I’m a big fan of the Nathan products in general (check out their light gear for running and cycling, so handy when you’re out running in the dark now it’s heading towards winter), so when they offered me the chance to review their new running belt I was fully on board.
It’s called the Hipster Waist Belt. It reminded me very much of the running belt I currently use (the Fitbelt) but felt a bit more streamline. At first I couldn’t work out where the pockets were… it seemed all very well-concealed.
The pockets are individually separated sections and can git up to an iPhone 6 Plus (quite the feat, I’m sure you can imagine!).
It comes in several different sizes (XS to L) and different colours (black, light green, pink, blue and grey). It fits nice and snuggly around your waist.
I could fit my keys and phone easily in the pockets. They didn’t jostle about too much as it was flush against me. I always appreciated that it didn’t look “bulky” around my waist when my top was over it.
I really liked this belt. It felt comfortable, it did the job and it didn’t ride up or bounce <– key for any running belt. I don’t know how people can run when they have a bag bouncing about the place.
For around £20 (depending on where you buy it) it seems like a pretty decent piece of kit. I tend to use these sorts of belt during marathons as it’s so easy to tuck a two or three and it’s not a faff to fish them out while you’re running. So if you’re looking for a belt to carry a few items (phone, keys, gels, tissues, etc.) this is ideal. But it won’t carry a water bottle obviously!
Do you wear running belts?
What do you take with you on a run?
**Full Disclaimer: I was sent the running belt for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own honest ones.**