Here’s a quick review on from our newest writer.
We’ve been using the Nathan Quickdraw Plus handheld water bottle for about three years. We purchased the product for about 15 bucks.
The Quickdraw Plus features a moisture wicking hand strap with a 22 oz. hydration bottle. The Quickdraw Plus features a zippered pocket and has a waterproof card holder.
What we like about the Quickdraw Plus:
The Quickdraw allows you to carry a gel or two, S-caps if desired, and a key in the small pouch on the side. There is a small clasp that will clip onto your key…just in case you worry it might fall out. We like this because we have lost our solo key while on a run…no more tying it onto our shoelaces.
You can go for 1-2 hours with the liquid contained in the 22 oz. bottle depending upon your consumption rate/sweat rate. The adjustable strap fits over the rear of your hand and has a nice foam filled pad. Reflective portions of the system keep you visible when out for a late run. The bottle has a screw top and a nice “nipple” on the top that allows you to bite and pull open to get at the liquid. Some other manufacturers use a hard nipple (think your average bike water bottle) and that can suck. The bottle breaks down into three pieces for cleaning. You can wash the holder with regulate clothes, but I suggest air drying.
What we don’t like about the Quickdraw Plus:
The Quickdraw Elite (for me) was a better product. Of course, it costs a few bucks more, but it’s worth considering.
The adjustment strap will slip to a less tight position if you get it wet. Sometimes it rains, sometimes you are splashing through crossings, and sometimes you get the liquid from the bottle all over, so you have to be careful about keeping the strap tight.
Buy it Again?
Absolutely. Great value and very functional. We prefer the Quickdraw Elite, but wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the Plus again.