Carry guide

Pack for
cross-country skiing

Get more out of winter and cross-country skiing with Silva’s hydration belts. Whether you're heading out to enjoy the winter landscape or improving your endurance on prepared ski tracks, our hydration belts have the right pockets, features, and packing volume for you. In this guide, you will learn how to choose the right hydration belt for cross-country skiing and get smart packing tips.

What hydration belt should I choose?

Silva offers three different hydration belts for cross-country skiing: two hydration belts with insulated tubes and one thermo belt. All three have smart pockets and a flexible fit, with the Silva Embrace System distributing weight evenly and keeping the belt in place. What sets the belts apart is that they are designed for different purposes.

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Flow Belt 6

hydration belt for training

Choose the Flow Belt 6 for training sessions where you have time to stop and drink. The comfortable thermo belt keeps the fluid at the right temperature the right temperature and has a 6-liter packing volume that accommodates extra clothing and energy. The Flow Insulating Sleeve
(sold separately) is a neoprene sleeve that will keep the desired temperature of the fluids for 3 hours longer.

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Race Belt 4

lightweight belt for race and long sessions

For long sessions or ski races where you want to drink on the go, choose a hydration belt with a tube. Race Belt 4 is the slimmest option, designed for skiers who want to go fast. The belt has easy-access pockets and a 4-liter packing volume for essentials. Attach the insulated tube with the included clip or the Magnetic Hose Mount.

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Flex Belt 10

belt with more packing volume for longer sessions

If you'll be out for many hours, choose the Flex Belt 10, which provides plenty of space for extraclothing and energy. Attach the insulated tube to your clothing or race bib with the included clip or the Magnetic Hose Mount.

Pack for cross-country ski training

For training, we recommend the comfortable Flow Belt 6 thermo belt. The 1.2-liter bottle is stored in an insulated compartment to keep the fluids at the right temperature. Flow Belt 6 has a packing volume of 6 liters, accommodating everything you want to bring with you: extra clothing, energy, wax, headlamp battery, phone, and keys. The Flow Insulated Sleeve (sold separately) is a neoprene sleeve that will keep the desired temperature of the fluids for 3 hours longer.

 If you want to drink on the go during long sessions, use a hydration belt with a tube, either Race Belt 4 (4 liters packing volume) or Flex Belt 10 (10 liters packing volume).


Packing tips for cross-country ski training

Choose the comfortable thermo belt Flow Belt 6.

  • Fluids. The 1.2-liter bottle has a large opening and keeps the fluids at the right temperature.
  • Energy gels and bars. Place in the easy-access side pockets.
  • Buff/beanie/wind jacket. Place in the rear easy-access pocket.
  • Gloves and extra clothing. Place in the inner compartment with 6 liters of storage capacity.
  • Ski wax. Place in the inner compartment.
  • Phone. Store in the water-resistant zip pocket.
  • Headlamp battery. Place in the inner compartment, using the cable outlet in the belt.
  • Keys. Attach to the key hook in the inner zip pocket.

Pack for ski races

Silva's hydration belts with insulated tubes, Race Belt 4 and Flex Belt 10 are convenient in ski races since you can drink on the go. The choice between the two belts depends on your ambitions.

Do you want to go fast and get great ski race results? Choose Race Belt 4, Silva's slimmest hydration belt with an insulated tube, easy-access pockets, and a 4-liter packing volume. If you'll be out for many hours during events like Vasaloppet, Nattvasan, or other ski races, choose Flex Belt 10, which has a generous 10-liter packing volume.

Packing tips for the ambitious skier

Choose Silva's Race Belt 4 designed for ski races and long sessions where you want to pack light and conveniently. Attach the insulated tube to your clothing or race bib with the included clip or the Magnetic Hose Mount.

  • Sports drink. The 1.5-liter hydration bladder is easy to fill and is leakproof.
  • Energy gels and bars. Place in the easy-access side pockets. 
  • Buff/beanie. Place a buff, beanie, or ski holders in the rear easy-access pocket right before the start.
  • Phone. Store in the water-resistant zip pocket.
  • Extra clothing and energy (if necessary). Store in the 4-liter inner compartment.
  • Headlamp battery. Place in the inner compartment, using the cable outlet in the belt.
  • Keys. Attach to the key hook in the inner zip pocket.

Packing tips for the recreational skier

Choose Silva's Flex Belt 10, with its generous 10-liter packing volume, accommodating everything you need for long sessions or ski races. Attach the insulated tube to your clothing or race bib with the included clip or the Magnetic Hose Mount.

  • Sports drink. The 1.5-liter hydration bladder is easy to fill and is leakproof.
  • Energy gels and bars. Place in the easy-access side pocket.
  • Buff/beanie/wind jacket. Place in the rear easy-access pocket.
  • Gloves and extra clothing. Place in the inner compartment with 10 liters of storage capacity.
  • Ski wax. Place in the inner compartment.
  • First aid kit. Recommended equipment in Nattvasan. Place in the inner compartment.
  • Phone. Store in the water-resistant zip pocket.
  • Headlamp battery. Place in the inner compartment, using the cable outlet in the belt.
  • Keys. Attach to the key hook in the inner zip pocket.

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