HYDRATION BACKPACK MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Hydration Backpack Market is Segmented by End User into Sports (Running, Cycling, Trekking, and Hiking); Distribution Channels (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialist Retailers, Online Retail Stores, and Other Distribution Channels); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.4 %
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Market Overview

The hydration backpack market is projected to witness a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period (2020- 2025).

  • Increasing military training and participation in outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and running, has resulted in the rapid adoption of hydration backpacks because they are easy to use and provide optimized hydration.
  • The hassle of retrieving water bottles from the backpack makes hikers either put off water consumption or drink a large amount at a time. However, hydration backpacks eliminate this issue by allowing the user to take small sips throughout the journey and keep hydrated.
  • In addition, global manufacturers are using advanced materials and technologies, which assist in maintaining water temperature, making it suitable for all seasons.

Scope of the Report

The hydration backpacks are studied for different end users primarily sports and military. The major type of sports which have registered a significant demand for hydration backpacks include trekking and hiking, cycling, and running. The hydration backpacks are extensively being distributed through robust distribution channels, such as supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialist retailers, online retail stores, and other retail stores. The market is studied for each potential market under each region across the world, to give a broader perspective.

By End User
Trekking and Hiking
By Distribution Channel
Specialist Retailers
Online Retail Stores
Other Distribution Channels
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Consumer Inclination Toward Outdoor Sports

The onset of engagement in sports and recreational activities has led to a surge in demand for recreational equipment, including hydration backpacks, thereby facilitating the growth of the market studied, owing to high product demand among hikers, trekkers, cyclists, and athletes, primarily in developing countries. Over the last few years, sports products have been witnessing a growing adaptation rate based on factors, such as awareness about physical fitness, experiences of adventure, and development of skills and abilities. ​ In addition, various sports and mountaineering associations are spreading awareness about the importance of adequate hydration and related benefits, which is yet another factor fueling the demand further.

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North America Emerges As The Largest Market

North America emerged as the largest regional market in 2018. Presence of various adventure sports destinations in U.S. and Canada is the key factor driving the market. According to The outdoor Foundation, hiking is the fourth popular sports in U.S. followed by biking, running, and fishing. The major factors which have leading position in propelling the growth of hydration backpacks packs market in the north american region are rising number of sports personnel which leads to increase in the usage of hydration backpacks and indeed surges the growth of the hydration pack market.Moreover, increased product visibility and a well-established sports industry in the region are expected to fuel the product demand in the years to come.

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Competitive Landscape

The hydration backpack market is highly fragmented and comprises regional and international competitors. Major players are focusing on introducing new products in the market to cater to the interests of the consumers. New product development is the most preferred strategy in the global hydration backpack market. The key players are also embarking on mergers and acquisitions and entering into partnerships/agreements to achieve consolidation and optimize their offerings. Moreover, these players merge with local players to gain dominance in the local markets.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By End User

      1. 5.1.1 Sports

        1. Running

        2. Cycling

        3. Trekking and Hiking

      2. 5.1.2 Military

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Specialist Retailers

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retail Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cascade Designs Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Samsonite International SA

      3. 6.4.3 Osprey Packs Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Mazama Designs LLC

      5. 6.4.5 Callaway Golf Company

      6. 6.4.6 Columbia Sportswear Company

      7. 6.4.7 Helen of Troy Limited

      8. 6.4.8 Recreational Equipment Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Hydration Backpack Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Global Hydration Backpack Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cascade Designs, Inc., Samsonite International S.A., Osprey Packs, Inc., Mazama Designs, LLC, Callaway Golf Company, Columbia Sportswear Company, Helen of Troy Limited ,  Recreational Equipment, Inc are the major companies operating in Global Hydration Backpack Market.

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