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When you find yourself stuffing your sports bra with keys, ID, and money, it's time to buy something. Anything instead of your sweaty bra to hold things during your workout. For a long time all I carried was my phone in my armband, but lately I've had to bring a few other things on my run. I asked about Flip Belts on my Facebook page and got a huge positive response. (Okay, in my world, a huge response is more than 5 comments). Anyway, I finally decided to buy one from Amazon for $28.99.
I have tried various running belts before but never found one I liked which is why I just use my armband (and lately my bra!). Other belts I have tried had buckles that never seem to sit right or the belt would ride up. None of them sat close enough to my body and I always heard or felt things moving on the belt. But What attracted me to the Flip Belt was it's sleekness. I like how there aren't any zippers or buckles. I like how it sits and is tight on the body so it holds things in place. Here's a sample of what I put in during a normal run: (not shown is money or my ID badge but they fit too!)
The phone shown here is an iPhone 5. I have an Otterbox on my phone and it also fits just fine. All you have to do is slide whatever you want into the slots and flip the belt over. That's it.
If I dared to only wear a sports bra when I run, it would look pretty cute. But even under a shirt it doesn't look too bulky. This belt is also great just for running errands or taking the kids to the park. Now that I don't carry diapers or sippy cups I'm FREE! I can throw this on and be out the door. It has held up just fine after numerous washes, fits true to size and the color choices are numerous. The one downside is if you like to look at your phone easily while running, this isn't for you. But you can easily wear headphones and let the chord go through the openings. I give it two thumbs up.
|It's so sleek I bet The Fonz would wear it!|
The real indicator of how simple this is? Even my husband likes it! When I told him I was ordering this, he said "Like a fanny pack?!" Well, when he saw how basic it is, he wants one now too.
Disclosure: Unfortunately I'm not a big enough blogger to get this stuff for free and do a review. I bought this with my own money, all opinions are my own and I don't benefit if you click on any of my links.
What about you? Do you own a Flip Belt?
How do you carry things on your runs?
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