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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 Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$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)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
015510
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack
016605
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62191
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$74.95
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62066
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk
90776
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
$24.95
 
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62013
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (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.