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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Category

Hydration Packs
Lumbar/Hip Packs

Brands

CamelBak
Ultimate Direction
Osprey
Platypus
Mountainsmith
Salomon
Nathan
Orange Mud
REI
Maxpedition

User

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

Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 12Set

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing fit, so many features, and it is variable allowing a lot of flexibility. You'll forget you're wearing it. I definitely don't run much further than 30km at a time, so I was hesitant to pick up a pack designed more for long ultras. But with the variable conditions I run through this has ended up being a fantastic running vest/pack. Despite looking a little silly, I actually take it hiking too just because it is so comfortable. And when I need it just for holding a can of bear spray comfortably… Full review

CamelBak Arete 18

rated 3 of 5 stars The CamelBak Arete 18 is a light, minimalist bag that keeps your water accessible and also has room for a few items to take along on your venture. I got this bag at a great price. There were actually a lot of CamelBak packs available when I got this, but I chose this one because of the lightweight design and minimalist look. I also liked that I had room for a few items that I like to take with me, such as a packable rain jacket, small bottle of OJ, glucose meter, and keys. A little extra room isn't… Full review

Platypus Sprinter XT 35

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great pack. Well-constructed, waterproof, comfortable (probably more comfortable for men), but it may not fit everyone’s hiking needs niche perfectly. I didn’t really like this pack to start. I had taken it on several day hikes and field work, but I couldn’t figure out its niche. It holds far more than I would take on a day trip, but not enough for my typical overnight. In an attempt to think about what other people would like to know and in reading reviews is when I really started… Full review

Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Vest pack with two 24 oz bottle holders high on the back. By default, this system has two velcro closed pockets on the shoulder straps for holding small items like food or lighting. Two expandable chest pockets are also included. I purchased this item because I specifically do not like to run with bladder systems. The bottle holders are very easy to reach to grab or place back your hydration and never feels like you're "sloshing." Plenty of pockets come with the system by default and it has the… Full review

UltrAspire Kinetic Bottle Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile, comfortable, flexible, usable. Skeptical at first, but this pack has become a fave! Normally I don't think I would have picked this pack for myself, I thought I was a bladder guy. After trying it out a few times I was pretty happy with it. I remember a few people asking me about the pack at the time and commenting how my elbows would hit the bottles. That has been no problem at all. The location is in a great spot I think. Lower on the back creates a nice low center of gravity, feels… Full review

Nathan VaporCloud

rated 4 of 5 stars 适用于100公里的越野跑比赛,分隔仓设置合适,用料精细,自带2L水袋 [Google Translate: Applies to 100 kilometers of cross-country running game, set the appropriate separate warehouse, fine materials, comes with 2L hydration.] 相对于相同价位的Salomon的越野跑包,Nathan做工和用量更加精良,采用日本YKK拉链和UTX扣件。 Nathan Vapor Cloud适合100公里的越野跑比赛使用,两个胸带可以放水壶,随时补充功能饮料。 腰带包容量很大,放iphone… Full review

Osprey Raptor 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 设计非常好的背包,基本没有缺点 [Google Translate: Backpack design is very good, basically no flaws.] 非常好的小包,性价比高,可以用来XC骑行、单日徒步、越野跑训练。 自带Osprey3L水袋 背包底部有自行车修补工具专用隔舱。 有骑行眼镜收纳袋,里层面料是防滑细绒,防止划伤镜片。 透气背负。 腰带两侧都有收纳袋,取物方便。 有骑行头盔和尾灯挂点。 [Very good small, cost-effective, it can be… Full review

CamelBak M.U.L.E.

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, light and versatile, with plenty of room for essentials. Chest strap and hip belt have Velcro straps to hide extra strap length. It's been on many hikes, and has stood up to being scraped, dropped, squished, rained/snowed on, and more. I have had this backpack for many years. It replaced my original MULE. I love the burnt orange color. It has plenty of room for snacks, water, and essentials for a long day hike. I have hiked all over Southern Utah, Central California, and parts of Virginia… Full review

Outdoor Products Mist

rated 4 of 5 stars A great value-for-money day pack; well designed with excellent construction and materials. I had been looking for a multi purpose daypack for some time and had just got to thinking that I would have to make my own when this turned up in a warehouse sale. It met all requirements for day activities, Tenkara fishing, traditional fly fishing, day and short hikes. With UL tarp and gear I can even overnight at a pinch in summer. I have never had a hydration pack before and now realize that a couple… Full review

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$40 - $80
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest Hydration Pack
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Rev 6 Hydration Pack
$79 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$20 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Magic Hydration Pack
$87 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack
$90 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Tokul X.C. 8.0 Hydration Pack
$70 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Tour TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 12Set Hydration Pack
$185
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Trail Mix Lumbar/Hip Pack
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Pursuit 24 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
$149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2 Hydration Pack
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack
$87 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Skeeter Hydration Pack
$38 - $40
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Single Shot Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Maxpedition Sabercat Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 9 Hydration Pack
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak PowderBak Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Swift II Lumbar/Hip Pack
$50 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
True North Double Diamond Lumbar/Hip Pack
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
True North Double Diamond SCS Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Source Race Hydration Pack
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Badlands HyperHydro Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Source DUNE X-Fit Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite HydroSpeed Lumbar/Hip Pack
$50 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Oxx Gator Bag Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Madden Equipment Patrol Lumbar/Hip Pack
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Pro 4 Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Junction 4 Hydration Pack
$69 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak H.A.W.G. Hydration Pack
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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
CamelBak TransAlp Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Dayhiker Lumbar/Hip Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Cypher Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Catalyst Lumbar/Hip Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Starfish Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Isis Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane 14+ Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
JanSport Celestial 3L Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey AquaSource Hydration Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Helios 8 Lumbar/Hip Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Helios 12 Lumbar/Hip Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Big Bear Lumbar/Hip Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Peak Bagger Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Gulper Hydration Pack
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DaKine Axis Hydration Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Cross 20 Hydration Pack
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