An easy-to-store water bottle will come in handy during long runs.
Soft, flask-style hydration bottles come in handy. But, if you find them too flimsy, you’ll love the latest innovation. The new Stash Collapsible bottle has a soft, collapsible body, with a molded top and bottom. The 25oz bottle stands upright when in use, but compresses down and snaps together to form a disk about two inches high. It’s easy to store in a pack or jacket pocket, meaning you no longer have to carry empty bottles for miles on end. The Stash comes with a nylon carry-loop, is BPA/PVC free and is even dishwasher safe. It comes standard with a screw top lid. A locking bite-valve, ideal for running, is optional. ($18, hydrapak.com)