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This bottle won't leak if it tips over, or if you throw it in your bag. If the cap is screwed on properly, it does not let any water through. The straw won't let water spill out of it even when not in an upright position. The integrated loop handle lets you carry it around comfortably in your hand, or you can attach it to your backpack with a carabiner. It also fits most cup holders. The bottle itself is sturdy, and it will survive most falls. See More
Since you need to use the filter to drink water from the bottle, you need to use much more force to drink from it. Although this applies to all water bottles with filters, the Camelbak Groove is slightly easier to drink from than other similar bottles. See More
The filters used in this bottle are not reusable, so that means you will need to keep spending money on fresh filters. You might also need to carry a spare filter if you're not sure when your current one will expire, as it's difficult to keep track of their freshness. See More
You don't have to worry about getting wet with this bottle, since it has a valve that keeps water from leaking out even when being swung around (as you swing your hands when running). To take a sip, just squeeze the bottle and the valve opens to let water pass through. For times when you are not using it, you can turn the valve to a locked position to be absolutely sure it won't leak in case it tips over or when you're holding it in your bag. See More
Most of your palm will be snug in the sleeve, but you might have to fidget for a while until you find a comfortable position for your thumb. There are indents on the bottle, supposedly for thumb placement, but it still takes some getting used to. See More
The Camelbak Quick Grip is lightweight, and holds more water than other handheld bottles, which makes for a good balance between the amount of weight you need to carry and the amount of water you can take with you in a single bottle. Many cheaper handheld bottles are also smaller, so you'd have to refill them more often, or plant water bottles along your route thereby interrupting your run more often. See More