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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 Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLP (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap SLC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62493 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLY
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLP
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap
SLC
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack
62493
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLP (Hydro Flask)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap SLC (Hydro Flask)
$89.95
 
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62493 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap SLC (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLP (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLY
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack
5035N
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap
SLC
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLP
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
$119.95
 
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Loop Cap SLC (Hydro Flask)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLP (Hydro Flask)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap
KCPPL-BK
Geigerig Insulated Tube
G3011
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide
KWSSL-BK
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340006
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$15.95
 
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Camelbak Mule NV 100oz 62399 (Camelbak)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit
150480
Camelbak Mule NV 100oz
62399
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
$4.95
 
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
$138.95
 
Camelbak Mule NV 100oz 62399 (Camelbak)
$13.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
$54.95
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$54.95
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62318 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles
340019
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack
62426
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack
62318
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
$149.95
 
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
$114.95
 
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62318 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)


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.