SPIbelt (Small Personal Item Belt) has given me the opportunity to do a review and giveaway for their awesome utility belts!
Here’s what their website says, “Sleek, expandable, secure and does not bounce. Can hold an iPod™, Blackberry™, cell, keys, up to five GU™ packs, and other small personal items. The SPIbelt does not bounce, ride or shift while running or doing other activities.”
At one point or another as runners, walkers or even as tourists, we’ve had our hands full and with either no pocket or not enough pockets. Well, SPIbelt has a solution for that!!
I’ve been on way too many runs that have consisted of me running with not only my iPod in my hands but with my keys and Sport Beans! I purchased another utility belt that, while roomy and water-resistant, was really heavy and never fit me just right. In fact, it would bounce and move around my body and even would have to be pulled up to keep it from falling off completely. That’s not what I want to deal with when I’m out training for a half marathon or even out running 5 miles! We first purchased a SPIbelt at the Crescent City Classic Expo in April of this year. My husband actually tried it on race day and loved it. I had After trying the SPIbelt out on a run one day, I was ready to switch. What a difference in the two!! I actually forgot that I was wearing it!
When you first look at the belt, it seems as though you’ll barely be able to fit your keys in there, much less a phone, Sport Beans or wallet. I was able to stuff my keys, my Samsung Galaxy phone (which may be smart but it isn’t small), $20 and 2 GU gels on the outside elastic loops, although it can fit up to 6 on the outside of the belt.
The SPIbelt is super lightweight, doesn’t bounce – not even when it’s loaded down! It fit securely around my waist but didn’t feel uncomfortable. Its stretchy fabric expands impressively to hold pretty much everything you might need to bring with you when you’re out for a run.
SPIbelt makes numerous versions: the basic belt, the inner pocket belt, a waterproof belt, a water resistant belt, the energy belt, a belt for diabetics that has room for an insulin pump and even belts for kids! It is one size fits all so all you have to do is adjust the band to fit your body whether you want it around your hips or waist Although the SPIbelt we own is black, it isn’t the only color. They have a variety of colors to choose from, as seen in the picture.
You can find them all by clicking here.
Here’s what my husband has to say about his SPIbelt:
“Recently at the Crescent City Classic expo in New Orleans, I picked up a water-resistant SPIbelt. I was hoping to have a means to bring a little money and my pocket camera with me so that I could catch a few pics of the amazing crowd (22,000+ participants) and post race party. The SPIbelt was super slim and under $25.The belt that I purchased has several elastic loops for energy gels and has loops for attaching your racing number. The SPIbelt that I was looking at looked so small that I questioned whether it would be able to hold all that I needed it to. The company rep was confident and was able to pop my large Samsung Galaxy cell inside with ease. I was sold and so was another SPIbelt. I know it’s never a good idea to try something new on race day; but, I really wanted to bring my camera!!! I packed it, the room key, and some money inside of the super stretchy pouch with no trouble. The pouch conformed to the shape of its contents, keeping the size to a minimum. I was able to strap it around my waist, and with my shirt pulled over it, it was not really noticeable. The run that day was a nightmare with the heat and humidity, so I was definitely sweaty! After running through a few sprinklers and dumping a couple of cups of water on my head, my SPI-belt was definitely tested. It was comfortable to wear and I really had forgotten that I had it on while I was running. After crossing the finish line, I was able to remove my dry camera and had a few dollars to spend! Test passed! I have since used it on several runs with my cell phone in it, and remain very satisfied with my purchase.”
SPIbelts retail from $19.95-$29.95 and as you read, it can double as a belt for your racing number.
You can find SPIbelt by clicking the following links: