Hydraform Handheld Hydration
Overpriced, but it works just as I hoped it would
I was wary of an overpriced bottle leaking, but I figured overspending by $15 or so wasn't going to kill me to get a product that met my needs.
A big plus is that the bottle doesn't have that plasticky taste that other bottles can have. The neoprene was comfortable in my hand, and as my hand got sweaty, it kept the bottle from getting slippery. It's shaped so that I don't have to hold it, it just kind of rests on my hand.
I was very careful when I was tightening it to make sure the black sleeve was pushed down away from the threads on the mouth of the bottle. The mouth of the bottle is big enough to fit ice cubes, which is another plus. I do have to take a few extra seconds to ensure the cap is on securely but it doesn't leak once it's on there. I've used it twice now, for 7 miles of running, and I'm satisfied with it. I would buy more if they were less expensive, but I think you can find them on Amazon if you don't mind boring colors.
June 6, 2013
Hit n miss
Yess this bottle does leak and I was very disappointed but then I discovered that you need to take the sleeve thing off then twist the cap onto the bottle then put the sleeve back on..vola no more leaky mess. I guess the sleeve thing gets in the way when trying to twist the cap on.
May 22, 2013
Comfortable to hold and easy to carry, easy to drink from while running, no problems with leaking. This is the best solution for hydration while running that I have found. I hate my hydration belt, and disliked carrying other bottles designed for the same purpose. I might get another, so I can double-fist!
April 30, 2013
Do NOT Buy
Do NOT buy this. It leaks and made a huge mess in my gym bag before my workout. Since I live way too far from a store and this certainly isn't worth mailing back, I will have to toss it. So don't want anyone else to make the same mistake as I did.
April 19, 2013
Leaks! Turns my run in to a mess
I am so disappointed with this purchase. I've used this on 4 long runs now and each time it leaks so much that my hands are a mess 4 miles into my run. I make sure it's on tight, that the sleeve isn't in the way of the bottle top, everything and it's still a mess. Sad to say this is one of those lulu purchases that looks cute but isn't practical.
April 16, 2013
great alternative to hydration belts
I got this bottle last week out of hatred for my hydration belt. I took it out for a run and it ended up leaking all over me from some undisclosed location. I brought it straight back to the store and opted to exchange rather than return. The ladies were extremely helpful when trying to troubleshoot the problem, and one of them suggested that I make sure with my new one that the sleeve was pulled all the way down when I screwed the lid on to ensure there was no seepage.
I took it out for a shorter run today (and jumped around with it for a bit to see if I could make it leak), and it was great. The strap is very comfortable on your hand and the bottle fits nicely in your palm. If you prefer running with something in your hand rather than around your waste, you should definitely consider this.
March 4, 2013
I was a little disappointed: the bottle kept slipping in the cover as if it was going to fall out. It. Maybe needs to have fabric coming right the way around the bottom of the bottle. Pity, because it's a great size and shape.
March 3, 2013