inov-8 has come up with another winner. I’d recommend this pack to anyone and everyone – Ian Corless
‘inov-8 has come up with another winner. I’d recommend this pack to anyone and everyone.’ These are the writings of influential running journalist Ian Corless, of Talk Ultra, who reviewed our new RACE ULTRA 5 and RACE ULTRA 10 vests, both evolutions of the award-winning RACE ULTRA VEST.
The vests, available to buy in early 2015, have also landed a BEST IN TEST award from the UK’s leading off-road running magazine, Trail Running. The magazine tested 12 packs and vests and gave only one – the RACE ULTRA 5 – a score of 10 out of 10. Nik Cook, who carried out the test for Trail Running, wrote: ‘An evolution of the RACE ULTRA VEST, this new vest from inov-8 is even better to run in. This is a top performing race vest.’
Ian Corless wrote: ‘It may come as no surprise that I find the pack perfect. I have yet to find an issue with any aspect of the design. The soft flasks with extended straws are a revelation and make ‘on the go’ drinking a breeze. It also makes refilling very easy. The vest fits like a glove, does not bounce and is extremely comfortable even when filled to capacity. Fabrics are light and breathable as the original. Of course with any vest, you are going to get a hot spot on your back. You can’t avoid that with this style of product. Having said that, I have yet to find a pack that doesn’t do this…’
The vest fits like a glove, does not bounce and is extremely comfortable even when filled to capacity
The original RACE ULTRA VEST, launched in spring / summer 2014 won a raft of awards and was named a GOLD WINNER in the performance equipment category at ISPO, the world’s leading international sports business trade show, earlier this year.
The RACE ULTRA 5 and RACE ULTRA 10 carry 5 or 10 litres of kit respectively while maintaining a close-to-the-body fit that ensures stability and zero bounce when running over even the longest of distances.