Before Sunday's long run, I loaded up the FlipBelt with the essentials... car key, energy packet, gum, cash and my iPhone. It all slid nicely into the fabric belt through a slit down the middle. I stepped into the FlipBelt and let it rest gently on my hips.
I was impressed on how well it blended into my
How did it perform on the RUN?
Over the course of a half marathon (13.1 miles), the FlipBelt worked well. In my mind, the comfortability factor is #1 plus with this product. As someone who is normally annoyed with things around my waist, I forgot the FlipBelt was even there during my run.
The iPhone was a bit heavy, so I turned the FlipBelt around within the first mile... so that the items were on my back rather than my tummy. I should have went a size smaller on the belt (sizing chart here). All my items stayed secure in the FlipBelt, but if it's a concern, you may also flip the belt inward to seal the openings against your body. I love the versatility of this product.
Through the miles, the FlipBelt found final resting place around my waist. Again, a smaller size probably would have kept it tighter down on my hips. I reached in several times to use my phone and take an energy gel. I found no problems with its use. While it had slipped up to my waist, I was impressed that the FlipBelt didn't end up all scrunched up. It was visually pleasing even after 2+ hours of running. That matters in a race... hello, finish line photos!?
Conclusion: Would I use it again?
Yes! I may even order another color. The FlipBelt retails for $24.99.
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For purposes of this review and giveaway, the FlipBelt was supplied to me free of charge, but opinions expressed are completely 100% Jess.