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I have looked at the following fuel belts.....
<ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Helium 4 Bottle <a href="http://www.fuelbelt.com/fuel_belts/helium4.html" target="_blank">(Fuel Belt)</a></li>
<li>Trail Runner 4 Bottle Belt <a href="http://www.fuelbelt.com/fuel_belts/4_bottle.html;jsessionid=0a0105501f43c6ad75d22ae3453f80ab99d40fc0c8cc.e3eSc34OaxmTe34Pa38Ta38Nbh50#trail" target="_blank">(Fuel Belt)</a></li>
<li>Run Lite 4 Bottle <a href="http://www.amphipod.com/8400/8400.html" target="_blank">(Amphipod Hydration)</a></li>
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Any pro's and con's for trail running/ultra training ??<br><br>
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I have the Amphipod belt with four bottles...it works great...the bottles just click into place...which is way easier than trying to fit them into the strap pockets the others come with. The only down-side would be the pouch is pretty small...I can only fit two small GU packs into it.<br><br>
I was worried about it being a velcro strap, but it makes a great and smooth fit, and has never come undone.
 

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I have a FuelBelt and I hate it. Bottles are tiny. Empty bottle tend to fall out. Never could get the thing to fit without spinning.<br><br>
I also have a fanny pack CamelBak that I don't like either. It caused my shorts to ride up.<br><br>
I got a traditional CamelBak and love it!
 

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I have the waist pack Camel Bak ... but it bothers me on longer runs as it moves around ..... I was looking at the Amphid as it had larger bottles ... but it doesn't have a lot of storage space for an ultra <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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I have an Amphipod with a single 20 oz bottle and the storage area is a decent size.<br><br>
I like mine, but I am not an ultra runner
 

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Bottles get warm fast in the summer sun. Camelbaks keep fluid cool for a couple of hours or longer and have a higher capacity for fluid. I have used both. I would use a fuel belt for a short summer run that is not on my standard loop. Short meaning an hour or less. Anything longer, and I want my Camelbak. Cool fluid in hot summer sun equals one happy runner.
 

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This is the one I have...it's a Nathan:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/Speed42006.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I tried the Amphipod, but decided I needed a waistband that was elastic - and the Amphipod is not. The Nathan has a nice, sturdy elasticized waistband, which I think is a plus for women...maybe not so important for a man. The bottles are also a little bigger - I think they're 10 oz. each.<br><br>
I usually fill the bottles about 1/2 way and freeze them, then in the morning, before my run, I'll fill them the rest of the way. On hot days, the ice does melt, but it keeps the liquid cool for a little while. (I tried this with the Amphipod also, but since the bottles "click" in, I couldn't fill them past the grooves on the bottles or they didn't want to click when frozen. In other words, I couldn't get as much ice in them.)
 
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