The Flip Belt Review: Carry it All With You On The Go

I caught wind of this gadget a few weeks ago. 

Generally, I carry as little as possible and I prefer to not have anything around my waist (can you say runners bloat?). Runners get creative when carrying things.  Keys to the locked car??  Tied on my shoelace.  Credit card, ID, and cash??  Tucked in my sports bra.  iPod?  Clipped to my shorts.  Phone?  In the car because it's bulky, heavy and it bounces.    I either leave things behind or find a creative way to hide/carry them.  Especially in summer temperatures when all I'm wearing is a pair of shorts and a sports bra, space is limited and only the absolute necessities will come with me.  Credit card, ID and cash  Rescue inhaler

iPhone

iPhone Ah, how times have changed.  With my diagnosis of exercise-induced asthma came the necessity to carry my phone and my inhaler on every run.  Well, shoot.  How not fun is that?  In the winter months, I wore a coat or vest that has pockets so, although I don't love the bouncing, it was easy to have extra carry-ons. 

Now that the temperatures are warming up, there is less and less space to put things.  I may be able to get creative with a key and a credit card but a phone and inhaler need someplace to go. Enter in The Flip Belt.  You can carry it all with you on the go! I was actually excited about this one.  It's a tube of fabric that you step into.  I watched the videos, read reviews, and - after weeks of tracking - snagged one for myself. 

One of the issues I've had with other belts is that they ride up.  Perhaps it's having 36" hips and a 26" waist, but everything rides up off my hips to settle at my waist and bounce.  Drives me crazy and is uncomfortable.  Since carrying hydration isn't an issue for me, I just need to stash and forget.  I carried everything listed above.  Phone, inhaler, credit cards, and cash.  After inserting and distributing, I flipped the belt and took off.  No issues.  Zero.  It stayed put without me checking it, it felt like the band of my shorts - maybe just a touch tighter - and since my phone and inhaler were positioned closer to my back, I never felt them.  I LOVE it!  If I had found it previously, I would have opted to use this during the winter months as opposed to letting everything bounce in my pockets.

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6 comments

renorunninggal

That is really cool. You always have all the cool gadgets. You were the first person to have the "knuckle lights" during our night runs. Thanks for sharing this!
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jennifershere

Gadgets aren't a necessity in running. A sports bra and good pair of running shoes are all that's really necessary. There are, however, a lot of items that make running easier, more fun, etc... I'm very particular about what I get and why as money is a huge consideration. Knuckle lights rock!!!!
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runmomrunhappy

I wear an SPI belt for my phone and keys, but I've been thinking of looking at something with more room. Might have to consider one of these!
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jennifershere

I have that one also. I do like this one better
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krissy m. murphy

Do you really run with $100?
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jennifershere

No. I just happened to have one
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