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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

Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve
334225
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Osprey Packs Non-Magnetic Bite Valve 334225 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack
014428
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
$149.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 28 Pack 014428 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L
4525N
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
Osprey Packs Raptor 14
015514
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
$174.94
 
Nathan Womens VaporShape 1.5L 4525N (Nathan)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 015514 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Platypus Closure Cap CASCA07701 (Platypus)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Platypus Closure Cap
CASCA07701
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap
KCSSLB-BS
Camelbak Tubetrap
90021
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve
07040
$2.95
 
Platypus Closure Cap CASCA07701 (Platypus)
$11.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Unibody Bamboo Cap KCSSLB-BS (Klean Kanteen)
$1.95
 
Camelbak Tubetrap 90021 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Platypus Hyperflow Bite Valve 07040 (Platypus)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Camelbak Camel Clip 90071 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
Camelbak Camel Clip
90071
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62013
Nathan Elevation Pack
5031N
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
$4.95
 
Camelbak Camel Clip 90071 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Nathan Elevation Pack 5031N (Nathan)


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.