Basham Race Vest

(12 customer reviews)

$89.95

The Basham Race Vest is engineered from the specifications of professional Ultrarunner Amanda Basham. She had very specific requirements because the pack needed to be able to tackle some of the most prestigious races. The Basham’s defining characteristic is its incredibly small footprint which reduces weight and increases heat dissipation. Despite its size, it can carry up to 2 bottles as well as other accessories. This pack includes an UltraFlask 550 Hybrid Bottle that can fit horizontally in the insulated compartment and has room for an alternative bottle in the upper quick stash pocket. The quick stash pocket is built from 4-way stretch mesh for maximum capacity and features a magnetic closure to keep contents secure yet accessible. An additional quick stash pocket is featured on top of the insulated bottle compartment. This additional outer pocket remains functional even when the inner pocket is full. This pack features our new UltrAcool Light Mesh. This pack’s shoulder straps are narrow, have on the go access pockets, and can carry a large cell phone. Adjustment straps provide a perfect fit. One size fits most.

SKU: UA122BG Category:

Description

Details:
• Silicone and PU coated feather-weight nylon fabrics resist water, abrasion and tears.
• Lightweight, soft, breathable, but strong mesh pulls moisture away from the body to keep skin dry and cool.
• Plush feeling micro-fiber polyester edges, soft and non-abrasive against skin and clothing.
• Sweat proof webbing—won’t absorb water or get saturated and heavy.
• Safety stitched bar tack on all stress points.
• Quiet, bounce free, easy to see and use, zipper pulls.
• Zig zagged stitching over elastic for ultra-durability, increased stretch and rebound.
• Simple, fast, easy in and out bladder attachment.
• Magnon pocket for sweat-free pills. With automatic magnetic closure for rapid access to pills and other essentials. Patent Pending.
• Max 02 sternum ™ for unrestricted breathing while maintaining a stable pack. Uses shock cord with good stretch for unrestricted breathing but also good rebound on the stretch for a stable ride. Patent Pending.

Fit:  Unisex
Size:  Universal (Chest Size:  26″-48″)
Color options:  Burgundy/Cherry Tomato
Hydration Compatible (Includes 1x UltraFlask 550 Hybrid Bottle):  2x UltraFlask 550 capacity
Reservoir Compatible: Not Compatible
Capacity: 122 c.i. (2 L)
Weight: 6.4 oz (181 g) without bottle, 9.4 oz (266 g) with bottle
Dimensions: 15″ x 2″ x 15″

Additional information

Weight .59 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 5 in

12 reviews for Basham Race Vest

  1. ERIKA ZAZZARA

    i just ran 22 miles in the Basham. And I have to say I love this vest. Very light weight, and comfortable. I was concerned about reaching back to grab my bottle while running. But it was easy easy. To grab and put back in. I definitely recommend this vest for racing a 50miler ++ with aid stations of course. Highly recommend it . Plus it’s so cute 🙂

  2. Brenda Johnson (verified owner)

    After years of trying belt after belt and never finding one that didn’t bounce, I decided to try a vest. I sure picked the right one. It’s light weight, has storage a plenty, super streamlined, no chafing spots, and really cute. It is super adjustable so you can make it fit just right. I recommend this vest for all runners.

  3. chelsie heesch (verified owner)

    This vest has allowed me to get a snug fit with no bounce! I don’t even notice I’m wearing the vest while running. Highly recommend!

  4. Denise (verified owner)

    Love, love, love this vest! The design is minimalist, but there are enough pockets for all your stuff and a large enough water bottle to make it through a longer run or the next food station to refill. And, the water bottle is soft so squeezing contents out is easy-peasy vs. those stiff plastic things that are useless. Highly recommend.

  5. Beth Ann

    With the heat and humidity in Texas, I needed a pack that was breathable, lightweight and minimal bounce.
    I was amazed at the amount of pocket space there is on this pack. The water bottle was easy to access and replace, even with my short arms. A must have to add to anyone’s exercise wardrobe.

  6. Jenny Velocitas

    This is my first running vest, but I am absolutely head over heels in love! After running in way too bouncy waist and other hydration packs for several years, I wanted to get something that wouldn’t move around on me – and this is it! It’s lightweight, no bounce, feels great (I forget I have it on!) and I can carry everything I need (phone, keys, supplies). The water bottle is easy to grab and use and I never felt like I was going to lose it. ALSO – it’s super cute in color and style! I feel like it has already made me a better runner since I don’t have to fuss with everything plus I feel like a badass in it! I simply love it! 🙂

  7. Bruno (verified owner)

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Bruno (verified owner) – August 18, 2020

    Very nice upgrade (Go To vest was the UltrAspire Revolt Vest). The storage has been optimized, and the new UltrAcool Light Mesh is a great improvement (It retains less sweat. Big plus for summer runs.). I also prefer the new magnetic locking system for the stash pocket located in the upper back. (I can grab a second bottle and put it back there, without removing the vest.)

  8. Susie (verified owner)

    Wanted to love this vest….seemed perfect alternative to wearing a hydration belt for half marathons. Unfortunately, felt short on my 6’0” frame. Love my other Ultraspire products, this just wasn’t for me.

  9. Jennifer (verified owner)

    I LOVE this vest. I have used it up to 50 miles! I can fit 3 bottles, all my food, my phone, my Garmin inReach mini and more. It’s so light weight and breathable and extremely adjustable. Don’t need one pack size to fit over a tank and a separate one for over a jacket.

  10. Christina (verified owner)

    This pack has great features. I like that it is very lightweight. I like the place for a phone. All the little pockets for storage. The magnetic closure for the area between the shoulder blades. The little place to store stuff over the bottom bottle holder. There are some issues I had though. It is slightly too big. If you are a small lady (5’2” 30C), you will have some bounce. I was hoping I wouldn’t since I imagined Amanda Basham as a small lady. I wish I could cinch everything down about an extra inch more in all the customizable areas. I really like the bottles for this race vest and the sloshing is only a mild annoyance. Overall great best for those that don’t want to use a reservoir and only want the essentials.

  11. Jess Riffner

    I have been running in this vest for the past couple months now. I have to tighten the side straps pretty far to get a good fit since it is one-size-fits-most, but once I found the sweet spot, it has been great (6’0″ & 150 lbs)! This is my first vest with the bottle in the back and I love it! It does not bounce at all, even when full, and is easily accessible. I run trails with my dog and the zipper pocket on the left shoulder is perfect for dog treats. Highly recommend.

  12. Lindsey Roberts

    The UltrAspire Basham vest packs a big punch in a small package. It is light with a smaller footprint compared to most vests, yet I can comfortably carry a liter of water (split between two hard flasks), my phone, pepper spray, an inhaler, 2 protein bars, a pack of energy beans, and an extra pair of gloves. I love the fit – it adjusts snuggly to my 5’3’’, 125lb frame. It does not bounce, even fully loaded, which I was pleasantly surprised about. There are stretchy pockets, zipper pockets, magnet pockets – all kinds of pockets for all kinds of things! This is my new go-to vest for runs 15 miles or below, or during a looped ultra course. I want it in different colors! Thanks for making a great product!

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