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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 Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62387
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap
SMSC
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62387 (Camelbak)
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Insulated Sports Cap SMSC (Hydro Flask)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack 014436 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue
341472
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag
145709
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack
014436
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Blue 341472 (Nalgene)
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
$22.95
 
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Manta 36 Pack 014436 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids' Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91018 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62013
Camelbak Kids' Bite Valve Multi-Pack
91018
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer
90091
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Kids' Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91018 (Camelbak)
$11.95
 
Camelbak Reservoir Dryer 90091 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62381 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack
62381
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve
334227
Camelbak Big Bite Valve
90011
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
$108.95
 
Camelbak L.U.X.E. 100oz Hydration Pack 62381 (Camelbak)
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Big Bite Valve 90011 (Camelbak)
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSRLM (Chicobag)
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue
340020
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe
BSRLM
$3.95
 
Splash Guard Splashguard - Mini Blue 340020 (Splash Guard)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$9.99
 
Chicobag Bottle Sling rePETe BSRLM (Chicobag)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack
62202
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack
62369
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hydrobak 50 Hydration Pack 62202 (Camelbak)
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (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.