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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 Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62077
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62066
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack
4519NB
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$49.95
$39.96
 
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack 62220 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack 62093 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap
KCPPL-BK
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack
62220
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter
90663
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack
62093
$4.95
 
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack 62220 (Camelbak)
$9.95
$5.97
 
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
$79.96
$69.97
 
Camelbak Octane LR 70 oz Hydration Pack 62093 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BG (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Rev 12
032512
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring
KPNTR-BG
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap
KCSSL-BS
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BG (Klean Kanteen)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid
340753
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62012 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk
4589N
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62012
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
$7.95
 
Nathan Push-Pull Cap 4pk 4589N (Nathan)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$44.95
$26.97
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62012 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (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.