Easy to use with a little practice. Step into it and then adjust. Infinitely adjustable Velcro belt so better than conventional belt. I've machine washed mine many times at 30° synthetics (double up the Velcro so as not to stick to clothes) although the Kalenji decals detach - no biggy in my book. Zip pocket takes e.g. a Note 3 or an S8 smartphone. Best Buy I'd say
The belt/velcro is NOT easy to do up and undo.
If only it were a simple belt with a buckle and holes for the buckle pin.
I've tried leaving the belt joined up, leaving it on th floor and stepping into it . Doesn't really work.
The bottle mouthpiece is quite tough to open and shut: but it's an inexpensive bottle so I guess I'll put up with it.
Thank you for your review, we were very sorry to hear you were unhappy with the product. Unfortunately Kalenji go through developments so as to try and find the best possible product for our customers - we value your feedback and we will be sure to pass it on.
Next year there will be further developments in the product and more changes will be made. We hope you will be more satisfied with our products in the future.
Excellent value & perfect for the purpose
The strap isn't central on the bottle so unless the strap is extremely tight (which is uncomfortable) the natural action of running causes the bottle to incessantly bounce against your body. Pretty sure this could be easily resolved with some testing and product remedials. I only use this for short runs and will replace it as soon as possible. Not sure what you can expect for the price though.
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Federico, Running Leader
As a new runner thought it would be good to have water. This works well. Doesn't bounce around or leak.
Hands-free solution for carrying water and small cup on long walks with small dog. Retaining strap keeps bottle in position, zip pocket holds small cup. Simple Velcro-fastened adjustable belt fits most normal waists and is quick and easy to wear or remove.
Thought I'd try this instead of a belt with two bottle sbecause I could use my own bottles with this (or thought maybe a soft bottle, to avoid sloshing, but I haven't tried that yet) the velcro strap is great because it doesn't loosen. The bottle holder is quite rigid which make removing and replacing the bottle whilst running really easy, the little elastic to go round the spout is essential too (Didn't use it once and the bottle bounced out) Biggest down side is it just bounces around so much, which I just can't stand... I wear it at the back but to the side as it bounces least there but then its resting on my buttock! determined to persist with it but feel like giving up.
Great way to carry all I need when running.
I was looking for a bottle holder that would allow me to carry an extra bottle with me for my marathon training, and I really like this one. It's easy to put on, and the rubber band holds the bottle in the holder while on the move.
Easy to use, light
Sits comfortably on the hip, pouch is big enough for iPhone 6, keys and gels. Not a fan of Velcro fastening but this one works well and didn't come loose at all. Getting the bottle in and out on the run was easy but getting anything out of the pouch required me to stop. I did find the sloshing of the water a bit distracting as I'm used to a bladder system.
Good size, comfortable fit