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Pros Comfortable, great fit, tons of easily reachable pockets, very versatileStorage, stable, pockets within reach, versatile, comfortable, breathableComfortable, lots of storage, great pocketsEasily accessible Hydrapak bladder, comfortable, lots of pockets, extra storage capacityLight, lots of storage capacity, versatile
Cons Expensive, must buy hydration bladder separatelyBulky, heavyExpensiveNeeds another hose strap, expensiveSome pockets hard to reach, bouncy
Bottom Line The ADV Skin 12 is the best running pack on the market, with excellent pockets and a comfortable fit.This is one of the most comfortable and versatile vests we tested. The gear capacity is off the charts.Comfortable and packed with great features, the VaporHowe is the perfect companion for any adventure.This model is a joy to wear, with an awesome hydration system.One of the most popular packs out there, the Ultra Vest is a solid choice with lots of storage.
Rating Categories ADV Skin 12 Set Jurek FKT VaporHowe 12L Nathan VaporAir Ultra Vest 4.0
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Specs ADV Skin 12 Set Jurek FKT VaporHowe 12L Nathan VaporAir Ultra Vest 4.0
Weight (oz.) 14.6 19 12.6 14 13.3
Carrying Capacity (liters) 12 11.6 12 7 10.3
External Storage? Yes, "Kangaroo Pockets" Yes, large front storage, external storage w/ bungee system Yes, multiple stash pockets Yes, bungees Yes, bungees
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