If it does, I don’t care, I don’t care that my rear end looks big because it perfectly accommodates the most comfortable and efficient hydration pack that I’ve had the joy of owning. How many hydration belts have I had the joy of owning? In the hunt for the perfect kit this Unsporty Woman has shelled out on four actual hydration systems, three gear belts and two clip on drink containers. The answer to how many is lots! All of these have been ok, some even good, but no where near as good as the latest purchase.
Introducing Ultimate Directions new Groove Stereo belt.
I don’t just like this new belt, I LOVE it! Here’s why:
- it’s light weight, soft and comfortable
- it fits my phone and gels with ease
- it has bungee cord bits that hold a light weight jacket (yet to be fully tested)
- there is a pocket at the back for keys and lip balms and thing
- BEST OF ALL no slosh! Not one sloshy, slushy sound comes from this wonderful belt.
I first saw this product at the Gold Coast Marathon Expo but the price was such that I needed to think about it. No amount of smooth selling from the hip looking I’m an ultra running dude who knows everything could persuade me to part with my cash there and then. Not even the offer of I’ll give you two bottles for the price of one. I needed to think about it. And think about it I did and then two weeks ago jumped online and ordered it.
It wasn’t cheap.
After two runs with it I’m in love. I bought this myself and haven’t been sponsored to say nice things about this product but honestly it’s that good that I feel confident to recommend it. Why pay for a whole lot of cheap systems (like I did) when you can go the Rolls-Royce and get perfection?
Here are a few happy snaps.
This is the front where the belt folds around. I bought a large size in case Pauly would like to use it. The fabric is soft and breathable and doesn’t rub.
And this is the back. I spun the belt around to get the bottles out and it was no drama. There is a drawstring cord to keep them in place; this is necessary as the level of the water goes down to prevent them from bouncing out. It was so easy to pull the bottles out and then return them. The bottles feel a bit funny at first but are easy to hold. The valve to drink from is nice and water tight – they are those ones that you bite on to release the water. Really easy to use!
Highly recommended and worth the investment even if it does make my bum look big!
Happy running 🙂