The days of baggy sweat pants with bulky pockets are long gone. Active wear is sleeker and more stylish than ever before. The only problem is there’s nowhere to hold your phone, music, cards, gel packs and keys. That’s where FlipBelt comes in – a singular tubular waistband that solves one of the biggest irritations when working out —where to tuck your must-have items.
I’ve been using the FlipBelt for over two months now and absolutely love it. Items are simply slotted into the FlipBelt and held in place by the elasticated spandex-lycra blend. There is a little clip for hooking onto keys to give you added security and peace of mind. My Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone slots in easily and the volume buttons are usable through the material. There are no zips or buttons on the FlipBelt itself and there’s no need for them. The clever design holds everything quite snugly. You can flip the belt over so the openings are covered if you wish, but I never bother as it works fine without doing so. If you want to be extra cautious by all means flip it over.
As a running belt it fits snugly and blends in with whatever you’re wearing and just appears like a waistband. There’s no bounce or unnecessary bulk. You would hardly even know you’re wearing it. In fact I find myself occasionally touching my keys or phone to ensure they are still there! It comes in a range of sizes and colours.
The FlipBelt is not waterproof (but neither is my running gear, who wants to run in a plastic bag!) so if you’re going to sweat a lot or run or workout in the rain, you’ll probably want to put electronics into a plastic bag to keep any moisture out. If your gadgets are in a rubber case you’ll find it could stick to the material and not slip in as easily. Your little plastic bag will come in handy for that reason also. I use a little ziplock bag and it works a treat.
The video below shows the FlipBelt in action.
- Price: £25
- Unisex sizes: XS-XL
- Sports: Multi-sports including running, gym, exercises classes.
- Colours: Black, Carbon, Neon Punch, Violet, Royal Blue, Aqua, Hot Pink, Nuclear Yellow and Neon Green
- Retailers in the UK: Retailers including At-Your-Pace, Achilles Heel, Front Runner and direct from FlipBelt UK.