Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

Whether it's a single handheld water bottle for a quick midday run or a hydration pack equipped for a full day on the trail, you need some way to carry your running gear and essentials. Check out our reviews, ratings, and price comparisons, for the top hydration and lumbar packs, belts, and vests, plus water bottles and reservoirs of all sizes for on-the-go adventures.

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Categories

Hydration Packs
Lumbar/Hip Packs

Brands

CamelBak
Osprey
Ultimate Direction
Mountainsmith
Geigerrig
Platypus
Nathan
The North Face
Gregory
Salomon

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

CamelBak Alpine Explorer

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent! This has become my go-to day pack. Purchased this pack in 2011 and after much use it's still going strong. Is my favorite day pack. Has an easily removable waist strap (never need or use it). Shoulder/sternum straps are well placed and comfortable. Pack rides very nicely. It holds plenty of gear for summer trips and most 3-season hikes. Pack has a several sections and a couple of nice smaller pockets (e.g., micro-lined pocket on top for glasses). All in all a nice design. Should I ever… Full review

CamelBak Fourteener

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for day trips. I bought this pack in 2014, so mine is most likely a newer model, than what is pictured. I can add pictures of mine, if anyone is curious.  This pack fits me great, I am 6'2" and about 195 lbs. and have no issues with the straps being long enough, in fact there is plenty for it to fit some one taller and larger than myself. As for comfort I have used a few other day packs (Osprey, which I enjoy) and this one is my favorite. The padding on the back and the belt is comfortable… Full review

Mountainsmith Tour TLS

rated 5 of 5 stars Some people might think a fanny pack will make you look like a nerd. But its durability and comfort make the Mountainsmith Tour TLS pack a great choice for day hikes, cross country skiing, and using as a man-purse (or lady purse) around town. Fit: This fanny lumbar pack will fit most adults. The heavier you are, the less coverage you'll get from the light padding on the hipbelt. I have a 32 inch waist, and I might get nervous if I was skinnier than a 30 inch waist. Mountainsmith says it will work… Full review

Nathan Intensity

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nathan Intensity running vest is an excellent woman-specific pack for running medium to long distances. With a 70-ounce reservoir and pockets for gels and chews, it has plenty of capacity to cover several hours on the run year-round. Plus, it’s comfortable for hours and stable with no bounce. Best For: I highly recommend the Nathan Intensity to other women who run at least several hours at a time on trails or roads. Men may want to check out the HPL 020 model. Fit The Nathan Intensity is a… Full review

CamelBak Day Star

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best as a daypack for light hiking, day trips, overnights, and city exploring. Also usable for commutes and school. Fit: Women and teens. The straps fit very well on large to mid-size chests. Adjustable shoulder straps and light chest strap.  Capacity: Hydration pocket fits two liter-bladder. The larger pocket can fit enough regular clothing for 2-3 nights or heavier outdoor gear for 1 night. It can also fit smaller textbooks and up to a 14-inch laptop. The smaller pocket is ideal for any smaller… Full review

Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars I rarely write a review where I don't have a con. I looked long and hard for one on this piece of gear, but really couldn't find it, at least in functionality. I'm a bigger runner, so I notice that you must get the bigger size with this product or it just will be too small. I love the amount of gear it can carry, very versatile if you don't want to put a bottle in you can use that pocket for a myriad of other uses.   Great gear for both road and trail. Highly recommend.   Full review

Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A heavy-duty "military style" 3-day pack that is designed to last forever, no matter what you do with it. Although BlackHawk! categorizes it as a hydration pack, I believe the hydration bladder is a small portion of this pack. I purchased this pack prior to a deployment overseas in 2008 and it still looks brand new today. In between being an every day carry item thru Kuwait and Afghanistan, it has also been used as a day pack for hikes and hunting. As well as a great commuter bag and travel bag. … Full review

Osprey Viper 7

rated 4 of 5 stars Huge Osprey Fan. I've owned three Osprey packs, and will likely own more in my future. This is a simple, do all pack for biking or quick hikes. Bought this on Steep and Cheap for a song, so it was a win no matter the outcome. This is a simple hydration pack that has plenty of features for everything you do. Great for mountain biking. Big enough for rain layer, snacks and tools, has hemet lock also. I also use mine as a quick daypack. Great for my First Aid, SOL kit and snacks. Stretchy outer stuff… Full review

Osprey Mira 26

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great little pack for the money. I'm an ultralight hiker and I can make this little pack work well for multi-day hikes. I'm an ultralight hiker. I can pack a hammock, straps, food, and change of clothing all in this pack. The rain cover pocket works great for a change of clothes or the legs to your shorts. I can put enough in it for about four days. The trampoline back I can take or leave; when you're hot and sweat is pouring off of you nothing short of being indoors will help. I love… Full review

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
CamelBak Rim Runner Hydration Pack
$33 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$64 - $80
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Manta 36 Hydration Pack
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest Hydration Pack
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
$99 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar/Hip Pack
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Geigerrig Rig 1600 Hydration Pack
$126 - $180
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Rev 6 Hydration Pack
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak Fourteener Hydration Pack
$95 - $145
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Day Star Hydration Pack
$50 - $80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CamelBak BlowFish Hydration Pack
$89 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 25 Hydration Pack
$25 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 20 Hydration Pack
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Magic Hydration Pack
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 9 Hydration Pack
$68
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak PowderBak Hydration Pack
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Tokul X.C. 8.0 Hydration Pack
$60 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Tour TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$60 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Mira 26 Hydration Pack
$149 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Trail Mix Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27 - $45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$18 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack
$60 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Trail Blazer Hydration Pack
$74 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack
$50 - $70
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Osprey Raptor 6 Hydration Pack
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Osprey Manta 30 Hydration Pack
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV Hydration Pack
$94 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar/Hip Pack
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Uno Lumbar/Hip Pack
$22 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Pace 3 Hydration Pack
$64 - $98
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Intensity Hydration Pack
$70 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon XA Skin Pro 10+3 Set Hydration Pack
$105 - $150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Hydration Pack
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Charge LR 70 Oz Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
$58 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Nomad Hydration Pack
$75 - $134
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Verve 13 Hydration Pack
$100 - $110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack
$57 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane XCT Hydration Pack
$54 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Platypus Sprinter X.T. 35.0 Hydration Pack
$94 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Platypus Duthie A.M. 12.0 Hydration Pack
$84 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CamelBak HydroBak Hydration Pack
$48 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Rondane 6L Hydration Pack
$99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Day TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$63 - $84
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack
$47 - $59
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Pro Extreme 4 Hydration Pack
$170
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Deuter Compact Air EXP 8 SL Hydration Pack
$88 - $125
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Skeeter Hydration Pack
$31 - $40
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