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i swear i've seen these water bottles that have a handle in them so they're not annoying to carry on the run. but now i can't find one anywhere. did i imagine this item or does it exist? and if so, can you tell me where to get one?<br><br>
i'm not interested in a hydration belt... that's way too much liquid ammo for me and my little ten milers.<br><br>
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I have seen water bottles with a flexable strap that wraps around the back of your hand in Gart sports and Bob Wards, but Bob Wards is a left coast chain. Larry
 

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Hey there Ms DNA ! How goes it? Nice to see a familiar "face" from the glory days of "Kick" <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Is this what you're talking about?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.zombierunner.com/store/media/images_new/ultimate_direction/200x/fastdraw_extreme_composite.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I got one for Christmas and like it a lot. I also have a couple of the older strappy type carriers, but this one covers the bottle in neoprene so that the liquid doesn't get as warm from your hand.<br><br><a href="http://www.zombierunner.com/store/categories/bottles_and_packs/handheld_bottles/product234.html" target="_blank">http://www.zombierunner.com/store/ca...roduct234.html</a><br><br>
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<a href="http://www.nathansports.com" target="_blank">www.nathansports.com</a>.. these are very comfortable to run with... plus they have a key and gel pocket.
 

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or possibly this...<br><br><a href="http://www.rainbowracing.com/Bags.htm" target="_blank">http://www.rainbowracing.com/Bags.htm</a><br><br><br>
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I have the Fast Draw Plus model and it works very well. <a href="http://www.ultimatedirection.com/product.php?page=handhelds" target="_blank">http://www.ultimatedirection.com/pro...page=handhelds</a><br><br>
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I won a Nathan bottle w/neoprene cover as a door prize, and I like it a lot. I'm not crazy about the Nathan bottle, so that got sent out with the Recycle, but I slipped my Ultimate Direction bottle in place.<br><br>
The big thing I've noticed (given I've only used it in the winter) my hands don't get cold from the water bottle like they do with my traditional strap and bottle.
 

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I have the handheld one, but I don't really care for it. I have to be careful holding something in my hand while I run, as I tend to scrunch my shoulders then, and get these weird pains. Plus after a while my arm gets tired. I'm probably a wimp!<br><br>
I have a belt thing that holds 2 8 oz water bottles plus a pouch for my keys/shotbloks/chapstick and I really like it.
 

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Do you mean this sort of thing?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.marathonchallengemalta.com/Running%20bottle%20P39.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I've never used one but past a hydration sack I think I'd use one of these.
 

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I'm thinking about getting a hand-held, but I'm concerned about this very thing. Currently I use a fuel belt, but I find it really annoying in how it rides up all the time - I have a long torso, so I'm guessing that's the problem? I just thinking that I'll get some sort of weird arm issue carrying the bottle on my long runs....but perhaps I'm overthinking this....
 

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I have a 10oz Fuel Belt water bottle with a handle on it that I use a lot.<br><br><a href="http://www.triathletesports.com/Fuel-Belt-Gel-Flask-Holder-p/07sprintpalm10.htm" target="_blank">http://www.triathletesports.com/Fuel...rintpalm10.htm</a><br><br>
I'm not a fan of carrying a water bottle in my hand but this one is nice and small and easy to carry. Plus, it fits in my Nathan 4 bottle belt so I can replace one of my leaky Nathan bottles with it. Every Nathan bottle I've had leaks and I've had a couple of tops break, too. The FB top is a much better design and doesn't leak.
 

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I use an amphipod one: <a href="http://www.amphipod.com/385/385.html" target="_blank">http://www.amphipod.com/385/385.html</a><br>
I like it because it has a small storage zippered compartment in the handle that fits a gel, my car key, my license and chapstick. The 4 things I generally have with me when going on a long run alone. And the strap fits snug enough around my hand, that I don't have to grip the bottle at all to hold on to it. I can totally relax my hand. I'm so used to having it strapped to my hand, that I feel like I'm missing something if I don't have it when I run.
 

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That was what came to mind when I saw dnagirl's post. Looks cool, but how squeezable? Looks very easy to handle. I swear I have a chronically sprained thumb from my big fat standard hand strap bottle.
 

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Yeah, it definitely was an issue on long runs.<br><br>
I'll mail mine to anyone that wants it. Shoot me a PM.
 

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You might need a smaller size fuel belt. Mine is a small and fits nice and snug - never rides up.
 

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I've go the Nathan handheld and it takes some getting used to. First my hand would cramp up, shoulders tight, had to switch arms, couldn't use it for more than a 10k. Now I can take it out for a marathon and be ok. That being said I still prefer my NON slipping Nathan fuelbelt for logner distances. It's nice to have free hands.
 

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I usually run with one Ultimate Direction handheld, the ones with the red squishy nipple on top and the little pouch/hand strap thingy. The strap definitely eases the hand-strain. I will use two for races with longer gaps between stations (10+ miles) and a Camelback for those totally self-supported very long runs. With all my options, I thought I would never be a hand-held bottle runner, but I have found that it has actually helped me relax my shoulders and keep my hands low. If I feel out of balance with only one in a race, I figure I'm probably going too fast. Ultra-pace means not so much arm-swing.
 

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I also use this one here in Hawaii for anything longer than a 8 mile run ... 20 oz plus storage ... also you get comfortable with it after a few runs<br><br>
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I just ordered one of these yesterday! Seems like it will be less of a hassle to pack this for my 'at work' runs than fuel belt with all of the little bottles. I was parched yesterday afternoon on my run so I finally gave in ~
 

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Thanks all! That's exactly what I was looking for. I don't know why I didn't find it earlier since it seems they're all over the place... <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"><br><br>
I'm also concerned about the stiffness from carrying something. I really hate carrying anything while running... but at some point you do need to hydrate...
 
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