Choosing a hydration backpack can be quite a hassle, especially if you’ve never purchased one before. Do you really need 5 liters of water and army grade? Probably not. If you’re just looking for a basic hydration bag to bring on a weekend trip in to the woods, or for a ride around town, we recommend this hydration pack, featuring a military style backpack and The Hydrator, a 2L water bladder from Renegade Active.
This pack has very few drawbacks that made us rethink it as a well rounded choice. The Hydrator’s great storage, solid stability, and overall usability made it stand out from the rest, and the decision was echoed by every backpacker we made take it for a spin.