Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt

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photo:   Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt lumbar/hip pack

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Forget brands like Platypus and Nalgene. The most efficient way to carry your beverages on the Appalachian Trail is the Mt Katahdin Hydration Belt.

Pros

  • Quick, easy access to your beverages
  • Easily refillable at any liquor store

Cons

  • Non-insulated
  • Only carries an hour’s worth of fluid

It’s the first of April, and the thru-hiking season is underway. Across the country, myriads of twenty-somethings are leaving their parents’ basements and setting out on the long trails to find the true meaning of life.

And while thousands will start at Springer Mountain, Georgia, only a dedicated few will fight through the hangovers and public intoxication citations to make it all the way to Baxter State Park. Those seeking to summit Mt. Katahdin will face new challenges seeking to disregard the permits and regulations that responsible hikers abide by. But not to worry! Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt will be there every step of the way!


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Mt. Katahdin Hydration Belt carries a full six-pack of your favorite cold brew as you head up the trail (or down for you South Bounders). The belt features six individual pockets and a convenient adjustable belt.

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Don’t forget the built-in bottle opener! This feature alone makes it an exceptional value. 

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The belt is fully adjustable and can be worn below the belt of your backpack.

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In “Baxter Stealth Mode,” the belt can be worn higher underneath a light jacket or t-shirt to get you and your beer to the top of the mountain.*


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Really, there is no reason to fiddle with water bottles and filtration systems when you have this excellent method of transporting liquids. My hydration belt was a Christmas present, but you can get yours on Amazon for around $12. Also comes in camo and patriotic flag motif and a beer-can version.


20200222_132327.jpg                                                    The "I did it!" pose*


20200222_132352.jpg                             The "Oh, CRAP! I have to go find a job tomorrow" pose*


20200222_132330.jpg                  The "I broke the speed record. Rules don't apply to me" pose.*

*Simulation. Not the real Mt. Katahdin in Maine.

Experience

Have a great April Fool's Day!

Source: received it as a personal gift

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Wait, that's not the real summit of Katahdin in your backyard?


2 months ago
g00se

Pretty similar, I know.


2 months ago
FlipNC

Thanks for the laugh Goose.


2 months ago
andrew f.

hard to social distance when you're a walking beer cart


2 months ago
Bob Withrow

What Phil said...Thanks!


2 months ago
KiwiKlimber

I'm going to wait until they release the growler version. Better liquid ounces to glass ratio...you know, gotta be thinking lightweight.


2 months ago
Phil Smith

Put Guinness Draught in there and they won’t last long enough for me to care that it’s not insulated.


2 months ago

Mine was equipped for tequila shots and fits four travel size bottles of Cuervo Gold and one shot glass.

Pros

  • Works quicker then beer and less filling.

Cons

  • Gets me too drunk to hike, let alone do a FKT!

Works great, lightweight and I really can’t add anything else as Goose nailed the efficiency and value of this product. Wear it responsibly!!!

Experience

Very experienced now that the local bars are closed.

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: With a hangover.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

You and Goose would be quite the hiking meetup with these on.


2 months ago

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