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Nathan Vaporhowe Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Vaporhowe

  • Reviewers thought that the Nathan Vaporhowe is a pretty package.
  • Other reviewers remarked that it has a soft feel.
  • Users noted that the bag feels far lighter than it looks, partly because of the amount of storage capacity (12L).
  • They also noted that it is designed to reduce sloshing, hence the tapered cut.
  • Testers said that it fits well and sits high on the back.
  • Users found that its adjustable straps on the sternum (with three contact points), under the bust (again with three contact points) and on the sides keep compression high–so much so that even with a full pack, it doesn't bounce.
  • Other users noted that diversity in sizing is offered.
  • Testers found that the side straps compress the pack with a simple tug so that adjustments can be made on the go.
  • Many of the reviewers noted that the bag's 1.8 bladder, which is patented for its hourglass shape and internal baffle (primarily a fluid regulator), is designed to reduce the sloshing sound that can become agitating several hours into a long run.
  • Testers noted that it the bag seems compact.
  • Other testers also found that its softness of the fabric ensures that no chafing occurs even when wearing solely a sports bra.
  • A lot of users indicated that the breathability keeps the back from feeling overly hot and sweaty, even at the end of a mid-morning three-hour run.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that it looks flimsy.
  • Users remarked that the VaporHowe is a pricey pack.


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The Nathan Vaporhowe ranks #4 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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The Nathan Vaporhowe ranks #948 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

I Run Far

All in all, I’m impressed with the Nathan VaporHowe 4L Women’s Race Vest. I find myself reaching for it frequently on my daily runs around the Front Range of Colorado, especially now that I rigged the two chest straps with rubber bands to stop them from sliding loose as I run.

Posted 26 April 2018 by Kristin Zosel - Read full review

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Last updated on January 12, 2019