Hydration systems have become the replacement for military canteens. No longer is it enough to simply have access to water, soldiers and outdoor athletes need to be able to stay hydrated while on the move. Once filled, the hydration bladder resides in the compartment on the hydration pack and there is a drinking tube attached to it. When necessary it is easy for the wearer to quickly open the drinking tube and receive hydration from the water bladder.
In addition to providing an easy and tactical method of hydration, the hydration pack can serve as a small day pack. The exterior of the hydration pack has an easy access mesh pocket that is on the outer most section. Beneath the mesh pocket are two levels of storage pockets that are all closed using zippers. Each zipper has a specially tied pull string to make it easier to open the pocket while wearing gloves.