Choosing A Hydration Pack for Running or Biking

So you're looking to add a hydration pack to the mix, but wondering where to start right? Checkout the information below to compare the various options. 

Gear Quiver - Great for ride, run, hike, sup, etc. Ideal for the minimalist or handheld user. 

  • This pack doesn't come with a hydration reservoir, but you can add a soft flask or 1L bladder. 
  • 2 Shoulder Pockets for phone, wallet, keys.
  • Rear stretchy cargo for jackets and more. 

HydraQuiver Single Barrel - Minimal pack designed for nearly every shape of runners. Not good for biking. 

  • No chest pockets
  • No chest strap, easier to breathe! 
  • Good rear cargo storage
  • Tension from the front straps to control fit
  • Generally used in marathons and less distance. 
  • Large chest in terms of diameter or cup size work great with this pack thanks to the lack of a chest strap. 
  • 25oz capacity

HydraQuiver Double BarrelMinimal pack designed for nearly every shape of runners. Not good for biking. 

  • No chest pockets
  • No chest strap
  • Rear cargo storage
  • Tension from the front straps to control fit
  • Large chest in terms of diameter or cup size work great with this pack thanks to the lack of a chest strap. 
  • 50oz capacity

HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2 - Optimum for long distance running, generally trail focused, but plenty use in marathons and tri too. 

  • Front chest strap and chest pockets
  • Fit is good for runners above 115lbs in weight. If smaller than that it may work, but is on a case by case basis. Note that large chest or extra firm chest may have a problem with fit.
  • Highly breathable mesh to compensate for the extra material up front (also very expensive…made in the US in Pennsylvania for the medical industry)
  • Rear storage in spandex on the VP1, VP2 has a shock cord for jackets, then add on feature for the modular bag for more storage in the back. 
  • Tension from the sides to control fit
  • 50oz capacity

HydraQuiver Vest Pack 1 - Optimum for 50k and under trail races, or well supported races above that distance. 

  • Very light and floats on your body.
  • Fit is good for most runner sizes from petite to large. Note that large chest or extra firm chest may have a problem with fit.
  • Front chest strap and chest pockets
  • Highly breathable mesh to compensate for the extra material up front (also very expensive…made in the US in Pennsylvania for the medical industry)
  • Rear storage in spandex on the VP1, VP2 has a shock cord for jackets, then add on feature for the modular bag for more storage in the back. 
  • Tension from the sides to control fit
  • 25oz capacity

Endurance Pack - Optimum for any distance running or mountain biking. Great for hiking too! Fit is wide open from petite to larger runners/riders/hikers. 

  • Dual Elastic front chest straps with 4 adjustment points per side. This pack fits men and women of all shapes and sizes wonderfully.
  • Front chest pockets, 2 of them, and front shoulder pockets, 2 of them, can hold a ton of essentials close at hand. The shoulder pockets fit an iPhone 6+ in a case wonderfully, same with the chest pockets. You can also put bottles or soft flasks in the front chest pockets. 
  • 70oz bladder comes with a quick disconnect and lock out bite valve. So a big difference with it compared to the bottle based packs. This also allows for 70oz of water on your back, where as the 2 bottle packs limit at 50oz, unless you strap on a third bottle for 75oz total. 
  • 2 Rear cargo compartments allow space for jackets, lights, nutrition and more. The back cargo has a secure zipper with a key clip for your essential items. 
  • Petite runners will appreciate the scalability that will comfortably fit down to very petite runner. 
  • Larger runners will appreciate the deeply cut from pockets that allow more room and arm movement for greater comfort. 

Handheld, 21oz - If you run short runs, don't like to carry much with you besides a key, phone, and a gel, then this can be good too. 

  • Dual spandex pocket to hold up to an iphone 6, keys, gel, credit cards.
  • Extra wide comfy grip for superior comfort and no subsidence of the strap. 
  • 21oz bottle 
  • Reflective trim on the bottom for safety. 

Our packs are made tough, locally too. We use high end materials that maximize breathability and performance to carry you a long way while running while not interfering with your run. I’m confident you’ll dig our gear and for more information scroll to the bottom of every product page and you’ll see over 1000 reviews across our products which are highly educational as well!