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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

Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap KCSIPPY-GN (Klean Kanteen)
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap
KCSIPPY-GN
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz
341520
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62569
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap KCSIPPY-GN (Klean Kanteen)
$11.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
$11.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap
KCPPL-BK
$19.95
$14.96
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 249 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack 91026 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 341662 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
249
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack
91026
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid
696041
Nalgene Bottle Sleeve
341662
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 249 (Osprey Packs)
$14.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack 91026 (Camelbak)
$2.75
 
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
$12.95
 
Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 341662 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack 203 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 251 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62311 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack
203
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
251
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack
62311
$155.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Backpack 203 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 251 (Osprey Packs)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$89.95
 
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62311 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 212 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S 210 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap KCSIPPY-GN (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir
212
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S
210
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap
KCSIPPY-GN
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 212 (Osprey Packs)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir -- XS/S 210 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Kid Sippy Cap KCSIPPY-GN (Klean Kanteen)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 228 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
228
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m
60113
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 228 (Osprey Packs)
$13.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)


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.