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Hydration Packs

There is a strong argument for hydration packs as the best outdoor innovation of the last few decades. Where once you had to stop, rummage around in your backpack for a water bottle, uncap it and take a drink every time you felt thirsty, all a hiker with a hydration bladder in their pack has to do is flip the cover off the bite valve and take a sip. There is no need to stop. The benefits for hikers, cyclists, horse riders, climbers and runners are easy to imagine. Many people find that they get through a lot more water with a system like this, and as a consequence, they stay more hydrated and feel less tired at the end of the day.



New Items

Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit 90807 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag
145709
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit
90807
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve
334227
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
$22.95
 
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
$19.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit 90807 (Camelbak)
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack
025510
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$54.95
$32.97
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag
145709
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk
4589N
$22.95
 
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$44.95
$26.97
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
$12.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
$149.95
$89.97
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
$74.95
$44.97
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
$144.95
$115.96
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m
60113
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack
014428
$9.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)


Some bags are designed just for hydration but most modern day packs and a many expedition-sized backpacks are built with pockets intended for hydration bags. Just fill the bag, pop it into the pocket, and push the tube and valve down through the outlet hole. There is often a clip or an elasticated band on one shoulder strap to keep the tube in place. These are always worth using, especially when it's windy. They'll stop the tube from flapping around and make sure that the mouthpiece is within easy to reach when you need it.