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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 Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
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)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$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)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62077
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black
341445
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62191
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap
KWPPC-BK
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
$2.99
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Platypus Push-Pull Cap CASCA07043 (Platypus)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BL (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (Camelbak)
Platypus Push-Pull Cap
CASCA07043
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring
KPNTR-BL
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack
62241
$2.95
 
Platypus Push-Pull Cap CASCA07043 (Platypus)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$3.95
 
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BL (Klean Kanteen)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (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.