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  1. Marioalca

    Definitely a great idea, I haven’t thought about the differences about running inside and outside and dehydration it makes a difference when running and I think that this makes easier all the process of carrying and drinking water while running.

    Just I have a quick question, does the extra weight affects in any way the running?

    And another thing that it makes me curious is if you feel the movement of the water while you run or if its designed in a way that it doesn’t feel?

    Overall I think that is great product and it’s worth to give it a try.

    • Hi Marioalca,
      This version of the Camel Bak is light weight and designed not to inhibit your running. As for the sloshing, here is a tip that will stop it. Cap the bladder. After that, tip it upside down and get that air out. After that you should be okay. Your question is so relevant that I have decided to go back and include a video that shows how one should do this. Thanks for the helpful feedback.

  2. R. Freeman

    I do not like running on a treadmill so this makes perfect sense to me. There is a huge difference when I am in the gym regarding my hydration versus when I am outside. It is so much easier to carry a water bottle around a gym. I do not like carrying a water bottle while I run and as a matter of fact, I do not like drinking much. Being able to sip water and have it readily available without having to carry it would certainly be beneficial. Thanks for the tip!

    • The Camel Bak will certainly help if you want to be able to sip water and have it readily available without having to carry it. I also take your other point that everyone is unique. Some people may need more fluids than you, others may need less. The important thing is to maintain a healthy level of hydration when running in the heat. Here is a tip that may help you know if that’s the case. It’s the color of your urine.

      The color of your urine should be similar to the color of lemonade. Urine that is dark (like iced tea) or approaches an amber color is a signal that you are dehydrated and need to drink fluids. Urine that is clear like water means you are over hydrated.

  3. looks a lot more comfortable for jogging than holding a water bottle in your hand. I agree, the price is a bit steep. considering there are cheaper alternative that can performs the same function

    • Hello Oneil,
      For the average person the Camel Bak Dart hydration pack might be steep, but a lot of runners and walkers who go long distances swear by it. They find it more effective than similar cheaper products. I guess the best way to explain it is the difference between a high end running shoe and an average priced one. For everyday running one needs not spend a lot of money on a running shoe. However, if one puts in lot of milage, 6 to 10 miles, than a cheaper shoe might not give them the stability they need. That could easily result in an ankle sprain. I hope that helps answer your question. Thanks for checking in.

  4. You bring up a good point on hydration – especially when running outside. I hadn’t thought about the difference of running on a treadmill and the outside…I am not much of a runner at best.
    I like walking…and outside is my preferred arena, and I think that walking needs hydration just as well.
    Thanks for this review.

    • Hello Orion,
      You are welcome, Orion.
      I think that most people believe that because they are walking they don’t need to worry about hydration. However, as you point out that is a mistake. Dehydration on a very hot day can sneak on you rather quickly, and older people in particular may not be aware that they are dehydrated until they start experiencing dizzy spells. It’s best not to wait until the problem of dehydration occurs. Thanks for checking in.

  5. I am not a runner myself (health issues) But my sister is. She has been running for years 5 to 7 miles a day. She is coming to visit next month and would love to get her a late birthday present. This seems like it would make perfect sense for her. Does the water get heated up by the body? I know right now she uses a thermal bottle because she likes cold water. I am concerned at how warm the water would get this close to the body. Thank you for the help.

    • Hello Lawrence,
      I agree with you.The Camel Bak Dart hydration pack is great way for runners to ensure that they don’t suddenly find themselves dehydrated in the middle of a run. This can lead not only to cramps but heat exhaustion that will result in more pain. The Camel Bak Dart hydration pack is also great for preventing dehydration problems with the elderly whose symptoms for dehydration may be harder to detect, and that can lead to serious medical issues. Thanks for checking in.

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