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Hydration Pack : Ultimate Direction vs Salomon ?

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thinking of buying a hydration pack ... narrowed down to 2 :

Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

Salomon Advanced Skin Pro 10 + 3 Set Hydration Pack

favor the UD one ... but would like to hear the pros n cons from more experienced forumers first

prefer UD bcos think more accessible on the fly ...

water bottle pouches on the front, optional hydration bladder in the bag

more compact

flexible Cuben Fiber

lots of elastic cords for improvising etc

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TIA :)

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yes, or for that matter ... other Key Power Intl (KPI) outlets

must call and check cos not all of them carry the whole range

some smaller ones might not even carry

also, the Signature Series now have newer versions

changes and improvements over the 1.0 series ...

better stitching, better material, a new logo and color scheme ...

frankly speaking ... it's not $ worth buying here (quite ex)

better to buy from Amazon as it qualifies under fssg (free shipping to sg)

if u still wanna get the older version (as pic) here ... the $ are lowered now to clear stocks

i'd bot a PB 1.0 from Amazon ...

used it 2x ... loved it 110%

but there were some issues with the workmanship of my pack ...

UD asked me to return it to Amazon ...

i've been holding out on a replacement seeing how the 2.0 was just around the corner then

have not ordered as stocks have not yet arrived (to Amazon)

frankly, i prefer the PB over the SJ

everything abt it is same if not better than the SJ one

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I will drop by Changi City Point to check out their items. Thanks Jas007.

you"re welcome

best call to check :)

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Back. SJ selling $190 without the bladder.

Bladder selling $45.

Currently there is 20% discount.

But their available size doesn't fit me.

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Back. SJ selling $190 without the bladder.

Bladder selling $45.

Currently there is 20% discount.

But their available size doesn't fit me.

told u it's ex here !!! lol

by default, it doesn't come with a bladder ...

if u need to buy a bladder and am in no hurry, might wanna try one of those bigger race expo ...

i got a 2L Ogio for $21 ! a steal ... from the SCSM Expo

and yes, you were right not to buy when size doesn't fit u ...

else you might regret later ... esp when in use on a run

oh ya ... try and search

if this fb group has anyone selling the UD ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/480362675361666/

saw a couple some months back

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Hi Jas007,

Wondering if u had bought either of the hydration bag as i was also looking at these both and Nathan Vapor Series.

if u had got either of the above, can you advise if the hydration vest will damage your running top? i already have a hydration bag but it has damaged alot of my running tops due to the fasteners across the chest and hip. thus i was wondering if the running vest would prevent this.

TIA

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EggFace,

know exactly how you felt ... cos my fave TNF tops also kenna damaged by an older pack

i didn't have the Salomon

as for Nathan, the reviews i've seen reports that it rides and bounces ...

not sure if/about the model u mentioned

youtube for reviews best !

but i did had the UP PB Vest 1.0 (red = old model) and it didn't damage anymore of my tops

i'd bought it in late 2013 from Amazon

unfortunately, there were 2 issues with the one i had

i had problems with the stitching coming apart at the Cuben Fibre joint ...

and i had a stitching coming loose at the shoulder loop

i was instructed by UD USA to return it to Amazon since that avenue was still available

i was gunning for a replacement ... when i chanced upon news that a newer version is on the horizons then (blue ones)

i held out buying cos no direct shipping from amazon then

but eventually i got it from a local agent (KPI)

very happy (happier with new version) with the purchase

not cheap but i got it cheap cos i utilized my UOB cc Rewards (Velocity vouchers) ... and a further 15% store discount (see the lobangs thread)

in the end of the $225 ... i paid only $12 !!! :lol::D

tot i sound you out lest u purchase unknowingly and pay full price

the other thing u might wanna note ... if u r an Apple fan boy ...

iP6 2 versions (both increase in size) coming last quarter of the year

the pouches on the UD would be too small to be able to accommodate either models

as such, u might also consider getting the UD v1 instead

get either from the running flea market FB ... or amazon

have to do some homework there

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EggFace,

know exactly how you felt ... cos my fave TNF tops also kenna damaged by an older pack

i didn't have the Salomon

as for Nathan, the reviews i've seen reports that it rides and bounces ...

not sure if/about the model u mentioned

youtube for reviews best !

but i did had the UP PB Vest 1.0 (red = old model) and it didn't damage anymore of my tops

i'd bought it in late 2013 from Amazon

unfortunately, there were 2 issues with the one i had

i had problems with the stitching coming apart at the Cuben Fibre joint ...

