Closer Look: On-the-Go Hydration Gear
Allison Pattillo / July 16, 2015
Summer running is usually synonymous with sweat and lots of it. Muscles are 75 percent water, which makes staying hydrated essential for peak performance and running health. The latest hydration packs, belts and handhelds make it easy to drink and run.
Salomon S-Lab ADV Skin3 12 Set, $185
The form-fitting design has plenty of accessible space for essentials, including loops to hold trekking poles, and is compatible for soft flasks (included) or a hydration bladder.
Ultimate Direction Access 20 Plus, $62
This adjustable belt comes with a 20-ounce bottle, 4-ounce gel flask and an accessory pocket big enough for a smartphone. The flask and pocket are removable for light and fast running.
Nathan Vapormax Plus, $35
Carry 22 ounces of refreshment in your palm with this ergonomic bottle. A specially designed valve cap makes one-handed sipping a breeze, and the expandable, zippered pocket holds snacks and keys.
Camelbak Arc 2, $50
Two 10-ounce bottles snap into secure holders on the wide, elastic belt for easy access and bounce-free running. A handy zippered pocket also holds essentials.
Fuelbelt Helium Sprint Palm Holder, $19
A smart evolution of handheld hydration, the Helium has a uniquely integrated strap and 10-ounce BPA-free bottle that eliminates slipping and sliding.
Ultraspire Iso Versa, $25
Soft-squeeze plastic and a hands-free carrier make this 20-ounce bottle easy to use. Multiple hand positions and an angled top reduce muscle strain, which helps conserve energy on long hauls.