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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 August 17, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$80 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$11 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak UnBottle Hydration Reservoir
$42 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak H.A.W.G. Hydration Pack
$207
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
$70 - $164
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
MSR Dromedary Bags Hydration Reservoir
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
CamelBak Rim Runner Hydration Pack
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day Lumbar/Hip Pack
$40 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Platypus Platy Bottle Water Bottle
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar/Hip Pack
$68 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Platypus PlatyPreserve Water Bottle
$10 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$108 - $155
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hydrapak Shape-Shift 2L Hydration Reservoir
$38 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic Water Bottle
$14 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
CamelBak Day Star 18 Hydration Pack
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR DromLite Bags Hydration Reservoir
$27 - $36
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Hydraulics 3L Reservoir Hydration Reservoir
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth HDPE Water Bottle
$4 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$40 - $110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Podium Ice Water Bottle
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Glow Water Bottle
$11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack
$108 - $155
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Chute Mag Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
$20 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip Water Bottle
$30
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
$160
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
$70 - $115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 16 oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$8 - $9
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Platypus Hoser Hydration Reservoir
$28
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack
$115 - $165
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$42 - $52
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cnoc Outdoors Vecto Hydration Reservoir
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$28 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Pack Tap Hydration Reservoir
$27 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Evernew Water Carry Water Bottle / Reservoir
$12 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Teton Sports Oasis 1100 Hydration Pack
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Pace 3 Hydration Pack
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Evoc Hip Pouch Pro Lumbar/Hip Pack
$80 - $90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster Lumbar/Hip Pack
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide Water Bottle
$17 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Forager Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$35
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack
$30 - $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
$21 - $26
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 64 oz Growler Water Bottle / Thermos
$52 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist Water Bottle
$35
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Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Evoc Hip Pouch Pro

A compact, no-bounce fanny pack with a reliable water bottle holster and just enough pocket room for running and riding essentials. Cell phone pocket need optimizing and a raincoat. I needed a runner’s fanny pack that works juuuust right. I have one with a nice, easy in and out water bottle holster, but the two thin, triangular pockets just barely hold a Snickers, never mind my cell phone or a buff. Toooo small. Another has a 1000L main compartment, nice to be able to hold Snickers and phone and… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Cnoc Outdoors Vecto

A great, durable and practical water bladder for outdoor activities. It’s available in various capacities and has clever features: dual opening with large collecting easy, and the ubiquitous 28mm thread and optional 42mm beefed-up version.   The 2L CNOC Vecto: compact and lightweight but robust and practical Outdoorspeople takes hydration seriously. Every part of the water system—collecting, treating, purifying, storing, drinking—must be easy, reliable and durable to withstand some level… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Osprey Hydraulics 3L Reservoir

A decent reservoir, with a couple glaring flaws. I picked this up two years ago as a replacement for another reservoir that had, through my own poor habits, gone moldy. This bag has anti-microbial materials in its construction, so I have nothing to worry about there. In fact, after the first couple uses there hasn't even been any plastic taste to speak of, even if I occasionally forget to empty the bladder for a week or so. It's a decent bit of kit, and the 3L size is excellent for longer dayhikes… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Mystery Ranch Forager Hip Pack

A well made, nice sized pack for everyday and shorter outings. Now that I'm retired I find myself hiking the myriad of single-track trails we have close by daily.   I was carrying a 20 oz handle water bottle and nothing else. I'm pretty dialed in to the weather and what to wear, but would sometimes find I wished I had brought gloves or a beanie or a windshirt or a little more water or a snack, etc. I've got a few day packs that would certainly work, but was looking for something smaller. Enter… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey

Mystery Ranch's Hip Monkey is a roomy, durable, well-made lumbar pack that provides easy access to items on the go. With most of its 8-liter capacity in one large pocket, it's versatile for a wide range of uses year-round. Hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, traveling, fishing, and more, if the gear fits, you can carry it for your favorite activity in the Hip Monkey. Mystery Ranch even touts it can hold a six-pack or a set of frisbee golf discs. The Hip Monkey can be worn around your waist or… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L

$29 for a basic 1-liter fanny pack? Do I really need this? Yes, I do. My Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack lives in my car's glovebox and is extremely useful for unexpected walks and hikes. Sometimes I find myself with a half hour or hour between appointments or waiting to pick up a kid. If possible, I like to spend those snippets of time outdoors—walking a trail, visiting nearby woods or arboretum, looking for birds and wildlife, and so on. This little hip pack from Patagonia allows me to stow… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
LiteAF Feather Weight Fanny Pack

The LiteAF Fanny Pack is a utilitarian accessory for keeping small but essential items easily at hand. It serves as a stand-alone pocket/bag and also pairs well with a minimalist backpack when lacking a hip belt. Specs:  Standard size: 8″ x 4″ x 2.75″, 1" detachable webbing, 1.4L Lycra mesh front pocket, Front right hip 1" Ultralight Buckle, 1″ belt, adjustable up to 46″ Weight: 2.5 oz (also available in Extra Large Size) Pictured with a Galaxy S7 in the front mesh pocket About LiteAF:… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic

A durable steel bottle, with some ecological merits, a choice of lids and available in a selection of attractive colours. I bought this bottle eight years ago. It generally lives in my car, with the sport cap attached. I also have a loop-top leakproof cap, but never take the bottle backpacking, so never use that cap. I like the choice of colours. The paint isn't very durable—and would be a real mess if heated on the stove (buy the unpainted version, if you plan to take this product on a serious… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Lowe Alpine Mesa 6

A comfortable, well designed pack, which can carry the essentials for a day hike, dog walk, or mountain run, in a stable and unobtrusive way. I chose this pack to replace a very old Pod Sac, from my climbing days. That was a minimal nylon bag, with a thin attachment strap. By contrast, 30 years later, this is a clever and complex design, which offers the potential for all-day comfort, fully or partially laden, during strenuous activity or a gentle stroll. The bag is a roomy 6 litres in capacity,… Full review