Retail Therapy: Nathan Elite 1 Hydration Pack

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retail-therapy.pngI hate to admit it, but I frequently ditch the fuel belt because I look like a combat soldier. Bad Susan. But on occasion we have to choose function over fashion, especially when it comes to hydrating—the life source of liquid that propels us through the day. Stupid water. We can’t win them all, but perhaps we can win halfway.


The Lightweight Elite 1 hydration waistpak combines quick access to a superior hydration bottle with performance features like the XTS Cradle—all located in the back over the fanny, out of site and with only an elastic belt in the front.

Pack Features:

  • XTS Cradle
  • Angled, insulated holster for quick access
  • 22 oz. Hydration Bottle
  • Zippered mesh pocket for small essentials or mandatory lip gloss
  • Airmesh moisture-wicking lumbar backing
  • Limited-stretch elasticized waistbelt
  • Fits 26″ to 42″ waists

Order your hydration pack for $25.95 online at Nathan Sports.

Have you worn an Elite Hydration Pack? Leave me a comment and let me know how it works for you.

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

  1. Jessica on June 7th at 11:55 am

    I have this pack and I love it! It’s great for shorter runs were I don’t need to carry much and don’t want to hold my bottle in my hand. The pouch also fits my Casio Exilm camera which is always a plus to be able to carry that!

  2. LeanaLeana on June 7th at 3:56 pm

    I don’t have this particular pack, but I do have one similar from Ultimate Direction – the Access. My only beef is that the zip pocket is a bit too small. I also have a Camelbak Flashflo, but I haven’t tried it out yet. Thanks for the info on the Nathan though – I may have to check it out!

  3. John on September 7th at 8:59 pm

    Hi Susan — I’ve been working on designing a comfortable water bottle that straps to your arm – just like an iPod. The Body Bottle ( attaches to the arm strap with Velcro so it is easy to rip of and put on so you don’t break concentration or your stride. Check it out – I’ve been designing it to be more comfortable than any water belt or camel pack out there.

  4. Source Outdoor on August 24th at 10:49 pm

    I like this pack but the bladder is really hard to keep clean and fill on the fly!

    Although for now I am back on hand bottles!