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Hydrapak Morro a Hiking Hydration Pack That Rocks

Updated on September 8, 2014

The Morro from Hydrapak: a Hydration Pack for Hiking and Biking

Looking for a hydration pack for hiking or biking take a look at the Morro because it has the room you need. When I got my hands on the new Hydrapak Morro hydration pack I was excited to strap it on, throw in some moose goo and jump on my unicycle for a grueling 30 foot ride. Boy was I glad I had my Hydrapak Morro because I was parched after 25 feet.

If you are a hard core cyclist, hiker, mountain biker, runner, jogger, or even uni-cyclist (well maybe not uni-cyclist) you've probably heard of hydration packs like the Hydrapak Morro. The Morro is geared more toward the hiker or biker as it is a nice roomy 800 cu. in. pack with a 100oz. (3L) bladder.

For those of you already familiar with hydration packs and just looking for the best deal on the Hydrapak Morro I'll hook you up with some great sales from a few of the online retailers I shop with. If you are looking for a Hydrapak Morro review I'll help you make sure the Morrow is the pack that will fit all your needs. Above all Enjoy your stay, and have a mighty fine outdoor adventure.

Hydrapak Morro Video Reviews - Meet the Morro face to face (if you stick your face up to your moniter)

Camping and hiking season is here and that means I get to throw on my Hydrapak, some boots and inhale gallons of fresh air on my favorite mountain trails. If you aren't already familiar with the Hydrapak Morro check out these great video reviews by fellow outdoor adventurists. The first by Court (an avid outdoor geek and former semi-pro snowboarder from Colorado who love cross country skiing, rock climbing and surfing. Um, someone should tell him you can't surf in Colorado) is a very thorough comparison between the Hydrapak Morro and the Camelbak Mule.

What is your favorite hydration pack? - The Morro or Mule?

Camelbak Mule: 100oz 854cu in
Camelbak Mule: 100oz 854cu in

Hydrapak Morro or Camelbak Mule?

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Hydrapak Morro Sale - This is the lowest price I've seen on the Morro!

Hydrapak Morro 100 Oz Gray/Red
Hydrapak Morro 100 Oz Gray/Red

The bladder on the Hydrapak Morro is rated on a lot of websites as the best bladder in the market now a days. Much better than camelbaks!

This 2012 version has many improvements over the previous Morro design including the bladder hanging clip which was a problem with the older style.

 

Mount Katahdin, Maine, Appalachian Trail - Beautiful 16"x20" Photographic Print by Carol M. Highsmith

Mount Katahdin, Appalachian Trail Print on Sale at Amazon
Mount Katahdin, Appalachian Trail Print on Sale at Amazon

New Hydrapak Morro Features

Hydrapak Surge Valve
Hydrapak Surge Valve

No More Leaky Bite Valve

No mess, no fuss, no worries mon!

One of the new improvements that really puts the Hydrapak Morro in a class of its own is the revamped bite valve. If you've ever had a pack full of sticky electrolyte juice after a hot ride and wanted to throw your hydration pack over a cliff you'll love the new Surge Valve on the 2012 Hydrapak Morro.

The new Surge Valve won't leak all over your gear, has a easy twist shutoff, an adjustable angled elbow for easy positioning, it bites and draws well, and just plain works.

Hydrapak Quantum Clip
Hydrapak Quantum Clip

Hydrapak Quantum Clip

No more annoying flying drinking tubes

I had a runaway drinking tube make friends with my eyeball on a rough ride and needless to say I made sure to "keep my hose in check" from then on. With the improved "Rare Earth Magnetic Tube Fastener" on the Hydrapak Morro my eyeballs are feeling much more protected.

The Quantum Clip system uses an adjustable magnetic clip on the hose which secures to a metal piece on the chest compression strap to keep the drinking straw in place. Drop the hose clip easily on the metal plate and she'll snap right on with a satisfying magic magnetic click. If you used to tuck the bite valve under the compression strap to prevent a dancing hose you'll dig the Quantum Clip system on the Morro.

Find a Deal on Current Hydrapaks on eBay

There are many other styles available other than the Hydrapak Morro. So depending on your needs (running, hiking, biking etc..) I'm sure you'll find the right size for your activity.

If you are patient and don't get outbid at the last second you can get a steal on the style that best suits your needs. Good luck!

Hydrapaks Newest Offering: The Tamarack - Amazon special deal on the 2013 Hydrapak Tamarack

Hydrapak Tamarack Hydration Pack
Hydrapak Tamarack Hydration Pack

The 2013 Hydrapak Tamarack is the next generation 100 oz hydration pack. With 454 cubic in. (7L) of gear storage space you still have plenty of room for your essentials. And better yet it is on sale for less than last years Hydrapak Morro (for a limited time I'm sure)

 

Need a bit more room for extra gear? Try the slightly larger Hydrapak below...

Hydrapak Laguna Hydration Pack - A little more room than the Hydrapak Tamarack

Hydrapak Laguna Hydration Backpack - 100oz
Hydrapak Laguna Hydration Backpack - 100oz

If you need even more room than the Hydrapak Tamarack the new 2013 Hydrapak Laguna might fit the bill - at 600 cubic inches the Laguna snuggles right up between the 454 cu in Tamarack and the 800 cu in Morro. With the same 100 oz reservoir plus all the goodies like the Shape-Shift Reservoir with Plug-N-Play and Quantum Clip you'll be all set for all your outdoor adventures.

 

Hydrapak Morro Review

Hydrapak Features, Updates and Changes

If you've read to the bottom you win a prize! You get the honor of leaving a comment. Yes, I know it is a good prize. Thanks for spending some time learning about hydration packs. I'd love to hear all about your favorite outdoor experience or activity.

If you know someone who would like a hydration pack for a gift check out the current price on the Hydrapak Morro here before you go. Thanks again for stopping by. Happy hiking!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      A good hydration pack can seriously make or break any extended stay outdoors, especially when it gets pretty hot outside. Great lens, consumer awareness can't be stressed enough these days.

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      Rusty Quill 5 years ago

      @futuresadmin: Thanks for the comment - if you like to run I'd suggest the Hydrapak E-Lite Vest which is super slim and compact yet still holds 32 oz. If you need a little more carrying capacity and/or room for more water shoot for the Soquel or Selva which has a 70oz reservoir and more room for extras.

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      futuresadmin 5 years ago

      Nice, colorful and functional! Thanks for the recommendation on hydration pack. I love to run and this would come in useful.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: That's what I like about mine, it is nice and light and fits well. Plus has a nice amount of room if you need to pack a light jacket or some extra gear.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have the Morro on my christmas list this year so I hope santa can fit it in my stocking. I like to do a lot of mountain biking on longer trips so the Morro is just the right size for me, enough room but light enough for long rides.