and i had a stitching coming loose at the shoulder loop

i was instructed by UD USA to return it to Amazon since that avenue was still available

i was gunning for a replacement ... when i chanced upon news that a newer version is on the horizons then (blue ones)

i held out buying cos no direct shipping from amazon then

but eventually i got it from a local agent (KPI)

very happy (happier with new version) with the purchase

not cheap but i got it cheap cos i utilized my UOB cc Rewards (Velocity vouchers) ... and a further 15% store discount (see the lobangs thread)

in the end of the $225 ... i paid only $12 !!! :lol::D

tot i sound you out lest u purchase unknowingly and pay full price

the other thing u might wanna note ... if u r an Apple fan boy ...

iP6 2 versions (both increase in size) coming last quarter of the year

the pouches on the UD would be too small to be able to accommodate either models

as such, u might also consider getting the UD v1 instead

get either from the running flea market FB ... or amazon

have to do some homework there

thanks for the tips and heads up...

For one i m not an apple user, currently using S3.

Have not done much homework yet coz i am only looking at what is available in the stores for such running vest

i m leaning more towards the Nathan as it has more compartments or storage like gels, phone, mini muscle rubs etc...

Will do a search on U tube for review on it

But at least now i know running vest will not damage my running top.

Thanks once again!

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EggFace,

know exactly how you felt ... cos my fave TNF tops also kenna damaged by an older pack

i didn't have the Salomon

as for Nathan, the reviews i've seen reports that it rides and bounces ...

not sure if/about the model u mentioned

youtube for reviews best !

but i did had the UP PB Vest 1.0 (red = old model) and it didn't damage anymore of my tops

i'd bought it in late 2013 from Amazon

unfortunately, there were 2 issues with the one i had

i had problems with the stitching coming apart at the Cuben Fibre joint ...

and i had a stitching coming loose at the shoulder loop

i was instructed by UD USA to return it to Amazon since that avenue was still available

i was gunning for a replacement ... when i chanced upon news that a newer version is on the horizons then (blue ones)

i held out buying cos no direct shipping from amazon then

but eventually i got it from a local agent (KPI)

very happy (happier with new version) with the purchase

not cheap but i got it cheap cos i utilized my UOB cc Rewards (Velocity vouchers) ... and a further 15% store discount (see the lobangs thread)

in the end of the $225 ... i paid only $12 !!! :lol::D

tot i sound you out lest u purchase unknowingly and pay full price

the other thing u might wanna note ... if u r an Apple fan boy ...

iP6 2 versions (both increase in size) coming last quarter of the year

the pouches on the UD would be too small to be able to accommodate either models

as such, u might also consider getting the UD v1 instead

get either from the running flea market FB ... or amazon

have to do some homework there

thanks for the tips and heads up...

For one i m not an apple user, currently using S3.

Have not done much homework yet coz i am only looking at what is available in the stores for such running vest

i m leaning more towards the Nathan as it has more compartments or storage like gels, phone, mini muscle rubs etc...

Will do a search on U tube for review on it

But at least now i know running vest will not damage my running top.

Thanks once again!

yw :)

Nathan and UD both sold by KPI (i think)

go and touch touch see see

try Velocity or Marina Square branch ...

best call and check if got Nathan pack boh

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EggFace,

know exactly how you felt ... cos my fave TNF tops also kenna damaged by an older pack

i didn't have the Salomon

as for Nathan, the reviews i've seen reports that it rides and bounces ...

not sure if/about the model u mentioned

youtube for reviews best !

but i did had the UP PB Vest 1.0 (red = old model) and it didn't damage anymore of my tops

i'd bought it in late 2013 from Amazon

unfortunately, there were 2 issues with the one i had

i had problems with the stitching coming apart at the Cuben Fibre joint ...

and i had a stitching coming loose at the shoulder loop

i was instructed by UD USA to return it to Amazon since that avenue was still available

i was gunning for a replacement ... when i chanced upon news that a newer version is on the horizons then (blue ones)

i held out buying cos no direct shipping from amazon then

but eventually i got it from a local agent (KPI)

very happy (happier with new version) with the purchase

not cheap but i got it cheap cos i utilized my UOB cc Rewards (Velocity vouchers) ... and a further 15% store discount (see the lobangs thread)

in the end of the $225 ... i paid only $12 !!! :lol::D

tot i sound you out lest u purchase unknowingly and pay full price

the other thing u might wanna note ... if u r an Apple fan boy ...

iP6 2 versions (both increase in size) coming last quarter of the year

the pouches on the UD would be too small to be able to accommodate either models

as such, u might also consider getting the UD v1 instead

get either from the running flea market FB ... or amazon

have to do some homework there

thanks for the tips and heads up...

