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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

Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Platypus Cleaning Kit
08831
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack
4591N
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$12.95
 
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 10000250 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S 210 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120403000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
10000250
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S
210
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack
1120403000
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 10000250 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S 210 (Osprey Packs)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120403000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack 10000192 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
1256001000
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSR
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap
SFX
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack
10000192
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 1256001000 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
$175.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack 10000192 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 250 (Osprey Packs)
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack 10000259 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack--M/L 10000198 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
250
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack
10000259
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack--M/L
10000198
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 250 (Osprey Packs)
$11.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack 10000259 (Osprey Packs)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack--M/L 10000198 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid 340754 (Nalgene)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M 60113 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid
340754
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit
150480
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M
60113
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
195
$2.95
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid 340754 (Nalgene)
$5.95
 
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
$13.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover--S/M 60113 (Camelbak)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve 10000639 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack
202
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue
696040
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve
10000639
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
91025
$155.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
$6.00
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve 10000639 (Osprey Packs)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (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.