Appalachian Outdoors

FREE SHIPPING OVER $50
$6.95 flat-rate under $50

free shipping

Phone orders: 1-800-690-5220 CUSTOMER SERVICE LOCAL STORE INFO BLOG

promo

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

Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack
014428
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack 4611NEU (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack
4611NEU
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack
016605
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$44.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Pack 4611NEU (Nathan)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover
90692
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62066
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
$9.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Rain Cover 90692 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62066 (Camelbak)
$39.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rain Cover M/l 60114 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk
90776
Camelbak Rain Cover M/l
60114
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62077
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
$24.95
 
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover M/l 60114 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62077 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack
62143
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack
4519NB
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62017
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
$124.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62143 (Camelbak)
$49.95
$39.96
 
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (Camelbak)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk
90772
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal.
341092
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer
90091
$9.95
 
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
$11.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (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.