Salomon Active Insulated Belt

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A great hydration option for a light trip in the backcountry.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $25


A great hydration option for a light trip in the backcountry.


  • Insulated water bottle
  • Adjustable fit
  • Comfortable
  • 45 degree incline for ease of access
  • Lightweight


  • The bottle can slip out if not properly secured
  • The spout initially didn't open

The Salomon Active Insulated Belt is my go-to for hydration on short winter excursions. I bought it for nordic  skiing, but have found that I also use it backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. I love having a belt in the winter, as opposed to a small pack, as it keeps my shoulders free from fatigue. They become tired enough from poling as it is. It was a new purchase for me this winter season, and I am looking forward to giving it a try on day hikes in the summer. 

The Sensifit belt adjusts easily to any size, which is helpful in New England when the number of layers I'm wearing can change drastically over the course of a day. It fits comfortably and securely — the material has some flexibility, which allows for unrestricted movement, yet I've had no issues with unwanted shifting or chafing. This is a big deal for me as my waist is much smaller than my hips, and as a result, I often have trouble with products riding up. Not the case here...hurray!

It comes with a water bottle contained in an Active Insulated sleeve. This prevents the water from freezing, even in very cold temperatures. There is an elastic band over the opening of the 4D bottle holder to secure the bottle in place. However, the first time I wore it out, the bottle slipped from the holder while I was nordic skiing! Fortunately, it was recovered by others on the trail and returned to me. As the bottle holder sits on the lower back out of view, I'm assuming I had not tucked the bottle away securely.

Since then, I have purchased a small carabiner that clips the water bottle to the holder, just to be safe. The 45 degree incline of the bottle holder makes it easy to access without moving the belt, even in the winter when wearing gloves. 

I should note that the first time I used the water bottle, I couldn't get the spout to open! My husband had to pry it open using a knife. Since then, it has worked just fine, and I imagine this was just a defect in the specific bottle that was sent to me. Just know that it would be a good idea to test the bottle before you venture outdoors as it is an easy fix that would be a greater inconvenience if you were outside in the cold, and super thirsty!

There is a small zipper pouch, which is the perfect size for carrying a trail map, keys, and a snack. It provides for necessary storage without being too bulky.

Overall, I love this hydration belt and use it often. It is so lightweight and comfortable that I often forget I am wearing it. This is what I look for in outdoor gear- products that allow me to focus upon the beauty of the backcountry, rather than the belongings I carry with me.



Love the pic, Kelly!

6 months ago

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Salomon Hydration belt with neoprene bottle insulation and flexible sensifit belt that comfortably wraps the body to let you move freely in cold conditions. Sensifit belt: Designed with a large elastic fabrics that will adapt to the anatomy and ending with a large velcro closure system, this belt is the perfect construction to fit you perfectly and remain stable. Women will appreciate!. Insulated 3D bottle included (600 ml/20 oz): With this insulated 3D bottle you will appreciate to have a hot drink during your nordic session. The 3D bottle, already known for its perfect handling and perfect fit (it stays in the right place, reduces pressure on your hips and offers the best grip when carried by hand), is now protected with a large-opening neoprene sleeve, which will ensure ease of use to fill it in. Inside pocket. Padded backpanel. 1 belt zipped pocket. 210D Double Ripstop PA PU. 4D bottle holder: Instinctive, quick and easy access to your bottle for hydration. Bottle holder is 45 degrees inclined to get easier and quicker access to the bottle while running. The specific shape of the top part of the bottle holder acts as a guide to put the bottle back instinctivly. PVC free. Weight: 0.6 lb 9.5 oz / 270 g / 1000 (NS). Available Color(s): Black, Boss Blue/Berry

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Free Shipping. Salomon Active Insulated Belt FEATURES of the Salomon Active Insulated Belt Padded backpanel Sensifit belt Inside pocket 1 belt zipped pocket Insulated 3D bottle included (600 ml / 20 oz) 4D bottle holder SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Active Insulated Belt Weight: 0.6 lb 9.5 oz / 270 g 210D Double Ripstop PA PU PVC free

- Moosejaw