Nathan HPL #020 2L Race Vest

Price: $74.95 MSRP: $100.00

Nathan HPL 020 2L Race Vest Grey
In Stock: 6+
  • Color: Grey
  • Size: One Size


Model Number: 5025N

The classic Nathan HPL #020 hydration vest helps you stay hydrated while exploring the trails with a 2L (70 oz) bladder riding comfortably behind via the 3-Way Propulsion Harness that allows the vest to move naturally with your body. Turn that extra bend in the trail knowing you have extra pockets for a 22 oz bottle, nutrition, and a shock cord to carry apparel.


  • Nathan Grey (5025NG)

Vest Details

  • Includes 2 liter (70 oz) Hydration Bladder with unique Slideseal™ top closure
  • Provides liquid for about 3+ hours of exercise, depending upon individual hydration needs
  • 3-Way Propulsion Harness™ moves with your shoulders and upper torso: each shoulder strap moves independently, preventing pack from swaying or riding up, provides freedom of movement
  • Fully adjustable, including vertical sliding sternum strap and side straps
  • Wall Mesh construction is lightweight and breathable, with soft perimeter binding
  • Contoured, padded back panel for comfortable, snug fit
  • Zipper pocket offers quick access to bladder for re-filling
  • Small rear zipper compartment for stashing essentials, includes key hanger
  • Front power stretch pocket can hold 22 oz bottle
  • Zippered front pocket stores gel packets and small accessories
  • Rear shock cord and one-pull tension lock carries jacket or other apparel
  • Tube clip at chest closure and tube guides
  • Weight: 14 oz (396g) with empty bladder
  • Pack Volume: 4.92L (300 inches³)


  • 80% Nylon / 20% Polyester

Bladder Details

  • Hydrapak 2 liter Hydration Bladder
  • Unique Slideseal™ allows for easy filling, cleaning and drying
  • Durable Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) construction
  • BPA and PVC free, will not taint water taste
  • Anti-Microbial additive helps keep bladder clean
  • Dishwasher safe bladder
  • Omnidirectional high flow bite valve
  • Durable, kink resistant drink tube
  • Fill scale helps you monitor fluid volume
  • Tube can be cut to desired length, simply remove the bite valve and cut with sharp scissors
  • Hose is removable from bladder

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Customer Reviews

Comments: I purchased this pack in June, and quickly started to wonder how I ever got along without it. It's essential for long hot runs on trails or roads. I load it up with ice and water and it keeps the fluids cold 4x longer than a handheld. Plenty of storage and comfortable to run with. I second the advice about not wearing it too tight, and also am not a fan of the bite valve. That's the only real negative. Great pack, and I'll buy another when this one wears out.
From: John, Cincinnati, OH, USA. December 17th 2014

Comments: I purchased this vest in preparation for my first full marathon. Training during an Iowa summer is no joke, and I wore it for every training run. So comfortable I opted to wear it during my marathon. No chaffing ever. Front pockets carried a 20 oz water bottle for my training partner, other front pocket carried Gu. Back pocket carried iphone5 and car keys. CANT MISS product.
From: Jim, Des Moines, IA, USA. November 1st 2014

Comments: I've had my Nathan HPL 020 for a number of years now and I consider it the standard by which all other hydration packs should be measured. It's no-frills, simple and it works. As others have commented, the biggest mistake people make with this is they wear it too tight. It's meant to be worn like a gentile hug: snug but not too tight. The pack really will move with you if you wear it that way. I have to replace the bladder once a year, but that would be true of any hydration pack. My only complaint is the bite valve, which I simply don't like (personal preference). When I replace the bladder I simply cut the old valve off and swap it with a Camelbak Big Bite Valve, which I like way more.
From: David, CA, USA. September 11th 2014

Comments: I've had a few vests over the last 13 years, however the Nathan HPL 020 is the best one of them all. I love the pockets in the front, as I have always had issues with the reach-around aspect of many of the other brands. The one thing you need to avoid is wearing this vest too tight, as I see many people do. It is made to move with you! Very comfortable, even with my light build and 2L of H2O.
From: Ralph, Grover Beach, CA, USA