This is a hydration carrying system for the runner who prefers a handheld option as opposed to a hydration vest or backpack
. The Hydro Handset provides a glove-like fit that has a 17-ounce hydration flask attached to the back of the hand. This creates a comfortable fit for the runner because they can run completely relaxed and don’t need to concentrate on holding a tight grip on a water bottle while performing their workouts. This handset also comes with a variety of pockets to comfortably hold all of your race days or running essentials such a phone, gels,
and your keys. Runners will find reflective details along the outside of the handset which is perfect for protecting runners who are working out in low visibility areas.
The handset of this system is made from a 3D mesh. This material does a great job of stretching and conforming to the shape of the hand. The mesh design provides maximum breathability and allows for air to flow easily to the hand and keep the hand cool and dry. In comparison to a vest or belt, this hydration system
offers the most breathability for the runner.
It is clear that Salomon
put a lot of thought into the design of this handset because runner after runner commented on the overall comfort of this item. There are two elements that directly add to the overall comfort of this product. The first is the 3D mesh material. This provides added cushioning to make sure there is not irritation between the hand and water bottle but also provides maximum breathability. The other detail that makes this a comfortable product is the leak-proof design of the actual hydration flask. Runners were pleased with the fact that they didn’t have to worry about the flask leaking liquid
and dripping on their hand or the handset during their activity.
This handset comes in a one size fits all option. It features an adjustable wrist strap that allows runners to adjust the size and to get a snug fit. The water bottle that comes with this handset is a 17-ounce soft flask.
Runners were pleased with the overall durability of this handset. They found the 3D mesh
to hold up well to wear and didn’t show any signs of breaking down even after extensive use. A few runners did comment that the Velcro strap that is used to adjust the size around the wrist did tend to lose some of its grip after a while though. Runners reported that the compression
elements of the soft flask stayed intact.
The key accessory that comes with this handset is the 17-ounce soft flask. This soft flask is unique in that it actually condenses as it drains. This was a key feature for runners because it eliminates the sloshing around of a half-filled container and equated to more comfort and fewer distractions during their workouts. It is also designed to be leak-proof and this flask only needs a slight squeeze to effectively shoot water into the mouth which also cuts down on distractions during workouts. The actual handset comes covered in reflective details to keep the runner safe in low light areas and it also is designed with waterproof material to keep the runner comfortable
This handset certainly has its own unique look to it. The hydration system is almost light a glove and the soft flask rests on the back of the hand. This eliminates the need for vests or belts, but it also creates a unique look that some runners weren’t fond of. This product can be purchased in two colors
, blue and black.
Some runners found this product to be too pricey for their budget
, but it depends on what sort of hydration system you are looking for. This handset will certainly cost lest then the vast majority of hydration vests and backpacks on the market today, but it is more expensive than most belts and other handsets. This product does come with the 17-ounce soft flask, so runners don’t need to worry about purchasing an extra item to complete this handset.
- Waterproof material
- One size fits all design
- 106 grams
- 3D soft mesh for added breathability and stretch
- 17 ounce soft flask included
- Compression design reduces size as flask empties
- 3 small external pockets
The Salomon Hydro Handset is a hydration system for runners who don’t want to be weighed down by vests or belts. This handsfree handset keeps the 17-ounce soft flask on the back of the hand for easy access. There are two elements to consider when purchasing this product: the handset itself and the 17-ounce soft flask that it comes with. The handset is a one size fits all design that comes in two colors. It is made with a 3D mesh material that is breathable and stretches to conform to the size of each hand. It is also waterproof and has reflective details along the outside to keep runners safe in low light areas. Additionally, runners were pleased with the three different pockets that can fit their running essentials like a key, gel, and their phone. This product comes with a 17-ounce soft flask that is designed to compress as it empties to provide the runner with fewer distractions. It is also leak proof and only requires a small squeeze to get water to shoot into the mouth. Although some runners found this price to be too high, this is a high-quality product
for the runner looking for a lightweight hydration system.