I have continued to use the Ultimate Direction Marathon vest while racing and training and put over 150 miles on the vest. It is a solid vest that provides all day comfort, easy access to nutrition and features durable fabrics that UD is known for. Read on for my final update.
I have used the Ultimate Direction Marathon in 2 half marathons, 1 marathon, and numerous training runs putting in over 110 miles while wearing the vest. Comfort has been great with no areas of chaffing or rubbing. Durability has been good with no busted buckles or worn straps and practicality is also good with easy access to bottles and food. I still notice that it rides a little high compared to other packs and this can be a minor annoyance and I do feel like heavier items in the pack cause it to bounce more than other packs I have used. Read on for my full update.
One of my keys to running long distances is to make sure I have what I need close at hand. There are many ways to accomplish this task from handheld water bottles to vests and backpacks. I have several half marathons and full marathons coming up over the next couple months, and I will be using the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest to make sure I have hydration and calories close at hand. Read on for my initial thoughts on the Marathon vest.