This is an all new model, the Ultra waist pouch. It says 4 litres on the swing tag, but it’s got to be more than that. I’ll get some European Standard chickpeas and work it out with those and a B&Q bucket.
The Ultra will work as a stand alone piece, it will attach via buckles to the OMM Last Drop to make a modular carrying system and will also stow away inside (or indeed attach if it’s an OMM pack, ever wondered what the extra buckles are for under the lid? They were thinking ahead) your backpacking sack to be whipped out for the run along the ridge at dusk to bag the next summit (you can see what I’m planning here…).
It’s loaded with features. Inside we have mesh pockets to divide up the space, the main zip here has an emergency whistle on one of the zip pullers. The top has a bungee for stashing your waterproof. The hip fins have pockets, one elastic toppped, one zipped for security and the waist belt webbing is sensibly wide for stability and comfort. You’ll see above there’s a water bottle pocket. This has a bungee to cinch in the opening and keep your bottle where you want it, not rolling down the side of the South Glen Shiel Ridge, I realise that might just be specific to me. It’s interesting how one incident becomes the focus of worries for evemore. The bottle incidentally is a new OMM & SIS design, it’s narrow and easy to grip. It comes with the Ultra and will be available separately as well.
The lumbar pad is not sewn on all round and acts as a tunnel pocket. A map fits it it nae bother, as does my Oz Pullover. I’ll be happy using this on lightweight hills days as well as quick gad abouts, there’s plenty room for all your stuff. Weight is good at 200g.
I’ll be field testing the new OMM kit imminently and there will be more to say I’m sure.