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Ultimate Direction PB Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 87 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the PB - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

84% of the reviewers give the Ultimate Direction PB a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (18%)
Average (7%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (3%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Ultimate Direction PB

  • A lot of users like how the Ultimate Direction PB allows them to stay hydrated and comfortable on all their outdoor activities.
  • Some users thought it's ideal for running, hiking, climbing and skiing.
  • Others thought the stretch mesh adds to durability of the pack.
  • A number of reviewers said the added zipper on the main compartment gives them quick access into the main pack.
  • Others find the gear storage separator a nice feature.
  • Many users love how the advanced compression system keeps light loads secure while allowing larger loads to be carried comfortably.
  • Others find the soft edge banding really nice.
  • Some reviewers thought the velcro hook at the top for the internal shock cord is also great for keeping the hydration bladder from cinching down as it empties.
  • SOme users said the cellphone and GPS pocket are large enough.
  • A lot of users find it very light and comfortable.
  • Others find its super lightweight and breathable materials awesome.
  • Others like how the cchest pockets expand to hold other items.
  • Many hikers love how it has enough room to bring all the essential and more and still remain light on the trail.
  • Some bikers find it large enough to store several hours worth of food, sunblock, and a small bear spray.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought it's great for what it's designed for, but not very versatile for commuting.
  • Others said the only down side was that the bottles that came with the vest leaked.


Crowdsourced specs across all Ultimate Direction PB models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.9-1.15 oz (0.4-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength14-16 in (36-41 cm)
Width6-8 in (15-20 cm)
Height2-6.5 in (5-17 cm)

Popular Models

Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

100% choose the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

100 %

Weight iconWeight1.15 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width6 in (15 cm)
Height6.5 in (17 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Ultimate Direction PB features:
  • Sternum strap

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


vs Ultimate Direction Bags

The Ultimate Direction PB ranks #4 compared with the other Ultimate Direction bags.

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The Ultimate Direction PB ranks #1817 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Ultimate Direction PB vs the Ultimate Direction SJ.

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Ultimate Direction PB vs Ultimate Direction SJ

Ultimate Direction PB
Ultimate Direction PB

Based on 87 reviews
Weight: 0.9-1.15 oz

Ultimate Direction SJ
Ultimate Direction SJ


Based on 186 reviews

Weight: 0.4 oz

  • The PB is rated a little bit better than the SJ.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 273 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest PB is 187% heavier than the biggest SJ (1.15 oz vs 0.4 oz).

Sternum strap

Selected Reviews

I Run Far

This is an absolute workhorse of a pack and a joy to use. The superior comfort and fit, the secure ride of the pack over all types of terrain with a variety of loads, and the durability thus far all allow me to give a fully five-star, two-thumbs-up, enthusiastic rating to the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 3.0.

Posted 15 September 2016 by Kristin Zosel - Read full review

The Run Commuter

It is a lightweight and comfortable running vest with abundance of run-accessible pouches. But the pack has low carrying capacity and is expensive to buy.

Posted 22 April 2016 by Josh - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019