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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

Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62204
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
$44.95
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Nathan VaporWrap Vest 4530N (Nathan)
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap 90775 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Delaney 20oz Podium Chill Bottle 62035 (Camelbak)
Nathan VaporWrap Vest
4530N
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap
90775
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter
90663
Camelbak Delaney 20oz Podium Chill Bottle
62035
$174.95
$139.96
 
Nathan VaporWrap Vest 4530N (Nathan)
$5.95
$3.57
 
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap 90775 (Camelbak)
$9.95
$5.97
 
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
$34.95
 
Camelbak Delaney 20oz Podium Chill Bottle 62035 (Camelbak)
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack 62093 (Camelbak)
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack
62037
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack
62081
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack
62093
$54.95
$43.96
 
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
$79.96
 
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack 62093 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Geigerig Power Bulb Holder G3PBHOLDER (Geigerig)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Geigerig Power Bulb Holder
G3PBHOLDER
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$5.95
$3.57
 
Geigerig Power Bulb Holder G3PBHOLDER (Geigerig)
$44.95
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue
340020
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit
56002
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$3.60
 
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
$19.95
 
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 - Hydration 4624NG (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide
KWSSL-BK
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
Nathan Trail Mix 4 - Hydration
4624NG
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$49.95
$39.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 - Hydration 4624NG (Nathan)


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.