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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 Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 36 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- S/M 191 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
451
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit
334300
Osprey Packs Manta 36 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- S/M
191
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L
198
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
$174.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 36 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- S/M 191 (Osprey Packs)
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue
340020
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid
696041
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
451
$49.95
$24.98
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
$2.75
 
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 228 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62240 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
62392
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
228
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62240
$108.95
$87.16
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (Camelbak)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 228 (Osprey Packs)
$69.95
$55.96
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62240 (Camelbak)
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit 57060 (Mountain Safety Research)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack
5034N
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit
57060
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
$119.95
$95.96
 
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
$13.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
$19.95
 
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit 57060 (Mountain Safety Research)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir
189
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340006
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$174.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack 62197 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack
62081
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62389
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack
62197
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$59.95
$47.96
 
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
$98.95
$79.16
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
$149.95
$119.96
 
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack 62197 (Camelbak)


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.