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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hydrapak Gel Bot Review & Giveaway

I was recently introduced to Hydrapak (HERE) by one of the PR companies that I have a working relationship with. I had not heard of Hydrapak before, or recognized the name brand from any of my personally-owned hydration systems.

Hydrapak focuses on creating the best personal hydration systems available for any activity. Hydrapak is committed to pushing the limits of design and materials to create the easiest-to-use, most functional hydration systems available. With input from their small but dedicated staff of avid cyclists, runners, skiers, and paddlers, Hydrapak has continuously refined it’s products to satisfy the needs of discerning users. This strategy has positioned Hydrapak as the leading providers of personal hydration systems for not only Hydrapak products, but a growing list of manufacturers that have integrated Hydrapak’s technology into their packs.


I was introduced to a really, really cool water bottle. It's called the Gel Bot (HERE). Onen of the coolest concepts I've seen in the world of endurance sports.

The Gel-Bot delivers two performance essentials, fuel and hydration, in one easy to use sport bottle. This patent-pending design lets you fuel or hydrate with just one hand. Perfect for racing or total gel addicts. All the Gel-Bot components can be taken apart and easily cleaned.

You load the inner chamber with energy gel. Then, fill the bottle with water or your favorite sports drink. When the nozzle is pulled open, you get water and water only. With the nozzle pushed down, squeeze to get the gel out of the center valve.

There are two sizes available. I received the smaller, 20 oz bottle and loved it. I tried this a couple of times on the treadmill, to see how it would handle. In the future, I can also slip into my other handheld water bottle carriers and carry it with me on outdoor runs and races.

Fluid Capacity:
20 fl oz /2.3 oz gel / retails for $13.99
24 fl oz /2.3 oz gel / retails for $14.99
Gel Capacity: 2 oz.


I almost always run with water or sports drink ... no matter the distance ... these days. I've become an addict. So, I'm used to constantly opening and closing the spout with my teeth. So, this was a no-brainer for me. When it was open, I sipped on water. When it was closed, I could sip on an energy gel. I was worried that it may be messy with the gel spouting out all over the top of the bottle, but it wasn't. I'm not sure how different things may be when it's bouncing around in a handheld during a race, but it held up fine on the treadmill. It was a nice alternative to opening up gel packets during the race, getting sticky-gooey hands and finding a spot to "litter" your packet along the course or training run. The 2 oz gel chamber has plant of space to load several gel packets. I can't wait to try this out on a half marathon course next spring!

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One lucky winner will win a

Hydrapak Gel Bot


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99 comments:

  1. 1 – Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

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  2. I follow you! And thanks for checking our my blog!

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  3. I already follow Hydrapak on facebook but let them know you sent me. - great products!

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  4. I have been to their website and I want exactly what you are giving away. I already have one of their packs and it's works awesome!

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  5. It sounds awesome to get both a gel and water in the same bottle. Great idea. I would love to try it.

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  6. I love the Gelbot! No more messy gel packets and having to carry the empty ones till you find a trash can!

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  7. Already a fan of Hydrapak on fb

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  8. I shared your giveaway on FB =)

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  9. I already like Hydrapak on FB =)

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  10. I have been thinking about getting one of 24 oz bottles! I have heard fabulous things about them! So easy...So convenient!

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  11. I'm a blog follower.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. And I follow on facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I really love the idea of the Gel-Bot bottles I would LOVE one!

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  14. Love the gelbot and would love to have 20 oz bottle, too.

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  15. I already like Huydrapak on FB but left a message today that you sent me.
    Eat Run Sail

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  16. I already like you on FB
    Eat Run Sail

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  17. I linked your post to my blog sidebar.

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  18. I'm already a follower on facebook!

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  19. I think the whole concept of being able to get both gel and water/sportsdrink from one bottle is totally fab! :)

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  20. I'm already a fan of hydrapak on facebook :)

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  21. I posted your giveaway on my blog! :)

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  22. I love the 24 oz GelBot! I may have to get one win or lose. I've also been wanting to try their e-lite vest with the 32 oz reservoir. I have a Camelbak with a 3 liter reservoir which can be a bit too much even on really long runs.

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  23. I posted the giveaway on the right side of my blog.

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  24. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/JessLK721/status/152834973714489344

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  25. Totally fab idea of gel and water separated yet only one container to hold onto!

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  26. I love that it's an all in one!

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  27. I shared on my blog - sidebar

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  28. I shared on fb - Running With The Girls

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  29. I shared on twitter - runningwtg

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  30. What a great idea. I'd like to see this is a smaller version - for a fuel belt. Then, I might be more tempted to use energy gels; I hate sticky and that's a real deterrent for me.

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  31. This is such a cool idea! I'm already a follower of your blog! :)

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  32. I visited the Hydrapak website and I thin the Gel-Bot is awesome! I also like all of their Hydration paks :)

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  33. I'm not a fan of Hydrpak on Facebook! :) ANd I let them know you sent me! :)

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  34. I posted on my Facebook! (Sarah Wells) :)

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  35. Shared this contest on my FB page!

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  36. These are a great idea....to bad I don't use gel anymore :)!

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  37. I already follow you on here!! I think this is an awesome and would make hydrating & gel consumption during a long run so much easier!

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  38. Just blogged this at www.syked2run.blogspot.com

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  39. tweeted too :) ok I am done! I did everything on the list lolol Happy Running!

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  40. I tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/oowidescrnoo/status/153226452744142848

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  41. I posted the giveaway on my blog
    Livingdomestically.blogspot.com

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  42. I like that the bottle carries the gel too! Efficient!

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  43. I like the water bottle and gel in one~ I liked Hydrapak on FB as well.

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  44. I am already a follower of Hydrapak on FB.

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  45. I am definitely interested in the Gel Bot from the Hydrapak website. Interesting!

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  46. Now following you on Facebook :)

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  47. I visited the website, I like the Gel Bot water bottles, I've never used those hydration packs they have

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  48. Posting this on my blog today! http://kansasrunnerblog.blogspot.com

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  49. My first visit! Became a follower so will be back!

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  50. I liked the pure bot, but the gel bot seems awesome.

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  51. just signed up to follow your blog! i stumbled upon your blog tonight and LOVE it -- i am hoping to get back to running in 2012. I ran a half marathon a few years ago but kinda stopped afer that....ready to start again! Thanks!!

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  52. Shared the giveaway post on my FB page too!

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  53. The HydraPak site is filled with tons of neat gear. I like the simple
    Wooly Mammoth Insulated Bottle. Great design. Easy and straighforward.

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  54. I'm a follower and the idea of a combo bottle is very interesting

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  55. I want that gel bot.....Would use it so much at the gym

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