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Unlike reusable water bottles, water bladders are still relatively unknown. Although less attractive, this accessory offers several advantages to all sportsmen and women, whatever their level.
Water bladders let you drink water while continuing your activity. Whether running, cycling or hiking, water bladders adapt to all your favourite sports and guarantee you hydration at every moment of your physical activity. Decathlon invites you to discover the specific features of this essential item, as well as our advice on which water bladder to choose.
It is important to consider the volume of water your water bladder can hold in relation to the duration of your activity or expedition.
1-litre water bladder
Water bladders with a capacity of 1 litre or 1.5 litres cover the daily water requirements recommended by health authorities. So, they are ideal for outings lasting between 1 and 3 hours, such as hikes.
2-litre water bladder
This capacity provides a larger-than-average quantity of water, and is perfectly suited to organised half-day excursions.
3-litre water bladder
This type of water bladder is designed for people who enjoy intense sporting activities, but also for long outings that last a day, for example. This volume of water ensures that you don't suffer from dehydration, which could have serious consequences for your body.
Like a lot of equipment, it's essential to maintain your water bladder regularly. This not only stops the spread of bacteria and bad odours, but also means you can use it for a long time. Here are some steps to follow to clean your material as well as possible:
- After each use, clean your water bladder by hand using clear water and a little bit of soap.
- You can also use a cleaning kit specially designed for looking after water bladders.
- Once clean, leave your water bladder to dry outside before reusing.
- It is also recommended to regularly disinfect your water bladder. Every 3 months or so, leave it to soak in a mixture of clear water and mild disinfectant to avoid damaging its components.
Treat yourself to equipment that's totally adapted to your water bladder with our hydration packs. They are especially designed for trail running with pockets for storing up to 15 litres of water. What's more, they don't add weight to the load of the liquid you're already carrying. The hydration pack is easily secured to your back using side straps and chest straps that can be closed, which ensures optimum comfort.
Now that you've got all the information you need to know about which water bladder to choose, push your limits and embark on new expeditions!