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Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration

Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt

Item #NTN140
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NATHAN® SPEED 4R ENERGY BELT :: For your longer runs, you need more sustenance. Wear the lightweight Nathan® Speed 4R Energy Belt that holds four 8-ounce nutrition/hydration flasks. You'll be your own mobile aid station. Keep gear in front and valuables in the rear stash pockets. Updated design serves up better flask positioning for even easier use in the middle of your run.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Canted, limited-stretch, elasticized Velcro®-fastened waistbelt
  • Four 8 ounce (235 mL) nutrition flasks; two with race caps
  • Streamlined, molded holsters
  • Waterproof pill pocket
  • Instant-access Power Stretch mesh pocket; interior flat pocket
  • Waterproof I.D./medical emergency card included
  • Three sizes: S 26-32" M 32-36" L 36-42"
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Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration
 
4.1

(based on 22 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Adjustable (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running (15)
    • Hydration packs (6)
    • Water bottles (5)
    • Hiking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    This product was awful ...

    By Colin

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

    This product was awful and for three reasons: 1) The velcro belt is too loose and a number of times I unhitched it with my hand. 2) With all four packs full, the elastic belt would slide down a little with each stride requiring me to stop and retighten the belt ever few minuets. 3) Once the bottles were empty, they had the tendency to pop out of the holsters. What a nightmare!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great way to carry fuel

    By Running Fat Kid

    from Williamstown, NJ

    About Me Military/Law Enforcement

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Function
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hydration Packs
      • Running
      • Water Bottles

      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

      Training for a half marathon and I needed a hydration solution. Single bottles are good for short runs, but can be a pain when you need more fluids. This can be used with 1 to 4 bottles and you can mix and match what you want to drink. Highly recommended.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      True, true on the size ...

      By TNTer

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

      True, true on the size thing. It helps to try it in the store, and even get one smaller than you think. When you add water, plus start sweating it can loosen. I end up tightening mine over the course of my long runs.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Don't waste your money

      By Rodo

      from Baja California

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Holters too baggy

      Best Uses

      • Hydration Packs
      • Running

      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

      I have the next preblems with this item.

      -Is a little bulky
      -The holters are too baggy. Let me explain me, I was walking to my car with mi belt in hand after a long run, with empty bottles and I lost one. I was not jumping or playing with the belt just walking.
      -Other issue is that if you are a runner that jump too much or move too much when is running this item is not for you.
      -The price is too high for what it offers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Would recommend

      By Triathlete

      from NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Bottle location

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

      I use this for long runs, better than carrying a bottle. Didn't think I would like the race caps but after using them I do except sometimes taking them out of the belt I accidently squirt the bottle. I wish I could move the front bottles location slightly but a huge deal.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice hydration belt

      By Beth

      from Central, SC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Back pocket not secure

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

      Overall, I'm glad I bought this fuel belt. It's very functional and the bottles are easy to take out and put back. The race caps are great! I've been running with just two bottles, which seems to work well, and I like that I can expand to four bottles when I need them. I have a small natural waist that's still a little smaller than what the "small" size belt will go to, so the belt does bounce a small amount when I run, but after a little bit I actually think I get used to the bounce and it's not such a big deal. The one thing I really wish that this pack had is a way of really securing anything that's in the larger back pouch. The top is only closed off by some elastic, which is great if you're worried about getting a gel out of the pocket quickly, but I'd be nervous to put my cell phone back there. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, though.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Long Run Hydration Solution

      By Jon

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running
        • Water Bottles

        Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

        This is a good hydration belt that spreads the weight effectively with easy access to bottles and pouches. For correct sizing lean toward the smaller size if you are on the top end of the waist size.

         
        5.0

        Worked Great!

        By Slight Detour

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Front Pocket Is Smaller

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

        I have been using Nathan belts for 7+ years. I love this new design. I was skeptical at first because the bottles are smaller by a few oz. What I love most about this product is that there is no leakage! The new cap keeps liquids in! And because the water bottles are smaller, the belt fits me better. The previous small/petite size was still a bit too big because the larger bottles didn't allow for a smaller belt. I ran 18 miles today and only needed to use 3 bottles, so far I am ok with the smaller bottles but we will see next summer when the temps increase. My only con is that the front pocket is smaller than previous models. I really have to jam things in there. I carried one package of clif shot blocks, 1 Gu packet, chapstick and my key fab. So at least it holds everything but it would be tough to add another pack of shot blocks which I would need as my mileage nears 20 miles. But so far, it is doing me just fine! Job well done Nathan!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great for long runs

        By Elaine in Brew City

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Good Quality
        • GREAT quality
        • Lightweight
        • Very little bounce

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking/Camping
          • Hydration Packs
          • Long runs
          • Running

          Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

          Great product! I read most of the reviews on this & several products before purchasing this product & found the positive comments to be helpful. A marathon runner that lives in the middle of nowhere, this is a great hydration belt... great size bottles, but still not too large to be bouncy, the tops are not really an issue at all as long as they are applied correctly. Just check to make sure they are screwed on straight. I have several Nathan products already, which are all top quality- this is no exception & I'm highly pleased with this purchase.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product

          By King

          from Daysville, KY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Doesn't bounce or ride up
          • Easy to Use
          • Good Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

            After reading all the reviews on this and many other hydration belts, I decided on this one and have been extremely impressed! I have so far worn this on three runs between 6-10 miles. I have experienced no jostling, bouncing, or ride up. Once I put it on, it stayed in place until I took it off. I love the idea of being able to carry more than one thing at a time (water and accelerade/gatorade mix for me).

