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2/27/12 8:28 P

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I also have the four bottle amphipod and I love it!!!! There is another company that makes an armband with a water bottle so you don't have to hold it.

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2/27/12 2:32 P

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I know you said you don't like holding anything in your hands...but in case you don't like the other suggestions, I thought I'd recommend getting a sports bottle with a hand strap. I got one because I hated having a fuelbelt around my waist (it kept sliding around on my shorts) and I LOVE IT! The hand strap makes it easier to hold (you actually don't have to hold it at all if you tighten it enough).

Its just a suggestion. Mine even has a little pocket big enough for Gu or a key.

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2/27/12 12:32 P

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I've got an amphipod with 4 10 oz bottles...very glad to have all 4 while running LSDs in warmer weather. Pouch for key/phone/gu and inhaler. LOVE it!!


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2/27/12 11:19 A

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We have the Coleman brand bag purchased from Wal-Mart and have never had any issues with the bladder. I believe it was only around $20 (or we wouldn't have purchased it). We only use it on long bike rides in the summer, otherwise my husband and I both have Amphipod belts that we wear that have water bottles, and pockets for nutrition/keys/phone, etc. I've never found a need to carry more than my 12oz of water with me during a race, because of the aid stations (refuel with their water/gatorade).

I'm afraid you do get what you pay for - by now you could have paid for and had a guaranteed Camelbak bag/bladder. I'd ditch the one you have, and go with the real thing.

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2/27/12 10:49 A

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Thank you for the replies so far. Sorry the confusion as well it is not the ACTUAL company camelbak...it is the WalMart brand.

Edited by: SHRINKINRUNNER at: 2/27/2012 (10:50)
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Got to agree with Pinguinaplata. Get back in touch with Camelbak. I have used the same one for years of hiking and to say it has been in some very tight spots is an understatement.

Hopefully you will get to the bottom of your problem.

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2/27/12 10:42 A

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I wear a Nathan belt with two 10oz bottles. That's enough fluid for me to run a half-marathon, especially if I use the water station to supplement. For practice runs, there are water fountains along the trail to replenish as needed. I believe Nathan makes the same belt with four bottles. The pouch is big enough for my phone, car keys, chapstick and several GU's. You can also pin the GU's to the belt with safety pins then just rip the packets off, leaving the pins.

Have you contacted Camelbak about your problem? I've had mine for several years and only replaced the bladder once.


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I am so desperate!! :-\ Ok now that I got that out....

What in the world can I do, or should I do.... I have gone through 4 yes FOUR bladders in less then a year for my camelback! My 4th one just went yesterday so now I am stuck on what to do!

They keep getting holes in them. Nothing is in the camel back, or anywhere near them when it happens. They have either got them @ the seam, or like my newest one...right in the middle out of nowhere!

My dilemma is I can NOT keep spending $20 EVERY 2 months to get a new one!!!

I NEED to bring water with me. I can NOT hold anything in my hands as I run. As well as I have a fuel belt I wear during my long runs so I can not wear a hydration belt AND a fuel belt.

ANYONE have ANY opinions or insight for me?! :(

I am sooooo tired of having to buy new ones every 2 months at the LEAST!

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