Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- Zippered pouch holds most phones
- Can fit small personal items like car keys
- Great for short to mid-distance runs
- Double-wall insulation keeps liquid cool
What needs improvement ...
- Only holds 18 oz of fluid
- Pouch is hard to detach
- Zipper isn’t super durable
- Doesn’t fit all larger smartphones
For running distances up to a 10K (6.2 miles), you don’t really need to carry that much water. Something like a running hydration vest that holds a liter or more of water is kind of overkill. Enter: handheld water bottles like the Nathan SpeedDraw.
This water bottle comes equipped with an attached zippered pouch that fits most smartphones and, depending on the size of your phone, can fit additional small personal items such as car keys as well.
The pouch features an adjustable strap and a thumb loop that secures the bottle to your hand, so you don’t have to actively hold it—this is great news since clenching your fist during a run is a huge waste of energy!
Smartphone, small personal items
The Nathan SpeedDraw handheld water bottle is a great option for runners who typically run short or mid-distances, from one mile to a 10K. It sits securely in-hand thanks to the adjustable strap and the pouch can fit most smartphones.