Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt
Would buy this again
When shopping around for a hydration belt for running my main concerns were that it would slide/bounce while running or that it would be difficult to use while running. This belt works perfectly and I have none of those problems. :) It stays put while running, is comfortable and I can get the bottles in and out without stopping. I bought one of these for myself and one for my husband and we are very pleased. I would definitely buy this again. :)
April 5, 2013
Solid product but for first time users be careful of placement
This is my first hydration belt and overall I'm pleased with the purchase. It took a little getting used to as far as how to wear it (front or back) and where on the body (natural waist or hips). I learned that DO NOT place on your hips because the bottles bounce around too much and fall out. The best placement for me is around my back and at my natural waist (whcih is right above your belly button). Once I figured that out, the bottles stayed in and the product worked well.
March 26, 2013
I have a four bottle belt ( 7oz bottles) that I use on long runs/marathons. I wanted a two bottle belt for 1/2s and shorter runs. This fits the bill. What I'd prefer are 'race caps' on the bottles. I didn't realize these were 10oz bottles, whoops. I'm sure I can find replacement bottles with race caps. The storage pouch is great, better than the one on the 4 bottle belt. I can cram more stuff and my phone in there. All in all I am happy with the purchase. What surprised me was that I actually liked the clasp versus a velcro closure.
March 23, 2013
I bought this product to train for a half marathon. It is well made, snug fit, great for running distance.
March 14, 2013
Perfect for long distance training.
Hold the perfect amount of water for the long run and has a spot for ID and keys as well as energy chews. I don't think it should be priced as high as it is though. But still worth the buy.
March 5, 2013
I like the water bottles as they hold quite a bit. I have cut my lip a few times trying to open them while running. Also they leak if you leave them open while running.
The front pouch is very small. I can barely PUSH my iphone 4S with cover into the front pouch. Stays on well when running. I think it was quite expensive. At $50 I was hoping for less issues
February 21, 2013
overall a very good product.
Have been using the nathan speed II hydration belt for the last few years and no problems at all. Tried the nathan trail mix hydration belt because of the larger pouch which is very handy on my longer distance training runs of 15-20 miles. Can easily hold my cell phone and gu's or an energy bar with no problem.
Like the nathan products the best over many of the others because the smaller bottles hold 10 ounces compared to only 7 ounces in the fuel belts and some of the others. Would highly recommend this product
February 13, 2013
Good, but needs updated
Quality product, but pocket needs to be bigger to accommodate today's larger smart phones.
January 29, 2013
Women's specific needs more than One Size
I have several Nathan products and like them all. I have multiple fuel/hydration belts. I decided to go to a multiple bottle format. This one is the most comfortable I have had - however, I am a petite female (25 inch waist) but not the smallest female runner. Even being the women's specific I have this tightened as far as it will go and it is still to small. I encourage athletic companies to make 2 sizes in women's specific. One Size fits Most and One Size fits the little ones.
January 16, 2013
Great Hydration Belt
This belt is exactly what I wanted. The water bottles are easy to open and drink out of, and they have never leaked on me while running. I have now completed two runs lasting longer than 3 hours with this belt and I have never once been bothered by it.
The pouch is very nice, I can fit my wallet and an energy gummy pack inside. I have a rather large smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) that will just barely fit inside and still be able to be zipped closed, but it takes up the whole pouch. So I just carry my phone in my pocket.
I really like the snap open/close. I've seen other models that have velcro and I would be afraid they may fall off (especially after three sweaty hours of running). I just snap this around my waist and forget about it.
As for the amount of water, it is somewhat minimal. You get 20 oz. which I could easily drink in an hour. I have stopped at a friend's house during the past two long runs to fill up again. But i love the small water bottles as I can't feel the weight at all. I also know Nathan sells individual bottles that will attach as well, so I may upgrade once the summer comes around.
All around great product.
January 15, 2013