jooxwrote a review of Nathan Moxy 2L Hydration Race Vest on July 31, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used to run with my mountain bike camelback pack (basically a small daypack), which works great except for two things. 1) it moves around a lot and 2) my daypack have no easy accessible pockets for snacks. As I was looking around for a smaller pack I stumbled across this one and catiecoo's review. I decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a great decision. When it comes to the pack itself I love it! It's light weight, it's comfy (the shoulder straps feels more like a sweater than backpack), it's easy to adjust, it DOESN'T bounce, and it's very roomy for being such small pack.
The only reason I don't give it five stars is for the hydration bladder. The mouth piece feels cheap and the plastic you turn to go from on and off got white stress marks the first time I used it. I don't think it will fall apart or crack, but it did catch me by surprise since this is a fairly expensive pack. The water bladder also make the water taste plasticy and bitter. I have spent a fair amount of time rinsing and gently cleaning the bladder and the bitter taste has been reduced. However, what water I have left after hours on the trail still have that plastic taste. I'm hoping that this will go away eventually. Since this is my first Nathan bag, I have no way of knowing if this is what to expect from their bladders in general, or if mine happens to be the one off.