Monday, July 23, 2012

Flip Belt (Product Review)

I first heard about Flipbelt at the Platte River half back in April. One of the girls we were running with had one. She wasn't quite sure where she had gotten it, but I was impressed with the lack of "bulk" that is common in most belts. Most impressive was that it could still hold an iPhone, and she swore it didn't move around. Hmmm.

As the months went by, I still didn't see one for sale anywhere, then I had another friend try one out during the Colorado marathon. I wanted one so bad but couldn't find one.

Thankfully... I was able to get a hold of the company that manufactures them and I finally ordered one. They are based out of a suburb of Denver, so I received it super quick. I was able to try it out this weekend. First... I wore it to the bar while having drinks. Don't judge me! It was awesome! Couldn't see it under my shirt, AND, I didn't have to dig in my purse for my keys. Then, I was tested it out during a hot 5 mile run on Saturday morning. Sure enough, as promised, there was NO bouncing, nothing fell out, and I forgot I was even wearing it. I ran with my iPhone in the back and keys in the front. No "bunching" and the belt DID NOT MOVE.

Front (or back)
side view - flat
iPhone in there, flipped over
I LOVE THIS BELT. I love that there is nothing on this belt to ruin my clothes (velcro, snaps, etc) and that it is available in so many colors. I picked mine in red, but comes in about a dozen colors. At $24.99 it is worth every penny. Pick one up, I promise you won't regret it!

From their website:

Product Description

No need to fumble with fasteners while you’re active, you don’t have to wear a fanny pack... just slip your phone & items in/out of the pocket openings & slide them anywhere you want. Flip belt inward to securely lock in your items... It’s so easy & looks great.  Patent Pending
o Multi-access pocket openings throughout belt
o Turn items & pocket access up/down/inside as convenient
o Flip to lock in items
o Reflective logo - stretch non-crack 3M Quality Reflective
o Non-Bounce, Even Design
o No buckles to cause uncomfortable chafing
o Machine washable
o EPA Certified, Odor Resistant, Pilling Resistant, Anti-Bacterial High Tech Poly Spandex Fabric
o Available in colors, accent your workout wardrobe

Care: Machine wash cold water, tumble dry low, Non-Chlorine Bleach as Needed

Unisex Size Guide*
Belt Circumference Unstretched
  Waist Womens Mens
XS 22"-25" 0 23-26 25"
S 26"-29" 2-4 26-30 26"
M 29"-32" 6-8 30-32 28"
L 32"-35" 10-12 32-36 31"
XL 35"-38" 14-16 36-41 34"
*Size Tips: To ensure the most comfortable fit, choose the size appropriate to how you prefer to wear the belt.  If you prefer it around your waist go smaller, your hips - go bigger.  If your body type experiences ride from belts, try a bigger size that allows the belt to sit comfortably on your hips.


  1. That is a neat looking belt, love that you could wear it to the bar even.

  2. very cool. how much stuff will it hold? how many GU’s? inhaler? etc?

  3. That is interesting!!! Need to check it out :)

  4. I thought it would be good for the bar :) Pretty sure I need one.

  5. Now I see how the 'flip' works with your phone, super helpful. How tight/loose is the stretchiness? Trying to figure out what size I'd need.


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