Gilles Daverywrote a review of Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8L Hydration Vest on July 18, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used it for a year before it fell apart. I really enjoyed this pack a lot but for the price I would expect it to survive longer than that. I like the pockets everywhere, very accessible, the stretch used to make them that allows you to fit anything and everything, the bottles go back in their position very easily, very lightweight, easy back pocket access. Overall very good and it served me very well during numerous training runs and races (ultras).
However, the elastic to hold the bottles died soon, few times, as much as I had to go with rubber bands instead. Not really nice looking. The two "straps" on the chest that maintain the vest closed, same elastic material, same fate except that it way more annoying. Same outcome, made extras knots to maintain it alive. Back pocket (closest to my back) started to have a hole and now I would lose the whole bottle through it.
I used it extensively for a year but that was too much at the time for the high price you pay for it. Now I am running with another brand. I probably ran a solid 1,000 miles with it total, half of my runs of the year. Too expensive for the (lack of) quality.