Comfortable, but harder to clean than fuel belt bottles.
Number of Pockets: 2 small ones on belt
Height of Owner: 5'2"
Comfortable, but harder to clean than fuel belt bottles. Limits your ability to carry several fluids (like water and gatorade) at once. Easy to drink from, but tricky to fill. Two small pockets on the belt are perfect for a gel/etc., keys or a small cell phone. Some storage space in pocket with bladder, but the bladder does condensate, so don't put your phone back there.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The CamelBak Catalyst Hydration Pack is the perfect companion for your next run, be it on trail or road. The Catalyst is super low-profile, and the exterior reservoir cap makes it easy to fill. Thanks to a wicking Velvetex waist and side-mounted buckle, the Catalyst is comfortable to wear next to bare skin when things heat up and the shirt comes off. The Catalyst holds as much liquid as a large water bottle (28oz) and it's so stable and secure, you'll barely notice it's there.
- Backcountry Outlet
Designed for performance runners, the Catalyst is lightweight and stable enough for runs at even the most challenging pace. It carries as much water as a large water bottle with none of the bouncing waist-mounted bottles are known for. Perfect for a spectrum of runners-fitness runners, competition runners, trail runners, or even the treadmill at the gym. Features: 28 oz. reservoir with handle for easy filling. Micro fleece lined back panel and waist belt. Lightweight, low profile reservoir screw cap. 2-inch waist belt with buckle in back. Dual Tube Traps secures drinking tube to keep it within proximity. Camel Clip holds the drinking tube near your mouth by clipping onto your clothing or a strap. HydroLock controls the flow of water with just a flip of the switch. Turn on to drink, or turn off during transport. Two pockets on waist belt hold keys, ID, energy bars, etc. Reflective trim on front and rear for nighttime safety. Made from 420D Nylon Oxford/210D Long Diamond Ripstop/Velvetex back panel. Size: 8 in. x 7.5 in. x 1 in. Weight: 11. oz. empty; 2.5 lbs. filled. Capacity: 50.5 cu. in.
28 oz. (0.8 L) Capacity Lightweight, secure cap is easy to grip for fast fills Easy, convienant filling with external access to the super-stable reservoir Velvetex waistbelt is comfortable next to bare skin and stable enought for long runs Reflectivity for increased low-light visibility Side cinch compression keeps load stable and secure
- Massey's Outfitters
Whether you are running on the road, trail, or at the gym, the lightweight and stable CamelBak Catalyst supplies you with just enough water to keep you running at your peak for an hour or more. 0.8 litre (28 fl. oz.) reservoir. No cargo capacity. External fill Omega HydroTanium reservoir is easy to drink, easy to clean, leakproof, and taste-free. Insulation to keep liquid cool for hours. Lightweight, secure cap is easy to grip for fast fill. Velvetex waist belt is comfortable next to bare skin and stable enough for long runs. Reflectivity for increased low-light visibility. Side-cinch compression keeps load stable and secure.