I had a surprisingly hard time figuring out what to write for this. If I find something I like, I tend to talk about it a lot here and once I find something I like, I tend to stick with it. I’ve even been (mostly) loyal to my Altra Intuition running shoes lately! I mean, I’ve talked about my Happy Girl skirts, my love for half zips, even what laundry detergent I’m using for my running clothes. I was sure I had nothing new to say.
And then I realized I’d never written a review of the Amphipod handheld water bottle. I was shocked to discover it because it is one of my most important pieces of running gear. Seriously. I ran 16 half marathons this year. Guess how many I carried my water bottle in? 16. Yep.
See, I do carry it all.the.time. (Perhaps I should also review that jacket soon since I wear it to so many races LOL)
So, here’s what I love about it:
- It fits on my hand in such a way that I don’t have to hold onto it.
- The bottle has a curve to it that fits naturally in my small hand.
- The design allows my hands to “breathe”. I don’t think I’ve ever felt like my hand got too sweaty.
- It had a zippered pouch that fits a key and a gu.
The only thing I don’t love about it is that it does not hold my smart phone (it did hold my flip phone LOL). But, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen and landed on the bottle, so I can only imagine that if I had my phone there, that I would have broken it by now… In fact, I’m on my 3rd bottle, in part because I fell on the first one so many times that I nearly destroyed it. Yes, I am that klutzy. I like it so much that I keep buying the same one when I lose one (which I have now done twice). The current bottle I’ve had less than a year and it looks like new, but I haven’t fallen on it yet.
(Disclaimer: I bought all 4 of the Amphipod bottles I own and all opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included in this post.)