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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Hydration Packs
Lumbar/Hip Packs


High Sierra
Granite Gear
Black Diamond




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

Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

CamelBak Rogue

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hydration pack! The Rogue was my first hydration pack and after two years I still love it. I use it for mountain biking and short hikes and it is perfect for my needs. There are two zipped pockets so you can carry your wallet, phone, energy bars, and multi-tool with you and an expandable pouch that will hold a light jacket. The 70oz bladder holds plenty of water and the pack is insulated well enough to keep it cool for a couple hours. I would not hesitate to buy another one. Full review

Source Spinner Pro Race

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great unit for biking and hiking. It is easy to use and easy to clean. This is a great hydration pack. I use it all the time when I go biking and hiking and even take it hunting. It fits very comfortably and the bladder holds enough water for all my outings. T he bladder is easy to clean and easy to use. I love the valve also. This is a top notch unit. Full review

Osprey Rev Solo

rated 3 of 5 stars Coolest fanny pack available. A sleek and sporty styling makes for the coolest fanny pack I've ever owned.  Had a lot of bounce when I wore the pack on my lumbar. Moved it around to front and my belly helps keep it from jumping up and down. Rises up off the hips.  Very comfortable, even after you realize how tight you need to cinch it down to keep it from moving too much.  Enough space to hold a smaller smart phone (I still use an old iPhone 4 and it fits with room to spare, but I'm sure something… Full review

Source DUNE X-Fit

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for sports that require more movement. Great weight distribution. Lots of storage. I love this pack and have no plans of replacing it. It's so comfortable. Perfect for sports that require more movement. Great weight distribution. Lots of storage. Full review

Platypus Origin 32

rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is a great overall pack, lightweight and works well when it's wet out. Different types of storage all over the pack. I believe it's more than just a day pack. To be honest, I think the pack fits my wife better than me. It rode up a little and when I had items in the pockets of the straps it made it a little annoying on longer hikes. It was still very comfortable. The ventilation worked pretty well between my back and the pack. The Origin had plenty of storage with many pockets. The side… Full review

Geigerrig Rig 1600

rated 4 of 5 stars I've used the Geigerrig 1600 Hydration Backpack while serving on search and rescue. The fact that the valve sprays is very useful. I've used it to get a drink, but also to spray my face to cool down. It's great for spraying search dogs to cool them down. Full review

CamelBak Rogue

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The CamelBak Rouge is small, light, and comfortable to wear. For runners who want to try an alternative to water belts, I cannot recommend the CamelBak Rogue highly enough. The CamelBak Rouge is my first foray into the world of hydration packs and I haven’t been disappointed. I use the pack for runs of all distances. I used to wear a water belt, but I wish I had tried this product years ago. The CamelBak Rogue looks deceptively small for its 70 oz capacity. Even with a full reservoir and carrying… Full review

Osprey Rev 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars A very comfortable running pack with numerous features. I've owned the Rev 1.5 going on two years and it's taken me on several mountain running adventures. First and foremost, it's very comfortable running. This makes or breaks running packs; this one makes it. The 1.5 liter bladder actually holds closer to 2 liters. It's detachable so the hose can stay place and remain routed. This makes for quicker and easier filling. The baffled bladder eliminates a lot (but not all) sloshing. I love Osprey's… Full review

Fuel Belt Crush

rated 4 of 5 stars Good hip solution to carry water. I picked this up to use for trail running. It is lightweight and fits well. It has a nice closure that doesn't use a buckle. I like that it can use a variety of bottles. The pockets are small and can't hold a phone well. It does hold pocket size nutrition snacks, but not much more. On a trail run the bottle stayed secured and didn't bounce either full or half full. If you looking for a good hip based solution I'd give it a thumbs-up. It would be higher if it had… Full review

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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Nathan Reflective Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
DaKine Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$12 - $19
JanSport Fifth Ave. Lumbar/Hip Pack
High Sierra Passport Lumbar Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod AirFlow Viz-Lite Lumbar/Hip Pack
Kelty Warbler Lumbar/Hip Pack
DaKine Crescent Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
UltrAspire Ionize MBS Connector Lumbar/Hip Pack
Granite Gear Air Hip Wing Lumbar/Hip Pack
Granite Gear Hip Wing Lumbar/Hip Pack
REI Urbane Waistpack Lumbar/Hip Pack
JanSport Fifth Avenue Lumbar/Hip Pack
JanSport Fifth Ave. II Lumbar/Hip Pack
Black Diamond Fuse Lumbar/Hip Pack
REI Lode Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
DaKine Classic Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$20 - $119
Mountainsmith Nitro TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 - $24
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Chums Deluxe Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
High Sierra Wave 50 Hydration Pack
DaKine Gigi Lumbar Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Uno Lumbar/Hip Pack
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack 1L Lumbar/Hip Pack
$23 - $29
High Sierra Wave 70 Hydration Pack
The North Face Enduro Belt 1 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $34
Mountainsmith Vibe TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $29
Nathan Triangle Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $30
Granite Gear Air Swift Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $34
Osprey GrabBag Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 MSRP
Lowe Alpine Lightflite 2 Lumbar/Hip Pack
Nathan 5k Runners Pak Lumbar/Hip Pack
JanSport Ashland Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod AirFlow Microstretch Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Vibe II Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 MSRP
EMS Travel Fanny, Small Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 MSRP
Eagle Creek Tailfeather Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 MSRP
Lowe Alpine LightFlite 5 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 - $35
CamelBak Delaney Fit Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27 - $40
DaKine Aux Hip Pack 10L Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25 - $29
LokSak Splashsak Tern Dry Case/Pouch / Lumbar/Hip Pack
$26 - $32
Lowe Alpine Fjell Runner Lumbar/Hip Pack
$26 - $34
REI Journey Waistpack Lumbar/Hip Pack
DaKine 2 For 1 Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27 - $44
Amphipod Airflow Endurance Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 25 Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
CamelBak Rim Runner Hydration Pack
$27 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
Gregory Pace H1 Hydration Pack
$29 - $37
The North Face Bozer Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo Lumbar/Hip Pack
$29 MSRP
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