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
Water Bottles
Hydration Reservoirs

Brands

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Platypus
Nalgene
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Ultimate Direction
Mountainsmith
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GSI

Genders

Unisex
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Kids'

Price

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

Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

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

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars A great reservoir! And easy maintenance. Here is another great product by Osprey! This product comes in both 2L and 3L, mine of which being the 3L, and it is held well, and offers plenty of water for the backcountry. I've had a few reservoirs, and this one is my favorite to date.   It fits into multiple packs well, even at 3Ls.  Including a Talon 22, which is not the largest pack, but 3L is held just fine; as well as my Kid Carrier by a different brand (which I was a little leery of the fit, but… 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

CamelBak Chute Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Great all around water bottle for any occasion. Double mouth for easy sipping and ice is great. Only downfall is that it isn't insulated. I've had this water bottle ever since the day it was released. I use it every day and it has held up against all that I've put it through. It's very durable and has withstood the many times I've dropped it. Its widemouth is perfect for when I want to fill it with ice, as it allows ice to be poured right in. The smaller mouth on top is also extra convenient as… 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

Sea to Summit Pack Tap

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This is a great product that served me well for two years of about once monthly use. I was loving the ease of use and the ability to carry so much more water. It was all going well till out on a hike the Pack Tap started leaking around the seam that the opening attached to the bag with. I can no longer use it as it leaks too rapidly. Luckily it broke on me on my last day of the hike and I had another bottle with me to use. 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

Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used on the trail for a long time, but there are many more lightweight options now so I use it at work and day-to-day now. Full review

Platypus Hoser

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great reservoir, no taste or smell, and no leaks. I've been a hiker for a while now and have always used a simple Nalgene bottle, but finally gave in and purchased this 3L Platypus reservoir to go in a reservoir compatible day pack I already owned.   My first issue was that the sleeve in the day pack was too small for this enormous water bladder. Once I got it situated in my pack and routed the hose I was all set. The advantage of course is that when I want a drink I don't have to try and contort… Full review

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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MSR Dromedary Bags
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR
Dromedary Bags
Hydration Reservoir
$24 - $44
CamelBak Rim Runner
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
CamelBak
Rim Runner
Hydration Pack
$35 - $100
CamelBak Cloud Walker
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak
Cloud Walker
Hydration Pack
$60 - $80
Platypus Platy Bottle
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Platypus
Platy Bottle
Water Bottle
$13 - $17
CamelBak UnBottle
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak
UnBottle
Hydration Reservoir
$34 - $50
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Nalgene
32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
Water Bottle
$9 - $11
Osprey Manta 36
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey
Manta 36
Hydration Pack
$160
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction
PB Adventure Vest
Hydration Pack
$150 - $159
CamelBak M.U.L.E.
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
CamelBak
M.U.L.E.
Hydration Pack
$99 - $100
Mountainsmith Day
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith
Day
Lumbar/Hip Pack
$64
Mountainsmith Tour
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Mountainsmith
Tour
Lumbar/Hip Pack
$70
Geigerrig Rig 1600
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Geigerrig
Rig 1600
Hydration Pack
$144 - $180
Osprey Rev 6
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey
Rev 6
Hydration Pack
$100
CamelBak Better Bottle .75 Liter
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak
Better Bottle .75 Liter
Water Bottle
$14
Platypus plusBottle
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Platypus
plusBottle
Water Bottle
$17 - $115
CamelBak Fourteener
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak
Fourteener
Hydration Pack
$95 - $145
CamelBak Day Star
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak
Day Star
Hydration Pack
$68 - $80
MSR DromLite Bag
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR
DromLite Bag
Hydration Reservoir
$21 - $32
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Klean Kanteen
27oz Classic
Water Bottle
$14 - $19
CamelBak BlowFish
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CamelBak
BlowFish
Hydration Pack
$89 - $90
CamelBak Performance Bottle
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak
Performance Bottle
Water Bottle
$9 - $10
CamelBak Podium Big Chill 25oz
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak
Podium Big Chill 25oz
Water Bottle
$13 - $15
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth HDPE
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Nalgene
32 oz Wide Mouth HDPE
Water Bottle
$6 - $9
Osprey Manta 25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey
Manta 25
Hydration Pack
$150
Osprey Manta 20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey
Manta 20
Hydration Pack
$139 - $140
CamelBak Magic
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
Magic
Hydration Pack
$87 - $88
CamelBak Podium Ice
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
Podium Ice
Water Bottle
$25
Platypus Origin 9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus
Origin 9
Hydration Pack
$79
GSI Infinity Dukjug 1L
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI
Infinity Dukjug 1L
Water Bottle
$9
Platypus Insulator
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus
Insulator
Hydration Reservoir
$55 - $59
Klean Kanteen 64oz Wide
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen
64oz Wide
Water Bottle
$33
Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Hydraulics Reservoir
Hydration Reservoir
$28 - $36
CamelBak PowderBak
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
PowderBak
Hydration Pack
$60 - $79
Osprey Raven 10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Raven 10
Hydration Pack
$120
MSR Hydromedary
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR
Hydromedary
Hydration Reservoir
$28 - $34
CamelBak Chute Bottle
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
Chute Bottle
Water Bottle
$12 - $14
Platypus Tokul X.C. 8.0
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus
Tokul X.C. 8.0
Hydration Pack
$65 - $89
Osprey Mira 26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Mira 26
Hydration Pack
$149 - $150
Nathan Trail Mix
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nathan
Trail Mix
Lumbar/Hip Pack
$33 - $45
Mountainsmith Dart TLS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith
Dart TLS
Lumbar/Hip Pack
$28 - $34
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS
Impulse Hydration Pack
Hydration Pack
$63
Nalgene 48 oz Silo Wide Mouth HDPE
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene
48 oz Silo Wide Mouth HDPE
Water Bottle
$7 - $9
Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene - 96 oz
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene
Wide Mouth Cantene - 96 oz
Water Bottle
$15
Deuter Streamer 2.0
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter
Streamer 2.0
Hydration Reservoir
$22 - $30
Osprey Raptor 10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey
Raptor 10
Hydration Pack
$120
CamelBak Podium Bottle 24oz
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
Podium Bottle 24oz
Water Bottle
$9 - $10
CamelBak L.U.X.E.
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak
L.U.X.E.
Hydration Pack
$75 - $133
Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene
16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
Water Bottle
$7 - $8
Platypus Hoser
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Platypus
Hoser
Hydration Reservoir
$23 - $24
Osprey Raptor 14
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey
Raptor 14
Hydration Pack
$130 - $135
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