Ultimate Direction

The creators of the original hydration pack, Ultimate Direction has spent the past 40-odd years pioneering hydration and storage solutions for runners across the globe. Line up at any road or trail race and you're sure to see both elite athletes and first-timers decked out in an Ultimate Direction vest or sipping from a UD bladder. The brand boasts a stable of world-class ultra runners, trail runners and adventure and obstacle racers, so know that with an Ultimate Direction vest, you'll be in good company.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Where is Ultimate Direction based?

Ultimate Direction is based in Boulder, Colorado. Given Boulder's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Ultimate Direction is perfectly placed to not only test its products on some of the world's best trails, but also stay up to date with what's happening in the outdoor world.

 

2. What Ultimate Direction products does Aid Station stock?

At the time of writing, Aid Station stocks a variety of Ultimate Direction vests and bladders including the Ultra Vesta 6.0, Mountain Vesta 6.0 and Ultra Vest 6.0. These vests will have you covered for all kinds of ultra-running and mountain pursuits.

 

3. Which athletes are sponsored by Ultimate Direction?

Ultimate Direction works with elite ultra athletes including Amelia Boone, Tara Warren, Zach Bitter and Ryan Montgomery.

    4. Should I buy an Ultimate Direction vest or an Ultimate Direction bladder?

    It depends, really. An Ultimate Direction vest is a great companion for endurance races or long days in the mountains as you'll have plenty of space to carry gear, water, food and gels. If you're just looking for a way to carry water – if you already have a bigger pack, for example – an Ultimate Direction bladder is a good option.

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