I'd been searching for the right "big day" running vest for a while and am so happy the search is over!
The fit alone sets the Salomon apart from Camp, U.D. and Osprey. The all round stretchy fabric moves with you and not against.
Easy access to most of the pockets without removing the vest is awesome. The soft bottles included are some of the nicer I've used yet as well.
Pros: Fit is amazingly comfortable. Easy to adjust as well to suit your run better, I was easily able to carry poles and my DSLR in the vest and it didn't feel weird or bounce.
Quick access to all your goodies, aside from the kangaroo pocket on the back I could reach everything easily. the zippered side pockets will fit a large cellphone with some work..
Cons: It needs to be washed every other run... well maybe thats just me.
The soft bottles are hard to put back in with the new front slash pockets, it now takes 2 hands vs the older version.
I would like it if Salomon would offer it without the blanket, bottles etc. After years of gear use I end up with tons of spare bottles and don't really need any more.
All in all this vest is amazing! From light training runs to 20+ miles of gear intensive adventure this vest will do just about all of it.