Lumbar/Hip Packs

The best lumbar/hip packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 25, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Lumbar/Hip Pack Reviews

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Inov-8 Race Pro 4

My go-to short distance, sub 2 hour, trail runner pack. This has been a great purchase. I have a variety of running packs I use dependent on where and how long I intend to run. This pack is great for sub 2 hour runs.  The fit is superb. It cinches tight and does not jiggle nor loosen during my runs. It is very comfortable to wear. The capacity is as advertised. Internally the bag fits my first aid kit, spare socks, tissues, and waterproof jacket.  The external bungee straps I put my ultralight… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mountainsmith Kinetic II

My go-to hip pack. Napolean Dynamite would be proud. For bumming around outside of town, I love this pack. Big enough to hold snacks, camera, and drinks. It's comfortable, easy to work with and holds up. Overall it's great. Fit: Snug and ergonomic Comfort: Padded, good Capacity: Just enough for what you need for a day Organization and accessibility: I wish the drink pockets were just a tad deeper so it could hold store bought water bottles a bit more secure. If I transfer my drinks into the classic… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Nathan Mirage Pak

This pack is perfect for the minimalist at heart, but beware of bounce with a smartphone. I'd buy it again even with its shortcomings. UPDATE 7/9/15: Taped seams have separated all over the pack. My local running store replaced the first one for free and the 2nd one has just completely fallen apart as well. I spoke with Nathan Hydration and they have offered to send a replacement free of charge. GREAT customer service...this pack...we'll see. UPDATE 7/9/15: Taped seams have separated all over the… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day
$67 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour
$60 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo
$39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
UltrAspire Speedgoat 2.0 Hydration Belt
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster
$25
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Nathan Mirage Pak
$16 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Single Shot
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Maxpedition Sabercat
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)
Mountainsmith Dart TLS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite HydroSpeed
$50 MSRP
 
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 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)
Kelty MG
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Mountain Bike Lumbar
$55 MSRP
discontinued