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Hydration Packs

The best hydration packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 16, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker
$89 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak H.A.W.G.
$166
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
CamelBak M.U.L.E.
$70 - $134
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
CamelBak Rim Runner
$80 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set
$124 - $165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak L.U.X.E.
$88 - $115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Geigerrig Rig 700M
$126
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Rogue
$52 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Lobo
$65 - $100
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Octane XCT 70oz
$68 - $84
Gregory Citro 24 H20 Hydration Pack / Daypack
$105 - $139
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Arete 18
$64 - $65
Gregory Endo 15
$97 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Scout
$60
CamelBak Chase 8 Vest
$100 - $125
CamelBak Helena
$80 - $100
CamelBak Zephyr Vest
$149 - $150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Tycoon Hydration Pack
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Rev 6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Alpine Explorer
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak Fourteener 20
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Day Star 18
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak BlowFish
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Geigerrig Rig 1600
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 25
$139 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Manta 20
$129 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Origin 9
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak PowderBak
$99 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Geigerrig Rig 1200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Manta AG 28
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Pursuit 24 LR 100 Oz
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Impulse Hydration Pack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Junction 4
$69 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Osprey Raptor 6
$89 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Teton Sports Oasis 1100
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV
$115 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Orange Mud HydraQuiver Single Barrel
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Pace 3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Viper 13
$94 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hydrapak Jolla
$150 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Diablo
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Intensity 6L

Recent Hydration Pack Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Citro 24 H20

This backpack is great for a day hike, even if the heat is high. The backpack is very lightweight and stylish. It is very functional and has many pockets. I came into it thinking it was a small backpacking backpack and I was mistaken. It is just a very large daypack, although I have stretched it into an overnight bag.  The frame feels amazing and puts the weight on your hips. It has tons of nice features that you can tell someone put a lot of time thinking about. Overall this backpack is what I… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Citro 24 H20

There are a lot of choices for daypacks and many features and specs to consider. I tend to like my packs with the ability to provide separation of gear based on my style of hiking. The Gregory Pack lines are in my opinion the best at balancing compartments with lighter weight construction making them my go-to. The Citro 24 H20 didn't disappoint. This is my third Gregory pack and it looks like another winner. I mainly focus on mountain day hiking and multiday backpacking. I picked up the Citro 24… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Geigerrig Rig 500

Small, portable, capacity, maybe the air and water hoses are a bit "too cumbersome". Notice: Too small for day hikes, too big carry along a full mult-iday backpack (~45 Liters or more) That plastic taste (and at the beginning, even odor) that comes with the water out of the hose. I have washed the bag, but most probably I will have to use food grade detergent to clean it once and for all. The manufacturer recommends to wash it thoroughly and to store for an entire night water with a whole lemon… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
UltrAspire Momentum Race Vest

Fit: Sizing is usually true to size. UltrAspire's website offers a fitting guide for those who are unfamiliar with their products.  Comfort: No issues with chafing from the pack even when loaded to full capacity. Have used this pack for up to 11 continuous hours with no chafing or discomfort. Would always recommend a Body Glide type product if doing multi-hour or full day outings where you would be wearing a vest.  Capacity: Fluid capacity without a bladder is what makes this a very good vest… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Endo 15

Gregory's new Endo 15 offers a feature-rich hydration pack with their latest technology and famed reliability. The Endo 15 is not limited to one activity, but useful for all you can dream up! Gregory Endo 15 Mountain Bike Hydration Pack PROS Superb hydration bladder Multiple storage compartments Padded zippered pocket Dual zippered hip-belt pouches Magnetic sternum strap clip Separate, removable tool kit bag Flasher attachment CONS Hydration hose tad short for sternum magnet Hip belt pockets need… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
CamelBak Rim Runner

I purchased this pack for day hikes and I wanted a hydration pouch because if I carry a bottle in my pack, I don't drink enough. I am too lazy to get it out of the pocket it is in and drink. I like its size for a day outing, enough space for a rain jacket and more. The straps make it easy to tailor it to the size you want. The quality is good. Bottom line is I really like this pack. I am a woman, 5'7", and this pack fits me fine, so I would call this pack unisex. I find it comfortable. The straps… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Geigerrig Tactical 1600

This amazing hydration pack has an almost indestructible hydration engine that is easy to clean and room to bring everything you need for any daylong adventure. Disclaimer: I was provided with this pack by Geigerrig to trial and review. I have had a Geigerrig Rig 1600 (their non-tactical pack of the same capacity) that I purchased as a consumer two years ago, and throughout this review I will make comparisons between the two. (Left: Rig 1600 Tactical, Right: Rig 1600)THE SHORT REVIEW I LOVE THIS… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CamelBak Scout

Although marketed as a child's hiking pack, the Scout can be used by adults as well. It's lightweight and has enough space for a small amount of gear and snacks, and comes with a 1.5 litre water reservoir. Offering minimal shift, I have used this pack as an introductory running pack. I would recommend the Scout to anyone interested in getting into endurance running, particularly if they are on a budget. As a 5 foot tall adult beginning to take running more seriously, I was thrilled to find this… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
CamelBak Rim Runner

Overall good product. Use for longer day hikes. A generally good product. The straps can cause a little fatigue around the neck and shoulder on longer hikes. Definitely for walking and NOT running. Holds plenty of water with additional side pockets for two water bottles. easy access to gear with a full zip opening. Holds plenty of food/gear for a full day of hiking. For taller people the waist strap rides high and is better just taken off. It is great for hydration with an easy to fill large Camelbak… Full review