FuelBelt Sprint 10-Ounce Palm Holder with Pocket
Description: Known to pad the fall of trail run crashes…but you didn’t hear that from us! 10 oz bottle, adjustable strap, plus a pocket for small essentials. Adjustable padded strap provides secure fit; small Velcro pocket for money or key. Durable and lightweight 700D ripstop material; 22 oz bottle included
Why: I love this 10 ounce bottle for shorter runs where you still need to hydrate, but don’t necessarily need 20,000 gallons of water with you. You could carry a water bottle, which is fine, but for me the FuelBelt makes it a little bit easier to grasp the bottle.
Basically, you can slide this on your hand and not have to worry about gripping the bottle and can let your hands relax while running. Easy to use and keep clean. There is also a place for a license, money or even your house key!
Nathan Speed 4R Waist Pack with Four 8-Ounce Nutrition Flasks
Description: The ultimate triathlon pack from Nathan carries up to 32 ounces of fluid and/or hundreds of calories. The Speed 4R has smaller flasks, better flask positioning, and features the Race Cap, the best way to consume gel on the course.
Instant-access Power Stretch Mesh pocket with interior flat pocket secures gear and fuel.
Molded holsters ensure the Speed 4R remains the easiest for flask removal and replacement. The canted, limited stretch elasticized Velcro-fastened waistbelt features an instant-access Power Stretch mesh pocket with an interior flat pocket and an incorporated, waterproof I.D./medical emergency card.
Features: Canted, limited-stretch, elasticized Velcro-fastened waistbelt; Four 8 ounce Nutrition Flasks; two with Race Cap; Streamlined, molded holsters; Waterproof pill pocket; Instant-access Power Stretch Mesh pocket; interior flat pocket; Incorporated, waterproof I.D./medical emergency card; Weighs 12 ounces; Three sizes: Small 26-32 inches; Medium 32-36 inches, Large 36-42 inches
Why: Perfect for the runner who is training for a half-marathon or marathon or even ultra. This belt gives you access to four flasks, which is great for longer distances where you need to refuel often. I always think it is better to be safe than sorry and even use this belt if one or two flasks will probably be enough.
Nathan HPL #020 Race Vest
Description: The standard for endurance runners, the HPL #020 epitomizes the best of Nathan design. Features a lightweight, breathable Wall Mesh with soft perimeter binding.
3-way Propulsion Harness; 2 liter Hydration Bladder with a SlidesealTM top closure; Dual front pockets -one mesh holster, one zippered. Front Power Stretch Mesh pocket. Two zippered rear compartments; Shock Cord with one-pull tension lock for jacket or gloves. Vertically adjustable sternum strap with tube clip; Total capacity: 400 cu. in. (6.55 L). Cargo capacity: 275 cu. in. (4.5 L). Dry weight: 10.0 oz. (.28 kg). Adjustable fit – one size fits all
Why: Running 17+ miles on a continuous basis? Training for a marathon? This race vest is perfect. Holds about 2 liters (which does slow your pace a bit at first)and is awesome for keeping you properly hydrated.
It also has a bunch of small compartments for little things like socks, gels, mixes, etc. Definitely recommended.
Nuun Active Drink Tab Lemon
Description: Nuun is a simple and easy to use solution but addresses a serious issue. we spent a lot of time getting the performance of the product right and ensuring the optimal balance. the most important characteristic of what you drink while you are active is the speed at which your body can absorb it. the concentration of dissolved salts and sugars (osmolarity, for those more technically inclined) determines how fast the drink can cross from your gut into your bloodstream where it can re-hydrate and replenish. nuun produces a hypotonic solution so that your body will absorb nuun faster than the leading sports drinks or even water alone. your body is therefore, able to restore optimal water and electrolyte balance more quickly.
Why: I just started using Nuun and has it had a positive effect on my running? So far it does seem better, however I won’t really know for sure until I test it out for a longer period of time. The reviews in the link below seem to swear by the stuff, so I think I’m going to keep using it (at least until my first batch is gone). I’ll let you know more as I learn how it works!