Lumbar/Hip Packs

The best lumbar/hip packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 1, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Lumbar/Hip Pack Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt

Mine was equipped for tequila shots and fits four travel size bottles of Cuervo Gold and one shot glass. Works great, lightweight and I really can’t add anything else as Goose nailed the efficiency and value of this product. Wear it responsibly!!! Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt

Forget brands like Platypus and Nalgene. The most efficient way to carry your beverages on the Appalachian Trail is the Mt Katahdin Hydration Belt. It’s the first of April, and the thru-hiking season is underway. Across the country, myriads of twenty-somethings are leaving their parents’ basements and setting out on the long trails to find the true meaning of life. And while thousands will start at Springer Mountain, Georgia, only a dedicated few will fight through the hangovers and public intoxication… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa

Versatility is implied in the name for good reason. HMG refers to the Versa as a Fanny Pack and Pack Accessory with suggested uses far beyond just strapping it around your waist. Wearing it around the chest, like a bandolier, or attached to your pack are just a few of the options. Light at just over 4 ounces with strap and under 3 ounces with strap removed, it makes a nice addition to a pack or great standalone space for shorter adventures. Perfect for carrying items you want easy access to like… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
UltrAspire Speedgoat 2.0 Hydration Belt

This cool lightweight waist pack has ended my vest wearing days! It is comfortable and stable with no bouncing or rubbing. As a long time ultra-runner I have been wearing a hydration vest since they came out as I didn't like the bouncing of the water bottle on my lower back. The vest felt heavy on my back and the bottles always seemed like they would fall out—and it was a such pain to get stuff out of the back of the pack.  I wanted to rid myself of the monkey on my back so I ordered the UltrAspire… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Nathan Hipster

After hundreds of miles of use, the simple, stretchy Hipster waist belt has earned its spot among my essential running gear. Basically four pockets, it regularly carries my iPhone 7 and an EpiPen, as well as pepper spray and gels as needed (keep those last two separate). Most important, it is comfortable and stays in place without any chafing. I’ve used two Hipsters over the past four years for several hundred runs and many more miles. Both have held up well and show little sign of wear. I’d… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountainsmith Tour

This pack is very well made, with just the right size for both short hikes, weekend, and in town use. There is enough room to carry two small water bottles, a light jacket or sweater, a book, a packed lunch, wallet etc... I esp. like the Smart Phone storage area in back and brighter interior. The only downside is I wish they made a women's version of this pack, for those with smaller waists, because I've got excess strappage whenever I click the strap, and I'd like to find something to keep it out… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Amphipod PURErun Trail Stainless 16oz

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
GoMotion Orion

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Fuel Belt Crush

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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day
$60 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour
$45 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo
$39
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa
$70
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Nathan Mirage Pak
$14 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Single Shot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Maxpedition Sabercat
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Swift II
$50 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
True North Double Diamond
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
True North Double Diamond SCS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Tour TLS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Speedgoat 2.0 Hydration Belt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Oxx Gator Bag
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Madden Equipment Patrol
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Pro 4
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Sport Hiker
$75 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Uno
$32 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jandd Osher
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoMotion Orion Lumbar/Hip Pack / Flashlight
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Kinetic II
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Amphipod PURErun Trail Stainless 16oz
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Inov-8 Race Elite 3
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Quantum Belt
$29 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fuel Belt Crush
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Day TLS
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Delaney DC
$49 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Vibe II
$25 MSRP
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Maxpedition Thermite
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
The North Face Waterproof Lumbar
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Nathan Elite 1 Plus
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Chums Deluxe Hip Pack
$20 MSRP
The North Face Enduro Belt 2
$45 MSRP
The North Face Enduro Belt 1
$29 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Dayhiker
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Catalyst
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Creel
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Helios 8
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Helios 12
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Big Bear
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Flathead
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Hawk
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Eagle
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Urban
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Grand Cayman
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Passage
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite HydroSpeed
$50 MSRP
discontinued