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    Hydration Belts

    Obviously for running...not cycling.

    Fuel Belts seem to get all of the press but it seems to me that Amphipod has a better design (the water bottles clip in rather than get inserted into elastic loops.

    Does anyone have experience with one or both?

    Fuel Belt Amphipod

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    I just have a double use camel back, camping and riding. i defientely think you should go back not waist.
    To me the waist is annoying.
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    I have the Amphipod larger version for gu's, keys, etc. I wore it during my training this past year (~500miles) and during a Marathon in October. I find it comfortable with minimal bounce.
    I have a Camelback (waist version) and never got used to it. The straps would losen and the thing bounced all over the place. I also experienced some chafing with the Camelback. I didn't want to do the full back Camelback for heat reasons. During the summer I want to stay as cool as possible and can't imagine a full pack helps any.

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    Speedy. Do the clips still work well? I was concerned that they would get loose over time but I imagine that you took the bottles in and out of the clips quite a bit over the course of 500 miles. Sounds like a good product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin
    Speedy. Do the clips still work well? I was concerned that they would get loose over time but I imagine that you took the bottles in and out of the clips quite a bit over the course of 500 miles. Sounds like a good product.

    cjbruin:
    I have the Amphipod Full Tilt Trail -- http://www.amphipod.com/ftt/fulltilttrail.html
    There isn't really any "clips" but rather a "bungee" (elastic band) that you loop over the mouth of the bottle if needed. The elastic is still good but I only looped it on 50% of the time. The bottle is held in place by a snug fit pocket. I've never had it fall out. Let me know if you have any other questions??
    Check out their dealers and I'm sure you can take a look at a local shop, however I found the best pricing online.

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    Ahhhhh. I was looking at the RunLite...different product. I should have been more specific.

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    Ahhh is right. I've never seen the RunLite product.
    If you do get it, let me know how well it works....looks kinda cool.

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    I've used both. I like the way the amphipod fits, but I have a bad shoulder, and I find it difficult to reach behind myself and pull it out. Unfortunately, it is not an ambidextrous design. I also find I don't have enough room for an inhaler, gel, and some money.

    The fuel belt I have does not have a pocket, but I have added one that is sufficient for the items I mentioned. In addition, I like some fuel on the run, but more water, so I can fill some bottles with water, others with accelerade, and have my pick. I also run with a dog, so he has one bottle designated as his. The design of the belt is more comfortable than it may first appear.

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    Actually, putting the amphipod bottle into the holder is harder than taking it out.

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    I have this:

    http://www.trisports.com/cafl.html

    I used it on a 12 mile run the other day and I really like it....

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