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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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The best packs, vests, water bottles, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 4, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$85 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$9 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak UnBottle Hydration Reservoir
$32 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak H.A.W.G. Hydration Pack
$188
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
$110 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
MSR Dromedary Bags Hydration Reservoir
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
CamelBak Rim Runner Hydration Pack
$99 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day Lumbar/Hip Pack
$68 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Platypus Platy Bottle Water Bottle
$15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar/Hip Pack
$75 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle
$5 - $8
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic Water Bottle
$33
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Chute Bottle Water Bottle
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Hydraulics 3L Reservoir Hydration Reservoir
$40 - $42
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Platypus PlatyPreserve Water Bottle
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$65 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hydrapak Shape-Shift 2L Hydration Reservoir
$36 - $37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic Water Bottle
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR DromLite Bags Hydration Reservoir
$25 - $113
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth HDPE Water Bottle
$7 - $8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$34 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Podium Ice Water Bottle
$15 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen 64oz Wide Water Bottle
$37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Glow Water Bottle
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Chute Mag Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
$15 - $40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip Water Bottle
$22 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Highland Fifth Flask Water Bottle
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set Hydration Pack
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 32oz Oasis Bottle Water Bottle
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack
$110 - $115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Geigerrig Rig 700M Hydration Pack
$126
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$8 - $11
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Platypus Hoser Hydration Reservoir
$24 - $26
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Rogue Hydration Pack
$70 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$37 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$25 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Evernew Water Carry Water Bottle / Reservoir
$13 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultimate Direction Fastpack 15 Hydration Pack
$84 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster Lumbar/Hip Pack
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide Water Bottle
$19 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack
$99 - $100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Stainless Steel Para-Bottle Water Bottle
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hydrapak Stash 750 ml Water Bottle
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 64 oz Growler Water Bottle / Thermos
$60 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist Water Bottle
$26 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vargo Titanium Water Bottle Water Bottle
$85
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Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
SIGG Traveller Water Bottle

Another industry standard, before... Tried, tested—and probably outmoded. Before they made drink containers, Sigg were a market leader in fuel carriers.  The leakproof qualities were revelatory, when many people would carry Coleman fuel in the purchase tin, methylated spirits in a thin plastic bottle and kerosene, in whatever old can was available.  Leaky, smelly, and flammable backpacks were a not-uncommon sight, which meant that Sigg bottles were eagerly adopted in the UK when they became… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
CamelBak Rogue

Nice, small hydration pack, but cheaper than the old one. I've used an older version of the Rogue for close to 10 years, so it has held up well. This new version has some "short-cuts", or silly weight saving measures that effect the quality and usability of this pack. The old version had a nice velcro strap to open to easily remove the bladder; the new version has only a piece of elastic with little room to force a full bladder back into its sleeve. This new version has a very small little "pocket-opening"… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide

Klean Kanteen's Insulated TKWide stands out among the plethora of vacuum insulated bottles on the market. It's non-leaking (with Café Cap or other leakproof options) and keeps drinks hot or cold for long hours. Made from stainless steel it's easy to keep clean and comes in a range of sizes and colors. In a world overflowing with water bottle options, the Insulated TKWide stands out as a good-looking, well made, everyday bottle for anyone on-the-go to work, school, errands, sports (if you're able… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
CamelBak Chute Mag Insulated Stainless Steel

One-litre insulated water bottle with wide mouth and double cap with narrow aperture for drinking   The CamelBak Chute Mag 32 oz insulated stainless steel bottle I bought this bottle for walks in warm weather. On warm days you need extra water, so I wanted a one-litre bottle. I wanted it to be insulated because water in a single-walled bottle becomes unpleasantly warm after a few hours in the sun. This bottle fitted the bill. I was also attracted by its double cap. I like bottles with a wide mouth… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic

Keep your cold beverages cold and your hot ones hot... The Klean Kanteen Classic, available in many colors. I received my Klean Kanteen as part of a prize package. I've been using it almost daily for over a year now and I love it. I take it to work and to play.   Klean Kanteen is a family- and employee-owned, U.S. based company that's been around since 2004. They began the reusable, stainless steel water bottle revolution. They state, "From the very beginning, Klean Kanteens have been built with… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist

The Microlite 1000 Twist is a double-walled steel bottle that holds a liter of...whatever. It is a very effective insulator for keeping things cold (and presumably hot, though I have only used it in hot weather). It is lightweight, durable, and different in some key ways than some of its competitors. It’s a worthy choice if you’re looking for an insulated steel bottle that’s slightly lighter weight and less expensive. INTRODUCTION Insulated steel bottles have become increasingly popular due… Full review

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 5 of 5 stars
Cnoc Outdoors Vecto

A tough little reservoir that should last me for years to come. Just got back from eight days backpacking the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. Used the Cnoc water bladder (2 liter) as my dirty bag with a gravity filter. Unlike my garbage Platypus system, the Cnoc is constructed light, was easy to fill, and the fold and slider system was easy to open and close. It matched up perfectly to my full size Sawyer filter. Even when filled to full capacity, the bladder never leaked top or bottom. When filling… Full review