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Scott Trail RC TR 4 | Review

The Scott Trail RC TR 4 is a comfortable trail running vest with a versatile design

Why We Chose It: Comfortable, versatile, lightweight

Designed to meet the needs of Scott’s trail running athletes, the Scott Trail RC TR has been build with the ‘less is more’ mantra in mind. This approach has resulted in a trail running vest that’s sporting an extremely streamlined design, yet that’s still packing enough features to keep going during light and fast ascents in the mountains.

Who Is The Scott Trail RC TR 4 For?

The four litre capacity of this pack makes it ideal for trail runners looking to carry fuel, and a few backup spare layers for big days in the mountains at minimal weight. With that in mind, we could see it working well as a standalone pack for anyone looking to complete a big mountain round, alongside a support team, such as the Welsh 3000s or Bob Graham.

Photo: Chris Johnson

Given that four litre capacity, this pack would also work well as and extremely small and lightweight pack for single day competitive ultra running events. As long as you’re savvy with your kit list weight and size, this pack is more than capable of carrying the mandatory kit many competitive mountain running events – all-the-while coming in at a featherweight 165g.


The sides of the vest are cut from a stretchy, moisture wicking fabric to help keep any unwanted sweat away from your body, while providing an extremely comfortable body-hugging fit.

“The vest offers a close fit along with on the fly adjustment.”

Over on the back of the pack, the main compartment is closed off through a simple zip that starts at the upper left corner of the pack, travelling down to the lower right corner. This offset zip allows you to open the compartment up almost fully and gives you easy access to otherwise hard to reach items.


Like many other trail running vests, this main compartment makes up the majority of the four litres of storage. This compartment is made up from the same stretchy material as the side of the pack, meaning all your kit is always compressed securely and close to your back. This tighter fit will work wonders in preventing any unwanted bounce even when you’re pounding out the miles on the downhill.

Photos: Chris Johnson

While the back of the pack is sporting a streamlined design, the vest carry system at the front gives plenty of attachment points and pockets for a day in the hills. It features the standard hydration flask pockets (with two flasks included) on either shoulder strap, with plenty of energy bar or gel storage sitting in front of these pockets.

Either side of the pack is covered in a stretchy mesh fabric that can be used as a pocket to hold a packable waterproof jacket, or even an extremely lightweight insulator, for quick on-the-go access.

The width of the shoulder straps are also deserving of a mention, too. These straps are built wide and with plenty cushioning underneath. This width, in combination with the padding, creates an extremely comfortable carry system that’ll be able to hold up even after hundreds of kilometres on the trail.

Scott Trail RC TR 4

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