Hydrapak SoftFlask 500
The Hydrapak SoftFlask 500 water bottle is a convenient and easy alternative to your traditional hard plastic water bottle. This is made out of a soft and flexible material, making it easier to carry and drink from while you are running. The collapsible design helps prevent the water from sloshing around which can be both annoying and distracting. The great part about the collapsible design is that once you are finished drinking you can crush it down and throw it in a pocket and be done with it. The bottle will fit in almost any pocket, whether you are using a hydration belt, running vest, or any other type of pack. The great price tag and excellent quality of this bottle will make it a welcome addition to your running gear.
- Great price tag
- Durable and high-quality materials
- Collapsible to prevent sloshing
- Can fit in almost any pocket
- Can be frozen
- Top rack dishwasher safe
- Does not leak
- The handle is not adjustable
- Locking valve can become stiff
- Difficult to clean
This comes with a nice hand strap, mixed with the soft plastic, lets you grip it easily and comfortably while you are on the go. This bottle will fit easily in most of the hydration vests, belts, or pockets of a pack with no problem, making it easier to carry with you while it is still full. Since it is made from soft materials it can squish into almost any pocket with ease. It is also going to shrink down as you are drinking, making the bottle smaller and smaller, eliminating water movement while you are on the go.
If you are looking for a great way to stay hydrated without having to worry about your contribution to plastic waste then this might be the right product for you. Many runners do not like to have to carry too much extra weight on their backs and prefer to not wear bladders so this a good option. You get the ability to stay hydrated without the waste and you can stash the bottle anywhere on you when you are done.
Making sure that you have a water bottle that is not going to leak is always a good thing. You do not want to have to worry about getting soaked through from your water while you are on the go, chances are that your sweat will soak through your clothes enough as it is. You also do not want to go for that drink only to find out that you are out of water because it spilled everywhere while you were running. These are not things that you are going to have to worry about with the Hydrapak SoftFlask 500 bottle. It has a leakproof auto shut off valve with a twist locking cap. The bottle also uses a bite valve which allows for a decent amount of water to come out when you are drinking. These features work together to ensure your water stays were it is supposed to, in your bottle or in your mouth. It also has a 42mm opening under the twist cap to ensure you have an easier time filling it up before you head out. Customers were very pleased with the fact that they did not leak at all and stayed sealed up very tight.
Holding the bottle is even comfortable. The soft materials conform to the shape of your hand helping you keep a decent grip on the bottle. It also has a convenient webbing handle that you can use to carry it comfortably if you choose to not put it in a pack while you are running.
Many customers stated that this is the perfect size bottle for them, however, HydraPak does have these available in a smaller and larger size if you need something a little different. Some customers mentioned that the 500 ml one though was the perfect size for them. One reviewer stated that is a great size for those who are running up to a half marathon, suggesting that anything longer than that might require two bottles or the larger one.
You might expect that this bottle would not be able to stand up to the hardcore conditions that come with long distance running but they can. It may be soft and squishy but the soft TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is made to withstand even the most abrasive conditions, meaning that it will not tear open or break very easily, ensuring that it is going to last you a long time. The seams of the bottle are bonded together using RF welding which is a form of bonding the materials using electromagnetic energy instead of applying heat. The advantage of using this method for the seals is that it can, and will, provide a more reliable and consistent airtight seal to ensure the bottle will not break at the seams and will not leak.
As an added bonus, this bottle is dishwasher safe although it is suggested that you keep it on the top rack of the dishwasher to ensure it does not get damaged by the heat of the water. The bottle will be able to handle heat up to 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit). On the other side of that, this bottle is able to be frozen safely, some customers like to freeze water inside of it so they will have cold water as it melts.
The soft and form-fitting plastic materials that make up this bottle makes it the perfect addition to your running gear. It will conform to fit almost anywhere so you can use this bottle with the gear you already have. You like to wear a running vest or a hydration belt? No problems, this will fit right into the pockets. Prefer not wearing any kind of back and just want to hold the bottle? No problem at all. The soft materials and hand strap work together to make sure you can grip the bottle comfortably and easily. No matter how you choose to stay hydrated and no matter type of pack you choose to wear, the Hydrapak SoftFlask 500 water bottle would be a welcome addition to your future runs.
The top and bottom of the bottle are made with a little harder and more rigid materials while the middle of the bottle is soft and collapsible so you can shape it and squeeze it into almost any space or pocket. It has a great design which makes it perfect for just about anyone who is doing a lot of long distance running.
-A great handheld solution for running or fast packing
-The bottle will shrink down as you drink so you do not have to worry about water sloshing around while you run
-High-flow bite valve that will automatically seal after every drink
-Includes a twist locking lid to give you extra protection against leaking
-42 mm opening makes it easier to fill with water, ice, and/or nutrition mixes
-Made of durable abrasion resistant materials
-Can be frozen and withstand temperatures up to 60° C or 140° F
-100% BPA and PVC free