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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 Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
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)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$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)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack 90835 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack
90835
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack 90835 (Camelbak)
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk
90776
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$24.95
 
Camelbak Groove Accessory Filters - 6 pk 90776 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62186 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack
62017
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap
KCSSL-BS
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62186
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
$124.95
 
Camelbak Volt 13 LR 100 Oz Hydration Pack 62017 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen All Stainless Loop Cap KCSSL-BS (Klean Kanteen)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62186 (Camelbak)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal.
341092
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Reliance Fold a Carrier - 2.5 Gal. 341092 (Reliance)
$79.95
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$74.95
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (Camelbak)
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve
07040
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
015510
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk
90772
$5.95
 
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 015510 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Groove Filter - 2 pk 90772 (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.