REI Single Shot
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $12
This great little waistpack is useful for numerous activities.
- Rides securely
I got one these waistpacks for my wife a few years ago because she wanted something to carry her waterbottle on her long runs without it being too heavy or bulky. She loved it so much that I got one for myself.
We have the older versions with the bungee cord crisscrossing front of the pack. We use it for running, day hiking, and mountain biking. It's the perfect size. It's compact enough that it doesn't get in the way.
The zippered pack it just the right size for a cell phone, car keys, and a MP3 player. My 21 oz. Camelbak Podium Chill insulated bottle fits perfectly in the holster. The small stretch mesh pockets are good for holding change or a spare battery for the MP3.
We use ours almost daily and have no complaints.
Price Paid: $19
This has to be the best carrier for the money. It has room for your keys, cell, some candy and your WALLET. Never leave your wallet in your car when out for a run.
It rides real well, the bottle comes out real easy on the fly, lots of small detail to this little pack.
I think it's better than all the name brand stuff out there.
Price Paid: $25
One day I suddenly realized that a canteen style water belt would be a great idea for day hikes in the summer when you don't really need a day pack but carrying water and maybe some other small thing would be great. I soon found this item at REI.
I had originally intended to get the Double Shot but this one appealed to me in the store. One bottle carries plenty of water and the pocket, while maybe slightly smaller than the double version, opens much more easily and wider. I found this to be comfortable to wear and easy to shift the load around. I move it from left to right to center regularly which is easy because the load is a small area that can rest comfortably in different positions. I figured the Double Shot would not be as flexible.
Only gripe would be the pocket could have been a little bigger. As it is it's only good for a sandwich or camera.
Otherwise excellent minimalist utility carrier that doesn't make you feel like you've got a giant buttpack on.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
For those quick jaunts when a pack is not needed, the REI Single Shot waist pack offers on-the-go hydration in a lightweight, compact design. Highly breathable air-mesh belt holds a single water bottle in a molded foam pocket; lightweight compression system helps stabilize the load and reduce bouncing. Hipbelt webbing system adjusts easily with a quick forward pull for improved ergonomic use. Large zippered pocket features a key-keeper clip for added security. 2 small pockets (1 zippered) on side wings offer easy access to energy gels or other small items. Reflective elastic shockcords provide external lashing points for gear and enhance visibility. Comes with a 21 fl. oz. water bottle made from BPA-free LDPE; wide-mouth opening for easy filling. Water bottle is compatible with most water bottle cages on bikes.