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Item # SAL00EE

A form-fitting hydration pack for ultra-marathon events.

When tackling an ultramarathon, the Salomon Advanced Skin Lab Hydro Skin3 12 Pack Set will have your back throughout every last grueling mile. Ultra stable, this hydration vest comes ready to wear with two 500ml flasks, emergency whistle, and safety blanket. The BPA, phthalate, and PVC flasks hold a full liter of life-sustaining fluids when you're far from an aid station. When you happen upon a flat stretch of trail, the Skin Lab bag holds tight to your poles to give you arms a much-needed break. The soft and stretchy fabrics help this hydration vest move with you as well and also wicks moisture away from your skin. Two energy pockets hold energy gels, and 2 secure mesh pockets hold wet socks, extra bandages, lube, or extra food. An additional bladder sleeve makes packing additional water an option, and the twin link cross-body straps stabilize the pack to avoid unnecessary bouncing when you're running over rubble.

  • Motion Fit Trail system
  • Sensifit pack
  • Twin link sternum strap
  • Multiple pockets
  • Two soft flasks included
  • Reflective details
  • Safety blanket included
  • Attached whistle

Tech Specs

Power Mesh, 3D AirMesh
732 cu in
Motion Fit Trail
Hydration Compatible:
Reservoir Included:
yes, 2 soft flasks (17oz)
2 zippered side, 1 chest, 1 back, 1 zippered back, 2 front elastic soft hydration, 1 zippered front phone, 1 battery, 1 back kangaroo
Trekking Pole Carry:
16.5 x 7.9 in
Claimed Weight:
11.64 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size chart


Hydration Backpacks
Chest 30 - 31.5in
(76 - 80cm)
34 - 38in
(86 - 96.5cm)
38 - 43in
(96.5 - 109.2cm)
43 - 46in
(109.2 - 116.8cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.

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So Far, I Love It

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I followed Salomon's sizing chart and ordered an M/L, and before running with it I thought it would be too small. This morning I took it on its maiden voyage though, a 7 miler with 1600ft gain, and I can comfortably say that the sizing is correct.

The fit of this pack is really nice: It moves with you. If you order it and you think it's too small, I recommend taking it out for a spin before deciding to exchange for a larger size. Trust Salomon's engineering, or, at least give it a shot.

The back pockets are nice and big, but I had a hard time reaching a loose gel and bar I had stuck in them. I'll probably plan to not keep any back there and only stick things in the back that are bulkier to make reaching them easier: a hat, jacket, gloves, headlamp, or maybe a ziplock bag full of snacks.

The zipper pockets are great, three in total. I put my keys in the zippered pocket on one side and my wallet on the other and I could not feel them as I ran. The small pouches in the front above the water bottles are great for small bars, GUs, and salt capsules.

Soft water bottles are a great addition in this model over hard bottles with over vests, which tend to bruise your chest after long runs. I found that the water bottles begin to flop around a little once you've sipped from them--fun fact, you can sip from them without removing them from their pockets! One recommendation is that once the bottle is empty, take a second and blow it full of air to inflate it and then stick it back in its pocket; this will prevent it from flopping around or falling out of the pocket if you bend over to tie your shoe or pick up an arrowhead.

Since I was out solo in the backcountry, I appreciated the pack's integrated whistle, should I have needed to yell for help, the whistle would've made it much easier to guide people to my location. --On this note, there's also the safety blanket included, which is another reassurance to tuck into the back of your mind as you go out seeking adventure.

Unanswered Question

I am at a 43" chest which is on the line between the m/l and xl. Salomon says to size down. Is that correct?

Perfect Pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack is perfect for long runs. It has enough space for a light weight jacket, phone, and food. The pack gives you the option to add a hydration bladder, but it does not come with one. The two bottles work perfectly and collapse as you drink.

Outstanding Hydration System

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this pack based on Salomon's reputation and online reviews alone because I was unable to find it locally to try on in person. It is a good thing I did because I wouldn't know what I was missing out on if I had purchased one of the other hydration packs I was able to try on in store. None of them come close to the comfort and functionality of this system. The only downside is I did have to buy the Salomon bladder separately because the bladder I already owned did not work well in it. Like the other reviewer stated, I am able to drink out of the front soft flasks without removing them from the pouches. I love being able to store my nutrition, gels, phone, and other extras in the well thought out pockets, and kangaroo pouches in the vest without taking it off. It is very comfortable to wear and does not bounce or move around even when fully loaded with water in all containers. No issues at all with chafing or hot spots either! It is pricey but it lives up to the cliche of you get what you pay for.

I am 6'2", 190 lbs and the XL fits me like a glove.

FYI on sizing: I'm 6'3" and 180 lbs. (40" chest circum) and went with the M/L based on Salomon's guide to sizing (M/L = 38-42" chest under armpits), but I would be interested to know how the XL fits as the M/L seems like it could be borderline...

Avg. ride time: 1h 6m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Awesome Vest

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just used this on a 50 mile Rim to Rim to Rim run and this was amazing. No chaffing, and plenty of storage for my run. I had this thing loaded with gear and it sat flat on my back with no bouncing or sloshing. Love the soft flasks! I found I actually didn't need to remove them from the pockets to drink. I could put my head down, bite the valve, and squeeze the soft flask. This was actually really cool. I had to purchase the actual Salomon bladder. Other brands will not fit well in this pack. I had narrowed my choices down to this vest and the Ultimate Direction SJ vest, and this was better hands down.

Good suggestions! Salomon recommends to buy the same size as your shirt. Do you think that M/L is too small for most people?