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Nathan Zeal Hydration Pack

I finally got to try out my Nathan Zeal Hydration Pack. To start off I will mention how nice it is on the eyes. The colors are beautiful and the fit is flattering for a female runner. I was setting out for a 20 mile run so I decided to only fill it half way. I did not think I needed a full 2 liters of water plus I knew Id be near water sources if I ended up needing to refill. I was glad that I did not fill it all the way for my first time using it because it would have been much heavier. I also opted out of running with the additional 20 ounce bottle it came with and instead used that pocket for my cell phone. This vest does not have any front pockets that are large enough to hold an iPhone 6 other than the water bottle pocket.
As of right now this is my only con because a waterproof phone pocket up in front would have been amazing. I used the other front pocket to hold two clementines. The zipper phone pocket held some tissues and a chap stick. I honestly dont know what size phone that pocket would hold maybe the iPhone 4s or something of a similar size. The bladder was housed nicely in one of the two back zippered compartments. I also had some baby wipes and additional clementines in the back. I do not use any types of gels or shots I run solely on real foods  so I was really excited to finally have a place to store my fuel. I have run once or twice with clementines in my SPI belt which was a nightmare. I am hoping that this pack will be able to travel to Arizona with me. I will have plenty of time to train with this product before that trip. I was really surprised at how easy it was to drink from the bladder while running. You have to gently bite on the mouth piece to get the water to come out which is nice because i didn't have any issues with leakage. One thing I will need to get used to is not being able to see exactly how much water I have consumed like I could when I was using my handhelds.

Which products do you use for hydration? 

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