I am a person who carries a lot more than just car keys when I run. As an early morning runner, I feel safest with my phone always handy. And because I am an "aging" runner, the phone is useless without eyeglasses. I also carry a blinky light to use until the sun comes up; then it needs to be stowed. I usually also stash a few dollars and occasionally a snack in my running pouch.
So, along with my keys, all this stuff has to go somewhere.
I loved the snug fit and the comfort of the SPIbelt. Despite how tiny it looks, I was able to shove everything into it. It sort of reminded me of clowns coming out of a tiny car—more and more and more and just when you think nothing else could possibly fit…more! It zips easily, and it feels like quality fabric so I was confident that I wasn’t going to rip it apart with the massive amount of stuff I had. I also think that it would make a great race belt.
The FlipBelt is very roomy and also flattering to wear. It fits snuggly across the hips and looks like part of your running shorts. Before I started my run I was nervous about whether or not items would slip out, but once I had it on and flipped it over, I stopped worrying for the most part. Of course, everything was fine, but I’m still not sure about carrying very small items such as a single key or loose change. Perhaps for worrying types like me a velcro strip across one of the panels might be a good alteration to the FlipBelt. Overall though, the fit and comfort of this belt is wonderful.
Spry Vest (Center)
I love all the pockets in this vest. There is room for everything I carry and more. This would be great for long runs or trail runs where you need to carry nutrition and a water bottle. It is very lightweight, comfortable to wear, and I was happy to have a pocket that zipped for securing items. I would highly recommend the Spry Vest for trail running.
Some of us sweat more than others, but it’s summer and it’s Texas, so we all are going to be sweating a storm. This band fit comfortably across my hand, and I started using it almost immediately to wipe away the sweat from my brow as I ran. I like the fact that you can easily toss it in the wash. I am not a glove wearer (it has to be insanely, bitterly cold before I wear them) so it took me a while to get used the feeling of the Handana. I imagine tennis players would also love this product.