Water bottle sling
Hands-free water bottle tote
Before I discovered this water bottle sling, I would sometimes shove a water bottle in the back pocket of my pants, which is a bad idea because it stretches the pocket and the bottle falls out easily.
I learned about these slings from my parents. They bought a couple of of them for hiking in the Arizona desert. They have a long (non-adjustable) strap that goes over your shoulder. The bottle fits in a pouch that also has a pocket that can hold a phone, money, or other small item. After trying one of my parents’ slings, I liked it so much that I bought my own. It is nice to have both hands free, yet have ready access to water. It’s easy to position the bottle in the front, side, or back of your body. It stays put, too. If it swung around and banged against my body with each step I would not use it.05/28/21