Winter Hydration Tools
Published on 02/16/2012
By Mallory Ayres
Imagine being stuck on a desert island, surrounded by salt water and dying of thirst. Now imagine being deep in the backcountry futilely eating snow to stay hydrated. The former may be worse, but both are bad situations. Luckily we've gathered some tools to make sure you don't have to go without water when the temperatures plunge. We've gathered hydration packs, insulated bottles and stoves that are no sweat to carry and provide all the water you need.
Snow Peak Gigapower Manual Stove
This stove's size and simplicity makes it the perfect addition to any winter trip. It's easy to pack and control because it weighs only 3.75 ounces and has a manual ignition. It's also very compact for easy storage and the fuel canister attaches and detaches quickly and simply. Plus, the stove boils one liter of water in 4 minutes and 48 seconds so you never have to wait long for your snow to melt.
Outdoor Research Water Bottle Parka
When the temperatures dive you are going to want something to keep your water from turning into solid ice. This Parka is the perfect solution. It's made from incredibly light and waterproof 40D Silnyl fabric to keep your bottle protected. It also has waterproof taped seams and a roll-top waterproof closure with a durable buckle to keep moisture out.
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle
This 0.45L bottle will keep your water in liquid form and your hot drinks steamy so you can stay hydrated all day. It's also indestructible as it's fire-and-rust-proof and made with high-grade stainless steal. Plus, it features a one-piece pour-through lid that keeps your drinks from spilling and loosing heat and the lid turns into a cup if you want to share your drink.
CamelBak Ice Queen Winter Hydration Pack
This 16.39L pack is perfect for the resort because it's designed to carry your helmet, goggles, extra layers, lunch, phone, wallet and keys. It also holds 2L of water in an insulated reservoir so it won't freeze. The pack features a low-profile design with center baffling, a bite valve for quick access to your water and a tube that won't kink. Plus, the women's specific harness fits the female body.
Jetboil Sol Titanium Cooking System
This 4-season 8.5-ounce stove is no sweat to carry and can turn snow into water quickly and easily. It features Jetboil's Thermo-regulate system, which provides consistent heat output down to 20 degrees F and can boil water in 2 minutes and 15 seconds. It also has a 0.8L cooking cup with a drink-through lid, pour spout and strainer. Plus, it ignites easily with a push button and the bottom cover doubles as a bowl and measuring cup.