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.

For more top-rated outdoor packs—including internal, external, daypacks, and more—check out our full Backpack ratings and reviews for thousands of independent gear reviews by real-world outdoor enthusiasts.


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

Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

Osprey Viper 13

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a hydration backpack that offers a little space for extra stuff and does its job extremely well. With its included proprietary 3 liter water carrier, the pack is a very comfortable and highly usable way to bring water on your daily excursions. I particularly like the way bladder integrates with the pack. The array of pockets and openings is a little daunting initially. Introduction: The Osprey Viper 13 was my choice for a small hydration backpack for day hiking and occasional longer cycling… Full review

CamelBak Pursuit 24 LR 100 Oz

rated 5 of 5 stars A great day pack in the 20 to 25 liter size. This is a great pack. I tried (7) packs on at my local REI store (all weighted down — approx 15 lbs. each), and this pack was the clear winner.  Fit: It was the most comfortable pack I tried. Comfort: After walking around the store with this pack on, I almost forgot that I was wearing it. Capacity: For a daypack, this size fit my particular needs. At 24 liters (3 liters being the bladder), it is perfect for my needs If you are looking for a daypack… Full review

CamelBak Trail Blazer

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent day pack for hiking summits or valleys. Ample interior space, large bladder for water and good exterior storage for last minute additions or items that need to be readily accessible. I've had this pack for the past four/five years and have worn it on many day hikes and snowshoe trips. There is ample space to store a wind jacket and extra layer, headlamp, first aid kit and water filter, in addition to the hydration system (completely filled) and snacks. For those time when I over packed… Full review

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 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. The 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

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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JanSport Fifth Avenue Lumbar/Hip Pack
Nathan Triangle Lumbar/Hip Pack
$12 - $23
DaKine Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$12 - $19
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Nathan Mirage Pak Lumbar/Hip Pack
$13 - $20
JanSport Fifth Ave. Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$15 - $119
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
Nathan Phantom Pak BlackLight Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod AirFlow Microstretch Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$17 - $25
Mountainsmith Nitro TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$18 - $24
REI Lode Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
REI Journey Waistpack Lumbar/Hip Pack
DaKine Classic Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Chums Deluxe Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
Gregory Pace H1 Hydration Pack
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fuel Belt Crush Lumbar/Hip Pack
High Sierra Wave 70 Hydration Pack
Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $35
The North Face Enduro Belt 1 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $34
Mountainsmith Vibe TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $29
Granite Gear Air Swift Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $27
Lowe Alpine Lightflite 2 Lumbar/Hip Pack
Cotopaxi Bataan 3 Fanny Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
JanSport Ashland 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
Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential Lumbar/Hip Pack
$26 - $34
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
Nathan Mercury 2 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$28 - $39
Nathan Peak Lumbar/Hip Pack
$28 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS Lumbar/Hip Pack
$28 - $43
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