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Pinnacle 12L Hydration Vest

4.481481481481482 out of 5 stars
27 Reviews
Color:Vapor Grey/Ribbon Red


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Why We Like The Pinnacle 12L Hydration Vest

When we're logging big miles for race day, our Pinnacle 12L Hydration Vest carries all the fuel and layers we need to keep going. Regardless of offering optimal space for storage, this vest remains the most comfortable choice for long outings thanks to the shirt-like material and moisture-wicking qualities.


  • Hydration vest to carry your fuel and gear on longer runs
  • 12L of storage offers ample space to bring what you need
  • Insulated bladder included to keep your drinks cold longer
  • Eight pockets organize all of your smaller items
  • Reflective details bolster low-light visibility
  • Item #NATG02J
85% polyester, 8% nylon, 5% spandex, 2% rubber wire
12L (732cu in)
Hydration Compatible
Reservoir Included
top, sides
2 water-resistant chest, 2 side stash, 2 back kangaroo, 1 side-entry, 1 vertical
Trekking Pole Carry
16 x 16 x 4 in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 27 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2024


I have owned my Pinnacle vest for 2 years and have definitely put it through the test with multiple ultras - several 50 milers, a 100k, and a 100 miler. It has proven its durability. So much storage areas and various sized pockets that I can find a place for any running essential. After long runs, I just toss it in the washer therefore it has even lasted through many washing machine cycles. I am not a fan of the insulated bladder it comes with so I replace it with a regular 2L Nathan bladder - I find these to be much easier to fill and MUCH easier to clean as you can turn them inside out. No amount of insulation can survive the AZ heat so it wasn't a feature that was important or beneficial to me. A great vest overall!

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4 out of 5 stars

November 26, 2023

Best I've used but undesirable colors

The pack is light, plenty of storage, and fits nicely. Negatives are color options, only light blue and white, neither are what I wanted. I also do not like that I cannot reach the pockets, not located on straps, unless I take the pack off. Otherwise, the fit, the water not sloshing, the ease of cleaning bladder and tube, front pocket set ups are all amazing. I highly recommend this pack but wish their were other color options.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Pinnacle Performance!

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] What I love <3 about my Pinnacle Hydration vest ... The Flexibility ... Take it inside a tunnel! (those vinyl kiddo tunnels) The Versatility ... To run and jump! (And fall =P) The Durability ... To exercise and ... WRESTLE with! :) Weekly Video Contest fun with my family directing :)

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2 out of 5 stars

August 17, 2023

Dont use the zippers

It may not be meant for daily use, I do run 10 miles a day... in Arizona desert. The zippers stopped working as they were getting harder and harder to use through my runs until they came completely off the track. I do have one of the front pockets left the other ripped. I have had it for a couple years now. I do still use it, will be replacing soon


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4 out of 5 stars

August 8, 2023

Nearly perfect

Overall, a great vest, well thought out and executed. My only partial gripe is that there is no ability to cinch in the back storage to make the entire vest snug and reduce jiggling when (a) the bladder is low/empty or (b) you're running without a bladder. Some sort of cinch system would be a very welcome addition to a great product.

Jake N

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5 out of 5 stars

June 9, 2023

Nathan fan

I’ve tried so many different hydration packs and always come back to Nathan. I wish the bottles were more like the Salomon ones, but the Nathan packs are best. They don’t chafe and they are comfortable. We do also wish there was a better way to carry poles. I have both the women’s and unisex and prefer the unisex because it spreads the pack weight out more. I’m a Nathan fan and have 4 vests that I rotate. The blue unisex pinnacle is my favorite one. I’m a little worried able it a spot that’s already unraveling but fingers crossed it doesn’t come undone.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 12, 2023

An Asset to the Long Run

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The vest passed the first long run test during a winter weather advisory in Minnesota. It’s light, fits well, and has enough pockets (13!) to carry all the fuel. I liked the Insulated 1.6L Hourglass bladder function too. Looking forward to the next episode with the vest!

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Scotty B

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5 out of 5 stars

January 31, 2023

Highly Recommend

Love this pack. I use it for long runs as well as full day hikes. The bladder is awesome because it is insulated and doesn't make a sound when I'm running. This was really key for me. Lots of great pockets in the front for snacks, my phone, dog bags and treats, and large pockets in the back for dog leash, shedding layers (I've fit a soft shell jacket, hat, gloves, and a fleece neck warmer all in there!) and bigger food items.

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2 out of 5 stars

January 5, 2023

One big flaw…..

Vest seems well made but the bottom strap is only 6 inches long fully extended on the XL size. Not enough give for a comfortable run when the pack is full. The company doesn’t have extender straps so I returned it.


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5 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2022

Love it!

I love it! Thought maybe I should have gotten a smaller size but tested it out and it was great. All of the pockets are super helpful with varying sizes and the slosh of the water in the reservoir is minimal!


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