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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

Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack
025510
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack
025510
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit
08831
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$12.95
 
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Geigerig Insulated Tube
G3011
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$15.95
 
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack
014428
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve
07040
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
$39.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$5.95
 
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk
90776
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
$24.95
 
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$74.95
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62016 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62016
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap
KCSSLB-BS
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62016 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)


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.