While some runners beat the sidewalks completely free from their worldly possessions, many prefer to take things on their run, especially when they travel long distances requiring both entertainment and entertainment. For any runs that go beyond the 90-minute mark, you'll have to carry some kind of energy source to get through, be it gels, energy bars or dried fruit, and possibly even a water bottle.
And while smartphones are unquestionably practical for using running apps to track runs and stream music or podcasts to Bluetooth headsets, massive models today are a problem. Once the screen size reaches 5 inches, it becomes almost all slippers too big and too uncomfortable to put on comfortably in an armband.
Running backpacks are a solution, but they are uncomfortably bulky during the race and do not just have to commute. But a good running belt can take everything you need for an ultra-marathon without getting in your way or getting on your nerves. Here are seven great belts to consider.
Kalenji Running Waistband With Two Water Bottles
Kalenji, Decathlon's house budget brand, features a variety of running straps for runners of all stripes: these range from a simple belt containing only a start number, to this belt supplied with two 250 ml water bottles that fit into the pockets on both sides of the bag. The zippered pocket in between is roomy enough for the bare essentials and one or two gel, and although the belt is obviously heavy when both bottles are full, it does not jump too much when you tighten it.
Buy Decathlon | £ 19.99
Hoka x Nathan WaistPak
This is a 20oz (568ml) soft piston. This is a lot of fluid and shows how big the pockets – one in front and one in the back – are fully stretched. You can insert an extra layer next to your phone, cards, and keys, and trekking pole loops on the front. The WaistPak is therefore suitable for those who want to tackle serious distances and terrain. There is also room to push small items like runners into the side of the belt, and once they are all packed, tighten the belt tight and it will not move while running.
Buy at Hoka One One | € 65 (approximately £ 58)
Fitlet mini lycra belt
mini "in the name you are fooled – this belt can be conveniently extended to carry a phablet comfortably, even if it is protected with a narrow phone case. You can also put a card and your keys in a separate compartment behind the phone in the main bag. But that's the way it is – there are no other bags – so this is a belt for short races and runs, if you just want your valuables and can leave energy gels or ingots behind. The small Lycra bag dries quickly and the length of the strap stays where you set it, so you no longer have to work with it at the beginning of a run after adjusting it.
Buy at Amazon | From £ 10.47
Black belt with unisex belt pouch
It's always worth visiting Looking for running accessories, as you can often make a bargain, especially if you're ready to wait a few weeks for something to come from Asia. However, with this belt, which is available from British sellers, no such waiting time is required. The belt has a large main pocket for a phablet, a gel or wallet, a smaller pocket that's ideal for keys, and an elastic strap to hang a T-shirt or jacket on (if you do not mind Running with it dangles in front of you). The adjustable clip belt usually loosens between runs, so you need to tighten it each time you pull it out. However, this is the only disadvantage of this practical and inexpensive belt. Of course, if you are suspicious of the durability of items you receive from eBay, you can be sure that we used this belt for almost two years without any problems.
Buy at eBay | £ 5.99
This is indeed a very chic design about the best belt for all your running needs. Put the belt on – you have to have the right waist size – and put your valuables and gels in the pockets that run the full length of the belt. Then flip the belt over to completely secure your things, which are held tight to your body so that there is no rebound. The classic FlipBelt is suitable for most cell phones, but the Zipper Edition is a bit larger and therefore more suitable for phablet fans.
Buy Classic at Amazon £ 19.99
Buy Zip On Amazon | £ 28.67
The seemingly small front pocket of this popular belt surprises and rejoices Mary Poppin's bottomless bag. It can be extended to accommodate even the largest smartphones along with keys and cards. The waistband also has six elastic loops that keep the runners secure for long distances.
Buy at Amazon | £ 15.89
The Running Buddy Pouch
While not a belt, this clever bag performs the same function as carrying things without the full Batman belt needed. The two-pocket design – one of them is waterproof – is attached to the waistband of your shorts with magnets. Phablet carriers must opt for the XL version again (regret the upgrade already?).
Buy at Amazon | £ 19.99
Ultimate Performance – Titan Runners Pack
This bag has a classic design with two pockets reflective stains to increase visibility at night. The main area with zippers can hold a 5.5-inch screen, but overall it does not offer much space for the other options on this list. Therefore, it is best for shorter runs where only the phone and buttons are needed. However, you can also use a gel though in
Buy at Amazon | £ 10.86