Best Running Backpacks

Updated November 2019
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22 Models Considered
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353 Consumers Consulted
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A running backpack gives you a place to put your personal items during a run. These packs can range from a modified vest just large enough to add pockets for your cell phone and ID to something more versatile that can double as good hiking or biking pack. Choose a model that is slim and light weight. A 3-strap system will help make sure it does not bounce around and chafe during your run. Some packs can hold a hydration bladder. Others have pockets designated to hold a water bottle. A running backpack is ideal if you have a bigger cell phone that is uncomfortable wearing on your arm or waist. They are also helpful during long-distance running.

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