Happy Friday and welcome back to the Tale of 2 Halfs. Jen is out of town this weekend enjoying some time with one of her sisters in Nashville and I am here in New York with the kids holding down the fort. Since I had the day off, I finally had the time to do my review of the PR Hydration Belt — a 3-bottle belt by sold by SLS3.
As I have made very aware in the past, I am affiliated with SLS3 as a member of their 2016 Racing Team. As a byproduct of that partnership, I have lots of SLS3 gear in my closet and receive new gear occasionally throughout the year. I received this belt last month and have been using it since. Now, onto the legal stuff:
This post is sponsored by SLS3. We were provided the PR Hydration Belt to try for review purposes and no other compensation was received. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are our own!
The PR Hydration belt features:
- ✅ ZIPPERED POUCH (4″x 2.5″): removable – holds keys, money, energy gels and other essentials.
- ✅ SIZE: Fully adjustable elastic stretch waistband and Velcro closure for a customized, comfortable no-bounce fit – waist size 32-40 inches. Not recommended for smaller athletes.
- ✅ BOTTLE HOLDERS: New holster design provides easy, one-handed, on-the-fly access to hydration and nutrition
- ✅ BOTTLES: Three ergonomic, leak proof, dishwasher safe and BPA-free 7 oz (200 ml) bottles included.
- ✅ MATERIAL: Breathable backing wicks moisture away and keeps you cool.
Now on to my thoughts about the belt. I would first like to highlight one of the points above – Not recommended for smaller athletes. The belt is designed for 32 – 40 inch waists and those right at 32″ should be aware that it could be a little loose fitting. I have a 31 – 32 inch waist and I needed to secure the Velcro almost at the end to get a good and comfortable fit. In SLS3’s defense, they do warn buyers twice in the description as to this limitation.
The second thought I have about the belt is in regards to the size of the bottles. 7 ounces is a little smaller than some bottles currently available. I have a two bottle belt that totals 20 ounces compared to this three bottle system at 21 ounces. This is unfortunately not enough fluids for me to get through my longer runs of 16, 18 and 20 miles plus, forcing me to also bring along a hand held water bottle.
The PR Hydration belt is comfortable to wear. The quality of the materials and assembly seem very good and I think the belt will last for a long time. I would like to see SLS3 alter the size of the water bottles and the fastener in a future update to this belt. I would recommend minimum 9 ounce bottles and a plastic buckle fastener. Velcro has too much a tendency to wear out over time and when you need to know something is secure, this could become a problem.
Overall, despite my few objections, I do think this is a very good product and frankly, you can’t go wrong when right now you can purchase a PR Hydration Running Belt from Amazon for only $24.90 (reg. $44.90). I purposely kept this review short because I have done a ten minute video review linked below. Please check out the video and feel free to leave a comment or question. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.