Saturday, February 6, 2016

SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt Review

I was contacted by SLS3 to do a review of their new Dual Pocket Run Belt.  I am always on the look out for new gear, and I love when my favorite bloggers talk about the newest gear in their blogs.  Well, lucky me, I get to be one of those people this time!

I have evolved in my run belts over the years, especially as my phone (which I always run with) gets bigger and in bigger cases.  I started out with a very simple flat belt that had multiple slits throughout.  The problem was, my keys would work their way out of said multiple slits if not careful, and I was constantly worried that I would miss them falling out and loose them on our runs.  I then changed to a zippered belt that stretched to accommodate not only my phone, but now my chomps or cliffshots, since I was training for longer distances.  While that worked for a while, I was always on a the look out for a belt that would accommodate more fuel/phone storage and wouldn't bounce or move.  Enter into the picture the new SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt.  

First off, it comes in four cute colors.  I am a sucker for purple or pink gear, so I immediately chose purple.  Always a wildcat GO CATS! Unfortunately. due to the overwhelming response, we didn't all get our color choices.  That's okay, I like the black on black too.
You can't even see the belt, as it blends nicely with my black running pants.  This could be a bonus, because it could have other uses than just for a run, and no one would even know you had it on.  
that is with just my iphone in it's otter box in the belt
My first impression was, WOW, how are all of my things going to fit in those pockets.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Here is a pic with my cell phone, keys,  2 sets of cliffshot blocks, and a doggy poop bag.   There is honestly still room for more!

 I like the fact that the pockets are split into two different pockets, not one giant pocket, where everything can kind of gather and sink to the bottom.  I was also impressed with the water proof lining of the pockets.  Most everything I take with on a run is solid, but I could see how this would be nice if you were taking GUs with you that could leak, or if you are out on a run and a sudden rainstorm hits.  With my current run belt, I have to put my phone in a ziploc bag if I suspect it might rain, but with this belt, I don't have to worry about that at all!

I also like the fact that it can be worn in the front or in the back.  I did a 5 miler with the belt on  the front for 2.5 miles and with it on the back for 2.5 miles.  I honestly didn't even know it was there.  The belt never bounced, never moved.  The only negative I will report is how hard it was to get my phone in and out of it while the belt was being worn.  I sometimes take pictures during a run, and it was kind of a pain to take the belt off to get the phone in and out.   A seriously minor negative that can be dealt with.  

I have worn it on a 5 miler, my long run of 10 miles, and hill repeats so far, and just love it!  After two runs, I did feel like it stretched out a little, so I had to re adjust the tightness of it, but once I tightened it down, it was fine and stopped moving.  The SLS3 dual pocket run belt is a must have if you are in need of a run belt

In fact, I am going to give one lucky winner a chance to win one of these babies!  The raffle will be open for one week (till 2/13) so get those entries in!  If you can't wait and just have to have one, you can visit Amazon through this link.  This is a limited time introductory price for the dual pocket run belt. The belt retails at $29.90 but our Amazon store has it listed for $12.90 (57% Off). 

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1 comment:

  1. I do like the fact that it comes in a variety of colors. I never run with my phone but would love to. This might be the belt I need to accommodate my large phone.