Staying hydrated on the trails is one of the most important parts of a successful run. And if you have read my comparison on hydration packs vs soft flasks. Then you will know I’m a big fan of the soft flask for more than a few reasons. So today we’ll be looking at the most popular model on the market with a Salomon Soft Flask review. Below we’ll go over the items specs, images, and tips on use. Helping you make the right choice for the trails!
Salomon Soft Flask Review
Size: 500 ml / 25 ml / 100 ml
Cap Size Options: 42mm & 28mm
Weight: 30 Grams
Dimensions: 28 x 9 L x W x D in cm
Color Options: Clear Blue
The Salomon soft flask is by far the most popular on the market. Coming paired with its wildly popular ADV Skin and Sense Pro running vests lines. The flasks are known for their quality and durability. Designed to fit into the front pockets of most running vests, carrying two up front allows quick access to a full liter of water while running.
A couple advantages of carrying your water in flasks include being able to squeeze them to force water out, Making drinking easier when you are tired. Having your water separated allows you to have different fluides, like water in one and electrolytes in another. They are also quick and easy to fill during races. Adding a huge time advantage.
Another huge advantage of the Salomon soft flask 42 is that it is compatible with the Salomon XA and Katadyn Beefree water filtration lids. Just place one on your Salomon flask and you have a quick portable water filter.
As for durability, my entire team has Salmon soft flasks. And after thousands of combined miles. Across the Grand Canyon, around the Tetons, and climbing the beats of the east. These things have held up and are worth spending a little more.
Salomon Soft Flask 28 vs 42
There are two sizes of lid size available for the flask. A large 42mm and smaller 28mm. The 42mm is the standard size on the 500 ml flasks. Its advantages are that it is easier to clean and is compatible with the Salomon XA and Katadyn Befree filter lids.
The 28mm typically comes with smaller sized water bottles including 250ml and 100ml.
There are a few accessories provided by Salomon you can add onto your soft flasks. Including a straw that attaches to the top so you don’t have to lower your head to drink. And as mentioned above, Salmon’s lid filter.
I’m a huge fan of soft flasks. And these are my go to what I trust on race day. I’ve tried cheaper and they always have a funky smell or taste. Or worse yet, leave on the trail. So from experience I’ve learned to go with the brand I trust.