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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

Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0
KWPPC-BK
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack
62453
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack
452
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit
334300
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$199.95
 
Camelbak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack 62453 (Camelbak)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Kids' Moki Hydration Pack 452 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62387
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62517
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSR
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap
SMSC
$98.95
$69.27
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62552 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62552
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62552 (Camelbak)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap
KCPPL-BK
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit
08831
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$12.95
 
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
$54.95
$27.48
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 334230 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve
334227
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK
341489
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit
334230
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLY
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
$3.50
 
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 334230 (Osprey Packs)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLY (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack 62197 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62553 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62415
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack
62197
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62553
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR Hydration Pack 62197 (Camelbak)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62553 (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.