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Nathan Vaporshadow Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 85 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Vaporshadow - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

82% of the reviewers give the Nathan Vaporshadow a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (10%)
Average (5%)
Poor (13%)
Bad (0%)

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Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Nathan Vaporshadow

  • Several users noted that the Nathan Vaporshadow has 360 degrees of reflective lining so the user can even be noticed in the wee hours of the night.
  • A reviewer thought that its pocket in the front with a bungee cord can fit a 10-22 ounce water bottle or any other items wanted accessible.
  • Testers mentioned that it has a hidden ice-pack pocket in the back to help regulate body temperature.
  • Laptop users praised its bungee cord on the back can accommodate jackets, spare shirts, and more.
  • Tablet users also lauded the presence of its trekking pole clips.
  • Testers pointed out that it comes with 2 liter bladder.
  • Users also noted that the bag's bite valve nozzle on the hose has on and off positions but does not leak while running in the on position, making it easier to continually drink throughout a run.
  • Users noted that its bladder pocket is insulated to prevent warm weather or body heat from rapidly affecting the water temperature.
  • Several reviewers have pointed out that the bag bladder is easily dismantled for thorough cleaning.
  • Other reviewers noted that the bag hose has plenty of straps to loop through to guide the hose to the right spot.
  • Testers said that its upper chest strap, or V-chest strap forms a triangle shape, and locks down the vest, keeping it from shifting and moving.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that its front pocket drawstrings have repeatedly snapped from the stitching, making the pocket useless for any sort of gel stashing.
  • Another user thought that it does not cinch down tight enough.


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The Nathan Vaporshadow ranks #11 compared with the other Nathan bags.

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The Nathan Vaporshadow ranks #1974 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Crowdsourced comparison of the Nathan Vaporshadow vs the Nathan VaporAiress.

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Nathan Vaporshadow vs Nathan VaporAiress

Nathan Vaporshadow
Nathan Vaporshadow

Based on 85 reviews
Price: $$$

Nathan VaporAiress
Nathan VaporAiress


Based on 294 reviews

Weight: 0.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Vaporshadow is rated somewhat better than the VaporAiress.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 379 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Vaporshadow is available in these colors:

Only the VaporAiress is available in these colors:

Both the Nathan Vaporshadow and the Nathan Vaporairess and made with real quality. They have good storage room for your items.

The Nathan Vaporshadow is ultra comfortable during usage. This bag holds a large amount of stuff. There are two large pouches near the hydration bladder.

The Nathan Vaporairess is designed with super breathable materials to ensure your full comfort at all times during usage. This bag has two front pockets that make accessing your water bottle easy.

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Last updated on May 12, 2019