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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 Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack
014428
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack 4611NEU (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack
4611NEU
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$44.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack 4611NEU (Nathan)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack 5030N (Nathan)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk
90772
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack
5030N
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
$9.95
 
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
 
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack 5030N (Nathan)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62016 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62016
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62016 (Camelbak)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Outdoor Research 1 Liter Water Bottle Tote 34507 (Outdoor Research)
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director 90779 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62237
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Outdoor Research 1 Liter Water Bottle Tote
34507
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director
90779
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$13.95
 
Outdoor Research 1 Liter Water Bottle Tote 34507 (Outdoor Research)
$21.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director 90779 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack
62143
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap
KCSSLB-BS
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m
60113
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
$124.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (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.