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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 Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
$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)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve
07040
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$5.95
 
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit 57060 (Mountain Safety Research)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit
57060
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18
024418
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap
KWPPC-BK
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
$19.95
 
Mountain Safety Research Hydration Kit 57060 (Mountain Safety Research)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Cafe Cap KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack
62241
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit
90764
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (Camelbak)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack
016605
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)


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.