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Scott Jurek Interview: Gear For A.T. Speed Record

Running Vest – Ultimate Direction Signature Series SJ Ultra Vest

Ultimate Direction SJ Vest

Jurek helped develop this vest with Ultimate Direction, and it has exactly what he needs, and nothing more.

“I started out with version 2.0, but I got sent a prototype of version 3.0 a couple weeks into the run, and that vest was a part of my body.”

The 3.0 model has new fabrics that are more breathable. It gives easy access to items in pockets and pouches that fit water bottles, energy food, sunscreen, a compass, and more.

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.