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Nathan Elite Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 40 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Elite - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

Excellent (30%)
Good (22%)
Average (27%)
Poor (15%)
Bad (3%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Nathan Elite:

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Elite

  • Many reviewers noted that the Nathan Elite pack appeared well-made and offered a reasonable amount of capacity.
  • Many users also pointed out that it sports a handy little mesh pocket to stash emergency money, ID, or gel.
  • Several reviewers found out that the bag is not bulky.
  • Many of the users indicated that it offers easy access to the angled holsters while claiming to stay out of the arms’ way.
  • Laptop users praised its mesh pocket for its good size, without adding bulk to the setup.
  • Tablet users also lauded the presence of fully-adjustable waist belt.
  • Other users pointed out that it is well-constructed with a nice attention to detail.
  • Several reviewers found the bag not feeling too hot or sweaty at any point.
  • Reviewers pointed out that the pack has a large, dimensional pocket with zipper closure where a jacket fits perfectly.
  • They also noted the presence of two 22 oz. (650 mL) Hydration Bottles with QuickClip.
  • Testers also mentioned that it has reflective detail which is perfect for night running or racing.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user had issues with the padded hip pads looking cushy, heavier and hotter.
  • A reviewer said that the bag's waist belt loosened slightly and the bottle thumped back and forth.


Crowdsourced specs across all Nathan Elite models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.3-4.5 oz (0.1-2 kg)
Length iconLength6-9 in (15-23 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height4-11 in (10-28 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:



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The Nathan Elite ranks #22 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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vs All Bags

The Nathan Elite ranks #2826 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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2825Nathan Elite
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2826Nathan Trail Mix
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2828Vango Freedom
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Bag ID 33082. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019