Never Go Thirsty Again
Photo: Jason Machowsky, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
The Hydaway collapsible water bottle is a good option for outdoor adventurers, endurance athletes and travelers. With a light pull on the base, the bottle expands to four inches tall with 12-ounce capacity. Expand it further to a six-inch bottle with a 12-ounce capacity.
I took the Hydaway with me to work and on a run. It was easy to carry, either in a small compartment in my backpack or in my pocket when running. The wide mouth makes for easy filling, and the flip-up straw makes for little to no splash back.
It's rugged too. I dropped it a few times and tossed it across the room with water inside - no spills when the top is screwed on securely.
A couple of tips: Be sure to keep the bottle tipped up when drinking to maintain a steady stream of water. Collapsing the bottle took a little practice, but can be done fairly quickly once you get used to it.
I found the Hydaway useful for my five-mile run on a humid New York City day, as I didn't have to lug around a big bottle of water the entire time. Once I found a water fountain, I filled the Hydaway, drank it over the next mile and tucked it away when the bottle was empty.
Once an overweight engineer, Jason Machowsky, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, lost more than 30 pounds and changed careers. Through his book, Death of the Diet, and blog, he writes about healthy eating and physical activity. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.