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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 Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62552 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Cloud Walker 18 Hydration Pack 62535 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62520 (Camelbak)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62552
Camelbak Cloud Walker 18 Hydration Pack
62535
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62520
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62552 (Camelbak)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Cloud Walker 18 Hydration Pack 62535 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62520 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Bestsellers

Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62311 (Camelbak)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack
62311
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal
341095
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$89.95
 
Camelbak SnoBlast Hydration Pack 62311 (Camelbak)
$13.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 5 Gal 341095 (Reliance)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340006
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$49.95
$24.98
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62203 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack
62203
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62237
$48.95
 
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62203 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$54.95
$27.48
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62141 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack
62141
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack
62491
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62415
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
$124.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 20 100oz Pack 62141 (Camelbak)
$114.95
 
Camelbak Caper 14 Hydration Pack 62491 (Camelbak)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Camelbak Women's Spire 22 LR Hydration Pack 62199 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62520 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Camelbak Women's Spire 22 LR Hydration Pack
62199
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack
62241
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62520
$44.95
$22.48
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$149.95
 
Camelbak Women's Spire 22 LR Hydration Pack 62199 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70 Oz Hydration Pack 62241 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62520 (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.