With an all-new design, the Camelbak Quick Grip Chill handheld water bottle is a great option for running, hiking or walking. I’ve used it extensively this summer and have kept myself hydrated during my typical trail runs and frontcountry hikes.
Camelbak Quick Grip Chill Features:
- 21 oz Podium Insulated bottle
- Revized, zipper pocket to fit many larger phones
- Adjustable cinch strap
- Price: $28
An easy choice for on-the-run hydration
Most of my trail runs are five miles or fewer, but I always carry water with me. Some runners go waterless, but I find I can’t go long without hydration. This year, I’ve been sipping from the Camelback Quick Grip Chill handheld water bottle.
This 21 oz. handheld bottle also includes a large zippered pocket and a smaller mesh pocket. The large pocket is big enough to swallow my iPhone 5s with a Lifeproof Nuud case, but was not large enough to fit an iPhone 6 with a Catalyst waterproof case. Since I always run with my phone to take photos, that feature alone makes this affordable handheld a great option.
Paired with the stellar Podium Insulated bottle, the Quick Grip is easy to hold and easy to drink from. Since these bottles feature a lockout and a heart valve, it’s easy to lock it out depending on how you run. During periods of intense running, I appreciated the lockout, but 95% of the time, I kept it unlocked and only on rare occasion did I get any errant squirts. On hot days, ice cubes would remain for about 30 min.
I did find that if the strap-keeping loop crept upward, the handle would loosen. So, keep that loop down and you’ll enjoy a tight grip for miles.
- Podium bottle is the best on the market
- Large zippered pocket swallows many phones
- Comfortable grip
- Larger phones may not fit
- Strap will loosen if strap keeper isn’t in place
The Bottom Line: Camelbak Quick Grip Chill
Handheld hydration is key to running happy and strong. With the Quick Grip Chill, I can keep the liquids flowing without having to go with a belt or hydration pack.
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