We’ve found lightweight, packable and easy to hold bottles to keep you hydrated during your summer runs.
Unfortunately, keeping hydrated while you’re out means carrying a bottle, and a standard one just won’t do. Taking your usual metal chiller on your run can feel as though you’re lugging a 10kg dumbbell with you, which won’t help you nail that sub-30 minute 5k.
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There’s an alternative, of course. You can purchase super lightweight, easy to hold bottles for no more than a few pounds. Be prepared for your warm weather runs to change for the better.
The best handheld running water bottle
There’s nothing fancy about this Karrimore 300ml water bottle, but the shape makes for easy gripping and the easy-to-open sports cap means you won’t have to stop before taking a sip.
The best flexible running water bottle
This Kalenji bottle will fit in your running belt or can be held comfortably. The best part is that it shrinks as you drink, so you don’t need to lug the empty bottle along with you. Simply roll up and stash away.
The best clip on running water bottle
If you run with a belt, this SPI 240ml bottle clip on easily. Contoured to sit on your body and bounce-free, it makes for easy hands free running.
The best lightweight running water bottle
This Veloforte bottle comes in at a tiny 54g, which they claim is 30% lighter than any other sports bottle. It also features a fast-flow nozzle for quick hydration.
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Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).