Macpac Amp Ultra Running Vest


Macpac Amp Ultra Running Vest, High Rise, hi-res


Macpac Amp Ultra Running Vest

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Why we made this
Designed and tested in New Zealand, this technical trail running vest supports long distance runners whether they're starting out or on the competitive circuit.
  • Product Description
    Made for long distance running, whether it be competitive or just for fun, the Amp Ultra vest is designed to suit the specific needs of technical trail running. It features a large main back pocket that fits your hydration bladder and a large wrap-around stash pocket with dual draw cord adjustments for the safe keeping of extra layers. If you prefer drinking out of bottles, the vest comes with two HydraPak 500 ml soft bottles with wide mouth openings for easy refilling. Extensive front storage secures bottles, snacks and small valuables in a combination of elasticated stash pockets and zipped pockets. Front trekking pole attachments allow you to carry these when not in use, while the unique front bungee system allows you to tailor the fit and fastening of your vest with a series of cord loops and our detachable bungees — you get two of these. There are three vest sizes to choose from: small, medium and large.
  • Design features
    Vest capacity: 6 litres (Medium)
    Front cord and two 'hook' bungee fastenings for an adjustable, tailored fit
    Two HydraPak 500 ml soft bottles included — they go in two front stash pockets with elastic loops to secure
    Main back pocket has zipped pocket with key clip and is hydration bladder compatible — hose sleeve and pocket over shoulder
    Wrap-around back stash pocket with adjustable draw cord cinches
    Two extra front stash pockets and two zipped pockets
    Front trekking pole attachments
    Rear accessory loops for optional bungee attachment (bungee not included)
  • Product Specifications
    Main Fabric100% Bi-Stretch Recycled Polyester — bluesign® approved
    Main Fabric Weight (g/m2)139
    Secondary Fabric3D AirMesh 100% Polyester
    Secondary Fabric Weight (g/m2)195
    Weight (g)310 (S), 320 (M), 340 (L)
  • Care
    Consider the environment — cold gentle machine wash
    Do not bleach
    Do not use fabric softeners
    Do not wring
    Line dry in shade away from direct heat
    Do not tumble dry
    Do not iron
    Do not dryclean

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Love it
A fantastic, practical vest. Great fit and lots of well located pockets. Stores everything for runs from the Port Hills to full day adventures in the mountains.
July 7, 2020
3 months ago
Best Running Pack Ever!
Very light and super comfy, great fabric, great fit, extremely practical (well designed with clever pockets that can fit a lot, easy to put on and to adjust)
Really brings huge comfort and practicality on long runs or walks!
Highly recommended to everyone!!
June 23, 2020
Perfect pack for any trail running adventure
Excellent pack for trail running, has the four front pockets for 2x 500ml water bottles and plenty of snacks, phone etc, a horizontal storage compartment on the back is good for the jacket (can pull out without removing the pack) and the main back storage compartment can hold thermals and other items - plenty of space for all compulsory gear for any ultra race. I've used this pack to carry an ice axe crampons and helmet, all squeezes in nicely. Have used it for a 24hr trail run in Tararuas. Highly recommended.
June 14, 2020
Perfect for ultra races
I've used this bag on lots of big training weekends and for the Mototapu Ultra and Mt Difficulty race. Plenty of room for all the compulsory gear with space to spare. I really liked that I could keep my collapsible poles on the front pockets. Easy access to the back pocket meant I could put my jacket in and out on the go which was a big advantage for me. Seems a bit heavier than other race vests but performs really well when filled with gear and wasn't bouncing at all. It's definitely become my go to race and training bag.
June 14, 2020
Light, comfy, adjustable, fit for purpose
I love this vest. Super light weight, easy to access pockets on the side. Drink bottles fit well. You can still stuff quite a bit in the back if you need to, and I love that it comes in different sizes as most packs like this are one size fits all. Its comfy easy to adjust and durable!!! Big winner on my end
June 11, 2020
Macpac Amp Vest - great stripped down adventure vest
Macpac Amp Vest - great stripped down adventure vest

As a Macpac NZAT brand ambassador, I've really enjoyed watching this product come to fruition. It's become my staple pack for any adventure less than 12hrs since it hit the shelves - from the wintery Mt. Difficulty Marathon (6+ hrs 3000vm) or a summer speed ascent of Mt. Aspiring (12ish hrs).

My favourite features of the Amp Vest are the front bungee system, which lets you custom fit the pack to your body. The front pockets are good - on par with the best I've found in other vests. The back pocket is accessed by an overlapping flap. No zip or Velcro, but still secure as long as you don't overflill the bag. I've come to really like this, and have found it to be a time saver in a race setting.

When it comes to longer adventures the eyelets on the back of the pack are key to its versatility - for a bigger adventure I thread elastic cord through allowing for more cloths to be stashed on the pack. I also rate the '3D Air Mesh' fabric On the back of the pack. This gives a bit more air flow under the pack, which makes a big difference over time. It also provides a little more cushioning, which makes a big difference when trying to stash crampons or other bulky items for 6+hrs on the go.
June 8, 2020
Great pack
Been looking for a hydration vest for a while, then this turned up. It's a well designed vest with all the comparable features of the more expensive ones
May 26, 2020
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Hi there, we would like to purchase an amp hydration vest but in size large. Do you make them in a large size?
Melinda on Sep 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Melinda,

These do come in a size Large, but we have limited stock available.
There are a handful left in our stores, so if you are able to head to your local store then the team there can t help you source one.

The Macpac Team
Will this fit a 2lt hydration bladder?
Snevsnev on Mar 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: HI Neville, yes this fits a 2L hydration bladder. Thanks, The Macpac Team
Which size of this fits me? I'm a male and 168 cm tall (5'6) with my chest circumference of 93 cm (36.6 inches). I normally purchase your products (clothes) with the size either S or sometimes XS. Cheers, Rio.
Rio.M on Apr 2, 2020
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