Nathan Hipster Waist Belt Review

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.**

6 Replies to “Nathan Hipster Waist Belt Review”

  1. I’ve got one of these! It’s much better than the other belt I have. My inhaler has never made a bid for freedom out of this belt. The other belt: it fell out near the start of a race, I had to run back for it, and that got me very yelled at…

    Love Nathan products.
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  2. Oooh it looks good. I have a flipbelt which I do like, but it is a bit of a pain getting my phone out during a run. I did have a spi belt but when I got a bigger phone, I had to get a bigger one and the fabric was stretchy so it bounced everywhere, whereas with the old one it didn’t. I like having a few on the go as they do get sweaty so I wash them quite a lot, and it’s annoying when I want to use it only to realise it’s still in the basket!
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  3. I do wear a belt normally, although it doesn’t fit my most current phone in which is frustrating. I tend to use my belt for my phone (although not this one!) and a couple of gels so it doesn’t need to be huge. If I’m out running long distances though I tend to wear my ultra bag, well stocked with all my foodie essentials! 😉
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