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Consider this: Studies have shown that just one pound of water loss can negatively impact performance by up to 10 percent—that’s the difference between a 4:00 and 3:36 marathon! The secret to preventing dehydration disaster is to carry liquids with you. These bottles, belts and backpacks make fluid consumption easy while you’re on the go. . .
The Marathoner hydration vest has room for 70 ounces of water in its compact pouch, and a leak-free bite valve makes sipping a cinch. $100, camelbak.com
Carry your life on your back without straining your shoulders. The ergonomic Avila weighs in at only 7 ounces, so you can drink up without slowing down. Store water in the reservoir, gear in the mesh pocket and keys on the clip—you’re ready to go! $50, hydrapak.com
FuelBelt R20 Revenge
A two-bottle belt lets you tote both water and a sports drink for optimum hydration. Choose from colors like Hibiscus Pink and Hawaiian Punch to add a touch of whimsy to your workout. $40, fuelbelt.com
Salomon XR Sensibelt
Make fanny packs cool again by sporting the Sensibelt on your next long run. Honeycomb mesh creates a lightweight holster. Stash snacks in the zippered pouch and up to 20 ounces of your favorite sports drink in the large bottle. $68, salomon.com
Nathan Thermal QuickShot
Keep fluids at your fingertips with this hand-held bottle featuring a moisture-wicking strap. The bottle releases water in quick bursts, and thermal technology ensures your liquid stays ice cold. $22, nathansports.com
Clean Bottle The Runner
The idea behind the Clean Bottle is simple and smart: Both ends of the container unscrew to make cleaning a breeze. The slip-free sleeve has a special pocket for your smart phone. Plus, 10 percent of all proceeds are donated to eco-friendly charities. $30, cleanbottle.com