Trail Runner Must-Have: Montane Gecko VP 5+ Vest

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As I continue my search for the best running vests on the market for trail runners and long distance road runners, Montane’s Gecko VP 5+ vest makes its way to the top of my recommendation list.

One of the highest quality vests I’ve tried, the Gecko is a great choice for high elevation trail and ultra runners.

  • Solid fit:
    • With any new vest, you notice right away if the clasps are going to loosen or remain snug. I know it’s a good vest if I’m not thinking about it when I’m running. This is a solid design and it properly forms to your body. The company made improvements for this new look with anatomically driven body-hugging elements for that secure fit.
  • Space friendly:
    • Compartments are key for vests, especially if you need to pack gels, water, phone, tissues, etc. for a long race or even a day hike. The Gecko vest has zipper pockets in front and slips on the back. 5 Litre Water bottles are easy to place in their compartments.
  • Stylish:
    • We’re not always looking for the fashion-forward gear, but it helps when it looks sleek on the mountain trail. Bulky at-first-sight, this vest looks great once it’s on and you’re buckled in. Comes in black.

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Montane developed this vest for runners by runners, building on 100,000’s of kilometres of trail testing and experience.

The design has increased accessible storage and POLYGIENE® permanent odour control you now wear, rather than carry your kit when moving fast on trails and in the mountains.

I recommend this vest for hikers, runners and any outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

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