I am not going to come right out and tell you what it is, instead I am going to describe it and you can enter to win one yourself by commenting on this post. I will reveal what it is later this week and you can see if you were right and have another chance to enter to win.
A funny side story about this is that the owner of this company called to talk to me about doing this review and giveaway the day I put out this blog post in which someone had called me Joan, and when I answered the phone the company owner asked for Joan. Clearly this guy has a sense of humor. When he sent me the product we addressed the letter inside to Cindy. I had to laugh.
Okay on to the product description.
It fits easily and comfortably in my hand, or I can run with it hooked on my SPIbelt, or put down my running skirt/shorts/tights and hook it on my waist band. Was I a little skeptical? You bet!
I took it on my 22 mile run last week and started off with it hooked in my hydration belt, so that I had my two small water bottles in the belt and this one hooked on the front. I thought I was going to hate it. Three miles later I realized I hadn't given it a second thought since I started running. No rubbing, no chaffing and my hydration belt was bouncing less than normal.
At mile 10, I passed my mail box and left my hydration belt in it while I ran with the (I need to come up with a word for it so I'm going to call it the hooker) hooker in my hand for about a mile. It fits into a running hand beautifully. It is well balanced and the hook part makes it sit easily in your hand without having to clench it tightly. You can keep your hand pretty relaxed I really hate things in my hand while I run, but for a short run this isn't too bad. Then I hooked it into the waist of my running skirt in the back.
It holds 13 oz of water and at that point was pretty full of strawberry lemonade nuun, I had to tighten my drawstrings a little so the hooker wouldn't pull my skirt down,but then I forgot it was even there for awhile. I was most impressed that it didn't bounce. I must confess it doesn't look very cool to have a hooker in your skirt, but when you are running hot and the water is cold it feels good to have a hooker in there. (Stay with me here, no gutter thinking, I should have thought of a better word for it).
I have taken it on two more runs since then and here are my final thoughts.
- hands free
- when I do put it in my hand fits easily and comfortably
- fits on my hydration belt as a bonus bottle for long runs and I can forget it is there
- can be filled with ice to help keep me cool in summer
- being close to body in winter can prevent it from freezing while I am running
- large mouth on the bottle makes it easy to clean and put ice cubes into
- invented by a runner
- looks funny down my shorts (but who am I trying to impress)
- when it is against my body it warms up my water faster (not good in summer)
Want to win one and try it out? Just leave me a comment telling me if you think you know what it is or if you are stumped and what you think the best feature is based on this description. Giveaway will be via Rafflecoptor. I will reveal the prize Wednesday and there will be additional chances to enter. Thanks :)