Home > Technology

Modular, Phone-Toting Wonder Bottle (for Runners)

Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

Water bottles can begin to taste funky as they age. One solution is the Clean Bottle, a product introduced in 2010 (previewed on GearJunkie here) that unscrews at both ends for easy and thorough cleaning after use.

The original Clean Bottle was made for cyclists. It costs $10 and offers a fine alternative to traditional bottles on the bike.

Bottle straps to hand and holds a phone in a touch-through plastic case

This year, the company introduced its Runner model, made for runners who like a hand-held bottle on the go. It has an elastic strap that hugs the hand.

The package includes a Clean Bottle and the pocket-equipped holder for $25. There’s a clear plastic window that holds a phone. You can push buttons, dial and talk while it’s in the case.

The phone pouch is effective and fits my Samsung Moment phone just fine. Larger phones might be a tight fit. The phone compartment zips shut on one side; it’s water resistant only, so don’t plan to jog in the rain.

Unscrews at either end for cleaning

On back is a pocket for keys, cash or other small items. Bottle capacity is 22 ounces — enough water for an hour or more of running in most weather.

I tested it on a few runs this summer. It fit tight on my hand but was comfortable. I don’t usually run with music but love the pocket for carrying keys, a few bucks and my driver’s license on long journeys. It zips closed to keep all items safely inside.

—Sean McCoy is a writer based in Denver.

Stash pocket for energy gels and other small items

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.