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Review: Profile Design FC Hydration System

Profile Design’s latest between-the-arms hydration system answers all the needs of triathlon racing.

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Profile Design’s latest between-the-arms hydration system answers all the needs of triathlon racing.

Finding a place for all the nutrition needed for long-course racing can be tricky, and although this won’t store a sandwich (it fits a couple gels), this storage compartment is a welcome addition. An included band helps keep things in place, but we recommend an extra rubber band for security.

A new patent-pending refill lid was designed to make it easy to put water in without it splashing back out. The water goes in easily, but some testers found it wasn’t completely splash-proof over big bumps. On rougher roads, we recommend using it for water (not sugary sports drinks).

With a turn of the knob, you can tuck the straw away on the right or left side. You can also swap it out with the cap to be in the front or back of the system.

An attached computer mount means you don’t have to get creative with a place for your Garmin to live—it’s integrated into the design.

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Profile Design FC Hydration System

$100 for 25-ounce bottle
$110 for 35-ounce bottle
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