Will These Water Bottle Gloves Really Make It Easier To Drink While Running?

Salomon wants to make it easier for runners and other professional athletes to re-hydrate during a workout without having to risk lowering their heartrate. But will its new Sense Hydro S-Lab gloves — which strap a water bottle to each hand for easy access — be an advantage or a hindrance?

The set won't be available until September, but it looks like they use a pair of soft plastic bottles so they can be folded up and reduced in size as they're drained. A definite advantage to having a pair of empty rigid plastic bottles strapped to your hands. The design also lets you squeeze every last drop of moisture out of the bottles using just a single hand. In fact, the only obvious disadvantage is that the heat from your palms is bound to leave you sipping luke warm water, which might not be that refreshing after all.

[Salomon via Gear Junkie]

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