Well, my first handheld water bottle was the HydroClutch from GoLite (HERE). The folks at Outside PR sent it to me quite some time ago ... and I've been hooked ever since.
I was sent some additional samples of the GoLite Carry Gear (HERE) this year to review ... all involving NO HANDS! These products are great for long training runs, risky hikes, walks and adventures with the kids ... you name it! They are perfect for active folks like ourselves, no matter how much we are sweating. And, the best thing is they keep you hands-free! You can concentrate on your workout, or hold your little ones hand while you are out at a State Park hiking together or walking around your neighborhood or at a festival or event.
I tried out the HydroSprint (HERE). Retails for $40
When one bottle is all you need, the HydroSprint is a great choice. The best part, ladies!!! Gender-specific belt shape sculpted to carry comfortably on the hips! The stability of our wide hipbelt and No-Bounce™ strap system and ergonomic access to your bottle and gel flask lets you run long and hard.
The pack includes 1 twenty oz bottle and 1 gel flask (which can also carry water or endurance fluids). All of the pockets can be loaded up with everything you need for a walk or hike, or lightly packed for a training run with only the essentials. It has the capacity to hold a lot of stuff, but if you choose not to, it's not extra heavy. It DIDN'T bounce when I ran. But, I still prefer my handheld, just because I'm use to holding it when I run (it doesn't bother me a bit) and I don't usually like anything extra around my waist. I definitely will be wearing this to hike and on some of my longer training runs though (when I need extra space to carry things).