Staff Picks: Nathan VaporHowe 12L Vest
The Nathan VaporHowe 12L ($99) is a women's-specific hydration vest designed by elite ultrarunner Stephanie Howe Violette—and a favorite of associate social media editor Svati Narula. It's simple and lightweight, and its main feature is a 1.8-liter hydration bladder that doesn't slosh around on your back. Chest pockets and a rear zippered compartment have more than enough room for small essentials like a cell phone, keys, and snacks. Plus, the expanding pocket on the back can fit a windbreaker jacket.