Running Kit review: The FlipBelt

Kit Chat , Running Feb 19, 2017 8 Comments

I was given the FlipBelt for Christmas. I must admit it was new to me, I’d never heard of them before. In case you don’t know, The FlipBelt is a piece of thick elasticated, stretchy fabric with gaps placed around it for all your worldly goods. Mine is a luminous yellow and I like it’s brightness. You don’t have to go crazy though, they come in all colours, including black.

Flipbelt Running

When it came to putting on The FlipBelt, I wasn’t sure whether I should wear it over or under my clothes. I ended up watching a YouTube vid to make sure (see the Video HERE). It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, it isn’t rocket science. I don’t know about you, but once I start a run, I don’t want to be stopping fiddling with my kit and sorting it out. You have a preference too whether you flip it over to hide the gaps, giving extra security and peace of mind. I’ve used mine a lot, and I usually don’t bother. I find I don’t need to.

Flipbelt Running

I first tested the FlipBelt on a short 4 mile run. To start it felt a bit strange simply because I wasn’t used to it. It’s certainly comfortable to wear and you need a snug fit to make sure it doesn’t move. Someone asked me if it rides up. I have to be honest and say yes, sometimes.

BUT

Some of my running bottoms are now loose around the waist. I prefer my belt to sit on the waistband of whatever I’m wearing. I have found when I wear bottoms that fit better, the belt stays put. There is nothing wrong with having the belt on your waist, but for me, that feels a little foreign. It’s personal preference.

 

Flipbelt

 

Overall, I’m rather impressed and like The FlipBelt. It’s a simple idea and one that works. My arm strap I once used for my phone is now long forgotten. I no longer have to run with bouncing earphone leads (so annoying) and they go under my top from the belt. On short runs where I just need somewhere to put my keys and phone, the Flipbelt is ideal. I use it 3 times a week and is part of my regular kit for short runs.

Running

 

Penny.

plbedford

8 Comments

  1. Lizzie

    Neat little belt! Shame I’m useless at running haha!

    • plbedford

      It is neat, that’s true.
      You can use it for the gym and walking. It’s quite versatile.

  2. I really like this idea – I’ve got an armband for my phone but having it in a flipbelt actually looks really practical! I’ve also considered buying myself some bluetooth headphones, do you have any for running or use wired ones? Alice xxx

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    • plbedford

      Hi Alice,

      I use wired ones. They are by YurBuds and are designed not to fall out when doing exercise. They are good, took a bit of tweaking but I would recommend them. I never use my armband now.

  3. What a great idea for a product, I hadn’t heard of it before! I usually use the gym rather than running on the roads, but I’m sure this would still be incredibly handy on the treadmill! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Abbey ? http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  4. Gemma

    I’ve been looking at taking up running, but wasn’t keen on having my phone in one of those arm band things. This seems so much more practical!

    • plbedford

      It is! I would genuinely recommend.

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