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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

Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62569
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws
90833
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws
90834
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62558
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62569 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak eddy™ Replacement Bite Valves and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62387
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
62517
Platypus Drink Tube Kit
07045
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide
KWSSFD-BK
$98.95
$69.27
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 62517 (Camelbak)
$12.95
 
Platypus Drink Tube Kit 07045 (Platypus)
$8.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Flip D-Ring Wide KWSSFD-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Viper 3 Backpack with Reservoir 267 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFC
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
Osprey Packs Viper 3 Backpack with Reservoir
267
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLB
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFC (Hydro Flask)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
$79.95
 
Osprey Packs Viper 3 Backpack with Reservoir 267 (Osprey Packs)
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 253 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 250 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK
341489
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid
340753
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack
253
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack
250
$3.50
 
Nalgene Grip N Gulp Replacement Valve 2PK 341489 (Nalgene)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Pack 253 (Osprey Packs)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Backpack 250 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62242 (Camelbak)
Liberty Mountain Bottle Belt 146100 (Liberty Mountain)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340004 (Guyot Designs)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62242
Liberty Mountain Bottle Belt
146100
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340004
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62558
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62242 (Camelbak)
$4.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottle Belt 146100 (Liberty Mountain)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340004 (Guyot Designs)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62558 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack
62202
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir
225
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack
62392
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Skarab 24 Pack with Reservoir 225 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 62392 (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.