Lumbar/Hip Packs

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Recent Lumbar/Hip Pack Reviews

Mountainsmith Day TLS

rated 4 of 5 stars My top choice day pack. This is my go-to pack unless I need to bring extra clothing. It is the largest MS fanny pack I believe and can hold rain gear, lunch, and two quart size water bottles. The elastic will hold a shedded jacket or sweatshirt on the outside.  Useful interior and outside pockets.  More comfortable to wear with the optional Strapettes, but still very little weight on shoulders. I am 6'4" and the strapettes will hit their stops if I relax them and then you have to take the pack… Full review

Mountainsmith Day

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super solid design, with plenty of space for my frisbee, books, and bike tools. I added the extra padded waist belt to make it more stable and comfortable, which I highly recommend. I've had mine for years — totally bombproof design, and a great warranty, just in case! I bought this bigger bag so I could fit a frisbee, which it does comfortably. They have only continued to improve on the design over the years. Full review

Salomon Active Insulated Belt

rated 4 of 5 stars A great hydration option for a light trip in the backcountry. The Salomon Active Insulated Belt is my go-to for hydration on short winter excursions. I bought it for nordic  skiing, but have found that I also use it backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. I love having a belt in the winter, as opposed to a small pack, as it keeps my shoulders free from fatigue. They become tired enough from poling as it is. It was a new purchase for me this winter season, and I am looking forward to giving it a try… Full review

Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect for day hikes. Great size. I was debating between this and the larger Day model. I am glad I went with the Tour. It can store plenty of gear for day hikes and is still compact enough. Everything I was looking for. I place the shoulder strap pad on my neck and wrap the strap around the front of my shoulders, kind of like a backpack. With it just barely snugged it takes some weight off the hips with heavy loads.  Full review

UltrAspire Quantum Belt

rated 4 of 5 stars The Quantum belt is in a category of its own. It is lightweight, low profile and can carry enough nutrition for several hours. The product could be used for quick 2-4 hour hikes where you don't want to lug around a bulky pack, or for running races on sporadically supported courses. *Disclosure: I own a running specialty store and UltrAspire is a brand that I sell. I was given this product for review purposes and was able to keep it. When I first tried this out for a 1.5 hour run I was concerned… Full review

CamelBak Delaney DC

rated 3 of 5 stars OK running pack. This is great pack for running except when fully loaded with fluid. It is confining to have that much water in one area. The fit is great and there is minimal bounce. I suggest using smaller bottles. The Camelbak jet valves are awesome. Makes for a good 10-15 mile. Full review

Nathan Speed 4

rated 5 of 5 stars Super for long road runs. This is a great pack for long road runs. It holds your ID, a gel or two, and 4 (8) ounce flasks. I think there is a real advantage to having 4 small flasks than one large 220z water bottle on your back. The weight distributes evenly and allows for better movement. Full review

Mountainsmith Dart TLS

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for hikes of 1-3 hours, the Dart TLS allows your hands to be free and for minimal weight around your center of gravity, so you'll feel balanced and able to push of your quads on tough climbs. Storage room for an energy bar or two as well as a nice compartment for a gel. This hip pack was incredibly comfortable for me on a moderate 3-hours hike. I typically wear a handheld bottle, but the Dart TLS freed my hands, which was much more comfortable. The bottle is hard plastic, so you won't be… Full review

Nathan Trail Mix

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little running pack This is a great little running pack. The rear pocket holds a headlamp, wallet, gel and keys and yes, there is little bounce. There is something to be said for carrying water in two or four 10oz bottles distributed around the hips instead of a 20oz in one spot. The bottles are easy to get in and out of the holders and you can lash gloves and hats on the side. Full review

