The best running backpacks

From the run commute to packing your race essentials, take your pick of the best running backpacks and hit the road!

The best running backpacks

Camelback Circuit vest

This vest sits at the technical end of the backpack spectrum, which is perfect if you’re in need of a bag to use regularly for either run-commuting or racing. Not only can you stay hydrated with 70oz hydration pack, you will be sure to keep comfortable with 3D ventilated mesh and adjustable sternum straps. Shop now 

Salomon Agile 2 Set backpack

Small but perfectly formed, this design from Salomon would work wonders in a race with no added bulk and enough room to fit your water bladder and running fuel. As well as being a great size for racing you can still fit in your essentials if you're running to work. Shop now

Nike Commuter backpack

Whether you’re travelling light or planning to pack all manner of kit, take full advantage of snug side pockets, compartments and even a hydration pocket if you fancy packing a water bladder. Thanks to its subtle colour ways you could even get away with wearing this Nike number in the daytime too. Shop now

Karrimor X Lite 15L Running backpack

Stay seen with reflective fabric and bright yellow details and keep cool with wind tunnel ventilation system. One of the most reasonably priced bags on the market, Karrimor don’t scrimp on any essentials. Keep your kit compact and held down with elasticated inner sleeve pocket, shock cords and belt fastenings. Shop now

NATHAN Firestorm Hydration backpack

Designed for both cycling and running, this NATHAN model also comes complete with a 2 litre hydration bladder. Stash your energy bars or change of clothes away easily in one of the six different compartments. The bag also has reflective details both front and back to give you added visibility and is also easy on the eyes in bright blue. Shop now

Kalenji Running Trail backpack

Kalenji know how to create kit that's reasonably priced and well designed, which is good news for us. This backpack sits within their trail range and has two adjustable bottle holders as well as a compartment for clothes, fuel or extra water. Whether you're heading to the hills or to the office, this backpack is great for both. Shop now

OMM Phantom 12 backpack

This minimalist OMM design offers up an ample 12 litres of space without being too clunky to carry. Sitting at the higher end of the price spectrum the OMM spectrum is definitely a good investment, with high quality waterproof fabrics, AquaGuard® zips and plenty of room to store your kit. Shop now 

Ultimate Performance Tarn 1.5L Hydration backpack

Not only will the Ultimate Performance Tarn look the part, it will last the distance with robust 6000 Durable rip stop nylon. It will also work wonders in keeping you cool, with sweat-wicking mesh fabric on your back and shoulders. This nifty number also comes in two colourways - purple and orange or black and teal. So, take your pick and get roaming without worrying about what’s on your back. Shop now

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