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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 Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62017
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$124.95
 
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director 90779 (Camelbak)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack
4519NB
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director
90779
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
$49.95
$39.96
 
Nathan VaporStorm Hydration Pack 4519NB (Nathan)
$21.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Insulated Tube Director 90779 (Camelbak)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90833
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal.
341092
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk
90776
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRTO
$11.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
$24.95
 
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRTO (Chico Bags)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 024426 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L
4525N
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer
90091
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26
024426
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$174.94
 
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Mira 26 024426 (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.