Hydration backpacks can come in handy when you’re hiking or cycling longer distances. A good one should be ultra-lightweight and fit comfortably on your body. With all this in mind, FN did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite options on the market for adventurers. Our selections are easily adjustable to fit all frames and hold two to three liters of water for hydration on the go. They also come in multiple colors to choose from.
Watch on FN
1. Teton Sports Oasis Hydration Pack
This backpack is equipped with a two-liter bladder, a lightweight, durable, kink-free sip tube and a push-lock cushioned bite valve. The shoulder straps are structured to deliver an ergonomic fit. Meanwhile, multiple compression straps can be used to tighten your pack down for reduced bounce.
Pros: The bladder has a sizable opening for adding ice and easy cleaning. It features a rugged, high-denier ripstop exterior. An integrated rain cover stored at the bottom provides weather protection. A mesh back panel allows supplies airflow to help you stay cool. It also comes with a safety whistle and is offered in five colors.
Cons: The zippers may be a bit flimsy.
2. Mubasel Gear Insulated Hydration Pack
This pack is made of water-resistant material and also features a two-liter hydration bladder that's kept cold in an insulated pocket.
Pros: An extendable bite valve makes it easy to reach. It has three storage compartments, including convenient waist pockets. Ventilated mesh padding on the back and shoulder straps ensure you don't overheat. The bladder has a large, user-friendly opening for hassle-free refills and cleaning. This comes in 12 colors.
Cons: Some may find it a tad small.
3. CamelBak Mule Hydration Pack
CamelBack's Mule hydration pack is built with the brand's Crux reservoir, which can store three liters of water and is designed to give you 20% more water with every sip. It also comes with extra storage pockets for caring all your essentials.
Pros: It has reflective accents for improved visibility. Air channels keep your back cool. A magnetic tube trap lets you stow your drinking tube in place with a simple click so you can rehydrate while keeping your eyes on the trail ahead. This comes in nine colors.
Cons: This one is slightly bigger than similar products.
All products featured have been independently selected and curated by our editorial team. If you buy something through the links included on our site, FN may earn a commission.