The 10 Best Reservoirs For Hydration Packs

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in November of 2018. A good, sturdy hydration pack -- think CamelBak, Osprey and the like -- should last you many years of exercising and adventuring. But the water bladder inside? Unfortunately, those wear out much quicker than the bags designed to hold them. If you're looking for a replacement reservoir, or even just one to add H2O-carrying abilities to your standard backpack, here's a number of solid options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Geigerrig Pressurized Hydration Engine

2. Platypus Big Zip LP

3. CamelBak Crux

Editor's Notes

November 28, 2018:

Two of the biggest problems when buying hydration bladders are durability (many products out there begin to leak after a year or two of heavy use) and taste (many cheap ones can also carry that dreaded plastic flavor, which makes drinking out of them unpleasant, to say the least). In this list, we made sure to either pick models that avoided those issues altogether, or to point them out wherever possible. We were also careful to choose a variety of models suitable for a variety of activities -- the Platypuses at #2 and #9, for instance, feature basic designs that work great in a range of situations, while the MSR at #4 is ideal mainly for ultralight hiking and backpacking applications. The Geigerrig at #1 earned that spot because of, well, its sheer utility -- why not have a bladder that you can both drink and shower from?

4. MSR DromLite Bag

5. Osprey Hydraulics LT

6. HydraPak Shape-Shift

7. Source Tactical WXP

8. Deuter 32931 Streamer

9. Platypus Hoser Hands-Free

10. Cherainti Bladder 2 Liter

Chase Brush
Last updated by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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