            The only drawback for me is the small size of the pouch in the bck. I really wanted to carry my cell with me on my long runs, but my smartphone (samsung captivate) would not quite securely fit, even after removing the Otterbox. But the pouch is great for a couple of gels and my keys.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Barely know it's on

            By Rawdog The Runner

            from Sterling Heights, MI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Small Pouch

            Best Uses

            • Running
            • Water Bottles

            Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

            I've run with this belt numerous times now, and most times I forget I even have it on. I get NO bounce out of it, and it's comfortable around my waist. I'm a size 34-36 waist, roughly 205lbs, and I bought a medium, hoping it'd be on the tighter side. With the adjustable waist, I have no discomfort, and can cinch it up perfectly.

            The storage pouch could be a tad larger (I store my phone/mp3 player in it and it's a tight squeeze). The bottles have a great flow and a nice feel.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great belt for long runs/races...

            By jusjeepn94

            from Pensacola, FL

            About Me Military/Law Enforcement

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

            Great belt that doesn't bounce around or ride up when running. However, when all four bottles are full it makes for a lot of weight to carry for long runs. My lower back started to hurt after a while. Other than that, it's a perfect fit because it's adjustable with elastic as well. Storage is small but fits gels or small snacks and IDs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Perfect for my needs

            By Joe marathon runner

            from New jersey

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Function
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

              Bottles are easy to access when running and are well spaced for even weight distribution

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good choice for any distance

              By Jenny

              from Albany

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hiking/Camping
                • Hydration Packs
                • Running

                Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                I have tried several other fuel belts and this one is the best so far. The elastic and Velcro are incredibly strong and it keeps the belt in place for long runs. Some people feel comfortable wearing their belts high and some like it on their hips, I would say this belt works for both and will not move! The new racer tops are great, especially if you don't like to stop to drink while running. You can also carry only two bottles for shorter runs or all 4 for long runs/hikes. I like my other belts too but this is the best one!

                 
                4.0

                Decent hydration belt

                By Sasha slow and steady runner

                from Fort Worth, TX

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Bottle Size

                Best Uses

                • Running

                Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                I'm an avid runner and need a lot of water. The belt has a good distribution of weight and fastens tight enough so the water does not bounce. Two major cons Nathan should fix. First, the older belts had 10 oz bottles, much better than the 7 oz ones they use now. Bigger bottles are better. Second, all the bottle tops should be the new style. Having two bottles with the pull top and two with the squeeze valve is annoying. Overall the belt is good and does its job well.

                 
                5.0

                Buying another for my husband

                By Melissa

                from Sarver, PA

                Pros

                • Adjustable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                    I like that you can add 1-4 bottles. You can have water in some and Gatorade in some others. If the run is not long you can take only one. The belt fits just right. It was one of my best running investments. :)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good overall but some shortcomings

                    By markaz32

                    from Melbourne, Australia.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Running

                      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                      I find the bottles easy to get in and out and the front pouch holds plenty of gels etc. However, I found that the large size is too large, I am 6'4" and about 210lbs. Also, when the rear flasks are full, they bounce too much. With about 15% less than full they're fine. Maybe if I went to a medium this would help, I don't know. It's also hard to drink the last amounts out of the flasks.

                       
                      3.0

                      ok

                      By loves running

                      from michigan

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Hiking/Camping
                      • Hydration Packs
                      • Running
                      • Water Bottles

                      Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                      Nice product, but a bit to heavy when bottles are filled.

                       
                      3.0

                      Good but some dissapointment

                      By Steve the Runner

                      from Australia

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hydration Packs
                        • Water Bottles

                        Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                        Have had three fuel belts before and was keen to try Nathan. Got it and it looks good. However, 500m into first run i lost one of the bottles from bouncing. Put it back in and happened again..... it works fine if i have just 3 bottles in it but 4 is a no go.

                         
                        4.0

                        Good, but not perfect

                        By TouchTed

                        from San Diego

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                            PROs: The bottles are easy to take out and put back in the holsters one-handed while running. Back pouch is big enough for cellphone and more.

                            CONS: Has a little bounce to it when all the bottles are full. When unzipping the front pouch, the belt unfastens easily.

                            I think I would have preferred the back pouch to have a flip enclosure to ensure my cellphone doesn't fall out, but there is a velcro enclosure to part of it, so it seems to work.

                             
                            4.0

                            Best of the Belts I Tried

                            By Coach David

                            from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                            Pros

                            • One handed use
                            • Room for Gels too
                            • Small front pocket

                            Cons

                            • Not secure w 4 full btls

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                              The plastic holders only require one hand to pull and replace bottles. The rear pocket is large enough for 7 gels. The smaller front pocket is perfect for carrying pain relievers or electrolyte replacement tabs. Four full bottles are too much weight if you are running very fast. The belt does start to slide with four bottles. Definitely go a size smaller than you think you need.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Sounds like you got the ...

                              By emily

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Nathan Speed 4R Energy Belt Hydration:

                              Sounds like you got the wrong size! My belt works fine but I tried them at the San Diego store so it made it easier. I like the new one way cap on these bottles.

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                              1.    TNTer rated this product 5 stars
                              Wed, January 20,2010:
                              True, true on the size thing. It helps to try it in the store, and even get one smaller than you think. When you add water, plus start sweating it can loosen. I end up tightening mine over the course of my long runs.
                              2.    emily rated this product 5 stars
                              Sat, January 09,2010:
                              Sounds like you got the wrong size! My belt works fine but I tried them at the San Diego store so it made it easier. I like the new one way cap on these bottles.
                              3.    Colin rated this product 1 star
                              Thu, January 07,2010:
                              This product was awful and for three reasons: 1) The velcro belt is too loose and a number of times I unhitched it with my hand. 2) With all four packs full, the elastic belt would slide down a little with each stride requiring me to stop and retighten the belt ever few minuets. 3) Once the bottles were empty, they had the tendency to pop out of the holsters. What a nightmare!

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