Salomon Hydro Handset

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This hydration system is designed for the runner who prefers to have their hydration literally at their fingertips. Salomon has an extensive line of hydration products but this is a good option for the runner who doesn’t want the extra weight of a vest or belt. This hydration system straps onto the hand and allows runners to easily access their hydration system which rests comfortably on the back of the hand. A 3D mesh casing holds the included 17-ounce flask securely to the back of the hand. This is a lightweight carrying system and runners reported that it is very comfortable. The 3D mesh material allows for maximum airflow and the handset is very lightweight so it won’t impede the runner or throw them off balance in any way. This handset is offered in two colors and is made with reflective details to keep the runner safe in low visibility areas. The hydration flask features a leak-proof design with a mouthpiece that quickly shoots water. The soft flask is designed to compress she you empty it to avoid the annoying sloshing of a half-full water bottle.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with soft flask
  • Reflective details
Cons
  • Pricey limited color options
Use
Use

Use

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.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

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 comparision to a vest or belt, this hydration system offers the most breathability for the runner.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

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.
Size
Size

Size

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.
Durability
Durability

Durability

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.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

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 less 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.
Style
Style

Style

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.
Price
Price

Price

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 back packs 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.

Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- 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
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Salomon Hydro Handset is a hydration system for runners who don’t want to be weighed down by vests or belts. This hands free 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.