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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 Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M 60113 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M
60113
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
1256001000
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$13.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M 60113 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Camelbak Kids' Mini M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 1155402000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir
213
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles
340019
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit
150480
Camelbak Kids' Mini M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
1155402000
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
$5.95
 
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kids' Mini M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 1155402000 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
196
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap
WFX
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
195
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$165.00
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Dyna 1.5 Pack Backpack 948 (Osprey Packs)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz
1116001000
Osprey Packs Dyna 1.5 Pack Backpack
948
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
$109.95
 
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
$90.00
 
Osprey Packs Dyna 1.5 Pack Backpack 948 (Osprey Packs)
$14.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M 211 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Duro Solo 936 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
1256001000
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M
211
Osprey Packs Duro Solo
936
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack
202
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M 211 (Osprey Packs)
$40.00
$39.95
 
Osprey Packs Duro Solo 936 (Osprey Packs)
$155.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 1122001000 (Camelbak)
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack
1122001000
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue
696040
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk
4589N
$49.95
 
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 1122001000 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
$2.95
 
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)


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.