Ultimate Direction has been a leader in hydration solutions since 1985. The gear is designed by athletes and incorporates well thought-out features than could only be conceived after many miles on the trail. Ultra-runners have long enjoyed UD packs and now skimo enthusiasts can too.
If you’ve spent sleepless nights thinking about minimalist skimo packs (like Ultimate Direction did), you will end up designing the Skimo 8. At just 8 liters, the trail-inspired racing vest is the fastest way to fly. Weighing next to nothing and hugging y..
The 18 is Ultimate Direction’s middleweight skimo vest, with more storage space than the ultra-minimalist 8, yet slimmer than the bubba 28. It might be called the default option for those used to skimo race packs. Competing feature-for-feature, the Skimo ..
Ultimate Direction packed everything you need for ski touring and mountaineering into the Skimo 28 vest. It is one of the most full-featured packs out there, with access from the top, bottom, side and back. Avalanche gear has a special compartment with pr..
The Body Bottle is a soft flask that hugs your body like the Ultimate Direction vests. This means less sloshing and bouncing compared to a hard bottle. The Body fits any UD vest or skimo pack and holds 420ml (14.2 fl oz) of water. It’s clear so you can..
A bigger version of the original, the Body Bottle Plus carries more life-source and has a wider screw-top to make it easier to add ice cubes or powders. It has a squared-off base which allows it to hold 17oz (500ml) of hydration concoction while still fi..
A well-designed reservoir is worth its weight in water. The Ultimate Direction version is super easy to fill, drink, and clean. That’s about all you can ask of a hydration flask. The top closure folds over to prevent leaking but can be opened fully for..