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TOP 10 FESTIVAL HYDRATION PACKS & RAVE HYDROPACKS

Posted June 30, 2023

Maintaining optimal hydration is a crucial component of the raver lifestyle, my fellow earthlings, particularly in the scorching heat of the desert. To keep ourselves energized and hydrated, a rave hydration pack is an absolute must-have.

As we prepare for the upcoming festival season, with its blazing sun and intense UV rays, it’s important to be mindful that alcohol consumption can expedite dehydration, especially during hours of dancing and roaming around the festival grounds. This makes proper hydration an even more pressing concern for us ravers.

Discovering the  top rave hydration pack is crucial if we want to maintain our energy for a whole week of exhilaration. But, my friends, not all hydration packs are made equal. Some offer distinctive features and varied degrees of durability, while others are more inventive and practical. In fact, some hydropacks even have anti-theft features, cool LED lines, and underglow that turn them into transportable party decorations. So, how do we go about finding the perfect festival hydration pack that meets our needs? Let’s not delay any further and dive into our top 10 picks to kick off this party in style.

There are several alternatives available for rave hydration packs, each with unique features including various pockets, water bottle and smartphone holders, and more. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the features each pack provides have a significant impact on its capabilities. Some may not have much room for your possessions, while others may have room for all you need for the event and more. Therefore, it’s crucial to carefully select a hydration pack that meets all your requirements.

1. The GenZ RaveRunner Anti-Theft Festival Hydration Pack

For ravers who prioritize durability, reliability, and ample storage options, look no further – this hydration pack is the ultimate choice, and it truly delivers! The game-changing inverted zipper feature provides peace of mind by preventing unauthorized access from the outside. But wait, there’s more! This pack goes above and beyond with multiple hidden pockets that are perfect for securely stashing your wallet, sunglasses, and other essentials.

But it’s not just about the pockets – the design of this pack has been carefully crafted, drawing inspiration from ultra-running hydration packs to create a truly thoughtful and functional design.

And the cool features don’t stop there! This pack also boasts mesmerizing EL wire that can be threaded through loops on the backpack, creating a stunning visual path, and underglow that adds a striking effect. As if that’s not enough, it even comes with a solar charger port and panels, ensuring you’ll never be left without power on the go.

When it comes to finding a top-of-the-line hydration pack for your next rave, the GenZ RaveRunner Anti-Theft Festival Hydration Pack sets the standard for excellence in festival hydration solutions. No doubt, it’s the ultimate choice for discerning ravers who demand the best.

2. RaveRunner Clear Hydration Pack

GenZ has once again outdone themselves with their new Clear Camelback Backpack – a game-changer for festival and concert-goers who are required to carry clear bags. This revolutionary product not only allows you to bring your hydration pack into venues, but it also comes equipped with anti-theft features to keep your belongings safe and secure.

Now, some may be concerned about the safety implications of having a see-through backpack, but fear not! The Clear RaveRunner offers comprehensive protection against potential thieves, just like the original RaveRunner Hydration Pack. The only difference is that the clear PVC material doesn’t allow for custom skins to be attached.

It’s important to note that while the transparent material may not be ripstop and could be vulnerable to slashing, this pack still offers unparalleled convenience and security for festival-goers. It’s the perfect solution for those who need a see-through hydration pack that meets venue requirements while still providing ample protection.

Overall, I’m impressed by GenZ’s commitment to innovation and safety, and I highly recommend the Clear Camelback Backpack to anyone who needs a clear bag for their next festival or concert.

You cannot go wrong with a clear pack as it will guarantee entry to all venues and stadiums.

3. RaveRunner X/Rig Rave Chest Pack

Prepare to be amazed by the X/Rig Ultra from GenZ, a true game-changer in the world of festival gear. This compact chest pack defies its size by holding a remarkable 17 ounces of water, perfect for those long hours of raving.

But that’s not all – the X/Rig is also incredibly organized, boasting a keyholder, phone slot, and even a dedicated vape slot. Need to bring along snacks or a change of clothes? No problem! The X/Rig has got you covered.

One of the standout features of this pack is its front-facing design, allowing effortless access to all your essentials, including water bottles and phones. The added phone strap in front adds an extra layer of safety, providing peace of mind.

Overall, the RaveRunner X/Rig is a winner in terms of functionality and innovation, making it the top choice for minimalist ravers. Get ready for an unmatched festival experience – you won’t be disappointed!

4. iHeartRaves Hydration Backpack 

The Dark Deception Hydration Backpack is the perfect accessory for those who prioritize both style and functionality. Its all-black design with mesh straps is perfect for those who want to keep a low profile, while still being edgy. The 2L bladder is made from EVA material and comes with a size of 41517023mm, providing enough water for your outdoor activities.

In addition to the bladder, this backpack features an insulated hydration compartment located on the back, main pocket, and 2 side pockets. The soft padding on the shoulder strap and back ensures maximum comfort while the reflective strip/band on the shoulder strap increases visibility during low-light conditions. Moreover, the adjustable chest belt and buckle with a whistle add extra security and convenience to the backpack.

However, it’s important to note that the Dark Deception Hydration Backpack may not be suitable for those who prefer a larger storage capacity. While it provides enough room for hydration and essential items, it may not be the best option for longer outdoor activities that require more storage.

