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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 Women's Spire 22 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62461 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91018 (Camelbak)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Women's Spire 22 LR 100oz Hydration Pack
62461
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack
62426
Camelbak Kids Bite Valve Multi-Pack
91018
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack
62205
$149.95
 
Camelbak Women's Spire 22 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62461 (Camelbak)
$149.95
 
Camelbak Pursuit 24 LR 100oz Hydration Pack 62426 (Camelbak)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Kids Bite Valve Multi-Pack 91018 (Camelbak)
$48.95
 
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (Camelbak)
Bestsellers

Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (Camelbak)
Nathan Firecatcher Pack
5028N
Nathan Peak Waist Pack
4873N
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock
90121
$74.95
$44.97
 
Nathan Firecatcher Pack 5028N (Nathan)
$39.95
$23.97
 
Nathan Peak Waist Pack 4873N (Nathan)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$5.95
 
Camelbak Ergo Hydrolock 90121 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62013
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62296
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62204
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag
145709
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
$87.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62296 (Camelbak)
$48.95
 
Camelbak Hyrdrobak 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62204 (Camelbak)
$22.95
 
Equinox Insulated Bottle Bag 145709 (Equinox)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle
57058
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack
62283
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack
62082
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit
56002
$39.95
 
Mountain Safety Research 6 Liter Dromedary Bag W/ Fill Handle 57058 (Mountain Safety Research)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Pack 62283 (Camelbak)
$59.95
 
Camelbak Kids Scout 50 Oz Hydration Pack 62082 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Mountain Safety Research Mini Works / Waterworks Maintenance Kit 56002 (Mountain Safety Research)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube
07044
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack
016605
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack
032512
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose
334226
$19.95
 
Platypus Big Zip Drink Tube 07044 (Platypus)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Viper 5 Day Pack 016605 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 12 Pack 032512 (Osprey Packs)
$8.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Hose 334226 (Osprey Packs)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit 90807 (Camelbak)
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier
341688
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit
90764
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit
90807
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack
62205
$7.95
 
Nalgene Cool Stuff Neoprene Water Bottle Carrier 341688 (Nalgene)
$19.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Cleaning Kit 90764 (Camelbak)
$19.95
 
Camelbak Antidote Thermal Control Kit 90807 (Camelbak)
$48.95
 
Camelbak HydroBak 50oz Hydration Pack 62205 (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.