Profile Design Synch Hydration System
Profile Design’s Synch Hydration System uses a wide stretchy belt that fits comfortably and is easy to get on quickly in transition with its Velcro fixing. Bottle location is fully customisable on the belt and can be set beforehand and locked in place using the Velcro pads that sit behind the bottle holders. These pads not only lock the bottles in place, but save any discomfort .
We’re pleased the bottle holders didn’t shift over time as we ran either, so things remained exactly where needed and didn’t annoyingly bounce around. The Synch comes with two BPA-free 225ml plastic bottles and found they sat easiest next to the hips, but if using a single bottle found this worked better at the back so there were no imbalances. What’s unique here is the bottles only need a single hand to twist and remove, and twist and lock back into the composite holsters.
It’s important to twist the bottles back in or they’ll end up on the floor. Similarly if twisted too hard past the locking point they’ll fall. The technique is easy enough to master with a deliberate ‘feel’ for the locking point and after a couple of runs becomes second nature. Once mastered this allows for quick removal and storage of the bottles, so less time is wasted using two hands and there are no issues of losing pace.
There are four sizes available in a range of colours along with after market accessory holders for phones and alike.