Running is so much more than investing in a good pair of shoes. For most, it’s also about good running gear, good music, and — of course, a good hydration belt. But if you don’t think the latter is for you, we’re here to change your mind with our top reasons for investing in a hydration running belt.
10 Reasons You Need a Hydration Running Belt
- Staying hydrated
- Keeps you on track
- Doesn’t get in the way
- Rain resistant
- Carry more things than water
- Safe for the nighttime
You can stay hydrated while you run
Okay, so this one is a bit obvious, but it’s worth overstating. If you don’t get enough (or any) hydration while you run, you’re more susceptible to dehydration and heat injuries. Runner’s World recommends drinking 5 to 12 oz. of fluids every 15 to 20 minutes during a run. If you’re running for less than an hour, you’ll be fine drinking just water. But if you’re running for more than an hour, we suggest filling up one of your flasks with a sports drink to replenish your body with electrolytes lost through sweat.
It won’t slow you down
When you invest in a running hydration belt, you’ll no longer have to stop at water stands and waste precious seconds during a race. But that’s just the beginning. With a running hydration belt, your run won’t be disrupted by fumbling around for your water bottle. Our quick-draw holsters are designed for single-handed access. Not to mention, all of our BPA-free water bottles are easy to grip and come with a quick-flow cap to let you sip and run without worrying about water splashing all over you.
It doesn’t get in the way
The last thing any runner needs is their hydration belts and water bottles bouncing around. Not only is that incredibly distracting while you run, but it can also cause uncomfortable chafing. That’s why Fitletic puts extra time and detail into the design of our hydration belts for runners. Each has silicone grippers to eliminate bounce while you run, and they’re also designed with Dura-Comfort Technology to make sure they don’t ride up or chafe while you run.
Sweating is bound to happen during a run — there’s no doubt about that. But if you happen to also carry things like your phone, cash, or cards with you, that’s when sweating becomes a problem. At Fitletic, our running hydration belts are made with neoprene, a water-resistant fabric that helps protect your things from sweat and moisture (including light rain showers, because we know runners aren’t immune to the elements!).
You can carry more than just water
If you want to run with your phone, the size of the pouch is crucial. An enlarged pouch is needed to hold any smartphone, especially larger phones like any iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Plus. If you carry other items like energy bars, gels, and inhalers, make sure the pouch is large enough to hold all of them. Pro tip: If you need a running hydrating belt that holds all of the above, check out our Fully Loaded Water and Gel Belt.
It’s safe for nighttime running
We understand that not everyone likes to run at night. That’s why our hydration belts are also made with reflective accents to keep you safe during nighttime running.
For optimal comfort (and style, of course), all Fitletic hydration running belts come in different sizes so you can order the best fit for you. They also have adjustable straps to ensure it’s nice and snug during each run. As for additional flair? Lots of our belts come in several different color options, so you can find one that’s unique to you!
Stay hydrated with Fitletic hydration running belts
At Fitletic, we design all of our hydration belts with runners in mind. That’s because we know that choosing the right one is crucial for a successful run (or any outdoor activity for that matter). So, if you’re looking for a hydration belt that’s actually hydrating, hands-free, and worry-free, look no further than Fitletic running belts. Explore our entire line now!