I’m going to preface this post with a little bit about myself. I use my running belts for more than running. I use them for running, walking, for just everyday round the house listening to music when I’m
dancing in my kitchen cooking, vacuuming, gardening… why? Because yoga pants don’t have pockets! Which is clearly a design flaw on yoga pants, but running belts mean I can get my groove on, hold all my crap, and not have to worry about having no pockets. Basically they are a WIN!
So I’ve reviewed a couple of running belts this year. Including ones that have no zips, pull on belts, and hydration belts, but for ME something was always missing. “What?” I hear you ask. When I get the dang things on, with all the stuff I need to take with me (phone, keys, cards/ID, poop bags) I get started and sods law is that my phone beeps or rings. When I’m running I don’t answer it, but as I mentioned above I use my running belts for more than running. And if I want to answer the phone or check a text, well it’s frankly a pain in the butt taking it out of the belt just to reply “k”
or find out it’s someone I don’t want to talk to. I know, you feel me, you’ve been there. What a pain right? Well no fear the folks at The Ultimate Sports Pro got us covered sister with this ultimate running belt with a freakin’ clear cover so you can access your phone without taking it out of the belt! BOOM!
I know GENIUS right? So the folks at Ultimate Sports Pro gave me one of these bad boys to try out, because they know
what an awesome runner I am I dig new fitness gear. First thing to note is that there are TWO sizes of running belt, for iPhone 6 and a slighter larger for the iPhone 6+. After some debate I went with the larger size*. Now I only have the regular iPhone 6 but I like room and I didn’t want the phone to be too snug plus I tend to carry a bunch of stuff. The other thing you need to know is that you get a set of earbuds too! *note also fits other size phones, see Amazon listing for full size details
So there were a few things I liked about this running belt. First is that the pack is totally sweatproof! I would like to mention that one belt I have I put my ID, phone, and some money in it and ended up with soggy notes. Because I sweat when I run, weird that. Anyway this pack is totally sweatproof, not waterproof, but my money and stuff didn’t get wet so Yay! Plus the pocket has a divider to separate the phone from your other stuff (keys etc) so that the phone doesn’t get scratched. Genius. There is a small hole to thread the earbud jack through which goes into the inner pocket so you can fully close the zipper!
The pack itself was spacious and expandable. Inside I had: my phone, earbuds, key(s), ID, poop bags, business cards (now they aren’t going to get soggy!). The waistband of the pack was really comfortable and adjusts easily. The elastic made everything really secure and the belt clips were pretty sturdy too. The little fabric loop with the logo actually came in handy too. I discovered I fit a pack of shot bloks through it, or loosely push a poop bag through so I don’t even need to open the zipper compartment!
Sunday I walked Pixel for 3 miles while listening to podcasts, and had everything contained in my running belt. Then I went for a short 2 mile run, and no slipping or bouncing, the belt stayed nice and secure. Later in the day I went for another walk, and then wore the belt while in the house doing chores listening to music. Honest opinion I am really happy with this running belt!
- Works for me or Bob (he has the iPhone 6+)
- Large pocket for STUFF
- Access to phone through the clear cover
I also know from trying to take pics in low light that the grey around the clear cover is reflective! Bonus safety feature. I loved the belt, can’t speak to the earbuds because I don’t use those type. I have weird ears, they always fall out. I used my Tweedz, which I am still loving. I like the earbuds with the little covers on that fit snuggly into my ears. I’m sure Bob will be snagging those earbuds though.
This belt would be a great Christmas gift! As of TODAY it’s priced at just $15.95-$16.95
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What fitness products are on your Christmas wishlist?