Lumbar/Hip Packs

The best lumbar/hip packs, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 30, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Lumbar/Hip Pack Reviews

Nathan Hipster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Mountainsmith Tour

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Amphipod PURErun Trail Stainless 16oz

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

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

Fuel Belt Crush

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Inov-8 Race Pro 4

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Mountainsmith Kinetic II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Nathan Mirage Pak

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

Mountainsmith Tour TLS

rated 5 of 5 stars Some people might think a fanny pack will make you look like a nerd. But its durability and comfort make the Mountainsmith Tour TLS pack a great choice for day hikes, cross country skiing, and using as a man-purse (or lady purse) around town. Fit: This fanny lumbar pack will fit most adults. The heavier you are, the less coverage you'll get from the light padding on the hipbelt. I have a 32 inch waist, and I might get nervous if I was skinnier than a 30 inch waist. Mountainsmith says it will work… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour
$50 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Roo
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster
$15 - $24
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Nathan Mirage Pak
$10 - $20
Nathan TrailMix Plus Insulated 2 Hydration Belt
Ultimate Direction Mountain Belt 4.0
Ultimate Direction Fury
The North Face '92 Rage Em
$49 - $69
Ultimate Direction Meow
CamelBak Ultra Belt
$27 - $53
Nathan 5K Waist Belt
Nathan Peak Waist Pak w/ Insulated SpeedDraw Flask
Nathan Trail Mix Plus
Exped Mini Belt Pouch
$26 - $34
Nathan VaporHowe WaistPack
CamelBak Flash Belt 17oz
Osprey Duro Solo
$26 - $40
Amphipod Profile-Lite High Five-K Pack
Amphipod Profile-Lite 20
Deuter Belt I
DaKine Classic Hip Pack
Kammok Pika Pack
Ultimate Direction Groove Stereo
REI Trail 5 Waistpack
Salomon Pulong Sleevee Belt
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack 1L
$22 - $29
Ultimate Direction Race Belt 4.0
The North Face Kanga
Mammut Lithium Waistpack
Ultimate Direction Access 600
$23 - $44
Amphipod AirFlow MicroStretch Plus Luxe Belt
The North Face Bozer Hip Pack
Deuter Pulse 1
Ultimate Direction Groove Mono
Fjallraven Ulvo Hip Pack
Mountainsmith Sidekick Small
Ultimate Direction Access 350
Mountainsmith Trippin Fanny Pack
$25 - $27
The North Face Convert Lumbar
$100 - $149
DaKine Hot Laps 2L
Mountainsmith Knockabout
CamelBak Repack LR4
$74 - $75
Osprey Tempest 6
$49 - $75
Nathan Triangle
Arc'teryx Maka 2 Waistpack
Ultimate Direction Comfort Belt
Montane Via Bite 1
Mountainsmith Dry Kick
UltrAspire Fitted Race Belt
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