First Update FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle
I have a favorite loop that I like to run which starts at a nearby rec center. The length of the loop can be varied, so that the total distance is anywhere from 6 – 12 miles. I took the FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle out for a spin while running a 7.5 mile version of this loop.
The temperature was in the low 80s and the humidity was high during this run. I was very happy to have some hydration along with me. The ergonomic design fit my hand perfectly. It was much more comfortable than my previous hand-held water bottle (an older model also by Fuel Belt). The temperature during my run was in the low 80s. The amount of fluid that the FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle could hold was adequate for this run.
The unit did not make my hand hot, even though the temperature and humidity were relatively high. The strap was comfortable. It did not become loose as I ran and was easy to adjust. The valve was easy to use, but when I take a drink, I prefer to unscrew the top and drink directly from the bottle, rather than the valve. I love the new design and will use this on more medium-length runs.
There was one feature of the FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle that I did not use for the entire run – the phone holder. In my opinion, this is not a comfortable way to carry a phone. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. Even though it was held securely in the straps of the carrier, it flopped around on my hand and made the entire system much less comfortable.
To read my review of the FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle on its first test run, click here.
I reviewed the Ergo Hydration Running Belt by FuelBelt.
The FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt is a lightweight belt designed to carry two eight ounce water bottles. It is specifically designed to fit a woman’s body. The water bottles, which come with the belt, are BPA-free.
It contains is a storage pouch for smart phones, which is completely detachable. Inside the pouch, there is a hole for a wire to be inserted, in case you are using wired ear buds. The pouch is held in place by Velcro and a zipper.
Two detachable micro race locks are also included. These are used to hold a race bib in place without pins, saving expensive tech shirts from holes and snags. The belt contains reflective accents for visibility when running in low-light conditions. Hex foam moisture wicking padding surrounds the inside of the entire belt.
Read the entire review here.
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The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is a lightweight method to carry up to 10 oz. of hydration on a run. There is an adjustable strap, so you can adjust it to fit around your hand comfortably. The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is dishwasher safe (top shelf only), which is a real plus. The bottle is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about Bisphenol A leaching into your water from the plastic.
The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle has two gel pack loops to securely hold gel packs. It also has a smart phone holder, so you can have easy access to your fitness apps and music. The loops that hold the smart phone in place stretch, so any size phone can be accommodated securely.
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I have been using the HydraPac Stow 1L while overnight backpacking as well as while day hiking for exercise. It has worked well but I did find it more difficult to get in and out of the side water bottle pockets on my backpack and from the water bottle pockets on my waist pack or vest. To read the rest of my update please click here.
The Cotopaxi Bangladesh Bottle has been used the past month at the beach, heated yoga, and at work for hydration. I have used the bottle with cold and hot beverages this month. Check it out here.
Another month has gone by and I used the Armband Water Bottle while on two fitness hikes and on two occasions while in-line skating. I am finding that the Armband Water Bottle is just not working well for me. I like the concept of having a bottle attached to an arm band that then can be secured to my arm, but it makes me feel lopsided, is heavy, and slides down my arm.
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By Jenn K.