Top-Rated Lumbar/Hip Packs

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Mountainsmith Day TLS
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Day TLS
reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$63 - $84
Mountainsmith Day
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith
Day
reviewed Mar 19, 2014
$80 MSRP
Mountainsmith Tour
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Mountainsmith
Tour
reviewed Jan 22, 2014
$70
UltrAspire Quantum Belt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire
Quantum Belt
reviewed Nov 21, 2013
$20
CamelBak Delaney DC
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
Delaney DC
reviewed Nov 16, 2013
$49 MSRP
Mountainsmith Dart TLS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Dart TLS
reviewed Nov 6, 2013
$28 - $34
Nathan Trail Mix
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nathan
Trail Mix
reviewed Oct 9, 2013
$33 - $45
The North Face Waterproof Lumbar
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Waterproof Lumbar
reviewed Apr 24, 2013
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Maxpedition
Sabercat
reviewed Aug 6, 2012
Kelty Elkhorn 675
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kelty
Elkhorn 675
reviewed Jun 4, 2012
discontinued
REI Single Shot
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI
Single Shot
reviewed Mar 8, 2012
The North Face Sport Hiker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Sport Hiker
reviewed Oct 3, 2011
$85
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering
Big Bear
reviewed Sep 5, 2011
discontinued
Chums Deluxe Hip Pack
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Chums
Deluxe Hip Pack
reviewed Aug 9, 2011
$20 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty
Jaunt
reviewed May 24, 2011
discontinued
Ultimate Direction Uno
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction
Uno
reviewed May 14, 2011
$22
Inov-8 Race Elite 3
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8
Race Elite 3
reviewed Jan 23, 2011
$45
Kelty Hawk
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelty
Hawk
reviewed Dec 28, 2010
discontinued
Marmot Tirol Lumbar
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Tirol Lumbar
reviewed Dec 7, 2010
discontinued
Deuter Pulse Four EXP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Deuter
Pulse Four EXP
reviewed Nov 13, 2010
discontinued
Marmot Flathead
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Flathead
reviewed Mar 30, 2010
discontinued
Marmot Highlander
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot
Highlander
reviewed Mar 9, 2010
discontinued
Kelty Creel
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kelty
Creel
reviewed Feb 7, 2010
discontinued
GoLite HydroDash
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
GoLite
HydroDash
reviewed Oct 18, 2009
discontinued
Mountainsmith Kinetic II
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Kinetic II
reviewed Jul 22, 2009
$40 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Urban
reviewed May 10, 2009
discontinued
Mountainsmith Swift II
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Swift II
reviewed Apr 17, 2009
$50 MSRP
GoLite HydroSpeed
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite
HydroSpeed
reviewed Mar 18, 2009
$50 MSRP
Madden Equipment Patrol
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Madden Equipment
Patrol
reviewed May 20, 2008
$130 MSRP
The North Face Dayhiker
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face
Dayhiker
reviewed May 7, 2008
discontinued
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan
water bottle carrier
reviewed May 6, 2008
discontinued
CamelBak Catalyst
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak
Catalyst
reviewed Aug 6, 2010
discontinued
Marmot Walkabout
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Marmot
Walkabout
reviewed Feb 14, 2007
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction
Grand Cayman
reviewed Jan 6, 2007
discontinued
The North Face Mountain Bike Lumbar
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Mountain Bike Lumbar
reviewed Nov 13, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Oxx
Gator Bag
reviewed Oct 9, 2006
Mountainsmith Vibe II
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Vibe II
reviewed Sep 5, 2006
$25 MSRP
Mountainsmith Cairn II
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Cairn II
reviewed Sep 3, 2006
discontinued
Nathan Elite 1 Plus
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Nathan
Elite 1 Plus
reviewed Jul 23, 2006
$34
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelty
MG
reviewed Jun 6, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Products
Sprinter Cyclone
reviewed Apr 28, 2006
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Network
reviewed Apr 8, 2006
discontinued
Mountainsmith Blaze
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Blaze
reviewed Aug 28, 2005
discontinued
True North Double Diamond SCS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
True North
Double Diamond SCS
reviewed Sep 16, 2004
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Helios 12
reviewed Jun 5, 2004
discontinued
Arc'teryx Q10
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx
Q10
reviewed Jun 5, 2004
discontinued
The North Face Roo
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Roo
reviewed Mar 18, 2004
$29 MSRP
Mountainsmith Cairn
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Cairn
reviewed Sep 12, 2003
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Maxpedition
Thermite
reviewed Sep 4, 2003
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Helios 8
reviewed Jun 5, 2003
discontinued
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