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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

Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62387
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap
SMSC
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSRLM (Chicobag)
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRLM
Geigerig Insulated Tube
G3011
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit
150480
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$9.99
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSRLM (Chicobag)
$15.95
 
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
$4.95
 
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk
4589N
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$7.95
 
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62237
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$54.95
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Camelbak Camel Clip 90071 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
Camelbak Camel Clip
90071
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
$54.95
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
$4.95
 
Camelbak Camel Clip 90071 (Camelbak)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Klean Kanteen Sport Cap 3.0 KCPPS-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Sport Cap 3.0
KCPPS-BK
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Sport Cap 3.0 KCPPS-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (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.