So I really like my Nalgene 32 Ounce Wide Mouth canteen, mainly as it is easy to fill with big ice cubes as well as easy to clean. Some people may be put off by drinking from such a wide opening though, and admittedly there is an increased opportunity for spillage.Read more
The deuter Aircontact 50+10 SL Backpack is the ladies version of my deuter Aircontact 55+10Backpack.Read more
I have been searching for a solution to hydration on shorter runs where even my Salomon Twin Belt would be overkill. I have often seen runners (mostly trail) running with various water bottles in their hand and thought it must be quite irritating to have to hold onto something whilst on the move.Read more
Trail run organisers are getting increasingly strict on the gear that runners must carry on trail runs. It’s pretty standard now to be required to carry some form of each of the following: liquid, food, wet-weather gear, medical kit, space blanket. Whilst my preference is to run with my Salomon Twin Belt, and my Camelbak Octane XC has served me well on many runs, neither are capable of carrying much gear at all. I bought a Salomon XT Wings 5 Hydration Backpack to increase my carrying capacity.Read more
With hydration bladders being the norm with trail runners, there is now a real market for alternatives to traditional water bottles and canteens — I have 3L Nalgene bladders in my deuter Futura daypack and deuter Aircontact backpack. The platypus range are newcomers offering a range of bladder-like soft bottles that offer similar convenience.Read more
I am always on the look-out for durable, lightweight, taste-free solutions to carrying liquids on outdoor adventures: I already own a Nalgene CXC 2L Rapid Fill Bladder and recently added a Nalgene 32 Ounce Wide Mouth canteen to my collection.Read more
The best tasting spring water you can possibly imagine is absolutely free! Read about the best kept secret in the Southern Suburbs!Read more
I decided to free myself from my CamelBak for shorter trail runs, and so bought a Salomon Twin Belt water bottle carrier to see how it would work out. Breaking one of the “Golden Rules” of running, I decided to test it out at the Bushmans Blitz…Read more
Every day I am forced to buy heaps of plastic I don’t want. I have started taking exception to it. So I bought a Laken Futura Bottle, which is a lightweight water canteen made of aluminum.
I am hoping that it will prove to be a healthy, durable, and eco-friendly alternative to plastic sports drinking bottles.
I had heard so many stories about how you could never get rid of the “plastic taste” in these hydration systems. This and the fact that it seemed like overkill to me to actually use one for hiking made me hesitant to buy one. However, my deuter day-pack is “hydration system-ready”, so I decided to give it a try, and bought a 2l Nalgene Bladder from Cape Union Mart.Read more