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

DaKine
Nathan
Deuter
Kelty
JanSport
Dynafit
Mountainsmith
Columbia
REI
Osprey

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

GoMotion Orion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect companion to early morning runs! Disclosure: The author of this review is a brand ambassador for GoMotion. I have had the opportunity to use the Orion light belt for about 6 months now and I am super impressed with its performance. I run primarily in the early morning hours—and I like to be seen while crossing roads! I normally run with at least one doggie running companion, so I feel an extra responsibility to make sure we are all safe and visible.  The light has three brightness settings… Full review

Geigerrig Rig 700

rated 4 of 5 stars A tough little hydro pack with lots of cool features, perfect for mountain biking, xc skiing, trail running, or any quick high output outdoor pursuit. Is it worth the steep price tag? Not convinced. A good word for this bag is "trick". It's full of little tricks, some of which I was still discovering a year later. I've had it for about two years now and it looks completely unscathed, having very robust materials. The inside hydration sleeve pocket is a bit stretched out, that's about it. The 700… Full review

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

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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DaKine Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$13 - $19
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Nathan Mirage Pak Lumbar/Hip Pack
$14 - $24
Deuter Belt I Lumbar/Hip Pack
$15 - $19
Kelty Warbler Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30
 
Nathan Phantom Pak BlackLight Lumbar/Hip Pack
$17
JanSport Fifth Avenue Lumbar/Hip Pack
$17
Dynafit React 600 Hydration Pack
$17
DaKine Classic Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$18
Mountainsmith The Fanny Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$18 - $21
Columbia Classic Outdoor Lumbar Lumbar/Hip Pack
$18
Deuter Belt II Lumbar/Hip Pack
$19
 
REI Lode Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Osprey Rev Solo Hydration Pack
$20 - $30
CamelBak Delaney Fit Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 - $40
High Sierra Wave 50 Hydration Pack
$20
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Chums Deluxe Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
Amphipod AirFlow MicroStretch Plus Race Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
$22 - $50
Lowe Alpine LightFlite 5 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$22 - $35
Granite Gear Hip Wing Lumbar/Hip Pack
$23 MSRP
Deuter Pulse One Lumbar/Hip Pack
$23 - $29
Nathan Mercury 2 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $28
UltrAspire Quantum 2.0 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24
Mountainsmith Vibe Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $29
High Sierra Wave 70 Hydration Pack
$24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel Hydration Pack
$24 - $84
Cotopaxi Bataan 3 Fanny Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Skeeter Hydration Pack
$25 - $40
Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 - $34
Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 - $35
EMS Travel Fanny, Small Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
Amphipod AirFlow Microstretch Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Vibe II Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 MSRP
Eagle Creek Tailfeather Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27 - $39
DaKine Aux Hip Pack 10L Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
Bergans Skarstind Hip Pack 3 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
Salomon Agile Belt 250 Set Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27
DaKine 2 For 1 Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27
Amphipod Airflow Endurance Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack
$27 - $60
Mountainsmith Knockabout Lumbar/Hip Pack
$28 - $34
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack 1L Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Quantum Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29 MSRP
The North Face Roo II Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29 MSRP
The North Face Enduro Belt 1 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo Lumbar/Hip Pack
$39
Amphipod AirFlow Trail Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30
Mountainsmith Vibe TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30
Salomon Hydro 45 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30
Ultimate Direction Access Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30 MSRP
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