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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

Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack
025510
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Pack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$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)
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Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 024426 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26
024426
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 024426 (Osprey Packs)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack - Kids 61897 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack - Kids
61897
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack - Kids 61897 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack
62143
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap
KCSSL-BS
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L
4525N
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
$174.94
 
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (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.