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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Categories

Hydration Packs
Lumbar/Hip Packs
Water Bottles
Hydration Reservoirs

Brands

Nathan
Osprey
CamelBak
Ultimate Direction
Sea to Summit
Blackhawk!
Nalgene
Platypus
MSR
Teton Sports

Genders

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

Nathan Intensity

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Nathan Intensity running vest is an excellent woman-specific pack for running medium to long distances. With a 70-ounce reservoir and pockets for gels and chews, it has plenty of capacity to cover several hours on the run year-round. Plus, it’s comfortable for hours and stable with no bounce. Best For: I highly recommend the Nathan Intensity to other women who run at least several hours at a time on trails or roads. Men may want to check out the HPL 020 model. Fit The Nathan Intensity is a… Full review

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars A great reservoir! And easy maintenance. Here is another great product by Osprey! This product comes in both 2L and 3L, mine of which being the 3L, and it is held well, and offers plenty of water for the backcountry. I've had a few reservoirs, and this one is my favorite to date.   It fits into multiple packs well, even at 3Ls.  Including a Talon 22, which is not the largest pack, but 3L is held just fine; as well as my Kid Carrier by a different brand (which I was a little leery of the fit, but… Full review

CamelBak Day Star

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best as a daypack for light hiking, day trips, overnights, and city exploring. Also usable for commutes and school. Fit: Women and teens. The straps fit very well on large to mid-size chests. Adjustable shoulder straps and light chest strap.  Capacity: Hydration pocket fits two liter-bladder. The larger pocket can fit enough regular clothing for 2-3 nights or heavier outdoor gear for 1 night. It can also fit smaller textbooks and up to a 14-inch laptop. The smaller pocket is ideal for any smaller… Full review

CamelBak Chute Bottle

rated 5 of 5 stars Great all around water bottle for any occasion. Double mouth for easy sipping and ice is great. Only downfall is that it isn't insulated. I've had this water bottle ever since the day it was released. I use it every day and it has held up against all that I've put it through. It's very durable and has withstood the many times I've dropped it. Its widemouth is perfect for when I want to fill it with ice, as it allows ice to be poured right in. The smaller mouth on top is also extra convenient as… Full review

Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars I rarely write a review where I don't have a con. I looked long and hard for one on this piece of gear, but really couldn't find it, at least in functionality. I'm a bigger runner, so I notice that you must get the bigger size with this product or it just will be too small. I love the amount of gear it can carry, very versatile if you don't want to put a bottle in you can use that pocket for a myriad of other uses.   Great gear for both road and trail. Highly recommend.   Full review

Sea to Summit Pack Tap

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This is a great product that served me well for two years of about once monthly use. I was loving the ease of use and the ability to carry so much more water. It was all going well till out on a hike the Pack Tap started leaking around the seam that the opening attached to the bag with. I can no longer use it as it leaks too rapidly. Luckily it broke on me on my last day of the hike and I had another bottle with me to use. Full review

Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A heavy-duty "military style" 3-day pack that is designed to last forever, no matter what you do with it. Although BlackHawk! categorizes it as a hydration pack, I believe the hydration bladder is a small portion of this pack. I purchased this pack prior to a deployment overseas in 2008 and it still looks brand new today. In between being an every day carry item thru Kuwait and Afghanistan, it has also been used as a day pack for hikes and hunting. As well as a great commuter bag and travel bag. … Full review

Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used on the trail for a long time, but there are many more lightweight options now so I use it at work and day-to-day now. Full review

Platypus Hoser

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great reservoir, no taste or smell, and no leaks. I've been a hiker for a while now and have always used a simple Nalgene bottle, but finally gave in and purchased this 3L Platypus reservoir to go in a reservoir compatible day pack I already owned.   My first issue was that the sleeve in the day pack was too small for this enormous water bladder. Once I got it situated in my pack and routed the hose I was all set. The advantage of course is that when I want a drink I don't have to try and contort… Full review

