Run #1: I barely made it 100 ft with the Simple Hydration Bottle tucked into my waistband. It bounced and it felt like my pants were falling down. I pulled it out of the waistband and hand carried it for 3 miles till I looped back to my car. Now I normally hate carrying anything but this bottle was pretty comfy. Now a hand carry is still not my 1st choice of hydration systems but this bottle would work in a pinch.
Why did it bounce? My first thought was my outfit choice, my Brooks PR Mesh Skorts do not have a drawstring waistband, and on a normal run when they aren't holding up 13 oz of water the waist band always feels "loose". I did ask Simple Hydration on Twitter why it bounced and they responded quickly and just like I thought that they key was a drawstring.
Run #2: New outfit which included a pair of Oiselle Roga Shorts with a drawstring and I had an almost bounce free run. I say almost because the first mile there was a slight bounce when the bottle was heavy from ice and the full 13 oz of water it holds, but it wasn't enough to make me think the bottle would bounce out or my pants would fall down like Run #1.
(Awesome hydration system if your wardrobe has drawstrings)
Overall I would recommend the bottle if you are looking for a "Simple Hydration" option that does not need belts or packs. I plan on using mine now on my shorter runs when I wear my shorts and do not carry much anyways. I would probably even consider using it on longer runs if Brooks decides to perfect their PR Mesh Skort and add a drawstring. I will be ordering another one soon for my husband who has started running and I know all of his shorts have drawstrings! Oh and if you like Simple Hydration on Facebook or follow them on Twitter keep your eyes pealed for awesome deals!!
**Please note I purchased the Simple Hydration bottle with my own money and a coupon code. The review and opinions are my own and I was no way influenced by the nice folks over at Simple Hydration