My friend picked up a nice fuel belt for me last week. I have never tried one. Who wants another couple of pounds jiggling on your backside? Anyway, I tried it out last week and it wasn't too bad. It was nice to grab water whenever I wanted. I guess that makes up for how many times it slid off my hips and onto my waist. Anyway, it's a good thing. And for $10, it's a really good thing! R has been playing with it over the last couple of days....she calls it her tool belt and she tries to stick Barbies through the water bottle holes.