Minimal Pack, Best Value

The Montane VIA Gecko race vest won ‘Best Value’ in a group-test of 12 minimalist running packs.

Designed around the revolutionary FREELIGHT chassis, the Gecko allows efficient storage of all the essentials and nothing more. Ideal for training or chasing PB’s.

‘Best Value’



Testers were impressed that so many features were packed so cleverly into such a competitively priced pack, making it ideal for supported races and warmer weather runs, where a ginormous kit list isn’t warranted:

“Tough and comfy, a workhorse of a small volume running vest.”

Jayson Cavill | montane
Montane Athlete Jayson Cavill en route to winning the 2019 Lakeland 50 in his Gecko



Montane Athlete Jayson Cavill wore a Gecko when he won the 2019 Montane Lakeland 50. He likes the intuitive storage options, and its incredible load stability – just what you want when you run 50 miles in 7hrs 55 minutes:

“The Gecko is such an efficient pack – it carries everything you need for your run so simply and securely it feels more like you’re wearing another item of clothing instead of a pack.”


MATT KEMP  –  Product Manager for Equipment:

matt kemp design manager | montane

“Its foundation is the minimal, body hugging harness that keeps everything stable. Storage options for hydration, food and essential kit, all perfectly positioned for access on the move, means you have everything to hand when you need it.”

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