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Running Hydration Pack Bladder: Here’s a Quick Way to Stop the Slosh

The sounds from the trail…

Birds chirping

Fallen leaves crunching under your feet

Squirrels scattering through the underbrush

And fluids crashing against the sidewalls of your hydration pack?!?!

If the high energy party inside your hydration bladder isn’t at the top of your trail running stimulation list, check out this video that provides an extremely simple tip for running hydration bladder bliss.

[Update: I did a quick swap out with the original video because I heard it was a bit tough to hear. A new version has been uploaded and inserted below.]

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

A special thanks to regional ultra coach Tim Neckar @ for emailing this hugely effective tip after reading my review of theΒ CamelBak Octane XCT Hydration Pack.

After 10+ years in endurance sports, I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of this nugget. Always learning – love it!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

6 Responses to “Running Hydration Pack Bladder: Here’s a Quick Way to Stop the Slosh”

  1. on 01 Nov 2010 at 12:44 pm Blaine Moore

    Great tip! I generally just press the air out near the cap before capping it, but this looks like it’d be even more effective.

  2. on 01 Nov 2010 at 7:05 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Blaine – Thanks for sharing. I used to try and get most of the air out by pressing as well. This new method simply does a better job.

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  4. on 27 Jul 2011 at 11:31 am Bonnie Glynn

    I have only started running with my pack…this is a great tip!

  5. on 27 Jul 2011 at 1:42 pm David Hanenburg

    Thanks Bonnie! Happy Running! πŸ™‚

  6. on 08 Nov 2013 at 9:26 pm Debbie Campbell

    That’s awesome, thank you! I just got my first pack and loved everything about it except for the sloshing.