Vest is not on par with some of the competition in regards to accessibility. Some of the front pockets could benefit from closures to secure items from inching their way out. Fit is excellent. Side closure system works well and doesn't causing chafing. There is less bounce when loaded with a 2 liter reservoir then other vest I have used. Build quality seems slightly less durable then others, but still plenty tough for running if you stay upright, Overall very satisfied with the vest and am recommending to friends.
I have had this vest for a year now. I have worn it for 4 ultras and many many training runs. I would definitely recommend it if you want a great vest with some hometown pride.
Fits like a glove without being restrictive. Zero unwanted movement while running. I have loaded it out with the front bottles and bladder and did not experience any unwanted shifting. The fit adjustment system is easy to use and works.
I love the front flasks that come with it. I had been wanting to switch from the bladder to front bottles. I never knew how much water I had in the bladder but now I can easily check when using the bottles.
The front pockets stretch and can hold quite a bit. I put my phone in the left and my snacks in the right along with a handkerchief. They do not have zippers but that hasn't been a problem for me.
I really like the front loops for poles. Easy to stow and access poles instead of having to contort to reach them on the back. Plus, they do not interfere with the front bottles.
The rear compartment is split into three sections. One for a bladder with a velcro attachment, the main compartment and a smaller one where I keep my wallet.
The only issue I have and reason for 4 stars is the rear outside pockets. I rarely use them because I can barely reach them without taking off the pack.
Other than that, I love this pack and can highly recommend it!