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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)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack
014420
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack
025510
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Nathan Peak Waist Pack
4873N
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 Pack 014420 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (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)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit
08831
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
$44.95
$26.97
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$12.95
 
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firestorm Pack 5033N (Nathan)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Nathan Firestorm Pack
5033N
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$79.95
$63.96
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$84.95
 
Nathan Firestorm Pack 5033N (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Geigerig Insulated Tube
G3011
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$15.95
 
Geigerig Insulated Tube G3011 (Geigerig)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62240 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock
90121
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62240
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black
341445
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62240 (Camelbak)
$2.99
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)


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.