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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 Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115701000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack 100oz 1118701000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz
1116001000
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz
1115701000
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz
1115001000
Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack 100oz
1118701000
$109.95
 
Camelbak Women's L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack 100oz 1116001000 (Camelbak)
$109.95
 
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115701000 (Camelbak)
$109.95
 
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Lobo Hydration Pack 100oz 1118701000 (Camelbak)
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Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Zoid Hydration Pack 62315 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve 639 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Camelbak Zoid Hydration Pack
62315
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve
639
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz
341520
$19.95
$14.96
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
$51.96
 
Camelbak Zoid Hydration Pack 62315 (Camelbak)
$6.00
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Bite Valve 639 (Osprey Packs)
$11.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene Bottle Sleeve 32oz 341520 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 10000645 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
452
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
451
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit
10000645
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 451 (Osprey Packs)
$24.00
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 10000645 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 14 Pack with Resevoir 255 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 14 Pack with Resevoir
255
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
91025
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L
198
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 14 Pack with Resevoir 255 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (Camelbak)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 226 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz
1115001000
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
226
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
195
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$109.95
 
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 226 (Osprey Packs)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 252 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M 197 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
252
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack
016605
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M
197
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 252 (Osprey Packs)
$90.00
 
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack -- S/M 197 (Osprey Packs)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)


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.