2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Run Hydration

Nathan Triangle

$25, Nathansports.com
The draw: Built for trails or brick workouts

Popular among trail runners, the soft holster carries a full-size 22-ounce bottle. Although it comes with its own bottle, other bottles also fit into the insulated holster, making it particularly useful during bricks, since you can grab a bottle right from the bike. It bounces more than belts with small bottles, but the tall padded belt helps distribute pressure and testers found it easy to grab and drink from. It also features a small pocket for car keys or electrolyte tabs.

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