Ratings Overview - Hydration Packs For Running

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Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set

 Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set
To put it simply, the Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set is the best hydration pack for running of all products we reviewed. This one tops all the dozens of other models our lead tester and author has used...  read more >
$175

Editors' Choice Award
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92
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Features - 9 of 10
9
Hydration System - 9 of 10
9
Storage Capacity - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
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 Nathan VaporHowe 12L
Coming on the scene for 2017 is the Nathan VaporHowe, and we couldn't be any more impressed. Designed by legendary runner Stephanie Howe and marketed to the female adventure athlete, we were blown...  read more >
$180

Editors' Choice Award
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90
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Features - 9 of 10
9
Hydration System - 8 of 10
8
Storage Capacity - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 10 of 10
10

 Nathan Vapor Air 2L
The Nathan Vapor Air is an excellent alternative to wearing two chest-mounted water bottles. It's our Top Pick of all bladder hydration systems. Our testers appreciated the features that make this...  read more >
$150

Top Pick Award
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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Features - 9 of 10
9
Hydration System - 8 of 10
8
Storage Capacity - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8

 Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta
The Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta is a solid contender in our lineup of women's specific vests. We loved its comfortable fit, wide array of pocket sizes and shapes and large storage capacity. While...  read more >
$135

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Features - 7 of 10
7
Hydration System - 6 of 10
6
Storage Capacity - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0

 Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0
The Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 3.0 falls in the middle of Ultimate Direction's signature series. This Scott Jurek-designed pack has legendary status just like its namesake and is one of the...  read more >
$125

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74
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Features - 8 of 10
8
Hydration System - 7 of 10
7
Storage Capacity - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9

 Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L
The Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L is the most backpack-like hydration pack for running that we tested, which makes it appealing for those who like to carry a lot of stuff. It is also comfortable...  read more >
$129

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72
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Features - 7 of 10
7
Hydration System - 4 of 10
4
Storage Capacity - 10 of 10
10
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 7 of 10
7

 CamelBak Ultra 4
The CamelBak Ultra 4 is exactly the kind of product that you would expect from CamelBak. It is well made, sleek, good looking, and features the Quicklink bladder system, found on virtually all...  read more >
$115

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Features - 7 of 10
7
Hydration System - 7 of 10
7
Storage Capacity - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5

 Osprey Dyna
We had hoped this pack would be a great budget-friendly option, but the Osprey Dyna ultimately led to disappointment. Ringing in at $90, half the price of the Editors' Choice Award-winning Nathan...  read more >
$90

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Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Features - 5 of 10
5
Hydration System - 8 of 10
8
Storage Capacity - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 8 of 10
8
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