Not sure how these continue to sell. The straps come loose on the shortest of runs. I can't imagine there are only the few people who took the time to write these reviews here that have us this problem. Unknown on Aug 16th 2016
Bought this model because so many people love the bottle, the handheld part does come loose, I added a loop of shock cord to keep the hand loop tight and that issue was solved, I now enjoy that aspect of the system.
My bottle seemed to have a break in period, the first uses the bottle was difficult to squeez and the jet of water was really powerful, making getting a drink while moving fast difficult, after around 5 uses this has lessened and it's one of my go to bottles for 5-8 miles of familiar trail or long road runs.
The storage has good space for a iPhone 5, gel or two and keys. It has taken a good fall during a trail run, and the ability to close the valve came in handy for traveling. Bryan on Jul 24th 2016
I'll echo what many others have wrote, the strap on this comes loose within the first minute or so of running. I really needed the bottles for an ultra race so I kept them but had to sew on small snap buttons to keep the strap in place after I had it tightened to where it needed to be. I bought them based on a friend's previous model but her hand straps were much more robust. The bottle itself is great however, the first I've come across that doesn't leak. Unknown on Feb 22nd 2016
Warning, Do not purchase this!! I bought this Fastdraw 20 as a replacement for a previous similar UD model used for 10 years with no problem. I took a few strides and the strap came completely loose, the bottle was wobbling around. I called the retail store and they actually told me my hand was the problem. They said most likely it was that my hand was too big. Ok, I am not kidding, that is what they said. I see where someone wrote the company, and many others have this issue. This model does need to be pulled and some field testing done. I tied a knot to hold the thing in place, not my idea of a pro-quality $30 water bottle. William on Oct 19th 2015
Here is a brief review of the fast pass 20 hand held by UD hydrates I use this on almost every run and even when I don't I leave it in the car for some post run hydration and nutrition. The storage on the fast pass 20 is great it can fit iPhone and nutrition which is what I take. My only problem is the handle could use some improvement like maybe a thumb hole and snap but it looks great I Love the style. I'd prefer a vest myself but I do Love this product as I would recommend it. For a full review on this product as well as the access 20 and many others visit my blog where I rate with beers and beards instead of stars and follow me on my social media accounts to keep up with my running adventures here are my links, thank you and to you all Pray the prayer Conquer the race Taste the beer Feel the beard #prayrunbeerbeard http://thebeerdedrunner.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beerded-Runner/700809566607273 https://twitter.com/beerdedrunner http://instagram.com/thebeerdedrunner SPORTS! Sent from my iPhone Reply, Reply All or Forward | More Click to reply all Send Anthony on Nov 5th 2014
First let me start by saying my previous Ultimate Direction handhelds have been great. The only thing I really ever would have changed was for the unit to have a large pocket. I was very excited to order the newly designed model with large pocket. When the bottle finally arrived, I placed it on my hand. Immediately I realized the strap would not hold. Very disappointing as I did not even have water in the bottle! I got online and quickly realized this seems to be a problem with this design. I wrote to Ultimate Direction and a prompt email reply was issued stating that this was a problem with these bottles. They refunded my money immediately. While I am grateful for the refund and customer service, the bottle should be pulled until this flaw is fixed! Why sell something that doesn't work! I hope in the near future they will re-introduce this product with a working strap/buckle. victoria on Jul 10th 2014
I give it 3 stars because my primary need was a bottle that doesn't leak, and this, so far, has not leaked on me. In fact, it's so good about staying sealed that pressure sometimes builds up from hydration tablets + water. I like the size of the side pocket (enough for keys + a couple energy bars or gels) & the key snap/ID pocket. On the down side: the strap on the hand harness is pretty awful. It comes loose constantly. If you have the bottle already, twisting the cord then tightening it helps it to stick a bit, but even that comes loose fairly quick. It's a huge annoyance. Others are saying that past versions do not have this problem. I can also relate to other reviewer's frustration with the pouch zipper - it's often a two handed operation to get it open (or hand + teeth). Areas I'm ambiguous about: The kicker valve on the bottle took some getting used to - you have to tug hard to pull it out and then it will work fine. It's a good design, if a touch awkward getting used to. But, it doesn't leak...and not losing the liquid I took the time to bring along so I won't flop over on the ground somewhere trumps "awkward" any day. Overall I like it, but knowing what I know now, I'd have gone with the earlier version of this. Cheryl on Jun 23rd 2014
I agree with the other comment on this product. The tiny buckle does not stay tight for more than a few steps. When you are carrying a bottle in each hand, it is a pain to have to constantly try to tighten the straps. I've given up on them - I'm using my Ultimate Direction 20oz bottles in Nathan handheld carriers. I love Ultimate Direction and you make the best bottles on the market (I would have given 1-star rating if not for the quality of the bottles), but my opinion is that you missed the boat on this one. I hope the issue is corrected soon. Thank you. Brian on Jun 17th 2014
Just bought the Fastdraw 20 while I was out of town for the Thunder Rock 100 this past weekend. Used it for the first time today and I'm very disappointed. The tiny fastex buckle will not stay tight more than a few steps and the zipper pocket can't be opened with one hand because it collapses when you pull it. First UD product that has ever let me down. I've got the old version and it's great. The "improvements" on this version are a disaster. I would have returned it today but I'm six hours away. I would give it zero stars if that was an option. John on May 20th 2014