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Anyone use a fuel belt (or any kind of water-carrying belt)?

froglegs2010-05-02 04:29:28 +0000 #1
I'm at the point with my running where I need to be carrying fluids. I hate carrying a water bottle in my hand, so I'm thinking about getting a fuel belt or something similar. I am short (5'-2.5") and I wonder if my arms will hit it.

Does anyone use one, and do you like it?
nonsmoker32010-05-02 04:42:32 +0000 #2
I use a camelback waist belt. i really like it, especially for warm weather because you can put ice in it. It was $14 from Performance Bike.

The fuel belts just seem wierd to me.
baskingshark2010-05-02 04:44:46 +0000 #3
My husband runs with an amphipod waist belt - the bottle is slightly flattened and it sits fairly flat against your back
limewave2010-05-02 05:29:03 +0000 #4
I can NOT stand having something around my waist when I run. I have a water bottle with a strap that goes around my hand. But, DH has a fuel belt and really likes it.
Andrea2010-05-02 05:48:06 +0000 #5
I have a Nathan water pack that goes around the waist that I'll sell to you. I decided after I used it a couple of times that I wanted something larger, so I went to a back back. It's the pulse- you can see here:

I'll sell it for $30 shipped!
Grog2010-05-02 06:54:13 +0000 #6
I've tried running with a small camelback. No success for me. I really hate the sloshing of water in such a big container, plus I only need a few sips of water during the whole run, I never run in the heat. I don't think I'd be happy with the water-bottle style either.

I've ran carrying only one flask of water. It's not big (it's the size of a gel flask but actually comes from the drugstore travel containers section) but it's just enough water for my needs. It was a bit slippery, would have been better with a bit of rubber around it. I might modify it. Because it's small it's also light, and when it's empty it goes in my jersey's rear pockets (I go on long runs with cycling jerseys).

I've said that all I want for Christmas is a fuel belt, and I think Those Who Give Gifts have.

I'll let you know how it works out!
ehirsch832010-05-02 05:12:00 +0000 #7
I use a fuel belt and I love it. I used to use a camelback waist belt, and found it akward. It bounced around when it was completely full to almost half full- not very comfy. The fuel belt, I don't notice- because it is all distributed evenly in the flasks around my waist.
yellow2010-05-02 05:29:16 +0000 #8
It's not a waist belt, but I have a Nathan running pack that I love except that it does not have a little key-clippie thing. It wears like a vest and does not bounce around at all.

The pack carries a lot of water and I only use it if I'm going to be out running for more than about 1.5 hours. I'll bet that Nathan Pulse is nice for shorter runs. I hate carrying things in my hands when I run.



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