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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

Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62191
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18
024418
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal.
341092
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
$11.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit
56002
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
$19.95
 
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Platypus Push-Pull Cap CASCA07043 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Push-Pull Cap
CASCA07043
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
015510
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
$2.95
 
Platypus Push-Pull Cap CASCA07043 (Platypus)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Platypus Closure Cap CASCA07701 (Platypus)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62067 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Platypus Closure Cap
CASCA07701
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62067
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$2.95
 
Platypus Closure Cap CASCA07701 (Platypus)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62067 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack
62143
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (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.