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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

Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack
5034N
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack
5035N
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
$119.95
 
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firestorm Pack 5033N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack
025510
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Nathan Firestorm Pack
5033N
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$84.95
 
Nathan Firestorm Pack 5033N (Nathan)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles
340019
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve
334227
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack
62202
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62395
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator
07042
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62380 (Camelbak)
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (Camelbak)
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62380
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack
5034N
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap
KWPPC-BK
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock
90121
$108.95
 
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62380 (Camelbak)
$119.95
 
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (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.