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Friday, October 5, 2012

Gear Review: Amphipod Handheld Runners Bottle

Hydration is a critical component in running performance and prevents heat-related illnesses and dehydration (which could ultimately lead to injury).  I've tried a variety of bottles, waste packs, and containers ranging from your ordinary commercial bottled water to a full-blown Camelbak.  One thing that I've learned is, I hate running with a pack (both on my back and waste). So, I ran across Amphipod's little gadget (no pun intended) and decided to give it a whirl.  

Amphipod has a lot of hydration products to choose from.  One of my favorites (which has replaced my waste pack) is the handheld runners bottle.  The one I use (similar to the one pictured below) is form-fitted to your hand and includes a neoprene band to provide a secure and snug fit.  It also has a zippered pouch for your ID, some cash and keys.  I ran with this particular item during the 2011 USAF Marathon and it survived the 26.2 mile test!  It holds 20 ounces of liquid (comfortably) which is ideal for mid-level distances and refills are a snap!  It is easy to clean and goes for around $20.    

(Amphipod handheld bottle)
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Happy running and God bless!
"Fight the good fight, finish the race, and always keep faith"
2 Timothy 4:7

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