4.5 out of 5
Bottle Has an Unusual Spout
August 08, 2011
This handheld is well-made and is a convenient way to carry water, keys, and money while running. But the deal-killer for me was the unusual spout. It's a flexible piece of rubber that you pull up to use, and push to the side to retract. You can find photos on the Ultimate Direction website -- they call it the Kicker Valve. I found the design less convenient, and harder to get used to, than a traditional water bottle.Pros: Build quality, Great value, Cons: Bad design
Easy to carry and use
June 01, 2011
I am new to running with water, but I am considering increasing my mileage and training for an ultra. This bottle worked very well for me. It took me a few miles to figure out how I wanted to position my hand, but once I did that I barely noticed it. The pocket is big enough for a regular sized cliff bar if you take it out of its wrapping and wrap it in plastic wrap. The drinking spout is easy to extend and secure, and it is also easy to moderate the size of the drink you take. I am very satisfied with the bottle and just ordered two more.Pros: Performance, Ease of use, Great value
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I like it
September 24, 2011
I was al ittle worried about getting such a big bottle, but it's so easy and comfortable to carry even when it's full. The strap is adjustable, the pocket is large enough to fit what you need, I can even get my cell phone in there. Once you figure out the valve, it is very fast and easy to use. Everything comes apart quickly for easy cleaning.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
Best handheld out there
August 01, 2011
The flexible and soft nozzle is the only way to go. Perfect for trail runs. I've put endless miles on these bottles and they are bulletproof. Pocket comes in handy as well.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
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