So I need help finding a racing vest for the shorter ultras--ha! If that's not a contradiction of terms! For the past 2 years I've used a full hydration pack for all my long runs and ultras. I decided to try using a hand-held bottle at my last 55k. I realized over the course that I was able to drink so much more water and stay better fueled and hydrated simply becuase I wasn't getting little bitty sips fighting gravity and suction from the tubing on my hydration pack. The newer higher flow hand-held bottles let me drink to satisfy thirst much more efficiently with less energy and frustration. The problem is I don't like carrying things in my hand, and I have rotator cuff trouble--I know I can overcome this, but I don't want to. Good Lord, I use too many words! Anyway...I purchased the Ultimate Direction AK racing vest which has no bladder or tubing, but a pocket on each side of the front of the vest for water bottles. I'll spare you the actual picture of me in it, but let's just say it reminded me of the Austin Powers dub of the James Bond movies where the women have guns in their bras. Those water bottles sit quite conspicuously right there! The bottles that come with the vest even have red spouts! I just can't put the damn thing on and actually run in public with it. All I can imagine is shooting people with gatorade from the red spouts on my chest. The racing vest is named "AK" for Anton Krupicka. I'm sure he does not look nearly as silly in the vest as I do! So...it will be shipped back. I found the Nathan HPL #028 that looks maybe less obnoxious and only has one pouch for a bottle...will see how that one goes. Any suggestions on racing vests?