New Amphipod Chiller is Made for Summer Runs
I've been testing Amphipod's newest handheld water bottle for a month. It's Summer and it's Florida — so it's been a thorough test. I've used it on long and short runs, lots of walks, and even while working in the yard.
The Hydraform Chiller™ has an insulated ice wall to keep drinks cool. The bottle's ergonomic design includes an adjustable hand strap that keeps the bottle close without having to maintain a tight grip. The locking leak-proof cap keeps liquids safe between sips.
Keep reading to learn more and see how it performed for me.
Disclaimer: I received an Amphipod Hydraform Chiller™ to review as part of being a BibRave Ambassador. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews!
Minimalist Bottle for Active Individuals
You want to hydrate. You need to hydrate. But, you don't want to lug around a heavy water bottle.
It's time to check out the Amphipod Hydraform Chiller™.
This handheld is made for people who want to keep their water or electrolytes at hand during workouts.
The ergonomic design is lightweight and curved to fit the palm of your hand. There's an adjustable hand strap that loops around your thumb and makes the bottle comfy to carry.
No one I know wants to drink tepid or warm water during a run. That's why Amphipod added an insulated ice wall inside the sleeve that fits around the bottle. The freezable sections and triple insulated sleeve keep your beverage cooler for longer.
Yes, this bottle is made for running, but I used it for everything. I'm happy to report it worked well in a variety of situations.
(Images credit: ThisOldRunner)
What If You Live in a Tropical Climate?
My Experience with Amphipod Hydraform Chiller™
The bottle directions from Amphipod advise:
Before using, I fill my bottle 3/4 full of electrolytes and put the bottle and sleeve in the freezer overnight. Why? Because it's hotter in Florida than a lot of other places, and I always freeze my running bottles that way.
As you can see from the photo below, it's part of my normal running routine. Before I head out the door, I add enough liquid to fill my Amphipod and carefully screw on the lid.
The Insulated Sleeve is a Game-Changer
The most beautiful thing about Amphipod Hydraform Chiller is the sleeve. Why?
Like any new gear, I learned a few extra things during my field tests. Here are some tips for you.
How to Clean Your Amphipod Hydraform Chiller™
I like to rinse everything off when I finish a run. This reduces dirt and stickyness inside and outside the bottle and insulation sleeve.
The plastic bottle is top-rack dishwasher safe. It's best to put the cap (spout fully extended) in the silverware bin so you don't lose it. DO NOT put the sleeve in your dishwasher.
Rinse or wipe off the exterior of the sleeve with a non-abrasive wet cloth. Use a drop of dish liquid if needed. Make sure you rinse it thoroughly so there isn't any soap residue.
Air dry the sleeve before putting it back on your bottle. Make sure it's completely dry before re-freezing.
I enjoyed using the Amphipod Hydraform Chiller™ handheld. Cool drinks beat warm ones on a run every time.
I tested the 12-ounce bottle and found it the perfect size and weight. If you often run longer distances, you may want to consider the 20-ounce bottle. I think a 20-ounce bottle would be perfect for hiking.
The 12-ounce bottle is $30 and the 20-ounce bottle is $35. After a month of testing, I think they are worth the price.
All in all, I recommend this bottle if you freeze it 3/4 full. The sleeve is an awesome addition that makes this bottle better than others I've used. Great product, Amphipod Running!
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Feb. 24-25, 2024