The Best Hydration Packs

Keeping hydrated throughout your activities is critically important, and now you no longer need to carry awkward bottles in your hands or on your hips, or plan your routes around water stops. Staying hydrated makes you healthier, stronger, and feeling better, and hydration packs make it easier to drink on the go, whether you're biking, hiking, or just taking a long walk in the woods. But, it’s essential to find a pack that matches your activities, environment, and your water needs. Check out four of the best hydration packs on the market that’ll keep you enjoying the outdoors!

Best for Hot Weather

Hydro Flask 10 L Hydration Backpack


Keeps water cold. The “Cold Flow” system will keep up to 3 liters of water cold for more than four hours. In addition, the construction of the pack helps to move it off your back, increasing airflow and boosting comfort.

What We Liked: 

Hydro Flask is one of the best values in hydration when it comes to keeping your drinks hot or cold for hours. Their entry into the hydration-pack industry allows you to explore for hours and still enjoy cool or hot drinks. Also, the pack has plenty of storage options to keep all of your essentials in a single place. Hydro Flask even offers a lifetime warranty, so you can purchase with confidence. Get it today.

Best Overall

Osprey Packs Raptor 14 Men’s Bike Hydration Pack


Day Pack for Bikers. Osprey has been delivering exceptional quality packs across the market. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Raptor 14 boasting a 2.5-liter water reservoir hits all the marks. This pack is specifically designed for bikers, with a removable rollup tool pouch and side straps designed to carry a full-face bike helmet.

What We Liked: 

Osprey’s pack offers an exceptional fit that stays snug on your body through all the twists and turns any single-track can throw. In addition to the specific rollup tool pouch and helmet strap system, Osprey also includes a sternum strap magnet for the water hose, so you can quickly hydrate and keep on pedaling. It’s available here.

Best Value

CamelBak M.U.L.E. Crux Reservoir Hydration Pack


This classic hits the mark. CamelBak wrote the book on hydration packs, and their M.U.L.E. lineup has been a mainstay for the company. This pack is designed for mountain bikers and stays in place over rough terrain. Bonus: The large mouth is easy to fill. 

What We Liked: 

The M.U.L.E. Crux reservoir is one of the easiest to fill on the market. The large mouth makes it easy to open and fill and also helps when cleaning and drying. Also, this economical pack offers just the right blend of compact size and the ability to store your snacks to get you through a grueling day on the trails. Camelbak also continues to provide its lifetime guarantee on all their reservoirs and packs.  Get it today.


Mubasel Gear Hydration Backpack Pack with 2-liter BPA-Free Bladder


A functional pack at a great price. This streamlined pack made offers a 2-liter reservoir, and it weighs less than a pound when empty.

What We Liked: 

This pack boasts one of the sleekest profiles in our test group. It eliminates a lot of the bulk that other packs have but still offers a few mesh pockets and additional storage compartments, so you can safely stow car keys and your favorite snacks to keep hydrated and adequately fueled during your activities. The reservoir can withstand up to 132 pounds, so you know that you won’t have to worry about losing water from a broken seam during your ride. Buy it today.