not absorb moisture. Power Mesh: All pockets and super stretchy, so small loads won't bounce and the vest expands as you need it to.

- Mountains Plus

Perfect for speed hiking, quick and light mountaineering missions and ultra trail running, the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest is ready for anything. This vest/pack was designed by world-renowned ultra runner Scott Jurek, and the experience and well-thought design really shows. It's made with stronger-than-steel Cuben fiber, which is resistant to UV, moisture and chemicals, lightweight, strong and breathable hex mesh, and power mesh. This pack has plenty of room to carry all the energy foods, water, and other supplies you might need in the mountains, including trekking poles for steep ascents and descents and an ice axe for crossing glaciers; when you're carrying a smaller load, the stretchy power mesh contracts so your items don't bounce around.

- Altrec Outdoors