CAMELBAK RALLY 18
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Never stop for a drink of water

CAMELBAK RALLY 18
Leave your bottles at home. Hydration packs keep you chugging along the trail while taking care of your thirst.

CAMELBAK RALLY 18
Pluses: Only 29 ounces; wide-mouth bladder (facilitates cleaning). Minuses: No quick-connect hose (lets you fill bladder without removing hose). 1,031-cubic-inch cargo bay plus pockets. $70. (800) 767-8725, www.camelbak.com.

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd ()
NALGENE ASPECT
NALGENE ASPECT
Pluses: Wide-mouth bladder. Minuses: Its weight (35.3 ounces); no low compression straps. 1,254 cubic inches plus mesh pockets. $75. (800) 625-4327, www.nalgene-outdoor.com()
GOLITE FRUITA
GOLITE FRUITA
Pluses: Flyweight (24.9 ounces); triple rear pocket system; ripstop nylon; reflective patch. Minuses: No quick-connect hose; no shut-off valve to nip drips. 950 cubic inches. $89. (888) 546-5483, www.golite.com()
JANSPORT CELESTIAL
JANSPORT CELESTIAL
Pluses: Women-specific harness; pocket with headphone exit, sunglasses pouch; roomy at 1,400 cubic inches. Minuses: Inferior sternum-strap anchor; no low compression straps. 29.8 ounces. $90. (800) 558-3600, www.jansport.com()
GREGORY INERTIA
GREGORY INERTIA
Pluses: Organizer that keeps essentials at the ready; reflective tape. Minuses: No quick-connect hose; no suspension clip for bladder. 1,000 cubic inches plus mesh pockets. 37.5 ounces. $99. (800) 477-3420, www.gregorypacks.com()
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