In this review, I’ll share my experience with this product and whether or not it’s worth your investment.
The Nathan Trail Mix Plus Hydration Belt is a lightweight belt designed for trail running and road running.
It comes equipped with twin 300ml Fire and Ice reflective and insulated flasks, as well as speed fit holsters.
The belt itself is soft and stretchy, but not too stretchy, and includes a front stash pocket and a large zipped compartment.
Additionally, there are a couple of shock-corded loops that’ll securely hold a gel or a bar for easy access on the move.
I was impressed with how small and light the Trail Mix Plus is. The belt is made of soft and stretchy material that comfortably fits around your waist.
It’s not too stretchy, so it doesn’t feel loose or uncomfortable while running. The Speed Fit holsters hold the twin bottles securely, so you don’t have to worry about them bouncing around as you run.
The small zipped pouch and the shock-corded loops on the sides are perfect for storing a smartphone, a bar, or a couple of gels.
The bottles themselves are reflective for safety and insulated to keep your water cool or warm depending on the weather conditions.
The bottles hold 300ml each, which is just enough for a short to medium run.
The comfortable stretch belt and relatively light weight make it unobtrusive, and the plastic holsters are completely secure even when running off-road.
I appreciated how easy it was to use the bottles on the run. You can simply pull one out, take a swig, and then replace it without any hassle.
The first time I used the Trail Mix Plus, I was surprised by how small the pouch was.
It can fit a smartphone, a bar, and a lightweight windproof, but not much else.
However, the shock-corded loops on the sides are perfect for stowing a couple of gels.
Overall, I found the Nathan Trail Mix Plus Hydration Belt to be a useful accessory for short to medium runs. While the storage capacity is limited, it’s perfect for carrying essential items such as water, gels, and a smartphone. The bottles are secure and easy to use, and the ergonomic shaping of the belt ensures that it doesn’t cause any discomfort or chafing.
However, it’s important to note that the Trail Mix Plus is not suitable for longer runs as the bottles hold a limited amount of water. Additionally, the price tag of £46 may be steep for some, especially considering the limited storage capacity.
If you’re looking for a hydration belt for short to medium runs, the Nathan Trail Mix Plus is worth considering.
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