Sunday, May 12, 2013

Product Review and GIVEAWAY: Nathan Sports



I am so excited to share with you a product review and giveaway!!  Nathan Sports has sent me a QuickShot Plus and a Triangle to review and giveaway...  How exciting is that?!  I chose to try out the hand held and giveaway the awesome hydration belt!

As you may have read on Nathan's website about the QuickShot Plus, it is a 10oz bottle that is BPA free, has a convenient pouch on the handstrap to store your fuel, keys, driver's licence and whatever goodies you like to have within reach!     

Palm-side.  Just grip the bottle and squeeze for a shot of water! 

Thumb hole in the handstrap makes this a completely grip-free hold.  This side also features a small pocket good for your house key or other small items.



I've had the QuickShot Plus on every run this week and two races (and a fundraising walk.  May is kind of a busy month!).  Let me just say that I love it!  It took me a little getting used to it at first... but I was over and adjustments and trials within the first run.

I don't normally run with things "in" my hands.  But this really isn't something you are holding on to.  Okay, so maybe you can't pick something up with that hand (or not very easily) but it is still very comfortable and something I just got used to- I hardly noticed I had it.  The hand strap is adjustable and easy to secure so that you don't hold the bottle, except when it's time to grip it for a little squeeze.  I said little.  First time, I squirted myself in the face.  :-)  I bet it was hilarious!  Then as I was removing it, I pushed too hard on the bottle to my palm as I was messing with the strap... I squirted my 3year old in the face.  She thought it was hilarious, so it wasn't all bad.  This makes for easy hydration, since you don't have to mess with a cap or any other nonsense.

On my first 5k with it this last week, the weather was a scorcher.  Or, I am spoiled in my cloudy weather... but 81 degrees was more than my comfort level cared for.  I am grateful for the handheld water bottle, because the water station was out of water when I got there.  After a short distance of 3 miles in that heat, the remaining water I had in my bottle was a bit warm.  But seriously?  That would be my only complaint, and that isn't even something that would be Nathan's fault.  Come on, Nathan!  Bring the rain and cool temps back to Oregon!  ;-)

The pouch is very handy.  It isn't quite big enough to hold my smart phone, but it holds everything else you could need on a run!  I definitely will be bringing it on all my runs and would recommend it to anybody.  

The weather is warming up, and as it does... please stay hydrated.  I have been hospitalized more than a few times for dehydration.  It isn't fun.        

So with that, check out the specs on the Triangle and enter the giveaway for one in "Nathan Blue" color.


12 comments:

  1. I just started using a hand held Nathan bottle for shorter runs. Would love an extra for me or my daughter! Great giveaway!

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  2. I like a grip-free hold on my bottles. That makes it easy to forget about the bottle while running.

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  3. Sounds like an excellent product! I like the size and that it hold some items. :-)

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  4. I have never run with handheld but would love one :)

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  5. What a cool giveaway! I am terrible about bringing enough water on a run - maybe this would help me!

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  6. I could try a handheld, haven't but I do love Nathan products:)

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  7. Like the idea of the bottle "staying put" without any trouble!

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  8. I have been wanting to try a handheld, not sure if it is for me or not!

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  9. what a great giveaway. I hate carrying normal water bottles..this would be awesome to have

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  10. After tanking in my last race because of no water, this would be great!

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