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Nathan Firecatcher Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 69 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Firecatcher - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Firecatcher

  • Testers found out that the Nathan Firecatcher vest is a mix of several fabrics that allows it to be lightweight, airy and flexible.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the vest hugs the contours of torso well.
  • Users noted that it is durable against abrasion and machine washing.
  • Other users also stated that its front zip chest pocket lays flat but was designed in such a way that it will expand nearly 3x times its size, allowing room for four gels.
  • Other testers said that every edge of the vest is wrapped in a soft, fleece-like fabric.
  • Users praised its simple yet essential design decision.
  • Other users pointed out that it is comfortable and ventilated well.
  • Reviewers recommend the use of the vest for mountain/ultra/trail running the world.
  • Many users said that the vest includes tails on the flask elastic cords.
  • Testers noted that it comes with a bladder loop inside the internal rear pocket and lightweight buckles.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A tester discovered that getting a bladder and hose inside the rear pocket was a hassle at home and would be a time suck at an aid station.
  • A reviewer mentioned that it lacks an optional tube clip or magnetic clip for the bladder hose.


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The Nathan Firecatcher ranks #10 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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vs All Bags

The Nathan Firecatcher ranks #1864 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Nathan Firecatcher vs the Nathan Fireball.

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Nathan Firecatcher vs Nathan Fireball

Nathan Firecatcher
Nathan Firecatcher


Based on 69 reviews

  • The Firecatcher is rated slightly worse than the Fireball.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 105 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Firecatcher is available in these colors:

The Firecatcher is designed specifically for those out there that feel they simply can't get enough space for their belongings. It's designed to give you a maximum amount of space and it compresses your belongings like nothing else.

You'll have no problem using the Firecatcher to tote whatever you need to as far as you want. The Fireball is designed to give you more comfort but less space overall. It's great for those out there who might feel the need to bring some things with them but wants to keep up a faster pace while walking about.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019