Top-Rated Packs, Vests, Water Bottles

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Nathan Intensity
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Intensity reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$75 - $100
Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir reviewed Oct 9, 2014
$20 - $36
CamelBak Day Star
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Day Star reviewed Oct 3, 2014
$60 - $80
CamelBak Chute Bottle
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Chute Bottle reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$12 - $14
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest reviewed Sep 29, 2014
$111 - $159
Sea to Summit Pack Tap
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Pack Tap reviewed Sep 25, 2014
$16 - $29
Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack reviewed Sep 14, 2014
$200 MSRP
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan reviewed Aug 27, 2014
$9 - $11
Platypus Hoser
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Platypus Hoser reviewed Aug 14, 2014
$18 - $24
Osprey Viper 7
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Osprey Viper 7 reviewed Aug 13, 2014
$74 MSRP
Osprey Mira 26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Mira 26 reviewed Aug 5, 2014
$105 - $150
MSR DromLite Bag
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR DromLite Bag reviewed Aug 5, 2014
$21 - $32
MSR Dromedary Bags
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR Dromedary Bags reviewed Aug 4, 2014
$24 - $44
CamelBak Charge LR 70 Oz Hydration Pack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Charge LR 70 Oz Hydration Pack reviewed Jul 24, 2014
$69 - $110
Teton Sports Oasis 1100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Teton Sports Oasis 1100 reviewed Jun 25, 2014
$70 MSRP
CamelBak Better Bottle .75 Liter
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Better Bottle .75 Liter reviewed Jun 23, 2014
$15
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan reviewed Jun 17, 2014
$9 - $11
Osprey Raptor 10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raptor 10 reviewed Jun 15, 2014
$90 - $120
Innate Motus V2
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Innate Motus V2 reviewed Jun 6, 2014
Outdoor Products Mist
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Products Mist reviewed May 30, 2014
Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen reviewed May 22, 2014
$26 - $32
CamelBak Octane XCT
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane XCT reviewed May 15, 2014
$63 - $85
Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easy Traveler 32oz Traveler reviewed May 13, 2014
$5 MSRP
Easy Traveler 16oz Rum Runner Flask
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Easy Traveler 16oz Rum Runner Flask reviewed May 13, 2014
$4 MSRP
Osprey Rev 6
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Rev 6 reviewed May 12, 2014
$70 - $100
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth HDPE
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth HDPE reviewed May 3, 2014
$5
Bergans Rondane 6L
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bergans Rondane 6L reviewed Apr 21, 2014
$99
Vargo Titanium Water Bottle
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vargo Titanium Water Bottle reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$70 MSRP
Geigerrig Rig 1600
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Geigerrig Rig 1600 reviewed Apr 13, 2014
$144 - $180
Platypus plusBottle
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Platypus plusBottle reviewed Apr 10, 2014
$14 - $16
Mountainsmith Day TLS
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Day TLS reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$63 - $84
Osprey Manta 36
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Manta 36 reviewed Mar 30, 2014
$112 - $159
Platypus SoftBottle
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Platypus SoftBottle reviewed Mar 27, 2014
$6 - $12
Osprey Raven 10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 reviewed Mar 27, 2014
$84 - $120
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack reviewed Mar 26, 2014
$63
Mountainsmith Day
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day reviewed Mar 19, 2014
$80 MSRP
CamelBak M.U.L.E.
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. reviewed Mar 16, 2014
$75 - $100
Osprey Manta 25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 25 reviewed Mar 12, 2014
$150
Nalgene 48 oz Silo Wide Mouth HDPE
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 48 oz Silo Wide Mouth HDPE reviewed Mar 11, 2014
$7 - $9
Trailspace Innate Motus Top Reviewer Water Bottle
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Trailspace Innate Motus Top Reviewer Water Bottle reviewed Feb 25, 2014
Mountainsmith Tour
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Mountainsmith Tour reviewed Jan 22, 2014
$70
Gregory Sungem
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sungem reviewed Jan 19, 2014
discontinued
Vapur Shades
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vapur Shades reviewed Jan 12, 2014
$10
Gregory Dipsea 6
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Gregory Dipsea 6 reviewed Jan 10, 2014
Gregory Pace 3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Pace 3 reviewed Jan 9, 2014
$74 - $98
CamelBak Chaos
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CamelBak Chaos reviewed Dec 22, 2013
discontinued
Source Widepac
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Source Widepac reviewed Dec 12, 2013
$30
CamelBak Rim Runner
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
CamelBak Rim Runner reviewed Dec 9, 2013
$35 - $100
Ultimate Direction FastDraw Extreme
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction FastDraw Extreme reviewed Dec 4, 2013
$30
UltrAspire Quantum Belt
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Quantum Belt reviewed Nov 21, 2013
$29 MSRP
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