Best Running Hydration Packs

Best running hydration packs

Looking for the best pack for running? See below to find the ideal pack depending on your distance. 

Short distance, under 13.1 miles. 

Gear Quiver - Great for shorter runs. 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. Most just use the back for storage. 
  • 2 Shoulder Pockets for phone, wallet, keys, and nutrition.

PFV (Phone.Flask.Vest) - Great for shorter runs. Ideal for the minimalist. 

  • A very different take on a pack. Featuring a 450ml (15oz) soft flask up front.
  • Secure phone pocket on outside of flask for quick access.
  • 1 Shoulder pocket for nutrition.
  • Dust/mud cover for the flask bite valve.
  • Small rear cargo and shock cord for a jacket or backup nutrition. 

Gear Vest - Great for shorter runs, but works great for long too! 

  • Similar in design to the Gear Vest, but a bit longer in the back with a 1L (35oz) bladder. 
  • The small vertical height of this pack, and small footprint on the back, means maximum ventilation. 
  • Rear shock cord for securing a jacket. 
  • The front chest harness has room for soft flasks up to 600ml per side.
  • 2 Shoulder Pockets for phone, wallet, keys, and nutrition.
  • Elastic chest harness is awesome for conforming to whatever curves you have and allow for easy breathing while running. 

HydraQuiver Single Barrel - Minimal pack designed for nearly every shape of runner. Ideal for the petite, but great for all body types.

  • No chest pockets
  • No chest strap, means it's easier to breathe! 
  • Good rear cargo storage for phone, wallet, keys, nutrition. 
  • 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. 
  • 24oz capacity

HydraQuiver Double Barrel - Ideal for medium to larger frame runners. 

  • 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. 
  • 48oz capacity

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. 

Ultrarunner? Long distance, up to 100+ miles. 

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 great for most runner sizes from petite to large (25" to 52"). Note that large chest or extra firm chest may have a problem with fit and suggest the Endurance Pack, Single Barrel, or Gear Vest. 
  • Front chest strap and chest pockets.
  • Highly breathable mesh.
  • Rear storage in spandex, great for bags of nutrition and more. 
  • Tension from the sides to control fit.
  • 24oz 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 for runners with a chest size of greater than 27", but less than 52". Note that large chest or extra firm chest may have a problem with fit and we'd suggest the HydraQuiver Double Barrel.
  • Highly breathable mesh.
  • 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, keep the front strap loose.
  • 48oz capacity

Endurance Pack - Optimum for any distance running. 

  • 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 regular size phones wonderfully, the chest pockets hold the plus sizes phones or you can put them in the back. 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. This also allows for 70oz of water on your back, where as the 2 bottle packs limit at 48oz, unless you strap on a third bottle for 72oz total. 
  • 4L of total cargo. 
  • Trekking pole hardware upgrade available. 
  • 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 frame. 
  • Larger runners will appreciate the deeply cut front pockets that allow more room and arm movement for greater comfort. 

Adventure Pack 12L - Optimum for any distance running. 

  • The nylon we use in this pack works is treated with a waterproof coating and is tough as nails too. 
  • Dual Elastic front chest straps with 4 adjustment points per side. This pack fits men and women of all shapes and sizes wonderfully. The front harness is 2" longer than the Endurance Pack. 
  • 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 regular size phones wonderfully, the chest pockets hold the plus sizes phones or you can put them in the back. You can also put bottles or soft flasks in the front chest pockets. We suggest the 600ml soft flask.
  • 70oz bladder comes with a quick disconnect and lock out bite valve. You can use a 3L bladder which we sell on our site too in this pack. 
  • Load leveling system, ideal for adjusting heavy and awkward loads externally on the pack. 
  • Trekking pole attachment available. 
  • Side access zipper pocket, also creates a baffle in the interior and features an interior secure key clip.
  • Side bottle/flask/trekking pole storage on outside of pack. 
  • 12L of total storage means this pack holds a lot, but when running you can adjust it to where it feels like our Endurance Pack too! 
  • Petite runners will appreciate the scalability that will comfortably fit down to very petite frame. 
  • Larger runners will appreciate the deeply cut front pockets that allow more room and arm movement for greater comfort. 

Adventure Pack 20L - Optimum for any distance running and fast packing.

  • Ideal for fastpacking and going big. 
  • Roll top for adjustable cargo storage.
  • The nylon we use in this pack works is treated with a waterproof coating and is tough as nails too. 
  • Dual Elastic front chest straps with 4 adjustment points per side. This pack fits men and women of all shapes and sizes wonderfully. The front harness is 2" longer than the Endurance Pack. 
  • 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 regular size phones wonderfully, the chest pockets hold the plus sizes phones or you can put them in the back. You can also put bottles or soft flasks in the front chest pockets. We suggest the 600ml soft flask.
  • 70oz bladder comes with a quick disconnect and lock out bite valve. You can use a 3L bladder which we sell on our site too in this pack. 
  • Load leveling system, ideal for adjusting heavy and awkward loads externally on the pack. 
  • Trekking pole attachment available. 
  • Side access zipper pocket, also creates a baffle in the interior and features an interior secure key clip.
  • Side bottle/flask/trekking pole storage on outside of pack. 
  • 15L to 21L of total storage means this pack holds a lot, but when running you can adjust it to where it feels like our Endurance Pack too! 
  • Petite runners will appreciate the scalability that will comfortably fit down to very petite frame. 
  • Larger runners will appreciate the deeply cut front pockets that allow more room and arm movement for greater comfort. 

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