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Nathan Vaporkrar Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

based on 125 reviews

Reviews Summary

Excellent (24%)
Good (31%)
Average (22%)
Poor (11%)
Bad (9%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Vaporkrar

  • Users have commended the Nathan Vaporkrar for its soft, stretchy, one-piece construction complemented by fully adjustable side straps that can be dialed in for a no-bounce experience.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that the bag's two zippered shoulder pockets were large enough to hold an iPhone 6 and five gels at a time.
  • Several users felt that additional nutrition can be stored in the dump pockets right below the soft-flask holsters on the chest.
  • Reviewers thought that its velcro tab keeps everything secure.
  • Other reviewers said that the bag materials are soft and incredibly stretchy.
  • Users noted that its back of the belt features a large lumbar pocket designed to hold a soft flask.
  • Other users praised its adjustable-on-the-fly side straps that stay put and are very easily loosened or tightened as needed, depending on the load carried.
  • Users said that it can be adjusted to be worn higher over a shirt or lower at the hips on top of running shorts.
  • They also noted that the pack is incredibly durable.
  • Testers also noted that it is very lightweight.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag's side straps do make it very difficult to access the side compartments.
  • Another reviewer found it very difficult to get the tops on without any leakage.


Crowdsourced specs across all Nathan Vaporkrar models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.9 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height3 in (8 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Nathan Vaporkrar features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Ultralight
  • Sternum strap

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


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The Nathan Vaporkrar ranks #20 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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The Nathan Vaporkrar ranks #2588 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

I Run Far

If you’ve been searching for the perfect vest or waist pack, I would highly recommend checking these VaporKrar products out. I purchased them both in the midst of a gear panic prior to this year’s A race,’ and I was pleasantly surprised by their form, fit, and function.

Posted 14 September 2017 by Tom Caughlan - Read full review

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Last update on 2019-03-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on March 24, 2019