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Ultraspire Surge Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 16 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Surge - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Ultraspire Surge:

Reviewers like these things about the Ultraspire Surge

  • One owner said it’s a perfect fit for women especially those who don’t want clips right over their chest.
  • May owners agree that it has a great weight and it is also very comfortable.
  • Reviewers think that the front and back pockets have enough space to store items. Such items may include water bottles, jacket, keys, gels, phones, and credit cards.
  • Many users love the pockets and how it attaches across the chest in front of a snug.
  • What pleased other reviewers are the amount of storage the vest has. It is plenty enough to hold stuff during long run/hikes.
  • Another user like it because it doesn’t bounce a lot.
  • Athletes are pleased with how the vest distributes weigh. It also clinches in the corrects places allowing comfortability during running.
  • According to some users, it has surpassed their expectations.
  • Reviewers recommend the bag for hiking and long runs.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • According to some user, the bladder isn’t durable enough.
  • One user found the keyholder to be smaller.


vs Ultraspire Bags

The Ultraspire Surge ranks #4 compared with the other Ultraspire bags.

2Ultraspire Quantum
Ultraspire Quantum
3Ultraspire Spry
Ultraspire Spry
4Ultraspire Surge
Ultraspire Surge
5Ultraspire Astral
Ultraspire Astral
6Ultraspire Velocity
Ultraspire Velocity

vs All Bags

The Ultraspire Surge ranks #1887 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1885US Traveler Charleville
US Traveler Charleville
1886Ultraspire Surge
Ultraspire Surge
1887Timbuk2 Closer
Timbuk2 Closer
1888Timbuk2 Moby
Timbuk2 Moby
1889Attican Hango
Attican Hango

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Ultraspire Surge vs the Ultraspire Alpha.

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Ultraspire Surge vs Ultraspire Alpha

Ultraspire Surge
Ultraspire Surge


Based on 16 reviews

Ultraspire Alpha
Ultraspire Alpha

Based on 33 reviews

Weight: 0.8-0.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Surge is rated a bit worse than the Alpha.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 49 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Alpha is available in these colors:

The UltrAspire Surge and Alpha racing vests are versatile, lightweight two-liter hydration vests intended to efficiently distribute the weight of the user's fluid cargo throughout their training and foot races. The main source of differentiation between these two quality running vests boils down to the Surge's more feature-rich design, compared to the Alpha's sleeker, more form-fitting structure.

Among a plethora of other features, the Surge includes Compressi-flex™ dual side compression straps to stabilize its load without restricting movement, a stretch mesh energy gel pocket with magnet closure, as well as several lightweight zipper pouches, all of which are lacked by the Alpha's design. Conversely, the UltrAspire Alpha isoulded to the human torso slightly more distinctly than the Surge, with breathable (but durable) large-holed, silicone mesh, which wicks excess moisture away from the user's body.

Selected Reviews

I Run Far

UltrAspire has a really great pack on their hands. Some innovative features here: the suspension system, the Magnon pocket for making sure you don’t lose those all valuable electrolyte pills or other small items you might want to carry in there, the really great ride.

Posted 14 December 2011 by Travis Liles - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019