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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

Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
Chico Bags rePETe Bottle Sling BSRSE (Chico Bags)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack 334233 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack 91026 (Camelbak)
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator
07042
Chico Bags rePETe Bottle Sling
BSRSE
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack
334233
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack
91026
$19.95
 
Cascade Designs Bite Valve & Drink Tube Insulator 07042 (Cascade Designs)
$9.99
 
Chico Bags rePETe Bottle Sling BSRSE (Chico Bags)
$1.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack 334233 (Osprey Packs)
$14.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 4 Pack 91026 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack 62064 (Camelbak)
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
Camelbak Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91017 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack
62064
Nathan Peak Waist Pack
4873N
Camelbak Bite Valve Multi-Pack
91017
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles
340754
$99.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100OZ Hydration Pack 62064 (Camelbak)
$39.95
$23.97
 
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91017 (Camelbak)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Red Lid For Wide Mouth Bottles 340754 (Nalgene)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack 014436 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt
4627N
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack
014436
Platypus Bite Valve Cover
CASCA07046
$54.95
$32.97
 
Nathan Speed 2R Auto-Cant Hydration Belt 4627N (Nathan)
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack 014436 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Platypus Bite Valve Cover CASCA07046 (Platypus)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag
145709
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap
91025
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve
341520
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
$22.95
 
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Magnetic Tube Trap 91025 (Camelbak)
$10.95
 
Nalgene Nalgene 32 oz Bottle Sleeve 341520 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set 90640 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62415
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack
016609
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set
90640
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kid's Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62415 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Viper 9 Pack 016609 (Osprey Packs)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Resevoir Cleaning Brush Set 90640 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack
62202
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90834
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
$79.95
$63.96
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90834 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (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.