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Product Reviews for VIA Gecko Vest

A vest that does it all.

I trail run with my dog and also do some path clearing for the local council while I'm at it and so I need to carry a fair bit of stuff with me, such as a Montane 500ml soft flask, an extending lead, pooh bags, secatuer's, mobile phone and a rain jacket. The Gecko has plenty of room for all of this and more besides. The fact that none of the main compartments are zipped is great, I can just reach in and pull stuff out as I need it and nothing bounces around or falls out. For example, I like to run in a cap most of the time but occasionally I want to take it off and stash it somewhere - the main open pocket on the back is great for this, I can reach over my shoulder and stash it or grab it really easily. A couple of very minor issues are 1. The neck opening is not as wide as I'd like it to be - when I wear a t-shirt I can feel the edging sitting on my skin at the sides of my neck which is a little irritating at first, as you think it's going to chafe but it doesn't, and after a while you forget about it; 2. The only chest pocket that's big enough for my phone is a little bit too big and so that does bounce around unless I pack it with something else (normally a handkerchief, which I always take with me anyway). Overall, I'm really pleased with the Gecko, it's a superb vest.

Overall Performance - 4
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 4
Product Reviewing? - Colour: BLACK, Size: S/M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
September 22, 2019
Climbed like a gecko!

Awesome pack- 1:I got no neck pain whatsoever the following day in my trapezius muscles 2: I was nice and cool because of the material it breathes brilliantly 3: I didn’t even feel like I had a pack on! 4: pockets set out well and easily accessible especially the bottom back 2 - good for gloves and food - the main pack on the back is good for the things you may need the least likely I.e waterproof jacket and pants - spare base/midlayer & emergency kit !

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: BLACK, Size: M/L
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
July 2, 2019
Excellent pack

I have used the pack twice since receiving through the post, very impressive delivery from Montane. I also was glad to receive the ‘free bottle’ as it’s essential with the pack, perhaps do a deal in future or include anyway? The pack fitted very well, the weather was changeable so hat, gloves, windproof, a couple of snacks, phone, car key, glasses as well as a bottle all went in very comfortably. I was surprised how much more comfortable it was than the Waist pack I have been using. So very pleased with it so far, light, fits well( m/L ) no bounce, easy access to all pockets, easily adjustable . I am not sure of the longevity of the across chest elastic though? After a while I can see these failing. I am also not sure about the open back pocket? Great for ease of access without removing pack, as long as the pocket retains its elasticity I think it will be fine. Perhaps a simple draw cord that can be used ( or not) Overall a great pack at a good price! Fits well, you can carry what you need for a day out. I would recommend to others .

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: BLACK, Size: S/M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Male
April 18, 2019
Brilliant summer pack

Great for summer runs when you don't need loads of kit (although saying that, the main pocket's pretty stretchy so who knows how much you could fit in there...). Good selection of pockets on the front, I use one for a soft flask, one for snacks and the large zipped one for phone, compass and wallet. Not used the side stash pockets yet but ideal for buff/gloves etc. The ends of the straps on the front were a little annoying, but I've put some tiny elastic bands on now which keeps them in place. They do loosen off a bit during a run but it doesn't seem to really affect how the bag feels. Overall really impressed - and amazed at how quickly the back dries out...!

Overall Performance - 5
Quality - 5
Value for Money - 5
Product Reviewing? - Colour: BLACK, Size: S/M
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Female
March 27, 2019
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