**I received a free FlipBelt to review through a campaign with Fit Approach. As always though, all opinions are my own.
Ever since I started running, I struggled to keep all my running accessories tucked in and neatly organized on my person. Between my chap stick, keys, iPhone, money and nutrition, I never have enough room to carry everything. I tried tucking items into my bra, inside my arm band, divided into my teeny tiny zip pockets on my running shorts, but nothing could fit everything. I even tried using a utility belt, but I just didn’t like the way it felt bouncing around on my waist when I ran. Then I discovered the FlipBelt and I was more than thrilled at it’s fit, feel, and storage capacity. What is a FlipBelt?
FlipBelt is a single tubular pocket designed with multiple easy access points. It’s made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable.
How big is it?
The FlipBelt has a 3 inch width, and it will fit all phones comfortably with the exception of the Note 2 (according to the website) I have read other reviews and some runners have noted that their iPhone 6plus fits snuggly, but it does fit. Once I get the new iPhone, I’ll test that out personally and revise this if necessary.
How does it work?
The FlipBelt allows for easy access into the pockets during physical activity, while still remaining a secure hold on your personal items. You can choose to “lock” in your items by flipping the belt inward. This will secure the items against your waist.
I found the FlipBelt was best used for my needs by keeping the pockets outward so that I could access my phone and Chapstick easily during my runs. The hook for my keys gave me peace of mine that they couldn’t bounce out at any point. It fit easily around my waist (even with my post pregnancy extra love handles), and didn’t make me feel like I was being squeezed or constricted. At one point, I had forgotten I was wearing it. It was extremely comfortable.
During my test run, I found the belt to fit comfortably around my waist. All my belongings fit inside the pockets and were easily accessible. I didn’t experienced any movement of the belt. It stayed in place and didn’t ride up or bounce around at all.
I think the FlipBelt is a fantastic option for carrying personal items while running/working out. In the past, I have always worn an armband for my phone and car keys. Armbands have always been more difficult to access during runs, and usually caused me to slow down or stop to reach my items. The FlipBelt allows for easy access and fits everything I need. The only thing I would suggest is a small pouch or coin purse to secure cash or change inside the belt. Loose money could potentially fall out if the belt isn’t secured in the inward position. Overall, I find this product to be a perfect option for the active athletes.
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Have you ever tried a storage belt like this?
If so, how does it compare to this?