Inov-8 Race Ultra 5
RRP: £110 Accelerate Price: £60
- 5 Litre capacity
- Two 500ml Soft flasks included
- Separate zipped reservoir pocket
- Mesh pockets front and side
- Pole loops
- Zipped mesh pockets at front
- RRP £110
Available in either S/M or M/L (see size guide)and only 250g/255g either way, this is where inov-8 have taken what was, in itself a classic design with the Race Ultra Vest and added the volume that many thought was missing from that original version.
Throw in some brilliant additional zipped pockets (absent from the earlier model) and some nifty stretch mesh pockets (eight pockets in total) that you can use as bottle holders or switch with the zipped alternative and gain quicker access to food/hat 'n' gloves etc. Huge dump pockets under the arms that allow you to store plenty of whatever you wish to grab on the move.
With nothing much to complain about where the Race Ultra Vest was concerned (my most comfortable pack by a country mile) it's great to see this version addressing the need for more kit on longer runs, events or expeditions.
Further features/improvements/additions include:
Pole loops, separate zipped opening for reservoir access without disturbing the contents of the pack and finally - traditional clips that can be operated with gloves on or when 'kna**ered.' Just begs to be taken out for a self sufficient day in the hills. CH
Also available - the Race Ultra 10, which as the name suggests is exactly the same, but larger.
Back Length (S/M) 30cm
Back Length (M/L) 36cm
Chest Size to fit (S/M) 78 to 97cm
Chest Size to fit (M/L) 87 to 112cm