Many of the baller men we know of are engaged in some sort of team sport or other such as American football, Rugby and so on. Although engaging in a sport is a wonderful diversion from the stresses of daily life, it does come with its own set of hazards. Injuries are only one part of it. Other more important hazards include the risk of possible dehydration, especially during the summer months. Of course you get Gatorade, sport drinks as well as water on the sidelines. However, it is always advisable (though at most times impractical), to get a steady supply of water throughout your time on field. How do you strike a balance? The answer lies in Hydromax – a wearable armor-protected liquid refreshment supply.
Hydromax is essentially a Camelbak with a difference. Both types of personal water carriers have a plastic water bladder. Water is supplied directly to the mouth through a bite valve using a flexible silicone tube. What is different is that there is a velcro-based armored low profile exterior pouch that attaches to the back of the player’s shoulder pads. Inside is the wide and flat bladder that stores water. The reason behind the unique shape is to withstand impact and fit rather inconspicuously inside the player’s jersey. The bladder is designed to hold up to 16 oz. of liquid. It is capable of expanding up to 8 times its size thereby preventing bursting or tears.
When you want to take a much needed sip, just take off the silicone tube from its downward position on your chest and sip away. The tube is guided over the shoulder and rests in a downward position on the chest to keep it from hitting the player’s face. The extraordinary water supply device comes with a bottle that is able to refill the bladder in less than seven seconds by means of a tube that is visible from the top portion of the pouch.
You won’t need to stop for a refreshment break and lose much needed seconds in your game anymore. Neither will you risk getting dehydrated. The downside is that this handy device is not versatile enough for other sports. For instance, the velcro design limits you to certain sports where your armor includes shoulder pads. For example, although hydration on the go is of prime importance for long biking trips, you will have to stick to other options such as VelEau.
Hydromax is available for US$50 from the company’s website.