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UK Runners Invent Hands-Free Water Bottle

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 8, 2013
  • Updated Apr. 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM UTC
The FitSip is worn on the wrist and holds 6.7 ounces of liquid. Photo: FitSip

Hydration system wraps around the wrist.

First there were hands-free cell phones, and now there’s a hands-free water bottle.

Like many runners, two women in Great Britain were tired of fiddling with cumbersome water bottles that fit into a fuel belt during long runs. So they came up with a solution.

Called the “FitSip,” the bottle fits around the wrist. It holds up to 6.7 ounces of liquid, the same amount as those small fuel belt bottles carry. On top of the wrist where a watch face would normally be, there’s a mouthpiece that allows the runner to grab a sip of cold water, sports drink or whatever they need.

The system will be tested at two 10K races in Scotland this month.

For more: Runner’s World

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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