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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 Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62077
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62066
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Bestsellers

Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack
62037
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62191
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62191 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack
62081
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer
90091
$59.95
 
Camelbak Childrens Scout 50 oz Hydration Pack 62081 (Camelbak)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
$74.95
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid
340753
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black
341445
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
$2.99
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62012 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62012
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$39.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$44.95
$26.97
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62012 (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.