Pretty darn good vest
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If I'm being honest, when I first got this vest I sorta hated it. The other vest I have is the Osprey Duro 1.5, which has a bit more of a frame to it and doesn't bounce as much as this one does. However that vest is built around the bladder moreso than the two bottles in the front like the Salomon. I didn't want to carry as much water on my back, and was looking for a "go fast" vest, that was more breathable which is why I got the Salomon.
After a few days of trying this one out, I learned it wasn't so much the vest as much as I was just running in a sorta bouncy way, and that I was wearing the straps too tight. I've had this vest for a bit over six months now, and it's by far my favorite. The material that it's made of is suuuuper stretchy, and you can just keep on shoving stuff in there. I can't hold a full bottle, an iphone 11 with a case and stuff, and a few gels just in one side. Then I'll shove more gels in the other side to even it out. Then throw some toilet paper and some gloves or whatever in the little back pocket, which is probably the weakest part of this vest because there's nothing much to stop from stuff bouncing out. So check every once in a while to make sure everything's there?
One thing I'd say is super important is try evenly space the weight into all the different pockets because that will surely cause a bounce.
This vest is totally best (imo) for shortish runs where you fill only one bottle and shove your phone in the other bottle pocket. But I wore this for a 50k fatass where there was only a couple spots to fill up your bottles and no food, and I was able to carry more than enough food, two bottles, my phone and gloves, TP, and my wireless headphone case with enough room for more, without bounce.
The bad part is the little elastic things that hold the bottle in have broken on both sides, but I just sewed them back on with dental floss and they work as good a new.