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Ready for fast trail blazin', the minimal Nathan Firecatcher race vest has 2 front 10 oz Super-Flex hydration flasks and enough pack capacity for lightweight apparel, nutrition and essentials to keep you going multiple hours on the trail. The comfortable vest design balances weight to eliminate shoulder pressure points; the vertical-adjustable sternum strap and simple waist strap help you customize the fit, making for a compact load that moves with you.

*For more hydration capacity, try with dual Nathan 18 oz SpeedDraw Flasks or 1.5L Bladder (each sold separately).

Colors

  • Nathan Blue (5028NU)
  • Purple Cactus Flower/Tangerine Tango (5028NPTL)

Vest Details

  • 2 included 10 oz Nathan Super-Flex flasks
  • Also compatible with 18 oz SpeedDraw Flasks and/or 1.5L Bladder (not included)
  • Comfortable vest design balances weight to eliminate shoulder pressure points; no need for excessive compression to keep load stable
  • Lightweight, breathable Wall Mesh back with thin padding for comfort; moves moisture away from skin
  • Soft perimeter binding on straps to prevent chaffing
  • Vertical adjustable sternum strap with buckle to customize fit and secure ride
  • Waist strap with buckle adjusts easily on-the-run; pull on front straps adjusts side compression to secure ride
  • Large, expandable back mesh pocket holds, lightweight apparel, warmers and accessories; small velcro closure
  • Rear pocket can accommodate up to 1.5L bladder (not included)
  • Hydration tube guides on shoulder straps; wear tube on either left or right side
  • 2 front open Power Stretch Mesh pockets for flasks, gels or other small essentials
  • Expandable front Power Stretch Mesh zipper pocket for nutrition, headlamp, phone or small accessories
  • Small water-resistant velcro pocket for electrolyte capsules or tablets
  • Reflective logos increase visibility in low-light conditions
  • Torso Length: 14.25 inches (36.2 cm)
  • Weight: 10.6 oz (300.5 g) with empty bladder
  • Pack Volume: 335 inches³ (5.5L)

Flask Details

  • Easy-squeeze 10 oz Nathan Super-Flex flasks
  • 25% bigger, soft silicone nozzle is easy on your teeth, keeps shape and doesn't leak
  • Delivers high flow rate of liquid with little effort
  • Soft grip cap is easy to open, even with wet hands
  • BPA-free and won't leech plastic taste
  • Bottle and cap are dishwasher safe on top rack

Fabric

  • 70% Nylon / 30% Polyester

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Great lightweight and highly adaptable running vest. Very nice soft touch fabric on skin contact points. Construction is very high quality. I love how the pockets up front can carry large 20 oz bottles or the 10 oz bottles included. I have used this vest on three trail races so far with ranges from 30k to 10k and the vest just disappeared. Carried everything I needed in the back stretch pocket; extra layer, food, gloves, and up to 40 oz of fluids up front. The capability of a 1.5l bladder in the back is great too. Takes just a minute to dial in the fit. I weigh 210lb with a 44" chest and the vest fit great. I like having bottles up front for easy aid station refill. It is also a great long run day vest. Overall I think this is a great race vest that can handle supported races of any distance. The Nathan quality is top notch on this one too. Definitely give it a shot.
From: Troy, Germany. November 30th 2015

Comments: Received pack, very disappointed after trial run. Nathan needs to seriously recall and modify this vest. There is a design flaw, the lower adjusting strap goes through the front two pockets for the bottles. As a result, the pockets shift and cause chaffing-even after adjusting. This pack is extremely light; however, I don't want any more runs with this vest on. Returning it for an exchange, I will be going back to ole reliable-CB.
From: Dave, Orlando, FL, USA. October 15th 2015