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Best Hydration Bladder of 2020
Best Hydration Bladder of 2020
Our expert adventurers have tested 20+ of the best hydration bladders over the last seven years...

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Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
Looking for the best big wall aider? After testing for over ten years, we've researched 25+...

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How to Buy a Hydration Bladder - Click for details
How to Buy a Hydration Bladder
Hydration bladders first showed up during the '90s in the cycling world where athletes wanted...

by Amber King

How to Choose the Right Aider and Etrier for Big Wall Climbing - Click for details
How to Choose the Right Aider and Etrier for Big Wall Climbing
Aiders and etriers are critical tools for aid climbing, and there are plenty of options to choose...

by Chris McNamara

Platypus Big Zip EVO
Platypus Big Zip EVO
Stealing the show, the new and improved Platypus Big Zip Evo is our favorite hydration bladder!...

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Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reservoir
Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reservoir
The HydraPak ShapeShift Reservoir is one of the lightest bladder and hose setups that we've tested...

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CamelBak Crux Reservoir
CamelBak Crux Reservoir
An affordable classic, the CamelBak Crux Reservoir comes back from a redesign even better than...

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MSR DromLite Bags
MSR DromLite Bags
If you seek a versatile and lightweight liquid reservoir, the MSR DromLite Bag is our best...

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Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
The Osprey Hydraulics bladder is unique for its integrated backplate that helps the bladder retain...

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Yates Big Wall Ladder
Yates Big Wall Ladder
The Yates Big Wall Ladder stands out for its ease of use and comfort when standing in it for hours...

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Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir
Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir
The Osprey Hydraulics LT Bladder is a fully-featured bladder with many functions at a decent...

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HydraPak HydraSleeve
HydraPak HydraSleeve
Enjoy gushing cold water all summer long with the HydraPak Hydrasleeve hydration system. This Top...

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Platypus Hoser
Platypus Hoser
The Platypus Hoser is a lightweight and packable bladder offered at a great price. Earning our...

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Metolius 5 Step Aider
Metolius 5 Step Aider
The Metolius 5 Step Aider is the best etrier-style aider we have tested. Chris McNamara has used...

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Yates Speed Wall Ladder
Yates Speed Wall Ladder
The Yates Speedwall Ladder is a lighter and thinner version of the our Editors' Choice winner, the...

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Deuter Streamer
Deuter Streamer
Looking for a durable yet straightforward hydration bladder? The Deuter Streamer is a perfect...

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Source Tactical WXP 3L
Source Tactical WXP 3L
A satisfying bladder for the outdoorsman or outdoorswomen, the Source Tactical WXP features a...

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Fish Smart Aider
Fish Smart Aider
Fish's Smart Aider uses a simple design that has led to thousands of successful big wall ascents...

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Badlands Hydration Reservoir
Badlands Hydration Reservoir
Looking to keep your water liquid in the winter? The Badlands Hydration Reservoir bladder uses an...

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Petzl GradiStep Etrier
Petzl GradiStep Etrier
The Petzl Gradistep Etrier is the lightest etrier style aider we tested. It is great for rock...

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Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider
Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider
The Metolius 8 Step Ladder Aider is a solid big wall aider at a great price. The steps are bomber...

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Black Diamond Etrier
Black Diamond Etrier
The Black Diamond Etrier offers a classic etrier design with no frills. It gets the job done and...

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Metolius Alpine Aider
Metolius Alpine Aider
The Metolius Alpine Aider is surprisingly comfortable considering how light and non-bulky it is...

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Petzl Quickstep
Petzl Quickstep
The Petzl Quickstep are some of the best aiders you can get in this style. I am generally not a...

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Geigerrig Hydration Engine
Geigerrig Hydration Engine
The Geigerrig Hydration Engine is unique for its pressurized system and simple design. As a...

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Anon Raider
Anon Raider
Another skate-inspired helmet with a simple design. This helmet is rated for summer and winter...

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Petzl Wall Step Etrier
Petzl Wall Step Etrier
*This product has been discontinued. Check out our review of the Petzl GradiStep Etrier for going...

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Metolius Easy Aider
Metolius Easy Aider
The Metolius Easy Aider is one of the better single step aiders out there. It is light, easy to...

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