Our lightest and most stable solution for competing is the latest Zeolite Running Vest. We’ve taken the feedback from our popular first version and added odour control. Made from quick-drying fabrics, you’ll enjoy the Zeolite’s relative comfort, minimal risk of chafing and quick, easy access to your gear.
Part of our race day Zeolite Collection.
Zeolite Trail Running Vest – Gear Review by Turia Pitt, Kathmandu Ambassador
I wore the 2018 version of this bad boy in the Coast to Coast NZ - up hill and down dale, through rivers, bashing through bush and fighting off Orks it absolutely held its own and then some. Comfortable AND practical - why can’t all items of clothing be like that?!
When I spied the 2019 release of the Zeolite vest I was stoked… I mean, can you improve on a masterpiece? Apparently so. Kathmandu have added improved access to pockets so it’s easier to get in the right compartment and find your kit. Looking down whilst digging through pockets when you’re hopping over rocks and tree branches could spell face plant, so big tick from me on the easy access. The fabric has had a speccy new addition - POLYGIENE… basically inbuilt vest deodorant - bonus! Kathmandu advise ‘use more, wash less’ with Polygiene – aka winning! Trail running and even bush walking in our climate can be a sweaty business, so it’s nice to know your vest is keeping you smelling fine along the way. Like most Kathmandu products this has been designed with common sense - and I LOVE that stuff. When you’re trail running you really need to rely on your own resources - it’s self-sufficiency all the way. So, having a vest that chips in on that front makes this an indispensable piece of equipment. Super effort Kathmandu!
Stable vest construction with dual sternum straps and a micro hip adjustment
Three-point compression system for controlling your load
driMOTION fabric that wicks moisture and dries quicklyPolygiene™ – odour control by preventing bacterial growth on the harness’s mesh fabric
Compatible with your 2L hydration bladder
Comes with two 600ml flasks that fit in the front pockets
Emergency whistle and all-over reflective details for your race safety
Race bib and running pole attachment
Pockets for your hat and gloves, phone or GPS, fuel – and for extra layers
Includes a laundry bag for taking care of your vest when washing
Rated 5 out of
ComfortableThis vest is awesome. No chaffing. So comfortable and holds all the compulsory gear for the goat
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of
Karla Mck from
So lightGreat light vest with enough pockets fits 2L hydration pack easily. Might not have enough space for long mountain trail runs mandatory equipment. As unisex get small extra small I had to return the small medium but that was no hassle
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 5 out of
Lots of useful pockets, lightAwesome, got for Motatapu marathon, it is sooo comfortable, heaps of room for compulsory gear, two pockets for decent sized cell phones. Five of us bought them and we were all really happy with our purchase. Highly recommend esp when onsale!