Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Have you seen IT yet? The GelBot




If you like being able to drink water along with your energy gel you WILL LOVE this GelBot! The great Scott with Outside PR was awesome enough to offer this bottle for me to try out. Since I really wanted to do good at my last 10K (read all about it Here!) I knew that would be the perfect race to try it out (even though I generally don't and wouldn't recommend using new products for races).

So what is the GelBot?? Here is what the Hydrapak site has to say:

The Gel-Bot delivers two performance essentials, fuel and hydration, in one easy to use sport bottle. This patent-pending design lets you fuel or hydrate with just one hand. Perfect for racing or total gel addicts. All the Gel-Bot components can be taken apart and easily cleaned.


Here is me loading my gel into the gel chamber (have I told you I LOVE Pineapple Roctane GU!! If you are a follower you have heard me say that several times:) At first I thought this would be a messy process, having to squeeze the gel out of the package and into a bottle?? To my surprise it was super easy and I didn't make ANY messes!! I used two gels to put into the gel chamber and I am not too sure it would have held another full one but maybe a half .  




I really meant to prepare my water in the bottle the night before so it would be nice and cold, but did I, NO so I added some ice cubes to the water.(Which made my gel nice and COLD!:)  Then I pushed the gel chamber onto the lid and put it into the water bottle.

Taa Daa!! Here is my bottle fully loaded, gel + water = GelBot!!!

How did the GelBot work for me? I really liked using it, I liked the convince of having my gel and water all in one step without having to open a gel package and getting it all over me and I had no package to carry until I could find a trash can, I HATE LITTERBUGS!! There is also a hand strap to be able to carry the bottle while running, I however still had trouble with the strap fitting my hand properly and it wasn't very comfortable the first time I used it, the next time I tried to tighten the hand strap a little more it was a little better. I do LOVE the fact of having everything ALL together in one place, CONVINCE :) The only other minor problem I had with the GelBot is getting the gel chamber not to fall down into the water, it took me a couple of times to get it to stay put. I thought it would be hard to get the gel out of the bottle but it was super easy! Overall the GelBot is something I do not use all of the time but I do LOVE using it!


Wanna try a GelBot bottle for yourself?? Your in luck (maybe:) cause its
                             GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

MANDATORY ENTRIES-
*Be a Follower of THIS Blog
*Like Hydrapak on Facebook and tell them I sent ya :)
BONUS ENTRIES-
*Go to Hydrapak's site and tell me what product you would like to try
*Spread the Word- Blog It, Tweet It and/or Post it on Facebook
     (one entry for each item)
*Tell me how you Hydrate while Running

Enter as many times as you like from the choices above! Entries will be taken until July 19 and a WINNER chosen after then!





















52 comments:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am a follower

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I like them on FB and told them you sent me

Kovas said...

Such a simple idea, can't believe someone hasn't made this earlier!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I hydrate with my new handheld water bottle and I also use a hydration belt sometimes instead

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posted a link on my blog

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posted on my FB page

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

i liked hydrapak on fb

EricaH said...

i would love the Avila pack

Penny said...

Like them on fb and left comment

Penny said...

I am a follower

Penny said...

I do have a nathan hydration 2 pak only used it a couple of times. Otherwise I know my route I'm running that day and go leave water bottles every 2 miles

Penny said...

I kind of like that softflask.

Megan said...

I am a follower of this blog!

Megan said...

I like Hydrapack on facebook!

Megan said...

My problem is that I often *don't* hydrate while running! I need something I can carry with me like this!

Megan said...

I like the Hydrasleeve from the website. THat looks sort of compact.

misszippy said...

Cool product! I liked them on FB and left a comment

misszippy said...

I follow you

misszippy said...

Linking on my blog

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

I am a follower

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

I liked them on FB

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

I carry a bottle and drink my water that way. It has a pouch to hold food.

Elle said...

I follow you... this is a great product. Would love to have one myself.

Elle said...

Right now I am using a water bottle in a pack I wear on my back, for runs longer than an hour.

Elle said...

I am about to link to your post on my blog sidebar.

eatrunsail.blogspot.com

Penny said...

shared on my fb page

Penny said...

posted on my blog

Running Moose said...

I'm a follower!

Running Moose said...

I like them on FB and let them know you sent me

Running Moose said...

I would love to have the smaller Gel-Bot! Perfect for my needs!!

Running Moose said...

In runs from 6-10 I usually take a bottle and a couple gels. Longer than 10 (or if it's really hot) I wear a CamelBak that holds up to 3 liters. Under 6, I might bring a bottle if it's really hot, but usually just dump a bit on my head or swish and spit the water.

Kadie said...

Follower ;o)

Kadie said...

Liked them on FB and commented you sent me ;o)

Kadie said...

Honestly, I wanna try the gelbot! ;o)

Kadie said...

Posted on my blog ;o)

Kadie said...

I currently carry a hydration pack with a water/gatorade mix and my gu in the pocket.

Chris said...

I am a follower

Chris said...

I like them on facebook and let them know you sent me

Chris said...

I would like to try the E-Lite Vest

Chris said...

I usually carry a handheld bottle with a zipper pouch for Gu

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I like Hydrapak on Facebook and let them know you sent me.

Stacie said...

The Gelbot is what I want to try. I've wanted one forever. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I have a running pack for the long runs or races I know with few aid stations. I have to keep hydrated. I also have a handheld.

Clarinda said...

I'm a follower.

Clarinda said...

I Liked Hydrapak's FB page and told them you sent me.

Clarinda said...

Went to their website. Other than the Gel-bot, I'd like to try the Soft Flask.

Clarinda said...

How do I hydrate? Insufficiently. But I'm getting better. I just bought a new handheld water bottle holder, so I'm hoping that will help. Tonight will be my first time running with it. Wish me luck!