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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

Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62569
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws
90834
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62558
$10.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (Camelbak)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
62392
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir
213
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (Camelbak)
$14.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
$44.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK
341489
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid
340753
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62517
$3.50
 
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Women's Skimmer 22 Pack with Resevoir 240 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack
62491
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Osprey Packs Women's Skimmer 22 Pack with Resevoir
240
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$114.95
 
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Skimmer 22 Pack with Resevoir 240 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 201 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
Splash Guard Splashguard - Terra Camo 340028 (Splash Guard)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 252 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack
201
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir
189
Splash Guard Splashguard - Terra Camo
340028
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
252
$154.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 201 (Osprey Packs)
$174.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Splashguard - Terra Camo 340028 (Splash Guard)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 252 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M 197 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack with Resevoir 259 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M
197
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack with Resevoir
259
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62237
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M 197 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack with Resevoir 259 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (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.