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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)
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Platypus Cleaning Kit
08831
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack
4591N
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$12.95
 
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120403000 (Camelbak)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack 10000259 (Osprey Packs)
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340006
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack
1120403000
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack
10000259
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340006 (Guyot Designs)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120403000 (Camelbak)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Backpack 10000259 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack 10000192 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack
10000192
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap
SFX
Platypus Cleaning Kit
08831
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$175.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 36 Backpack 10000192 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Flex Cap SFX (Hydro Flask)
$12.95
 
Platypus Cleaning Kit 08831 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 10000250 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
10000250
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz
1115001000
Equinox Bottle Bag
145706
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 10000250 (Osprey Packs)
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$109.95
 
Camelbak Mule Hydration Pack 100oz 1115001000 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Equinox Bottle Bag 145706 (Equinox)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSR
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir
195
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue
696040
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard
340007
$9.95
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSR (Chicobag)
$165.00
 
Osprey Packs Manta AG 28 Backpack with Reservoir 195 (Osprey Packs)
$2.95
 
Liberty Mountain Narrow Mouth Lid Blue 696040 (Liberty Mountain)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Original Splashguard 340007 (Guyot Designs)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lids - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120002000 (Camelbak)
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lids - Black
341445
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack
1120002000
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack
4591N
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap
WFX
$2.95
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lids - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue Cycling Hydration Pack 1120002000 (Camelbak)
$7.95
$4.77
 
Nathan Race Caps--3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
$9.95
 
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Cap WFX (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.