For one i m not an apple user, currently using S3.

Have not done much homework yet coz i am only looking at what is available in the stores for such running vest

i m leaning more towards the Nathan as it has more compartments or storage like gels, phone, mini muscle rubs etc...

Will do a search on U tube for review on it

But at least now i know running vest will not damage my running top.

Thanks once again!

yw :)

Nathan and UD both sold by KPI (i think)

go and touch touch see see

try Velocity or Marina Square branch ...

best call and check if got Nathan pack boh

yup i hv been to kpi at ccp n velocity. May make a trip down tomorrow to marina sq outlet to try out both UD and Nathan. If not for sure will be there next sun after collecting sundown racepack at suntec.

am hoping to get it n use it for this weekend GCR as i expect it to b hot n may need more than usual hydration. Worst will just use my current bag with an old running top. Lol....

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yup i hv been to kpi at ccp n velocity. May make a trip down tomorrow to marina sq outlet to try out both UD and Nathan. If not for sure will be there next sun after collecting sundown racepack at suntec.

am hoping to get it n use it for this weekend GCR as i expect it to b hot n may need more than usual hydration. Worst will just use my current bag with an old running top. Lol....

those 2 outlets u went ... dun have, or not in yet ?

think better call before going ms branch

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I saw the Nathan at KPI queensway outlet just now

but I did not touchx2 feelx2

price : $199

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Wow so ex....

SG ... everything marked up

that's why i bot the UD v1 from Amazon

still ex, but i thk saved more than $50 if i were to buy direct from local shop

EggFace, before purchase ...

pls find out if got promo with other cards ...

i think they (KPI) have discount with Standard Chartered cc ...

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Sports sanity think got discount for kpi... not sure of terms n conditions though haha

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Sports sanity think got discount for kpi... not sure of terms n conditions though haha

yes Sports Sanity ...

that's what i used plus my UOB Rewards :D

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Yes Sports Sanity member has discount. but need to self collect membership card from their office. they no longer mail it to members.

in addition, KPI offers 15% discount to citibank card. on top of that can use points from CC to change for vouchers to be used at KPI outlets in Velocity or Marina Sq. :rock::rock::rock:

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Yes Sports Sanity member has discount. but need to self collect membership card from their office. they no longer mail it to members.

in addition, KPI offers 15% discount to citibank card. on top of that can use points from CC to change for vouchers to be used at KPI outlets in Velocity or Marina Sq. :rock::rock::rock:

ah there u have it !

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Hi Jas007,

Can u comment on the PB ver2.0 using it in wet weather conditions? i have read review saying that they found water in waterproof areas of the bag.

also during runs when the vest gets wet from the pespiration, will it sip through into the bag? i have experienced with some thinner hydration bags that the back compartment got wet from the pespiration and the contents inside the bag got wet too.

In addition, how do u maintain the vest after runs when it's soaking wet with all the pespiration and smells?

The UD PB vest seems good from all the reviews i have read so far. now i m leaning towards that based on reviews. but final decision will still b based on touch and feel of the physical product. LOL...

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Hi Jas007,

Can u comment on the PB ver2.0 using it in wet weather conditions? i have read review saying that they found water in waterproof areas of the bag.

also during runs when the vest gets wet from the pespiration, will it sip through into the bag? i have experienced with some thinner hydration bags that the back compartment got wet from the pespiration and the contents inside the bag got wet too.

In addition, how do u maintain the vest after runs when it's soaking wet with all the pespiration and smells?

The UD PB vest seems good from all the reviews i have read so far. now i m leaning towards that based on reviews. but final decision will still b based on touch and feel of the physical product. LOL...

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Hi Jas007,

Can u comment on the PB ver2.0 using it in wet weather conditions? i have read review saying that they found water in waterproof areas of the bag.

also during runs when the vest gets wet from the pespiration, will it sip through into the bag? i have experienced with some thinner hydration bags that the back compartment got wet from the pespiration and the contents inside the bag got wet too.

In addition, how do u maintain the vest after runs when it's soaking wet with all the pespiration and smells?

The UD PB vest seems good from all the reviews i have read so far. now i m leaning towards that based on reviews. but final decision will still b based on touch and feel of the physical product. LOL...

I usually put all my stuff inside a separate plastic bags before putting them into the hydration bag. This is to protect them against water in case of rain, leakage. The plastic bags will keep the items dry and also make it easier to retrieve.

After run, I usually wash in before hanging up to dry to get rid of all the dirt and sweat. A spray of Febreze can help to keep it smelling good too

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Yes,correct...must invest in febreeze...

I currently use camelbak ultra vest...bought it from the classified here from a nice guy...

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