TrailTime Tips: Silence Your Hydration Bladder

Whether you're a trail runner, hiker or backpacker, you've probably been annoyed by a noisy hydration bladder. You hit the trails hoping to experience nature and to clear your mind, but your hydration reservoir is sloshing so loud that it's all you can hear. Relax we've got a super easy tip that will fix this annoyance once and for all.

Follow the step below or watch this quick video: Noisy Hydration Bladder Fix

Step 1: Open your hydration bladder and squeeze all of the air out of it. The area above the water should be squeezed tight so there is little air left in the reservoir.

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Step 2: Turn your water bladder upside down so that the drinking hose is at the top.

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Step 3: Suck all of the remaining air out through the hose.

The hydration bladder should be pretty much air-tight except for the water. You'll notice that it no longer makes that loud sloshing noise. Now you should be able to run or hike in peace. Without the sound of your water sloshing around, you can hear the birds and focus on the beauty all around you.

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This tip is super easy and effective. You might have already known this but if this tip is new to you, you'll be glad you tried it. It will make using your hydration backpack more enjoyable.

Check out these other recent #TrailTime Tips:


How to Build a Smokeless Campfire
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Best Way to Store a Hydration Bladder
An Eggcellent Camping Hack
Trip Planning Hack


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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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