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With the Salomon ADV Skin 5 Set Hydration Vest, you're able to set the pace come race day and cruise confidently knowing that the Skin 5 has your back—literally. Thanks to the MotionFit and SensiFit design, the ADV Skin 5 provides unencumbered mobility, so you can navigate technical steeps and talus field descents with ease. The hydration sleeve offers secure respite for precious water, while the soft flask holsters are ideal for electrolyte-based drinks. Additionally, the stretchy mesh promotes on-the-go breathability, ensuring that you remain somewhat comfortable (if you can even call it that).
- Crush race day with this hydration vest
- Breathable mesh provides on-the-go ventilation
- Wrap-inspired design assures full mobility
- Bevy of pockets accommodate necessities
- Soft flasks are included, ideal for electrolyte drinks
- Safety blanket and whistle are included
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my first running vest and I'm super stoked on it! It has plenty of room for water, snacks, a rain layer and a few other smaller items. It hold's everything close to your body, and distributes the weight so well that you barely notice you're wearing it. The material is also very lightweight and breathes well. I don't go out for super long trail runs so I find that the two included soft flasks give me plenty of water for most of my trail runs, and I pretty much only use the 1.5L reservoir on longer hikes. For most summer trail running/hiking uses this pack works great, and I'd highly recommend it!
She Loves It (and me)
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So I've been running and long day hiking in the 12L men's version for a few months, and the lovely Bonnie finally decided she wanted one of her own.
I picked up this 5L out of instinct, since she's barely bigger than 12L herself. Looks wise, I'm stoked I did it. The 12 would have been bulky and just too much for most of the stuff we do, which is less than 20 miles 98% of the time.
Regarding the size difference, my 12L I could take on an overnight, assuming a light sleeping bag and a hammock or sleeping pad. One could not do that in the 5L, but unless you're out there training at distances where you're routinely out for 8+ hours, the 5 will do. Water, snacks, light first aid, space blanket, wind/rain layer... no problem, doesn't even look bulky. And, the material is incredibly pliable, so overstuffing is absolutely possible.
The purple is cool, way cuter on her than black would be. I've seen the red around too, and it's pretty blood red, so if that's your thing, you'll dig that color too. Just know it's a deep red, very visible on the trail.
All in all, I'm a believer in the redesigned chest straps of this series of vests, and think they're the class leaders. We waited wayyyy too long to pick them up in our family, and I can't really imagine going out for hours without them anymore. Seriously, whether running, hiking, bagging peaks, ULTRAlight fastpacking, or even cycling, these vests are sick.
High price tag for sure, but they execute on everything they should, and I can't imagine you'll be disappointed.