Hydration Reservoirs

Brands

MSR
CamelBak
Osprey
Source
Platypus
Hydrapak
Deuter
Sea to Summit
Ultimate Direction
Salomon

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Hydration Reservoir Reviews

Source WXP LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to fill, clean, dry. Does not absorb odors or flavors. Easy-connect lines and mouthpieces. I've bought maybe seven hydration systems for myself and my family over the years.  All of them worked, but were a nuisance to clean. You can't easily remove the lines and bite valves. They absorb flavors and odors. Not the Source system. These guys really thought out their product, and produced well built stuff. The bladder has this crazy coating so it won't absorb flavors or odors. Every piece has… Full review

Source WXP LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Takes a beating and keeps on working. I purchased this product from GoRuck for their events as it's their recommended gear. I had a military surplus Camelbak bladder for my first event and it ended up leaking. My entire left side was wet.  I decided to actually spend a little more and get the Source brand bladder. To keep from having the giant bump on my back I chose the wide version. It sits nice and flat against the back and takes up little space in my pack.  This thing has held up very well. Full review

Source WLP

rated 5 of 5 stars Very easy to fill, very strong bladder, the bite valve doesn't let enough water through. Easily fixed with a different bite valve. Definitely recommend. I will replace all my bladders with these as they wear out Full review

Source Widepac

rated 5 of 5 stars Source reservoirs are easy to fill at home or in the field, easy to add ice out of ice machines, easy to clean, they do not leak, and without a doubt the best on the market. Keep a 70 oz, a 100 oz, and a Divide partway full in the freezer, always clean and ready to go. Full review

Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reversible Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect system and easy to clean. No special equipment. I got this for my daypack that has a spot for a hydration reservoir. This hydration delivers on all levels. Good water flow, easy fill, easy clean. I used this during an OCR event and sometimes filling your pack can be a pain to fill when running. This was no issue. Top slides open and fills quick. Even running with this didn't slosh around. I'm very happy with the configuration. Full review

Source Widepac

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This water bladder has been working great in my backpack on long trips. The hose is a good length and the bite valve cover protects it from dust and dirt. It is a great replacement for other bladders and can be found cheaper. Very durable and easy to fill! This is a strong and dependable water bladder for my use of backpacking. It holds 2 liters, which is plenty to get me from point A to point B, where I will refill. It was also convenient in size for water treatment. I treated directly in the bladder. Full review

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir

rated 5 of 5 stars Well designed, highly functional system that works in more than just Osprey backpacks! Multiple use options. Be sure to consider this AWESOME system as you compare options. And, for some, there's a learning curve. 3 Liter System that I use has added an accessory insulated hose (photo left) for winter use, which provides an extra backup bite valve (photo bottom -- note my winter hose bite value does not have a magnet).  The system pictured has been used weekly for about 3 years on 3-6 hr most typically… Full review

Source D|vide

rated 5 of 5 stars I hike a lot. I used to bring a water bag plus a bottle to keep my water and energy drink. That is very inconvenient for me, as I need take out the bottle from the bag to drink my energy drink or water, until I found this D|vide. It solved my problem. Now I can hike without any interruption, keep going on the trail. Full review

Platypus Hoser

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have both the 2 and 3 liter versions and I love them! 2L holds just right amount of water for me on a strenuous 8 hour hike. Playtpus bladders don't impart a taste to the water inside — even when water is left in for 3 days. For a through drying after use, need to be conscious of how you position it. Is difficult to wash the inside. I have both the 2 and 3 liter versions and I love them! 2L holds just right amount of water for me on a strenuous 8 hour hike. I got the 3L version when I went on… Full review

Top-Rated Hydration Reservoirs

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user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR Dromedary Bags
$23 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
CamelBak UnBottle
$45 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir
$20 - $36
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Source WXP LP
$27
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Source D|vide
$35
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
MSR DromLite Bag
$20 - $32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Source Widepac
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Insulator
$55 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reversible Reservoir
$33 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR Hydromedary
$26 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Source WLP
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Streamer 2.0
$22 - $32
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Platypus Big Zip LP
$35 - $36
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Platypus Hoser
$20 - $25
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Deuter Streamer 3.0
$27 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Platypus Big Zip SL
$33
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak StoAway Reservoir
$42 - $60
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Pack Tap
$20
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Antidote Reservoir
$27 - $35
Ultimate Direction 70 oz. Reservoir
$30 - $35
Salomon Insulated Hydration Kit
$30
CamelBak Antidote Lumbar 100
$38
Hydrapak Elite Reversible Reservoir
$30
CamelBak Antidote Lumbar 70
$31 - $37
Source Durabag
$34
Salomon Soft Bladder 1.5L /50 oz.
$30 - $39
DaKine Replacement Reservoir 2L
$36
Sawyer Blue Bag Clean Storage Vessel
$49
Osprey Hydraulics LT Reservoir
$20 - $30
NRS PFD Hydration Pack Bladder
$13
 
High Sierra Hydration Reservoir
$10 - $12
Nathan Hydration Bladder
$32
Source Ultimate
$38
Geigerrig Hydration Engine
$41
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Source Wrap Tank
$45 MSRP
 
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (2)
Inov-8 H2O Horizontal Bladder
UltrAspire Bladder
Gregory 2 L Reservoir
 
UltrAspire Reservoir
DaKine Replacement Reservoir 3L
$30 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nalgene TPE Big Bore Tanker
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Osprey Hydraform 3 Liter Reservoir
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Osprey Hydraform 2 Liter Reservoir
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
CamelBak Omega Reservoir
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Platypus Big Zip II
discontinued
 
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Nalgene CXC Rapid Fill Tanker
discontinued
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Nalgene CXC Big Bore Tanker
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
MSR CloudLiner
discontinued

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