5. USWE Outlander 2L Hydration System

The USWE Outlander™ 2L hydration backpack is a lightweight and sleek option that is perfect for both professional racers and casual adventurers. With its innovative NDM™ 4-point harness technology, this backpack ensures a bounce-free and comfortable fit during any activity. It comes with a 1.5-liter Elite™ hydration bladder featuring a convenient Slide-Seal™ top for easy filling, secured by a unique bladder compression sleeve.

Featuring two compartments, a lightweight mesh back panel, and super stretch straps that enhance breathing capacity, this backpack offers both practicality and comfort. The water-resistant phone pocket at the back provides safe storage for your phone, and it is also compatible with action camera harnesses, allowing you to capture your adventures. 

With a torso fit range of 84-110 cm / 33-43″, a weight of 310g (excluding bladder), and dimensions of 38 x 17 x 12 cm, this backpack is designed for a secure and comfortable fit. With a total capacity of 2 liters, the USWE Outlander™ 2L is an ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight, functional, and reliable hydration solution.

6. Vibe Hydration Backpack Pack

VIBE hydration backpacks are eco-friendly, utilizing recycled polyester (rPET) to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. With 8.3 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, using recycled materials helps create a higher demand for waste collection and promotes sustainability with a lower carbon footprint. The backpacks come with a leak-proof 2L (0.5 gallon) water bladder made of BPA-free EVA plastic that is lightweight and durable. The bladder is easy to clean, UV resistant, and dries quickly. Designed for space-saving and adjustability, hydration packs offer ample storage and feature anti-slip padded shoulder straps for comfort and freedom of movement. Suitable for all sizes, the backpacks are versatile and can be worn for hours or even days without discomfort. Ultra-light and multi-functional, Vibe Festival Gear Hydration Pack Backpacks are designed to be stylish and trendy, with unique prints like galaxy space unicorn, pineapple, flamingo, floral, tribal, and leopard animal. Join in on promoting sustainability while enjoying your favorite activities with our eco-friendly hydration backpacks.

7. Vibedration 2L Rave Pack

Vibedration, a once-leading brand in the rave gear industry, has struggled to keep up with the evolving demands of rave-goers and has lost its foothold in the market. Despite offering a roomy interior and a secure flap for the hydration bladder, it lacks anti-theft measures, leaving the exterior pocket vulnerable to pickpockets.

Regrettably, there has been little improvement in the quality and design of Vibedration bags since their initial release, and they are now outpaced by other options available in the market. While Vibedration packs may still be considered reliable, there are other alternatives that surpass their capabilities in terms of features, security, and design. 

As such, we cannot endorse Vibedration as strongly as some other brands on this list. It’s disappointing to see Vibedration lose its prominence in the rave gear industry, as it has not kept pace with the changing needs and expectations of rave enthusiasts.

8. Amazon Hydration Rave Bag

A reliable hydration pack is crucial for raving, and while this pack’s capacity may be suitable for casual ravers, its durability has raised concerns among reviewers. Some users have reported that the pack is prone to giving in easily, resulting in a soaked backpack and wet contents.

However, it’s important to note that this hydration pack is versatile and can also be used for extended hiking trips, thanks to its ample pockets and compact size. It allows you to stay hydrated while keeping your hands free, making it a practical choice for minimalist gear enthusiasts.

Despite durability concerns, this pack has received positive feedback from satisfied customers. If you’re on a budget and need a cost-effective option for your hydration and storage needs, the Amazon rave bag is worth considering. It features comfortable and adjustable straps, along with easy accessibility to the water hose outlet. While it may not be the most fashionable or trendy choice, it provides a practical solution for those looking for affordability.

9. Drankful Adventure Pack

This hydration pack features a 1.5 Liter BPA and PVC-free hydration bladder that is dishwasher safe and leak-proof. It is intended for mountain experiences, combining day pack and hiking backpack technologies with the pace of a running hydration pack. The vest-style comfort with several cinch straps guarantees a comfortable fit that hug your body. The revolutionary design prevents bounce, slop, and slap, resulting in a smooth and balanced action experience. The water bladder’s steady posture conceals hydration. Air mesh shoulder straps and paneling are sweat-wicking and breathable, providing comfort and preventing chafing. The waterproof and water-resistant rear shell fabric, reinforced by the top lid and weatherproof zipper, keeps necessities dry. This pack also has quick access to gear and intelligent storage efficiency. 

 Inspired by stealth aircraft, the minimal and speedy aesthetic avoids overly branded neon and bright-colored gear.

However, potential durability concerns may arise with the weatherproof fabric on the back shell, requiring careful monitoring in extreme weather conditions to ensure long-term performance.

10. Elevated Lyfe

Elevated Lyfe’s Classic Collection V2 packs are suitable for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a comfortable and capacious backpack. The bag comes with a 2-liter antibacterial and BPA-free bladder, as well as a simple mouthpiece and on/off valve. The backpack also boasts adjustable breathable shoulder straps, various compartments, and elastic mesh side pockets for extra storage. A custom-designed back padding also offers optimal comfort on lengthy hikes. The bag is constructed of high-quality, long-lasting polyester and features a one-of-a-kind and limited bespoke print design. However, despite its antibacterial capabilities, the bladder must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent bacterial growth, and the backpack’s limited edition print may not appeal to everyone.

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