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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

Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62204
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid
KPNTLID-BK
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
$44.95
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Klean Kanteen Pint Lid KPNTLID-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Nathan VaporWrap Vest 4530N (Nathan)
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap 90775 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Nathan VaporWrap Vest
4530N
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap
90775
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter
90663
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
$174.95
$139.96
 
Nathan VaporWrap Vest 4530N (Nathan)
$5.95
$3.57
 
Camelbak Podium Mud Cap 90775 (Camelbak)
$9.95
$5.97
 
Camelbak Hands-free Adapter 90663 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 334230 (Osprey Packs)
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BG (Klean Kanteen)
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit
334230
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring
KPNTR-BG
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L
4525N
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Kit 334230 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Klean Kanteen Silicone Pint Cup Ring KPNTR-BG (Klean Kanteen)
$174.94
 
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRGL (Chico Bags)
Camelbak Pure Flow Replacement Tube 90768 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Zealot 10 042010 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack 5030N (Nathan)
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRGL
Camelbak Pure Flow Replacement Tube
90768
Osprey Packs Zealot 10
042010
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack
5030N
$9.95
 
Chico Bags Bottle Sling rePETe BSRGL (Chico Bags)
$8.95
 
Camelbak Pure Flow Replacement Tube 90768 (Camelbak)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Zealot 10 042010 (Osprey Packs)
$124.95
 
Nathan Women's Zelos Pack 5030N (Nathan)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100OZ Hydration Pack 62070 (Camelbak)
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62052 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100OZ Hydration Pack
62070
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack
62037
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62052
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap
KCPPL-BK
$134.95
$107.96
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100OZ Hydration Pack 62070 (Camelbak)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Camelbak FlashFlo LR 50oz Hydration Pack 62037 (Camelbak)
$84.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62052 (Camelbak)
$4.95
 
Klean Kanteen Loop Cap KCPPL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack 62220 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack 62064 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E 50oz Hydration Pack 61895 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set 90640 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack
62220
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack
62064
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E 50oz Hydration Pack
61895
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set
90640
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E 100oz Hydration Pack 62220 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack 62064 (Camelbak)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Mini-M.U.L.E 50oz Hydration Pack 61895 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set 90640 (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.