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NathanIntensity Hydration Vest

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Item # NAT0060

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Item # NAT0060

Contoured for a woman's physique and designed for those really, really long runs.

Nathan created the Woman's Intensity Race Vest to fit your body instead of his, because running thirty miles in a race vest designed for a guy is a guaranteed ticket to pain. Nathan updated this ultra-style running vest since last year, shaving a few ounces off the weight by using lighter materials and a lighter weight fabrication process throughout. Contoured shoulder straps and a redesigned waist-belt match shape of a female runner's physique so this pack sits snug against your body. Weight savings and comfort are imperative for anything you're carrying in a distance event, so the Intensity uses an all-mesh harness that's soft, feather light, and highly breathable. Simple and secure, a pair of side adjustments and a quick-clip chest strap make for easy-on-and-off at aid stations and allow you to dial in the fit of the vest on the fly. A hand-held or a waist belt will keep you minimally supplied, but the Intensity can hold up to two liters of water, offer it up hands-free through a hydration tube at your shoulder, and keep a light rain shell or nutrition within easy reach. Sometimes there's nothing like a running vest with a little extra storage.

  • Three-way Propulsion Harness moves in harmony with your shoulders and upper back for long-distance comfort
  • Lightweight harness and pack materials and fabrication technique
  • Bladder-compatible design for hands-free hydration; 2-liter bladder included
  • Repositioned hydration tube exists from the top of the pack instead of the side
  • Easy-adjust system uses dual buckle-adjustments at the side and one across the chest
  • Front stretch-mesh pockets and two rear zippered compartments hold essentials

Tech Specs
MaterialWall mesh
Volume4.5L (275cu in)
Pockets1 front mesh, 1 zippered front, 2 zippered rear
Recommended Userunning
Manufacturer Warrantylimited

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've used it several times

I've used this a lot for trail running and hiking, and it stays put, and fits all my necessities. It contours to my body pretty perfectly. So I love this. and the purple color makes it even better. :)

>Rating: 3

Works fine but could be better

I've put it through the wringer

I used this pack for a pretty long time simply because it is just a fine pack but it sits pretty low on my back and no matter how I adjust the straps, sometimes it'll make my shoulders hurt. I like how much room it has for everything you need for a really long run but the design could be a little better. It could just be my body type too though.


Ready to go.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

I don't know if I'm an anomaly here, but I'm a dude and love this pack. It fits great, and when my wife and I go on long runs (20+ miles), we hand this pack back and forth without any issue. It has great pockets in perfect places, and the entire bladder system is fantastic. My favorite feature has to be the clip for the water tube on the chest strap. I really wish all packs had that.

>Rating: 5

Awesome hydration pack!!

I've put it through the wringer

I bought this hydration pack about a month before a marathon I ran last weekend. It was awesome!! It holds plenty of water or, in my case, Gatorade Endurance Formula, for a marathon, and yet is great for those extra long training runs as well. It's light, fits a woman's physique perfectly, and holds all of the essentials. It's got room for 4 or 5 gels, chews, a Stinger, and in the back pocket you can put your phone and keys. It totally rocks. I used to stress about which top to race in that had the right number of pockets to hold the bare essentials. I don't like to rely on where the aid station is for what I need in a race - or to have to stop! Now, I can get what I need, when I need it. Check it out, you won't be sorry!

2-23-2015 UPDATE on my review posted above. I stick with my original review, however, I want to alert anyone wanting to purchase this pack (listen up Nathan), that it has a design flaw. Yes, my friends it does. There is a plastic hook inside the pack that the bladder supposedly hooks to to keep it in place. However, it doesn't stay attached. It comes loose and in several instances has leaked onto to me mid-long run. Not cool. Overall I love it, but Nathan seriously needs to address this. I just use a twist tie to attach the bladder to the plastic hook after I fill it so it doesn't come loose.

>Rating: 4

Comfortable running pack

I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to pack for anything over 10 miles and under 40 or so miles. The vest initially took a bit of tweaking to get the straps right. I originally had them too tight on my ribs, and dealt with some pain there. Once I had it fitted correctly though it became my favorite pack. It's light and doesn't rub while running. It still wears well when it's stuffed to the gills. There isn't a ton of storage, but plenty for most runs. It only gets a bit too full when you start needing to carry larger amounts of food, and/ or multiple layers


Intensity in Yosemite

Using my Intensity on a 14 mile hike in Yosemite Valley

>Rating: 5

Great Women's Pack for Trail Runs

I've put it through the wringer

I've worn this for day hikes and trail races (running) up to the 30km distance for the past 9 months. Front pockets are good for nutrition and a small camera or extra water. Sliding adjustable chest strap means you can always find a comfortable place to wear it. Inside the zippered pocket, there's a big area, then a key hook which would dangle your keys into a smaller area, separated from the main compartment by a stretchy piece of fabric. I've stashed a flashlight, whistle, a small sunscreen, my phone, car keys, sunglasses, and gloves/armwarmers in the back pocket before. Sometimes I'll run with friends' things in there too, so we don't all need to be pack mules. I've only used water in the reservoir but the reservoir has turned a yellowish color once before. Color has gone away after rinsing out with a vinegar/water solution. I try to let the reservoir air out by hanging upside down after I use it (luckily it's dry here, so it dries out quickly). I've worn it with everything from tank tops to fleece and windbreakers- shoulder straps are very comfortable and lightweight and I've never had any chafing problems. I bought this when I got into longer distance trail running despite having a smaller Camelbak purchased about 7 years ago before I was running. I realize it seems silly to have two hydration packs, but I continue to use my older Camelbak for some bike rides and shorter hikes. I choose this Nathan pack for trail runs (chest strap reduces jostling) and longer hikes where I want more pockets and the ability to carry more water. I went with this woman-specific model because I'm 5'2" and have narrow shoulders. It's fully adjustable to find a comfortable fit each time I use it.


Is there a place to slide or hold ones'...

Is there a place to slide or hold ones' trekking pole on the Nathan HPL #020 Hydration Vest? I thought when I first read about this vest online, this was a feature? I've had mine about 2 months now, & just started to use my trekking poles in my training. But can't seem to find where they attach to this vest. Maybe that's because there isn't a holder. Thanks, Christine Donovan

Hi Christine, You can't find one because there isn't one. I guess you could return it for a model that does, or you could see what you can do to "fit" your poles somewhere in the straps or webbing. That yellow elastic shock cord on the front of the pack looks like a good place to start.