In today’s tech-driven society, we need our phones within reach at all times, even when we’re exercising! This article is about one of the coolest products for keeping your phone secure while you’re running (thanks to one of the best running belts on the market today). Before we get to that, though, a quick background: my wife completed the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon (that’s 13.1 miles for those of you who didn’t know) last weekend and I couldn’t be prouder of her. She set her mind to finishing it and did exactly that—even though she had to complete the entire mini-marathon by herself.
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She also bought a neat little device that helped me write today’s blog. You see, my wife wanted to carry her iPhone with her during the race so she could snap pictures and update her Facebook profile. Anyone who has run with a phone before knows that putting your phone in your pocket (if you even have a pocket) is a bad idea and putting it in a pouch of some kind usually means it bounces around in the pouch which can be really annoying.
Go Belt – The Best Running Belt
This year my wife bought something called a Go Belt from Hippie Runner. The belt has two compartments (one for keys, one for a cell phone) and a couple of “loops” for securing things like gel energy supplements, sport beans or shot bloks.
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Now, I know I just said a pouch is a bad idea but the pouch compartments in the Go Belt are designed for a cell phone and according to Hippie Runner, it “fits any cell phone and does not bounce!”
I asked my wife if this was true and she verified it was. She said her iPhone did not move at all during the entire mini-marathon.
Running is a full-body workout, which means your whole body will be moving. It helps to have a container for the stuff you need to bring. It’s even better if this container sticks to you as naturally as skin, like the Go Belt. It’s big enough to fit the necessities but small enough to force you not to overpack. Weight is important when you’re running. The heavier you are, the more energy you’ll burn trying to go faster. That said, my wife was completely fine having just her phone and keys inside the bag. It’s pretty much all she needs.
The Go Belt has a couple of other cool features like special clips for your race number so you don’t have to put holes in your favorite shirt or waste time re-pinning your race number if you like to layer clothes on race day.
My wife purchased her Go Belt at the Expo the day before the Mini-Marathon but she was thoughtful enough to bring home some info on it so I could look it up myself.
Learn more about Hippie Runner and their products in this video:
I found the Go Belt available on Hippie Runner’s website as well as Amazon.com. Of course, I prefer the ease of ordering on Amazon.com but it looks like it’s the same price (around $20) on both sites. Check it out today!
What is the best running belt for you? Let us know in the comments section.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 11,2012 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.