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SPIbelt Running Belt

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)

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Updated February 04, 2013

Spibelt running belt
Photo courtesy of SPIbelt

The Bottom Line

The SPIbelt running belt is a sleek, yet roomy, running belt that does not bounce.
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Pros

  • Very sleek-looking.
  • Does not bounce or feel bulky on your waist.
  • Fits a lot, even though it looks small.
  • Adjustable belt, so you don't have to get a new one if your size changes.

Cons

  • Must keep anything that can't get wet (cell phones, etc.) in plastic baggies to protect from sweat.

Description

  • Adjustable belt -- fit waists 24" - 40+".
  • Available in many fun and vibrant colors.
  • Zippered pouch keeps your running essentials safe and secure.

Guide Review - SPIbelt Running Belt

I've never been a huge fan of running belts. But when you're training for a marathon, you need a place to store your energy gels, keys, cell phone and other personal items during long runs. When I've tried different running belts in the past, I always felt like it bounced too much and weighed me down, especially in the beginning of my runs when it was loaded up with gels. But the SPIbelt is truly different. It looks small, but this sleek belt expands and can securely hold an iPod, Blackberry, cell phone, keys, up to five energy gel packs, and other small personal items. And it really does not bounce while you're running. After I finished my first long run with it, I actually forgot that I had it on and didn't even take it off right away.

The only caveat, as with most running belts, is that you must keep any electronics (or anything else that can't get wet) in a plastic bag inside the SPIbelt. I've heard stories about runners whose cell phones were ruined because their sweat drenched the SPIbelt and their phone. Fortunately, I was forewarned about this issue, so it didn't happen to me. If you're interested in spending a little more, they do make a water-resistant SPIbelt that has a sturdy plastic inner-liner.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Love my SPIbelt, Member LyenRuns

I'm so glad to see that the SPIBelt has been featured in the blog. I bought one of these at a marathon expo and have loved it! The woman who came up with the idea, and her brother, are typically at the expos explaining how to use the product and they are both super nice! The SPIbelt really works well. You can fit a lot in it, and it stays comfortably where you put it. I wear it on my training runs and during long races (half marathon/marathon). My husband has one too and used his during an Ironman. It actually would also be great for traveling to wear as a money belt under your clothes. comes in great colors and two different sizes to fit everyone. A must have for any endurance athlete.

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