All of these vests will help you feel confident that you have everything you need on your next long run.

The emergence of the hydration vests has given triathletes a lot more versatility when it comes to carrying fluids and nutrition for long runs. Here are five of our favorites.

Arc’teryx Norvan 7 Hydration Vest

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Designed specifically for trail runners, the unisex Norvan 7 is built for longer distance with a main compartment that holds a 2-liter bladder (included) and four front mesh pockets for tucking additional flasks or fuel. This lightweight vest (255g unloaded) also features a weather-resistant storage bag and back mesh pockets.
$170, Arcteryx.com

Hoka Race Vest 8L

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Available in all sizes for men and women, this hydration vest was designed for Hoka athletes competing at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Although branded by Hoka, the pack was developed in partnership with running specialists Nathan and features two front hydration pockets with a hidden kangaroo pouch in back for a third flask (three 18-ounce insulated soft flasks included).
$250, Hokaoneone.com

Inov-8 Race Ultra Pro 2in1 Vest

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If you’re looking for versatility with multiple storage options, this 2in1 hydration vest fits the bill. With a 10-liter pocket that can be attached or removed, this vest can be maxed out for beast mode or stripped down (two .5-liter flasks, included) for shorter work. Fully loaded (minus gear and fluid), the 2in1 weighs in at 345 grams making it the heftiest in this class.
$185, Inov-8.com

Ultimate Direction Halo Vest

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Touted as stealthy and ultra-comfortable, the Halo hydration vest is endorsed by ultrarunner Jason Schlarb and promises the best volume-to-weight ratio in its class (175g/pack only). Made of mesh, nylon, and sturdy stretch tech denim, the Halo can carry up to 10 liters of fluid for long distance (equipped with two 500ml soft bottles; reservoir sold separately). Available in men’s and women’s sizing.
$170, Ultimatedirection.com

Salomon Agile 2 Set Hydration Vest

Built for trail runners, the minimalist unisex Agile 2 Set doesn’t hold as much hydration—two 1.1-liter soft flasks—as some of the other hydration vests here, but its lightweight mesh construction (170 grams unloaded) means it’s less noticeable during workouts. There’s enough room for a phone, keys, and cards, and it’s available in an array of colors—including high visibility—with reflective details for safety.
$90, Salomon.com