Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt Review

Happy Hump Day!

I'm just hanging out, stressing about life and jobs and school and...yea.

Running is my outlet right now. That's pretty healthy though, so I'm feeling good about myself.

Recently, I was contacted by SLS3 to try out their Dual Pocket Run Belt. I typically use a Fuelbelt, because it carries water bottles and I like to drink on the run, but I'm always game to try out something new. Who says my way is the best way? (Usually me, but I'm trying to be open minded!)

Today I had a tempo run on tap - 2 miles @ 8:20-8:30 pace, 4 min rest, repeat. Our weather has been so cold lately, that I wanted to wait until midday so that it would be a little warmer. Well, it was a whopping 7 degrees, with windchill making it feel about 1F, and snowing to boot. Oh joy.

But I set off anyway, because I am me and if I say I'm going to do something then I do it. I figured today would be a good day to try out the SLS3 running belt, since I would have to put my water bottles in my pockets to keep them from freezing anyway.

I was pretty nervous that my phone wasn't going to fit in these skinny pockets, but they are surprisingly stretchy! I have an iphone 5 with an Otterbox case, so big but not as big as the 6. I think you'd have trouble getting an iphone 6 to fit. I also could put my Mp3 player in the other pocket.

What I really LOVE about this running belt is that it has the buckle instead of a Velcro closure.  My current running belt has Velcro, and  it pops off frequently. So annoying.

The SLS3 belt didn't move at all during my run - another plus over a bouncier belt. I was also pleased to see that neither my iphone nor Mp3 player were wet when I returned home. Both were bone dry. I couldn't really say that about the rest of my clothing. Snow is wet, you guys.

So, overall, I'm pretty happy with this belt. I think it will work great for shorter runs or runs like today where I have somewhere else to stow my water bottles.

Right now, SLS3 is offering a special price through Amazon - 50% off and free shipping. That's an awesome deal! Go here to get the deal:

Do you run with a running belt? How about water bottles?
Disclaimer: I was provided the SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt by SLS3, but all opinions are my own.  

1 comment:

  1. I've never run with a belt, but have always thought it would be handy! This one sounds like it worked out well for you!