A couple of weeks ago, I needed some advice on which water bottle I should buy to run with. Well, after so much amazing advice, I finally chose one!
I went with the Nathan Quickdraw Plus. I really like the size of the bottle, since it holds 22 oz. I have taken the bottle on 2 runs so far, and have not even been close to finishing the whole thing. However, it will be put to the test this weekend when I attempt my first long run! I’m excited to try it! The pocket in the front is perfect for fuel and a few keys or an ID – I use a Road ID, so I don’t need to worry about carrying an id in there.
One of the concerns that was voiced a couple of times in the comments of my inquiry post was that the bottle was actually too cold against the people’s hands at first. This is something that I haven’t minded at all. My hands actually sweat a bit, so being cooled down by the bottle was actually welcomed. And I really like how the hand strap is reflective, and completely adjustable.
It doesn’t rub at all, and really does stay in place. The mouth piece is easy to pull in and out, and I like being able to easily squeeze the bottle instead of having to suck on the mouth piece. The bottle easily goes in and out of the strap for cleaning, so there is no issue there!
I will say that my only complaint is that I am actually having to carry a waterbottle. I know, its silly, but wow – it really makes a difference in my arms! The first time I brought the bottle with me, I was doing a tempo run, and found my arms getting fatigued pretty quickly. I switched arms about every 1.5 miles, and it was much more doable. I found that yesterday it was even easier to carry the bottle, so I am sure that I will just get used to the weight in the next couple of weeks. I really just didn’t want to get a waist hydration system. For whatever reason, I wanted one to hold instead.
Did your arms get tired when you first started carrying a water bottle? Did it get easier with time?
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review. It was completely my choice to purchase this water bottle, and did so on my own accord. All thoughts and opinions are my own.