Well I just got my Sea Wheeze Shorts delivered. I got to say while I love the fit and look of speed shorts I’m just not a fan of the pattern… If they were much larger dots or something else I think the colours are great… They look like pajama shorts, which is probably what I will use them for.
I passed by this bottle so many times in store, I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m a long time Amphipod user and I HATE waist water packs so Amphipod has those but they have really great alternatives also. For my longer half marathon training runs I use a hydration back pack (see previous post) but for my shorter weekday training runs I just like to carry a sip or two. I have a 12oz handheld from Amphipod that is great but it’s too much water for most of my shorter runs and I find that it’s designed to fit a bigger hand then mine so it’s not the best fit for my little girl hands. This one which is 8oz (very small - be warned) is the perfect size for my hand. I love the colour of it and I managed to turn the handle into a very nice doggie-bag dispenser. And as with all the Amphipod products I’ve ever owned the bottle is very reliable and doesn’t leak. I did hear complaints about leaking so I do have to mention that you have to push the spout down very firmly to close it properly - it actually clicks twice into place - otherwise it will leak out the spout, but I think that is more user error then anything. My only complaint is that the hair elastic is pretty long and bounced around - so I just removed it.
I tried on lulu’s new Run From Work Backpack. They had something similar out a couple years back but I like the design of this one much more then the previous one which was ripstop and kinda transparent. Also I just want to say that I have over 10 hydration packs in various sizes and brands - I’m kinda addicted to buying cute ones. A few of my favourites are:
This pack is much larger then most of my other favourites (though I do have some bigger ones also - not for running though). I think this pack has enough room for it’s intended use - running with a change of clothing home from work. I think the organization of the pockets is great. Though I think it should come with one of those smaller shoe bags so you can put your clothing in a smaller bag in the main compartment. As is if you stop to take something out you risk all your clothing hitting the ground.
All in all I think this is a great looking pack that will function well if you are using it for it’s intended purpose.