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

180 Tack
ALPS Mountaineering
Amphipod
Arc'teryx
Badlands
Bergans
Blackhawk!
Boreas Gear
Cabela's
CamelBak

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

Amphipod PURErun Trail Stainless

rated 4 of 5 stars A great running pack with space for a snack and a bottle. Also has space for a shirt removal. I was able to fit a full size men's bi-fold wallet into the pocket, although it is not really designed for that much. Pack is very comfortable, sits surprisingly well during constant activity. This is a good pack that is comfortable to wear even during the most intense activities. I wore it for work during 95 degree weather. Stacking heavy objects and furniture onto pallets in the direct sunlight for three… Full review

CamelBak BlowFish

rated 4 of 5 stars Great multi-sport must-have! Whether you are hiking, cycling, fishing, or just plain walking, you'll have a hard time finding a product with greater utility. No more bottles rolling around stabbing you in the kidney, no more fumbling through endless pockets searching for a drink! I was given a red Camelbak Blowfish just after my sister gave me a mountain bike. It is hard to say which product was more useful, because Camelbak is built for survival. It holds your money, keys, and quite a bit of gear… Full review

Osprey Manta AG 28

rated 5 of 5 stars Osprey's Manta 28 is the perfect day hiking pack to carry layers, water, and a snack. With Osprey's Anti-Gravity back panel ventilation and foam shoulder straps, this pack sets you up for a cool smooth hike. The free rain cover and water bladder complement the many other features this pack has to offer. My use: I got this pack 3.5 years ago for day hikes and have been using it ever since. I normally hike around 10 miles on day hikes in the New Hampshire Whites or the Green Mountains in Vermont. Full review

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

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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180 Tack HydraQuiver Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
$85
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Big Bear Lumbar/Hip Pack
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Amphipod Airflow Endurance Lumbar/Hip Pack
$27
Amphipod AirFlow Microstretch Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
Amphipod AirFlow MicroStretch Plus Race Belt Lumbar/Hip Pack
$21
Amphipod AirFlow Trail Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$30
Amphipod AirFlow Viz-Lite Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod Profile-Lite 32 Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod Profile-Lite High Five-K Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Amphipod PURErun Trail Stainless Lumbar/Hip Pack
Amphipod Velocity Plus Lumbar/Hip Pack
$45
Arc'teryx Chilcotin 12 Hydration Pack
Arc'teryx Chilcotin 20 Hydration Pack
Arc'teryx Chilcotin 8 Hydration Pack
Arc'teryx Maka 1 Bag Lumbar/Hip Pack
$39 - $49
Arc'teryx Maka 2 Bag Lumbar/Hip Pack
$45 - $59
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Q10 Lumbar/Hip Pack
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Razor 20 Hydration Pack
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Urban Lumbar/Hip Pack
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Badlands HyperHydro Hydration Pack
Bergans Rondane 12L Hydration Pack
$71
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Rondane 6L Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
Bergans Skarstind Hip Pack 10 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$38
Bergans Skarstind Hip Pack 3 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$25
Bergans Skarstind Hip Pack 6 Lumbar/Hip Pack
$34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack Overnight Pack / Hydration Pack
$200 MSRP
Boreas Gear Funston Lumbar/Hip Pack
$32
Cabela's Merritt 14L Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
$50
Cabela's Merritt 8L Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Alpine Explorer Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
CamelBak Ambush Hydration Pack
$112
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Ares Hydration Pack
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
$49 - $65
CamelBak Arete 22 Hydration Pack
$60 - $79
CamelBak Aurora Hydration Pack
$52 - $70
CamelBak Aventura 22 Hydration Pack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak BlowFish Hydration Pack
$79 MSRP
CamelBak Bootlegger Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Catalyst Lumbar/Hip Pack
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CamelBak Chaos Hydration Pack
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Charge LR 70 Oz Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
CamelBak Charm Hydration Pack
$48 - $50
CamelBak Circuit Hydration Pack
$70 - $90
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Classic Hydration Pack
$59 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$45 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Consigliere Hydration Pack
$89 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Cross 20 Hydration Pack
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Cross 25 Hydration Pack
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Cypher Hydration Pack
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CamelBak Dart 50 Oz Hydration Pack Hydration Pack
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