Ultimate Direction rocks!
This mesh wrist strap and the pocket are improvements on the the older Ultimate Direction bottle that I have, but I don't prefer the new kicker valve over the older "traditional" pull-out-to-open and push-to-close top. The kicker valve doesn't seem to let as much flow and if you squeeze the bottle it can limit the air going back in to expand it. I am also concerned that the new top will be more difficult to clean when using it with sports drinks, etc., though I have not tried that yet. Overall, I am still very pleased and have been satisfied with all of the Ultimate Direction products I have tried.