Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration

Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L

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NATHAN® HPL #020 RACE VEST 2L :: Power your long-distance runs with this extra lightweight, ultra comfortable hydration vest, the Nathan® HPL #020 Race Vest 2L. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, this vest has been redesigned with lighter weight fabrics and an updated 3-way Propulsion Harness that moves with you, not against you. You'll run hot while staying cool in dry, airy comfort thanks to the moisture-wicking, breathable mesh shoulder straps and back vent panel. Plus, while you're sippin' easy you can store extra stuff in the stretch mesh pockets, ideal for energy gels, snacks and small essentials.

Features & Benefits:

  • Lighter weight fabric than previous versions
  • New easy-adjust strap system for faster on and off
  • Repositioned bladder tube now exits from top of pack to eliminate skin contact
  • Front Power Stretch Mesh pockets and two rear zippered compartments store all your essentials
  • Wall Mesh shoulder straps and back panel channel air across your skin and wick moisture away
  • 3-way Propulsion Harness moves in harmony with your shoulders and upper back, reducing wasted energy
  • Includes 2L bladder
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Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Well thought out design

      By Frank

      from SOCAL

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean Bladder
      • Good design
      • Lightweight
      • Stable With No Bounce
      • Well Made

      Cons

      • Bladder Hanger Needs Redo
      • No Waterproof Pocket

      Best Uses

      • Countryside Runs
      • Rural Road Runs
      • Trail Runs

      Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

      I recently got in to long road and trail running so I picked this pack up. I was amazed at how light, chafe free and slosh free (turn the bladder upside down and suck all the air out) it was while at the same time offering generous cargo space for several hours outdoors. The pockets in front hold my nutrition (bars, gels, salt tabs) and phone with plenty of room for the trash I generate. The pocket in the back holds my keys, a mini first aid kit, small knife (for making splints in case I hurt myself) and extra bars. The bungee outside can hold a jacket or extra shirt. The side and chest straps offer quick adjustment on the fly. The bladder can be turned inside out so cleaning it is very easy. The bag is easy to clean. I just rinse it under cold running water and hang it dry when I'm done.

      What I don't like about it is the lack of a weatherproof pocket for electrolyte tabs and the hanger bladder which allows the bladder to slip off and crumple to the bottom of the bag. The first problem I fixed by carrying my salt tabs in a small plastic container and the second one I fixed by giving the hanger loop a twist before I hang the bladder, making it impossible for the hook to slip out.

      The newer Nathan vests almost always feature a water resistant pocket and a new style bladder holder but that is just an indicator of the age of this pack's design. Maybe Nathan should update this classic as well.

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      4.0

      AWFUL TASTE FROM THE MOUTH PIECE!

      By M

      from Chula Vista, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfort
      • Easy Reach Pockets
      • Stays Put

      Cons

      • Bladder

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

      First time using a running pack. I've used camel baks before and the bladder tends to slosh around so I opted for Nathan. Currently training for my first half marathon so I need lots of liquid. The pockets are small but when your training you need to be light so the sizes are perfect for gel packs. The back can hold a light outer shell long sleeve and it stays in place. The zippers and draw strings stay in place so thats also a plus. Overall its a good pack for long distance. My only complaint is the nasty taste from the mouth piece. I've washed it out several times and hang dried it and just couldn't get rid of the taste. I only use water in it so its gotta be the material used. Nathan, call camel bak to get their secret! I replaced the 2L for a 1.5L bladder from camel bak so it gets 4 stars.

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      5.0

      A Must Have for Long Runs

      By Chris the Reluctant Marathoner

      from Columbia, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 20 L Capacity
      • Adjustable
      • Ample storage space
      • Room For Phone
      • Room For Water Bottle
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great for long runs

        Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

        Quite simply, the best hydration pack I have ever bought.

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        4.0

        Very good, but could use some tweaking..

        By Heavyfoot

        from Hoboken, New Jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Light
        • WELL FITTING

        Cons

        • Not Too Easy To Fill
        • Water Pouch Hard To Clean

        Best Uses

        • Hot weather
        • Long runs

        Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

        It's a great hydration system, especially for the longer runs, that could use some minor improvements. Overall it's a great product, that I've been using for years!

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        5.0

        hydration with front pocket

        By Sweetzzee

        from Des Moines, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • New Plastic Taste

        Best Uses

        • Biking
        • Hiking
        • Running

        Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

        I bought the belt type first but it rubbed my belly too much. Lots of the girls I run with are wearing these in my area. The fit is very comfortable, straps adjust. The front strap can slide up and down also. The water doesn't slosh around when I run and I added a little lemon juice to get rid of the plastic taste. The only downside for me is how it fits around my chest, making me a little self conscience. I like all the pockets and that I can put my phone in the front pocket while I listen to music.

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        5.0

        Great Hydration Pack

        By Qutsigal

        from Lake Elsinore, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest 2L Hydration:

              Loved how it keeps the water really cold.

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