NATHAN® SPEEDDRAW PLUS INSULATED 18 ounce :: Make staying hydrated a snap with the NATHAN® SpeedDraw Plus Insulated 18 ounce. Get your fluids fast and conveniently during even your most intense runs with the easy-grip adjustable hand strap and quick-burst Race Cap. Keep your drinks colder, longer in the highly insulated flask, and stash other running essentials like your cell, ID and keys in the large, expandable zip pocket. Plus, you'll also score extra visibility running at night thanks to the SpeedDraw Plus' reflective detailing.
Features & Benefits:
18 ounce/535 mL capacity
Double-wall insulated to keep liquids cooler longer
Hi-viz reflective trim for greater visibility
Fully adjustable hand strap with thumbhole enables grip-free running
High-flow race cap for quick bursts of hydration
Large, expandable, zippered pocket carries phone, keys, ID and other running essentials
I purchased this at a brick & mortar store. I was dubious, because I feared the extra weight in one hand and the inevitable sweaty palm. My fears were grossly misplaced.
I love this thing, and I can't imagine running without it. A few races ago, I tried relying on the on-course water instead of bringing my own. It was not a good choice for me, but I wanted to get rid of my race belt because it was never as comfortble as I'd hoped it would be.
The pocket is small, but I can squeeze my Blackberry Z10 and insurance card in it. Without the phone, it holds keys and gel sachets without a problem. The grip is very comfortable. Yes, my palm gets really sweaty, but it's worth it. And the weight on one arm hasn't thrown off my arm swing or tweaked my back as I'd feared it would.
One commenter lamented the lack of a hook to put keys on it. A person could loop the adjustment strap through a key ring, or some other part of the strap. I haven't, because I don't want to listen to my keys jangle throughout my workout. All my shorts & running skirts have a pocket that's the perfect size for vehicle keys, so this hasn't been an issue for me.
The only thing I dislike - and this has NOTHING to do with the design of the product - is pushing buttons on my Garmin is awkward. (I wear the Garmin on my right hand and the hydration bottle on my left.) The best answer is to just ignore the Garmin and do the workout, but there have been times I need to adjust the display. I end up taking the bottle off my hand to interface with the Garmin.
Bottom line: this thing was a game-changer for me. No more waist belts!
Pasco, WA (the dry, sunny part of WA)
Great, lightweight water bottle to have for long runs
I am training for my third marathon and I have grown tired of running loops around my house so I can have water at the end of my driveway. I did some research and this water bottle came up. I thought I would want a bigger size, but then I read it can be tiring to carry more water than this.
This ended up being perfect! You don't even have to grip it, it just stays in your hand. The only issue I had was when I ran when it was 5 degrees out and it froze. Kind of expected it though! The only (other) thing that messes with me is that sometimes it squirts out into my mouth and the force causes the water to bounce back out of my mouth onto my face/shirt...which might not be bad in summertime, but it's winter time here! Over all, two thumbs up!
fits well on hand and not too heavy
This bottle works great. I put my emergency inhaler, a key, pepper spray and an extra radio battery in the pack and there is still room left over. I love the idea someone had of putting insurance card in there. I'm going to do that. What I found out is that the bottle needs to be totally emptied, rinsed out, and dried out after each use or it smells strange. i'm not sure if it is the material in the bottle or bacteria or what - it actually smells like broccoli! It is fine if I do that and that is the only reason I give it a 4. Hopefully it is not leaking chemicals into the water.
Grand Ledge, MI
Easy to carry
I bought this at a buddies suggestion for the half marathon's we run. The pocket on the front holds 1-2 gel packs and is easy to access during the run. I can get a drink whenever I want and not just at water stops. Plus it all goes in my mouth instead of everywhere else and I don't have to try and grab it from a volunteer. I've only used it during 1 race so far, but I've used it during training runs just to get use to carrying it. Switching from hand to hand is pretty easy also. Hope this helps!
Great hand-held bottle!
This is a great hand-held water bottle. It has an ergonomic fit that sits perfect in your hand. The quick-burst Race Cap is awesome! Just give the bottle a squeeze and the water comes out of the cap - no opening and closing. Cap does not leak. The insulated bottle keeps water cooler longer and doesn't freeze hand when filling with ice water. (I usually put a few ice cubes in the bottle and then fill with water.) The pouch easily holds 2 gels, ID, and insurance card. There is an adjustment strap over the back of the hand to keep it snug.
This is easy to hold filled up w/ 18oz of water/Gatorade. The pocket is a great size for phone (which would make this heavier to hold). I do use pocket for gu packs. What's missing is a key clip of some sort. There is NO WHERE you can safely hook your house/car key to this. I was shocked that Nathan missed this. Other than that, it is the most comfortable larger hand held water carrier. Nathan got that right.
GREAT for the thirsty runner
Great for the thirsty runner and for long runs as it holds more liquid than the regular hand-held. Nice sized pouch on the front, too. Ergonomic. Pouch comes off easily for washing. The negative is that it's heavy because it is larger and holds more liquid. Does not keep liquids colder as promised in the summer, but I am happy with my purchase and would recommend.
Long Island, NY
Terrible, terrible cap
I purchased this to use on long runs while training for a marathon. It is AWFUL. The cap seems to not work properly. It leaks while you run. It also sort of "compresses" and doesn't let any liquid out when you want it to. SO frustrating. I am only giving it one star because that is the MINIMUM I could give. I'd like to give it zero.
Recently used for a half marathon. Held 5 GU packs perfectly without being too heavy. It can be adjusted, but would help if tighter.
Great water bottle
I have tried other water bottles for running and this one is the best so far. I like it a lot.
Best handheld I've tried
Very comfortable to hold and run with. Minimal sloshing. Perfect for half marathon training.
Perfect for me!
Just the right size for my needs. Big enough to last between aid stations.
Would order again!
Product was just what I needed for my half marathon!
Not happy with purchase
The water bottle would not stay in place
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