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Nathan Mercury Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 378 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Mercury - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

77% of the reviewers give the Nathan Mercury a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (49%)
Good (28%)
Average (10%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (5%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Mercury

  • Reviewers thought that the Nathan Mercury hydration belt has a lightweight design.
  • Other reviewers remarked that it was comfortable to wear.
  • Users lauded the presence of two flasks with push-pull caps.
  • Other users noted that its design offers a soft stretch that eliminates bounce.
  • Testers found that its various designs are attractive.
  • Many of the reviewers commented on its durability as manifested by its robust fabric.
  • Users found the bag to be versatile and accessible.
  • A lot of users thought that the pack was easy to carry.
  • Many reviewers who used it commented that its perforate neoprene provides comfort and breathability.
  • Testers also found that they can store smartphones through its stretch mesh zip pocket.
  • Testers like that its reflective trim and details allow them to be seen even in low-visibility environments.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that its bottles are too close together making the weight of the belt more concentrated.
  • Another reviewer indicated that the bottles started leaking within a few months of use.
  • A user found it difficult to adjust the belt.


Crowdsourced specs across all Nathan Mercury models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.5-0.6 oz (0.2-0.3 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height4-5 in (10-13 cm)

Popular Models

Nathan Mercury 2

86% choose the Nathan Mercury 2

86 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.5 oz (0.2 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)

Nathan Mercury 3

14% choose the Nathan Mercury 3

14 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.6 oz (0.3 kg)

Nathan Mercury 2 vs Mercury 3

The two most popular Nathan Mercury models are the Mercury 2 and the Mercury 3, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Nathan Mercury bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Mercury 2 which is choosen by 86% (6.1 times as many as the 14% that choose the Mercury 3).

Mercury 2Mercury 3
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Mercury 2 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Mercury 3.

Mercury 2Mercury 3

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and blue. Only the Mercury 2 is available in pink. Only the Mercury 3 is available in purple and yellow.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Nathan Mercury features:
  • Reflective
  • Stretch mesh

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


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The Nathan Mercury ranks #19 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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The Nathan Mercury ranks #2684 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Nathan Mercury vs the Nathan Trail Mix.

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Nathan Mercury vs Nathan Trail Mix

Nathan Mercury
Nathan Mercury

Based on 378 reviews
Weight: 0.5-0.6 oz

Nathan Trail Mix
Nathan Trail Mix


Based on 482 reviews

Weight: 1.3 oz
Price: $

  • The Mercury is rated a little bit better than the Trail Mix.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 860 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Mercury is 117% lighter than the biggest Trail Mix (0.6 oz vs 1.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Mercury is available in these colors:

Only the Trail Mix is available in these colors:

Bag ID 31615. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019