I saw a recent series of posts where folks were discussing belts v. hand held bottles v backpacks for long run hydration.
I live in South Florida in a somewhat rural area, so running in my neighborhood requires that I carry water, as the closest water source is a supermarket about 5 miles away. I have used belts and after fighting with bouncing water bottles, having to stop and pick them up when they unclip, and trying to breathe with it cinched tight enough to hold it still, I am DONE with belts.
I have a hand held bottle that I like for shorter runs, but it doesn't hold enough water for long runs in the summer (I am starting marathon training this week). I think the backpack may be the way to go. I'd like to be able to carry my phone which I can't do right now as it is too large for the hand bottle, I can't wear the armbands, and I don't want even a small pack around my waist.
I have a Camelback that I use for cycling, but it is too large and moves around way too much and would chafe for runs.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a comfortable backpack for hot running?
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