Both Sub45 and Sub90 come in 2 sizes: XS-S and M-L-XL. To find yours, measure 2 inches below the pectoral muscles/ band line. See how to measure here. If you are in between, consider thickness variations (jacket, etc.) between summer and winter runs.
It is worth spending 30 seconds to properly adjust FITLY to your body shape. If the thoracic belt is too loose, the retraction force of the elastic band will be weaker, and items may shift. Too tight and you may feel uneasy. Position the thoracic belt 2 inches below your pectoral muscle / band line.
Tip: it should feel snug, not tight.
You go through a lot when you run. Your zippers too! With proper maintenance, they’ll perform for decades. Without, they may lock up. Read the blog that explains how to care for your zippers. You’ll be thankful you did!
Wash with mild soap. Rinse with lukewarm water. Many runners take FITLY with them in the shower post workout, rinse and hang upside down top dry. Do not use your washing machine, it will rub the water-resistant coating off. Insert some paper towel in the pockets to speed the drying process up if you need to.
Sub90 comes with an integrated hydration system. Suction creates a vacuum pulling the liquid out, not gravity. Having a tight seal is important. Make sure the attachment to the flask is tightly fastened. If not properly screwed on, air can seep through and you won't be able to drink the whole volume. Use natural oil on the flask’s thread and screw cap to increase the seal. The mouthpiece at the end of the tube has a liquid flow stopper. Twist to open or simply pull.
When you receive your Sub90, rinse the flask, attach the tubing system to the flask, insert the tube through the Right Strap and attach the tube to the tube holder. Adjust the tube length so it does not sway when you run.Tip: Dry the flask upside down. Insert a wooden spoon (or similar object) to enable air circulation inside the flask.
Your flow stop is probably on, preventing the liquid to pass through. Please watch this quick video explaining what to do: FLOW STOP
Also, if you insert the tube too far inside the flask, the TPU can block the flow. Make sure you only leave 1/2 in (2 cm) max inside the flask.
-FLASK150 fits in the front pockets of all FITLY, except the Sub90 XS-S when filled completely.
-BLADDER500 comes with every Sub90 and fits right in the custom made thermo-pocket. It does not fit in the Sub45.
You could use any flask with the tubing system as they all share the same system. Note that the Sub45 is designed structurally to hold a certain weight. If you overpack it, you will experience some bouncing at the front straps level.
Always RINSE before first use.
Mix ½ a teaspoon of BAKING SODA with water, shake and rinse.
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Note: TPU material has been used in millions of products for decades. Our flasks passed the Sensorial Examination for Odor and Taste (Robinson’s test) with a 0/2.5, indicating “no perceptible odor”. In other words, no particle transfer has been found in the liquid after 5 hours at 50°C/122°F.