I love the dry heat of Utah. I’d rather live here than pretty much anywhere else. Even during the 95°-105° month of July. The only problem is that I sweat and get dehydrated really fast in this heat, especially if I’m working hard on my training. For that matter, even in my recreation. I’ve used hydration packs for years when I go mountain biking and have recently started using them when hiking and backpacking as well. There is something sublime about not having to reach for your water bottle from your pack, either by stopping to remove it or forcing your elbow into some sort of double jointed action to remove a bottle from a pack pocket. You say you just hold your bottle when you run, that’s fine, but for me I don’t really like it. We’ve had the chance to test out a few hydration packs here at Triedge over the past few months. Below are three of our favorites.