There are a lot of different options when it comes to finding the best hydration packs to stay hydrated when you’re out there doing what you love. Remember that if you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated. So keep the water flowing with one of these take-anywhere packs.
Best Hydration Backpacks
This trail-ready hydration backpack is ideal for those who want to take off for long rides where extra layers, tools, food, and plenty of water are needed. This breathable backpack stores 3-liter hydration reservoir that fits in the lumbar sleeve, as well as deployable straps, carry a bike helmet and body armor. Includes fleece-lined pockets perfect for sunglasses along with an internal organizer. There is also an option with the Dakine Drafter 18L to add a DK Impact spine protector (not included) for more support on any long ride. [Purchase: $144.95]
Like this pack, learn more in our Dakine Drafter Backpack Review.
Made with BPA free plastic, the Platypus Duthie 10L is an ideal hydration backpack for mountain biking. The 3-liter Big Zip LP taste-free reservoir features a wide-mouth opening along with a quick-disconnect hose for easy drinking. Other features of the Platypus Duthie 10L include a front stash pocket, stretch side pockets, 2 pump sleeves conveniently secure a shock pump and tire pump, and reflective hits for better visibility. Also, able to squirt water from the reservoir for four-legged friendliness. [Purchase: $139.95]
Want to learn more about this pack? Check out the full Platypus Duthie AM 10 Review.
When you need your center of gravity to sit low on your body, grab the CamelBak L.U.X.E. LR 14 hydration pack! Its ideal for any time you need greater stability like when you bike off-road, or skate, and snowboarding too! Also great for running because the CamelBak L.U.X.E. LR 14 hydration pack holds a low position on your back. Made for comfort, it also has ventilation for breathability on long rides, or runs. Other features include a rain cover, built-in helmet carrier hooks, separate zippered compartments, additional top zip pocket, and overflow storage. [Purchase: $149.99]
Learn more in our women’s Camelbak L.U.X.E. review.
Made for a range of activities, the Osprey Manta is well ventilated and features anti-gravity suspension, along with the well-designed organization. Other features of the Osprey Manta include shove-it pocket and large zippered pocket with internal mesh pockets on the front panel, blinker light attachment, compartment for Hydraulics™ LT 2.5 liter reservoir, and Dual upper and lower compression straps, Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment, integrated rain cover, magnetic bite valve attachment on the sternum strap. [Purchase: $155]
This is a hydration vest that was made for comfort, and versatility. It is a perfect companion for trail runs as it is not just a bag, the Salomon ADV Skin 12 is a carrying solution. Stash all of the essentials GU’s and Shot Blocks you need inside the vest as the Sensifit construction holds all of your items safely in storage so you can travel. Features: secure elastic chest straps, two water bottles at the shoulder carrying straps, along with breathable fabric all around. You don’t carry this bag, you wear it. Snug and secure, the Salomon ADV Skin 12 stretches and wraps around you without any pressure point so you can go even faster on the trail! [Purchase: $180]
You can guzzle while you hustle with this hydration pack. From CamelBak comes the Rogue with a sleek design and the capability to hold 2 liters of water. Featuring the Big Bite™ valve – this pack is easy to use. Just bite and sip and the HydroLock™ valve ensures you won’t suffer any leakage with its proprietary automatic shut off. Best Feature: The reservoir’s wide-mouth cap makes refilling a breeze for people on-the-go. [Purchase: $69/95]
Made with all the standard features you’d expect to see from a CamelBak hydration system, it has an easy-to-use cap (open it with one simple twist), flow regulated mouthpiece, a large opening for filling and a removable 1.5 liter pack. Streamlined and made for minimalists this CamelBak is ideal for those who aren’t interested in standing out. Best Feature: The low-profile look of the HydroBak is what makes this system perfect for all types of activities from a day hike to combat [Purchase: $50.00]
Double-lined and durable, the Teton Trailrunner 2.0 allows you to choose whether you want to have your hydration tube over your left or right shoulder. This ultra-light water backpack is lined with reflectors that help keep you safe and has tons of stash spots for snacks, gels and even a bungee cord that can hold extra clothing or your helmet. Best Feature: What sets this system apart from the rest? The Teton hydration pack includes an emergency whistle on the chest strap… just incase 😉 [Purchase: $24.99]