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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

Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0
KWPPC-BK
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack
62453
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
452
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit
334300
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$199.95
 
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62387
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62517
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSR
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap
SMSC
$98.95
$69.27
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340004 (Guyot Designs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340004
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLB
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack
62491
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit
334300
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340004 (Guyot Designs)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
$114.95
 
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack
5035N
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
$44.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$119.95
$95.96
 
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack
62453
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard
340007
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62415
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
$199.95
 
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
$49.95
$24.98
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack 203 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack
62205
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack
203
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340006
$48.95
 
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (Camelbak)
$154.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack 203 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)


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.