Drink Bottles And Race Belts
When you are out training or competing in cycling or running events you need easy access to fluids, either water or sports drinks and so a convenient and easy to use sports drink bottle is essential. The best sports bottles will have a soft valve to drink from so that they feel comfortable whilst drinking and will be leak-free. Good drinks bottles are lightweight and ergonomically designed to be comfortable to hold or carry and many are transparent making it easy to see how much sports drink is left. Look for a bottle which is made of bacteria-resistant plastic and which is dishwasher safe and BPA free, ideally with a wide opening so that mixing drinks and washing are easy. Sports bottles are available in different sizes, generally 500 or 750ml.
Easy access to energy chews or gels can make or break a race or training session and this is where race belts come into their own. A comfortable belt which doesn't chaff and that fits well and that is readily adjustable will hold gels near to hand for fumble-free energy boosts whilst on the go. Many belts also have profile clips on them for attaching a race number. Rather than using safety pins a race number belt is a much more convenient and comfortable way of displaying your number. Make sure the belt you choose is good quality and has an easy click buckle. Race belts are invaluable for running or cycling and multi-discipline activities such as triathlon.