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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)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer
90091
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack
62192
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
$11.95
 
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Pack 62192 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack 90835 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack
90835
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
$9.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Multipack 90835 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit
08831
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62275
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
$12.95
 
Platypus Platy Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62275 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)


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.