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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 Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62416 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62394 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62416
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62394
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62389
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62395
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62416 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62394 (Camelbak)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62395 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack
025510
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black
341445
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Raven 10 Daypack 025510 (Osprey Packs)
$2.99
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Loop-Top Lid - Black 341445 (Nalgene)
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
$49.95
$29.97
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
Camelbak Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62416 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws
90833
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide
KWSSL-BK
Camelbak Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack
62416
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack
62239
$6.95
 
Camelbak Eddy Bite Valve and Straws 90833 (Camelbak)
$5.95
 
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap Wide KWSSL-BK (Klean Kanteen)
$49.95
 
Camelbak Kids' Mini-M.U.L.E. 50oz Hydration Pack 62416 (Camelbak)
$69.95
 
Camelbak Rogue 70oz Hydration Pack 62239 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
4625N
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack
62188
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt
4626N
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover
60116
$44.95
$26.97
 
Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt 4625N (Nathan)
$79.95
$63.96
 
Camelbak Women's Day Star 18 Pack 62188 (Camelbak)
$43.96
 
Nathan Trail Mix 4 Hydration Belt 4626N (Nathan)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Bite Valve Cover 60116 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit
90764
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets
60061
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack
62426
$19.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Cleaning Tablets 60061 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$149.95
 
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (Nathan)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack
4591N
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$7.95
 
Nathan Race Caps 3-Pack 4591N (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.