A hydration pack is a pack that comes pre-assembled, so to speak, with
a hydration system built into it. Truth be told, I'm not especially wild
about some of these packs as these packs themselves don't entirely fit
my ideal of what a true "day pack" should be. Many of these
hydration packs lack the crucial internal frame/framesheet and pack adjustments
that I prefer to see in a day pack that will be used for extensive backcountry
travel. Instead, I personally prefer to get a seperate hydration
system and integrate it into a technical
That said, I know full well that many people would prefer to look at
getting a pack that is "all in one", if only for ease of use
and convenience. Additionally, many of the smaller hydration packs are
ideal for "around town" things and walks in the local park (where a true
day pack isn't needed). For uses such as these, hydration packs are ideal.
All the hydration packs shown below are available through Backcountry.Com.