There is a new name in the fitness industry in regards to hydration belts. According to the buzz on the trail, this is the current “go to” company for hydration needs on the run. Those of us who have been using hydration belts for years want the low down on Fitletic. If you are like me, then you’ve previously spent hard earned $$ on poor fitting hydration belts that slip, slide & drench you with water.
Fitletic sent me a 12 oz belt to review. That included two 6oz water bottles on an adjustable strap with a large pouch that fits an iPhone 6 (the 6+ would probably NOT fit into this pouch). Inside the pouch was an interior slit type pocket for credit cards, money and an ID. The belt also included toggles for a race bib & 2 slots for energy gels. The gel slots were definitely designed for the most popular gel, GU brand. But I was able to fold the top of my AdvoCare Rehydrate Gel enough to get it into the slot tightly enough to stay put.
Aby and I ran with this belt on two different long runs. A 9 miler in the POURING rain. And a 10 miler last weekend. I wanted both of us to use the belt because we have different body types. I have a hydration belt that I have been using for YEARS but I can’t seem to find one that fits her curvier frame. Every belt that we buy for her slides all around and she ditches it less than a mile into the run. The belt I wear, that also fits her, is no longer available
cuz I use my stuff until it dies on the trail. We both had success with the Fitletic belt and liked the way that it rode and more importantly stayed put and didn’t move around. I also let a friend try it out while we were running because she too has issues with poor fitting hydration belts. We were 3 for 3 on this belt with big smiles and all thumbs up. Here is a back view of myself with the belt. I normally wear my bottles on the back. That’s what I’m used to doing. However, if you wanted instant access to the pouch, or you’re racing and need the bib toggles, wear it facing front.
There are little grippers on the inside of the belt that I haven’t seen on other hydration belts. They remind me of the grippers on the inside of bike & TRI shorts. These little boogers really help hold the belt in place so it doesn’t move around. Great idea!
The Fitletic hydration belts come in a variety of color accents, all with reflective piping. There are two size options: 12 oz (2 – 6 oz bottles) or 16 oz (2 – 8 oz bottles). If you are running long for marathon training or if you are a trail runner who can’t rely on a spot to refill water, then I’d recommend the 16oz belt. The 16oz option is more compatible with traditional hydration belts. Personally, if I go much bigger than 8 oz bottles on a belt, my experience has been that they really start to weigh me down.
For the purpose of this giveaway, we are giving away one 12 oz Hydration Belt, a $39.95 value.
The giveaway starts NOW and runs til WED, July 15th at 11am EST. That’s 10am for those of you in the CHI. In order to be eligible for the giveaway you MUST make a comment below. Tell us about your favorite way to stay hydrated on the run! Do you already use a hydration belt that you love? Do you drop water along the way? Do prefer a handheld or even a hydration pack?
For extra entries, you can get one additional entries for doing the following:
Four possible entries, make sure you let me know in your comment if you did anything additional. Example: “My favorite way to carry water on the run is to have my hubby drive beside me in the car and hand me my water bottle whenever I’m thirsty! I also liked Fitletic on Facebook.”
If you have to have one of these belts before you win the giveaway next WED, and I totally get that, then feel free to order one HERE using the 10% discount code: amanda10
** Happy HYDRATED Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz