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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

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid WSLB (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap WFL (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid
WSLB
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap
WFX
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap
WFL
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap
SFX
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid WSLB (Hydro Flask)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap WFL (Hydro Flask)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Liberty Mountain Camping Bottle--8 oz. 340163 (Liberty Mountain)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Liberty Mountain Camping Bottle--8 oz.
340163
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
225
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$1.95
 
Liberty Mountain Camping Bottle--8 oz. 340163 (Liberty Mountain)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid
696041
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSR
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
196
$2.95
 
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Loop-Top Lid 696041 (Nalgene)
$9.95
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M 211 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M
211
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack
202
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap
WFX
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 AG Backpack with Resevoir--S/M 211 (Osprey Packs)
$155.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta 20 AG Hydration Pack 202 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard
340007
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz
341520
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz
1116001000
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
$11.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
$109.95
 
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap WFL (Hydro Flask)
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
Osprey Packs Duro Solo 936 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir
213
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap
WFL
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles
340019
Osprey Packs Duro Solo
936
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira AG 26 Backpack with Reservoir 213 (Osprey Packs)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Cap WFL (Hydro Flask)
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Smiley Face Splashguard For Widemouth Bottles 340019 (Splash Guard)
$39.95
 
Osprey Packs Duro Solo 936 (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.