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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 M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62390 (Camelbak)
Nathan Mercury 2 Hydration Belt 4632N (Nathan)
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62395
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62390
Nathan Mercury 2 Hydration Belt
4632N
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator
07042
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62390 (Camelbak)
$39.95
 
Nathan Mercury 2 Hydration Belt 4632N (Nathan)
$19.95
 
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Nathan Peak Waist Pack
4873N
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$39.95
$23.97
 
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
$44.95
$26.97
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack
62369
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18
024418
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide
KWSSL-BK
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 18 024418 (Osprey Packs)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90833
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BL (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring
KPNTR-BL
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$3.95
 
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BL (Klean Kanteen)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
$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.