Disclaimer: I received a SPIbelt Performance Series running belt to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to test out the SPIbelt Performance Series running belt. I am totally in love with it! I’m really picky about my running belts, but when I find one I like, I tend to stick with it indefinitely. Running belts are important to me because I love to listen to my running playlist or podcasts when I’m running. I also have to carry keys, my ID, gels, and other thangs while I’m running, especially for my longer runs. The SPIbelt enables me to carry my big ol’ phone (IN the Otterbox case, mind you) while I’m running, without worrying about bounce, which is probably the thing I’m pickiest about.
When I first received my SPIbelt, I thought, this feels sturdy. The belt is cool because it has one weather-resistant pocket that is big enough for my phone, it has four loops for gels, and the strap is skinny, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing a waist trimmer while you’re running. I also love the little purple details! This SPIbelt is pretty inexpensive considering the quality, which is just a BONUS bonus.
This is a really great running belt! It’s so comfortable and it blends in with my running gear. The main selling point for me is that it doesn’t bounce. When I posted to my Facebook page about this belt, some of my friends mentioned their skepticism towards running belts because of how many of them bounce and how distracting that is. That’s actually the reason I stopped wearing running belts with slots for water bottles! The bouncing is such a distraction, and always makes me feel like I’m running slower! And if you knew how slow I already run…
Want to check out the SPIbelt in action? Check out this video!
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Do you carry your phone with you when you run? Do you listen to music? Podcasts? What are some of your essentials when you’re going on long runs?