Carrying Water While Running
Staying hydrated is one of the most important aspects of healthy and effective working out.
Running in particular and other similar cardio exercises tend to tax your body’s water reserves and if you do not constantly re-hydrate there will be hell to pay.
So how do you carry water while running without having to worry about extra baggage?
The answer is by investing in the right water bottles and/or hydration packs designed for use by runners and other athletes.
Below is a list of some of the best ways to carry water while running with examples of some of the best models under each category.
Best Running Water Bottle
It is made from Tritan Co-polyester plastic material that is free of harmful BPA residue. The plastic material makes the bottle light weighing a mere 6.4 ounces when empty. It also ensures durability by improving resistance to wear and tear progress.
The lid has a dust proof and leak proof design with a push button drinking nozzle that all allows easy and mess-free hydration even as you run. It also features a carrying strap for improved convenience.
In terms of water capacity, you can choose between the large 32 oz. bottle and the smaller 18 oz. capacity bottle depending on your preferences and hydration needs.
Best Lightweight Running Water Bottle
This 0.9 ounce bottle is pretty much weightless when empty and therefore a lot more easy and convenient to carry around with water while running. It has a collapsible design for easy storage while not in use or when you finish the water you had carried. It is made from BPA free plastic material and can hold up to 17 oz. of water. Finally, it has a leak proof lid which is always a great option for running.
Best Hydration Pack For Running
The hydration pack features a water bladder that can hold up to 2 liters of water. This bladder is made from BPA free plastic material. It has one outlet that connects to the sip tube that is in turn regulated using a bite valve. This makes it easy for you to access your water while running without having to stop or remove the back. The valve also prevents spillage and leaking.
The backpack itself is made from mesh material that ensures aeration. It has padded shoulder straps and several harnesses to ensure that the bag is held securely as you run. It also features several small pockets with Velcro fastening for you to store personal effects including keys and cellphones.
Best Running Water Belt
The belt comes with two free water bottles. It also features a main compartment pocket that allows storage of items including credit cards, ID and smart phones. There are also a few elastic strings for hanging things like keys. The belt itself is made from breathable material with an adjustable strap that can go up to 43 inches in waist circumference.
Ultra Running Hydration Vest
It has a 70 oz. water reservoir. It also has convenient storage pockets for your personal effects. The bad is made from hex mesh material that ensures breathability and comfort even while you run. The vest itself weighs 14.1 ounces and is designed to distribute the water weight evenly reducing the overall burden you have to bear while run.
Trail Running Hydration Vest
It can accommodate two bottles with a maximum total of 48 oz. with the position making them easy to access during the exercise. The vest is designed to fit snugly and comfortably and to remain stable even as you move. The adjustable straps contribute to this as they ensure that it can be changed to fit any body type. Finally, this vest features several front pockets for storage of things like cell phones and keys.