Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GoLite water bottle review

Scott from Outside PR sent me a GoLite water bottle to try out and review.

I was in need of something that I could carry with me on my long runs so i could have my GU's and water with me and not have to worry about backtracking to where ever my vehicle was parked. (someone didnt buy shorts with pockets in them.... silly me!!!!)

When i received the water bottle in the mail, i was pleasantly surprised to find out that there was a zipper pocket on the container and i was able to fit in 2 GU's in the pocket. So water and food during my long run were taken care of! yay!!

however, i was hesitant to try it out. how would it feel running with that big of a water bottle for 12 miles?! would it weigh me down, would my hand cramp? all these were questions going through my mind when i headed out on my run a couple weeks ago. but i filled it up with some GU brew and headed out anyway.

it was great! i never once thought about how heavy the bottle was nor did i feel it sloshing around in the bottle. my hand got a little hot when carrying it, thus some sweat ran down my fingers, but not once did my hand or fingers cramp up. i was able to GU and drink water when i needed it and because of that had a very successful run. in case you were wondering i determine success by the fact that i was able to function after it! :-)

i used the bottle again this past saturday during the running portion of the triathlon. once again it worked like a charm. i was able to refuel after the bike during my run by eating the GU's in the pocket and drinking my GU brew in the bottle. check out the picture of me running with my awesome GoLite bottle.


  1. I have something pretty close to that! I love it, too. :)

  2. I run with something similar to that and I love it, especially the little pocket.