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Eddie enjoys cold water high in the alpine environment of the San Juan mountains thanks to the Sawyer Squeeze.
Credit: Amber King
Guess who can say they have tested over 70 of the best water filtration products on the market? We can. We have the best team of testers, with the most years of experience, you will find out there on the interwebs. If you are needing more than a water bottle, rest assured the market has a tool for every trade—hydration packs for hiking, or all-purpose bladders that you can stuff anywhere. And no, you don't need to spend 50$ on a water bottle.

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Best Hydration Packs

Best Hydration Packs

Are you ready for a new hydration pack? Whether you're replacing an older model or looking to try one for the first time, we've got you covered. We tested the latest top models from...
Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Only recently have female-specific hydration packs become popular and we sure are glad they did. Our running-obsessed gearheads have tested many of the most popular hydration vests in...
Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack of 2022

After months of researching the most popular running packs on the market, our testers dedicated hundreds of miles in variable conditions to determine which of our 13 finalists is best.
Best Hydration Bladder of 2022

Best Hydration Bladder of 2022

Searching for the best hydration bladder? Our experts have personally tested today's top models for hiking, running, and climbing adventures around the world.
Best Water Bottles of 2022

Best Water Bottles of 2022

We've been back in the ring testing this year's top water bottles. We have compared and assessed all aspects of these products to determine the best and worst of the bunch.
Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

What's the best backpacking water filter? For over a decade, we have tested 43+ unique models to find out. Our team of experts are seasoned backcountry experts with a passion for adventure.




Recent Gear Reviews in Hydration

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Simple Modern Summit Review

It didn't take long for us to see that this bottle was going to be one of our favorites this year. It is large enough to keep you hydrated but lightweight and inexpensive enough to seem...
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This pack works in the best, straightforward, simple way you want. With options for hydration systems and plenty of storage, any activity will be heightened with this pack on your back. At...
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Hydration Learning Center

How to Choose A Water Bottle

How to Choose A Water Bottle

The number of options out there for water bottles can be overwhelming and even incapacitating. This article is here to help you sort through your options and settle on the right bottle for...
How to Choose a Hydration Pack

How to Choose a Hydration Pack

Buying advice on how to select the best hydration pack. We start by asking the most basic question: "Do you even need one or would you be better off with a water bottle and backpack?"
How to Buy a Hydration Bladder

How to Buy a Hydration Bladder

There are many different hydration bladders out there, so where do you begin? Developed in the 90s as a means for on-the-go athletes to effortless suckle water from a reservoir, the...
How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

How to Choose a Hydration Pack for Running

There are several factors to help choose a hydration pack for your running needs. This article systematically helps you shop to find the best option for your particular style and goals.

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