Appalachian Outdoors


free shipping

1-800-690-5220 CUSTOMER SERVICE LOCAL STORE INFO LOCAL EVENTS BLOG

save an extra 15% off sale and clearance items

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

Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack
334239
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack
5034N
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack
5035N
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$19.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Reservoir Cleaning Tablets-10 Pack 334239 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Nathan Grit Hydration Pack 5034N (Nathan)
$119.95
 
Nathan Moxy Hydration Pack 5035N (Nathan)
Bestsellers

Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack 334233 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black
341473
Guyot Designs Splashguard
340014
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack
334233
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62013
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - Black 341473 (Nalgene)
$3.95
 
Guyot Designs Splashguard 340014 (Guyot Designs)
$1.95
 
Osprey Packs Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets-1 Pack 334233 (Osprey Packs)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62013 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve
334223
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack
62389
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle
62011
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White
341470
$9.95
 
Osprey Packs Magnetic Bite Valve 334223 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Camelbak Lobo 100oz Hydration Pack 62389 (Camelbak)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Camelbak Arc 2 10 oz Podium Arc Bottle 62011 (Camelbak)
$2.95
 
Nalgene Easy Sipper - White 341470 (Nalgene)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid
WHFLB
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m
60113
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack
62237
Camelbak Ergo Angle
CAMEL90101
$4.95
 
Hydro Flask Hydro Flip Lid WHFLB (Hydro Flask)
$9.95
 
Camelbak Rain Cover S/m 60113 (Camelbak)
$99.95
 
Camelbak Rim Runner 22 Hydration Pack 62237 (Camelbak)
$4.00
 
Camelbak Ergo Angle CAMEL90101 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve
334227
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Stainless Steel Flat Cap
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt
4619N
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness
146499
$23.95
 
Osprey Packs Insulated Hose & Bite Valve 334227 (Osprey Packs)
$3.95
 
Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Flat Cap Stainless Steel Flat Cap (Hydro Flask)
$49.95
 
Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt 4619N (Nathan)
$6.95
 
Liberty Mountain Bottled Water Harness 146499 (Liberty Mountain)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (Camelbak)
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle
WSL
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle
4493N
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid
340753
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack
62369
$6.95
 
Hydro Flask Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Bottle WSL (Hydro Flask)
$44.95
 
Nathan Elite Surge Bottle 4493N (Nathan)
$2.25
 
Nalgene Wide Mouth Bottle Lid 340753 (Nalgene)
$144.95
 
Camelbak Fourteener 24 100oz Hydration Pack 62369 (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.