Friday, November 16, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: SPIbelt

SPIBelt has donated one (1) SPIbelt to the virtual run giveaway.  It is a one pocket belt.  Want a chance to win this prize?  Register for the virtual run today!

A SPIBelt is a "small personal item belt".  You can wear it while running or working out to hold your phone, keys, cash or other small items if you do not have pockets.  Another use might be to hold items under your clothes while travelling.  The website also suggests using it for medical needs, perhaps for first aid items or an epi pen.

The SPIbelt will expand to hold any phone, keys, cash, and even a passport.  It is sleek, secure, and does not bounce.  The pocket is small when you are not using it and expands to the right size when you do.  It buckles on and the strap is made of soft, adjustable elastic (it will fit waist sizes from 25" to 50").

My sister and I used double pocket SPIbelts when we ran the Princess Half Marathon in February 2012.  We used them for our phones, our gels and our race bibs (you can purchase race bib holders for only $2.00 - sadly I lost mine since).  You can see the belts in this photo:

The belt didn't bother me while I was running.  I had never run with it before (I know - nothing new on race day...) but didn't have any trouble.  It was easy to access during the run to grab my camera for pictures or gels.  You can see me getting my phone out here:

It was a very convenient and useful product and I have used it since on training runs.  I also discovered it will hold a bottle from my Fuel belt if I leave it unzipped - very handy for when I just want one bottle of water on a short run.  The American has used it as well when he works out - running, sit ups, burpees, etc. - to hold his keys.

You can find out more about SPIbelt, including their other products, on their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter @spibelt.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE my SPI belt. I always run with it unless I'm breaking out the big guns and running with the water belt. When I was running with a group one time none of them had one and I managed to fit 5 sets of key and 2 iPhones into a single pocket kind. It was pretty impressive. And I ran with all that junk without it bouncing around and annoying me.