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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 January 3, 2024. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$41 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic Water Bottle
$29 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Sustain Water Bottle Water Bottle
$12 - $21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Platypus Platy Bottle Water Bottle
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
CamelBak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
$69 - $196
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak UnBottle Hydration Reservoir
$29 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
MSR Dromedary Bags Hydration Reservoir
$50 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Platypus SoftBottle Water Bottle
$10 - $12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
CamelBak Rim Runner Hydration Pack
$60 - $210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide Water Bottle
$15 - $44
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Cnoc Outdoors Vecto Hydration Reservoir
$21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Hydraulics 3L Reservoir Hydration Reservoir
$26 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Mountainsmith Day Lumbar/Hip Pack
$90 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Platypus PlatyPreserve Water Bottle
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR DromLite Bags Hydration Reservoir
$37 - $46
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Platypus Hoser Hydration Reservoir
$21 - $36
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar/Hip Pack
$72 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Chute Mag Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
$10 - $550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Klean Kanteen 27oz Classic Water Bottle
$19 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 1000 Twist Water Bottle
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
CamelBak H.A.W.G. Hydration Pack
$111 - $232
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Adv Skin 12 Set Hydration Pack
$7 - $799
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Evernew Water Carry Water Bottle / Reservoir
$11 - $36
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 Twist Water Bottle
$16 - $683
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Evoc Hip Pouch Pro Lumbar/Hip Pack
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Platypus Big Zip EVO Hydration Reservoir
$38 - $595
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Hip Monkey Lumbar/Hip Pack
$9 - $999
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gregory Nano Waistpack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa Lumbar/Hip Pack
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nalgene 16oz Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$10
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 64 oz Growler Water Bottle / Thermos
$32 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip Water Bottle
$17 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$27 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Stainless Steel Para-Bottle Water Bottle
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Podium Ice Water Bottle
$30 - $33
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Highland Fifth Flask Water Bottle
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Forager Hip Pack Lumbar/Hip Pack
$16 - $345
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Nalgene 32oz Oasis Bottle Water Bottle
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
CamelBak Podium Chill Water Bottle
$10 - $28
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$13 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack
$21 - $440
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack
$100 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth Ultralite HDPE Bottle Water Bottle
$2 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$70 - $165
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Pace 3 Hydration Pack
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle / Thermos
$15 - $700
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
$12
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L Lumbar/Hip Pack
$24 - $799
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Recent Pack, Vest, or Bottle Reviews

rated 1 of 5 stars
Easy Traveler 16oz Rum Runner Flask

Order never arrived. 3 emails and 1 FB message went ignored. Super disappointed in the whole process. Order never arrived. 3 emails and 1 FB message went ignored. Super disappointed in the whole process.  Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Nalgene 32oz Oasis Bottle

The Nalgene Oasis is too expensive at $16. They used to be like $8 a year ago. First they disappeared for 2 years, they said it was supply chain issues. Now they restock them at twice the price. Sounds like a little market manipulation....sad. Anyway, for slightly over what they a charging now you could get a pretty nice brand name stainless steel bottle. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth

Kinda wish I wouldn’t have spent $50 on it. I like it, but it doesn’t keep water cold unless you have ice. Which I hate, because why am I spending so much when I should’ve just purchased a regular bottle. Too late to return it, nothing I can do about it I know. I’m just telling people so they know before purchasing. If you drop it and it’s a far drop on accident on hard floor, street, rocks (hiking), etc. there will be 97% chance that there’s a dent in it. Sometimes big, sometimes little,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Wondery Parks of the USA Bucket List Water Bottle

Have you ever found yourself wondering how many National Parks you’ve visited? With 424 national park sites, and 63 national parks, it can be challenging to track them all unless you have the Wondery Parks of the USA Water Bottle. The Wondery Parks of the USA Water Bottle features small laser engraved images of all 63 national parks. And it comes with a series of stickers that you match to the engravings on the water bottle once you've made it to the corresponding park. It basically serves as… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Gregory 3D Hydro 3L Reservoir

Comparing it to a Outback 2l Hydration bag at 1/3 of the cost this thing is amazing! Compared to other similarly priced products I don't know... This is my first good one. I bought this a year ago for about 59.99 CAD at Sportscheck and you can get the newer design, I'm guessing it is a newer dersign, for about 54.99 CAD. Overall it has been my companion for hikes and mountain biking with my North Face Hydra 26. Small enough where it doesn't get in the way but just big enough for this bladder. I… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan

This is a simple, durable, relatively lightweight bottle. Among rigid plastic bottles, this is one of the best. The narrow mouth makes it easier to drink from but harder to fill. If you want a rigid, transparent bottle, this is the one to get. It is strong, light, and fits into most bottle pockets. I would recommend this to almost anyone. This bottle has been "discontinued", but they really just added 50% recycled plastic and called it a new bottle (Nalgene Sustain). Ease of Use: Intuitive to use. Full review

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

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