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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

Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws
90834
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62558
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0
KWPPC-BK
$10.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
$6.95
 
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$108.95
$80.99
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Klean Kanteen Café Cap 2.0 KWPPC-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Bestsellers

Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws
90834
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
$6.95
 
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit
334300
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir
189
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
225
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Quick Connect Kit 334300 (Osprey Packs)
$174.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack with Reservoir 189 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62558
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
196
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit
150480
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
$108.95
$80.99
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 196 (Osprey Packs)
$4.95
 
Bison Designs Bottle Bandit 150480 (Bison Designs)
$10.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 249 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 253 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
249
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
253
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 249 (Osprey Packs)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 253 (Osprey Packs)
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62394 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L
198
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62394
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62389
$164.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 AG Backpack -- M/L 198 (Osprey Packs)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$108.95
$80.99
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62394 (Camelbak)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (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.