No matter when or where you are riding, hydration is key. You can be riding in the height of summer or coldest days of winter, water is always essential to keep you going. Originally, water bottles were the main form of hydration used while cycling. Nowadays, many alternative ways to carry and consume water while riding exist. One increasingly popular option is using a hydration pack. Hydration packs are an easy and extremely effective way to hydrate.
Many people like riding with a backpack to carry various trail side essentials. These items usually include tools, extra tubes, snacks, and of course water. Since stopping continuously during your ride to grab a water bottle from your back is very annoying. Many companies are now creating packs equipped with a water bladder connected to a hose and valve to allow for easy mid-ride hydration. These bladders can easily be removed for refilling and cleaning, but stay securely located in your pack during the ride. Packs of varying bladder sizes exist to accompany you on any length ride.
So why is drinking water so important when riding? Hydration allows your body to perform at the highest level. When you are not hydrated, you often feel dizzy and experience cramps. Water helps regulate your body temperature and lubricates your joints. Every cell in your body requires water to work properly. So basically, if you want to ride further, ride longer, and ride stronger, you need to stay properly hydrated.
It doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold out. It doesn’t matter if you are going on a short or long ride. It’s always important to stay hydrated. If you want to experience the most simple and effective hydration possible, grab yourself a hydration pack and not only experience easy access to water, but enjoy the extra space to store all your tools, tubes, and snacks. If you have any questions at all, hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors today at 888-880-3811 so that we can help you find that perfect hydration pack.