Thursday, September 4, 2014

Try It: FlipBelt

When I run, I don't want to be weighed down by anything - I want to fly! Less is more so I do whatever I can to limit the number of things I bring on a run - I usually plan my route around drinking fountains so I don't have to carry water and don't bring my phone or iPod because extra weight and cords! I often even go without a watch for easy runs because I don't even like having something around my wrist!

But when my runs get longer, there are certain things I can't do without - packets of GU, paper towels to mop sweat, cash, keys, etc. I've tried stuffing everything in my shorts pockets but this has led to comments about extra 'junk in the trunk'.

In the past, I've tried things like a Fuel Belt (too bulky plus it bounced as I ran) and a belt-like thing with a pocket (slipped over my hips and also bounced). For my first marathon, I had the brilliant idea that I'd safety pin my GUs to my shorts - only to stab myself with a pin during the race! 

Fortunately those problems are a thing of the past. I've since discovered FlipBelt - the lightest, easiest belt/pouch for carrying items during a run or race. 

Wearing a FlipBelt at last year's Lakefront Marathon!

The belt comes in several colors and sizes and reminds me of the wide band at the top of a pair of yoga pants - it's also just as comfortable as wearing a pair of yoga pants. In fact, I often forget I'm wearing my FlipBelt while running!


There are a few slits within the belt to stash whatever items you may need. And unlike other belt products that have zippers, etc. it's super easy to remove items from the FlipBelt - just reach in one of the slits and pull out whatever you need! Perfect for grabbing a GU mid-race when you can't slow down for even a few seconds. 

Stashing a Gu is easy with FlipBelt!

Here's a little demo about how FlipBelt works:


If you're interested in getting a FlipBelt of your own, they are currently offering 10 percent off orders with the code Sweat33 through Sept. 7. Try it out - you won't regret it!

Tell me: How do you carry your fuel, keys, cash, etc. during a run?

- ST

*I was provided with a FlipBelt for review as part of my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

4 comments:

  1. I've seen a few of these reviews floating around and they've all been great! I'm fortunate enough that I'm able to convince someone to go along with me on a bike for my runs so they usually carry my stuff, but obviously that won't work for a marathon, so I've been trying to figure out some options! I got a SpiBelt for Christmas last year...and it still has the tag on it haha...I just haven't been on runs long enough to try it. But I really like how this one doesn't even look like a fuel belt!

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    1. Lucky to have someone to bike alongside you during a run - I think that is probably the best option for carrying fluids/fuel/everything else :)

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  2. I've been looking for a running belt! I've heard good things about the flip belt as well as the SpiBelt. Right now, I run with a bulky hydration belt on my long runs, I hate it but it's necessary during the summertime. One of my biggest complaints about the Oakleaf trail near my house is there are not enough water fountains!

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    1. Yes, I've noticed that, too, with the Oak Leaf! More water fountains are needed on that trail. I would run that way a lot more if there were better hydration options :)

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