CamelBak Ultra Handheld Chill

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Camelbak is constantly creating innovative, high-quality products that solve all of your hydration problems. The Ultra Handheld Chill Flask Holder solves two key issues. The first is that some runners don’t like wearing a vest or backpack to carry their hydration needs and the other is that many runners want to have cold water on their runs. This hydration system allows runners to have their hydration at their fingertips, and the unique design keeps liquids cold for 2 times longer than a traditional water bottle. This flask holder holds a 17-ounce quick stow chill flask that collapses as it empties to keep the weight very low and the comfort very high. Runners loved this product for shorter runs and races like a 5k or a 10k. Although this product is slightly higher in price than similar items, runners loved it and ensured that it was worth the money. Runners love the large zip pocket and the small stretch pocket along the side that is perfect for carrying all of your essential items like phone, gels, and keys.

Pros
  • Offered in multiple colors
  • Highly breathable
  • 17 ounce soft flask included
  • Keeps liquids 2 times colder
Cons
  • Expensive
Use
Use

Use

This handheld hydration system is best used for runners who are tackling shorter runs or races since it carries less than 20 ounces of water or other liquid. This is the ideal companion for runners who are working out in warmer climates since the soft flask design is insulated to ensure that liquid stays two times cooler.

Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

This product is made with a 3D ventilated mesh. It is designed to provide multi-directional airflow to the hand to keep the runner comfortable. It reduces the amount of sweat and keeps runners comfortable during their workouts. Runners commented that the lightweight nature of this breathable material help up, even during warm weather.

Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

One of the reasons why runners opt for a hand held hydration system as opposed to a wearable hydration system is that they find it much more comfortable. In the case of the Ultra Handheld Chill Quick Stow flask, runners reported that the high-quality construction creates a very comfortable fit to the point where many runners reported forgetting that they were even carrying this product. This can be attributed to two details. The first is the overall construction of this product. It is made with a highly breathable mesh that keeps the hand cool and dry. Additionally, it features added cushioning to the soft flask to create a bumper between the hand and the flask to eliminate any potential irritation. The second feature is the 17-ounce soft flask that is included with the purchase of this product. This soft flask is designed to be leak proof and it also collapses as it empties to eliminate annoying sloshing around.
Size
Size

Size

This handheld flask comes in a one size fits all option. Although there is only one size offered, it does feature an adjustable elastic strap that can be altered to ensure that the soft flask is held snuggly against the hand without creating any discomfort or irritation. Some runners commented that they wished the product had more specific sizing options.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Runners were pleased with how long lasting both the 17-ounce soft flask were and how long-lasting the external casing of this product proved to be. Although the 3D soft mesh is very lightweight and soft, runners were pleased to learn that it was able to hold up to extensive use. Many runners commented that they used this product daily, and still it maintained a new look and feel. Additionally, the 17 ounce soft flask that comes with this product also proved to be very durable. The bite valve keeps the flask from leaking. It is easy to clean, and runners reported that they didn’t need to replace it.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

This product comes with a 17 ounce, patented Camelbak quick stow chill flask. This flask features some unique details. It is collapsible which means as runners empty the flask, it shrinks to take up less room and create a more comfortable carrying experience. Additionally, this flask has lightweight insulation that keeps liquid up to 2 times colder than a traditional soft flask. In term of the carrying system, runners love that although this is a very small, lightweight product, it still manages to include two separate storage pockets. One is larger and zippered and suggested for a phone. The other is smaller and stretch and perfect for carrying gels or a key.

Style
Style

Style

Runners appreciate that Camelbak is always thinking about the aesthetic of their products as well as the quality. This hand hell hydration system comes in three different color options, deep amethyst with fiery coral, black with atomic blue, and lime punch with black. Additionally, runners will find reflective details through the design to ensure that runners are protected during their evening runs or runs in low light areas.
Price
Price

Price

In general, Camelbak products are not designed for the runner on a very tight budget. The Ultra Handheld Chill Quick Stow Flask is no different. It is higher than the average price of a handheld hydration system, but runners reported that the durability and overall quality makes it more than worth the price tag. It is also important to remember that product comes with its own high tech soft flask while others make you purchase that part separately.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Multiple color options
- Soft flask keeps liquid 2x colder
- Collapsible
- 3D ventilated mesh
- 2 outside pockets
- Reflective details
- Bite valve
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Runners loved this hand held hydration system for their races and runs under 10 miles. They found that the hand held 17 ounce soft flask is the perfect companion for runs and races up to that distance. The outside of this product is designed using a 3D ventilated mesh that ensures air can circulate into and around the product to keep the runner’s hand dry and comfortable. The 17 ounce soft flask collapses as it drains and it is designed with lightweight BPA free insulation that keeps the liquid up to 2 times colder. The Camelbak Ultra is designed with two pockets to hold your phone, gels, keys, and any of your small, race day essentials. In addition to the multiple color options, it also features reflective details along the outside to keep runners safe in low light areas. This product is more expensive than others on the market, but runners who are loyal to the high quality of the Camelbak brand find this product to be more than worth the price tag.