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Nathan HPL Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 297 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 21 reasons to buy the HPL - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the Nathan HPL a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (24%)
Average (4%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (1%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan HPL

  • Most runners loved how light it weighs as well as the additional storage in the back for longer runs.
  • The front pockets designed for phone, ipod and other small items are also a favorite feature of this bag.
  • A lot of users agree that this bag is really comfortable and convenient for running.
  • Reviewers liked how it carries plenty of water along with a few snacks, cell phone, keys, and a rear pocket behind the bladder pocket for whatever else.
  • One who trains for marathon was so happy that this bag is able to hold a lot of water enough to lasta marathon.
  • Runners appreciate how the two side straps make adjusting very easy without bouncing.
  • Some users praise the presence of bungee straps in the back where they could place a light jacket.
  • Some runners particularly liked the bite valve.
  • A few reviewers praised it for good assortment and well-placed pockets.
  • Chest clip that holds the drink tube, back panel securing system, adjustable height chest strap are some of the favorite features of this bag.
  • One satisfied customer refer to it as fantastic and comfortable.
  • One reviewer liked that it was easy to clean after use.
  • Many runners were happy that the bladder is easy to take out and fill.
  • One hiker loved how it snugged on his back without moving.
  • A lot of users recommend this bag for running, hiking, marathon and other outdoor activities.
  • Many who used the bag agree that it is an excellent design for runners.
  • Most runners find the hydration pack very convenient for drinking on the run which encourages drinking.
  • Aside from the quality, a lot of users praise the fast delivery of the product.
  • A number of users liked how the breathable material prevents it from absorbing water that adds extra weight.
  • Many reviewers liked the easy access to the front pockets that enables them to get items without having to remove the vest.
  • Overall, its super light weight, material, hydration capacity, strong straps and zippers, fast delivery are cited as the favorite features of this bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user thought the sternum strap is poorly designed.
  • A runner complained that the bladder sealing mechanism takes some time to get used to.


Crowdsourced specs across all Nathan HPL models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)

Popular Models

Nathan HPL 020

100% choose the Nathan HPL 020

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Weight iconWeight0.4 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Nathan HPL features:
  • Reflective

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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Last updated on July 03, 2019