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Ultimate Direction Jurek Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 323 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Jurek - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

79% of the reviewers give the Ultimate Direction Jurek a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (61%)
Good (18%)
Average (13%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Ultimate Direction Jurek:

Reviewers like these things about the Ultimate Direction Jurek

  • Many reviewers noted that the craftsmanship of the Ultimate Direction Jurek vest is excellent based on their experience.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the vest is lightweight.
  • They also said that it has sufficient pocket to carry anything they need for long distance runs.
  • Many users noticed the presence of a lacing that could carry rain gear or warm gear.
  • Several reviewers found out that its fabric is durable.
  • Many of the users felt that its internal organization makes it easy to keep small items such as pens and phones.
  • Users noted that the vest is comfortable to wear.
  • They pointed out that the integrated water bottles placed on the belt do not bounce around.
  • Several testers recommend the use of the vest for trail running or marathon running.
  • Reviewers said that the material is stretchable so it could hold things.
  • Other users pointed out that its chest straps help a lot for stability.
  • They also thought that its adjustment straps are essential to get a good fit.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the vest is slightly too large.
  • Another user thought that the side pockets are unreachable when it is worn.
  • A reviewer noted that it is uncomfortable when worn against the skin.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ultimate Direction Jurek models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity1.2 l (73 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.1-0.3 oz (0-0.1 kg)
Length iconLength14-16 in (36-41 cm)
Width5-7 in (13-18 cm)
Height2-4 in (5-10 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential

50% choose the Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential

50 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width5 in (13 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure

50% choose the Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure

50 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity1.2 l (73 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.3 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)

Ultimate Direction Jurek essential vs Jurek endure

The two most popular Ultimate Direction Jurek models are the Jurek essential and the Jurek endure, so let's compare them:

The Jurek essential
Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 50% of the people interested in the Ultimate Direction Jurek choose the Jurek essential and 50 choose the Jurek endure.

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Jurek essential is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Jurek endure.

Jurek essentialJurek endure

If we look at dimensions, both the Jurek essential and the Jurek endure has the same length (16 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (5 vs. 7 in), while the height of the Jurek essential is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Jurek endure (2 vs. 4 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue, grey and white.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Ultimate Direction Jurek features:
  • Ultralight
  • Stretch mesh
  • Water resistant

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Ultimate Direction Jurek models (the most popular choice is the Jurek essential).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

endure1.2 l0.3 oz0.3 oz/L


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Selected Reviews

Run Ultra people

Run Ultra

This pack may be more than many need, but when you need “full-kit” and lots of nutrition then this offers plenty of storage space. It really does look good, feels good and seems built to last. The sizing guide seemed to work for me, although I was a borderline medium to large so make sure you can try one first .

Posted 2 August 2017 by Dan Stinton - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019