Jon Reichlin, an endurance athlete and scientist, and Dana Miller, an international adventurist, tended to get their best ideas while traveling through the Rocky Mountains, journeying across the Grand Canyon, and scaling the Tetons. Accordingly, the two men started Nathan Performance Gear in order to design products that would promote hydration and safety for even the most hardcore athletes.
Today, Nathan is an industry leader in reliable gear that complements intense physical performance with hydration at the forefront of the company's product lines. In addition to individual BPA-free steel and plastic water bottles, Nathan produces several lines of waist bands outfitted with hydration flasks. The "Trail Mix" and "Speed" Series, each equipped with two 10-ounce flasks, offer the one-handed removal and replacement that cyclists and triathletes love. The "Elite 1" line of waistbands features the XTS Cradle and a 22-ounce easy-access water bottle. "Elite 1 Plus" includes an additional five-ounce nutrition flask with a molded holster to ensure gels or electrolyte drinks are always within easy reach.
High-quality race vests are another of Nathan's signature products. Made from high-quality, breathable mesh fabric, they're an ideal accessory for distance runners, climbers, hikers, and endurance athletes. The "NPL #020" race vest features a three-way propulsion harness as well as a hydration bladder that holds up to two liters of water.
Runners and walkers should always exercise safely. As such, Nathan's lines of waist packs incorporate the essentials of the Run Safe Initiative — wearing reflective for high visibility, carrying identification, and bringing along a cell phone for emergencies. To encourage more athletes to carry these and other important essentials, Nathan developed the Shadow Pak, so named because it's "always there but never felt." In addition, the company produces high visibility, or hi vis, reflective belts, wait packs, and vests to protect those who exercise after dark.
Nathan also knows that modern athletes prefer convenient access to technology. The "Sonic Boom" line includes different styles of arm and waist bands designed to house iPods, iTouches, and iPhones.
It's this tireless pursuit of quality, comfort, and accessibility that has made Nathan Performance Gear a world leader of innovative hydration, reflective, and multisport gear and accessories. Nathan's line of race belts and vests, bladder packs, handhelds, runner's packs, bottles, and reflective vests continues to help athletes of all levels redefine what is humanly possible.