Disclaimer: At the bottom of this post there is a review of the FlipBelt. I received the FlipBelt through a Sweat Pink campaign; however, all opinions are my own.

It’s been a crazy busy week! Well, last week was crazy busy so this week is going to be spent playing catch up. And it’s the not-so-fun kind of catch up that involves lots of laundry, an empty fridge and the incessant need to sleep all day long. Of course, as I write that I’m laying in bed with a bag of chips. That urge to sleep is going to win but at least the dryer is doing it’s thing to produce some fresh smelling clothes! Last week was big for two reasons – work and running. On the work front it was a big week – we had the Grand Opening if our first Colorado retail store with Sierra Trading Post. This is a huge deal for us so we had all sorts of fun stuff planned. On Wednesday night we hosted a preview party for local bloggers with burritos and camping games. I don’t know about all of the bloggers but I had fun! Rebecca and Amy recapped the event if you’re interested!

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We already talked about how “omg, I can run again” but since then more thing have been falling into place for the Run, Rabbit, Run 100. After a week of playing chasing my tail (and every runner I know, including strangers) to replace my main crew/pacer that bailed on my last week it looks like things are working out. My chances of survival are increasing! And since I’m back on the trails and running around again I finally had a chance to give the FlipBelt a try. The belt showed up two weeks ago and I’ve been playing around with it since. When I ran roads I’d often wear my SPIBelt and since I’ve moved to trails I usually have my Ultimate Direction Jenny pack with me but I’ve always heard great things about how much the FlipBelt can hold so I wanted to give it a try.

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It went on a few adventures with me – to the Fort Collins Peach Festival, on a hike with Paige at Hall Ranch and a morning run with Paula at Washington Park. It’s pretty handy. If you haven’t seen a FlipBelt before it resembles a wide, double layered waistband that has slits on one side so you can fill it with necessities then fold the slits inward so they all stay put. You can fit quite a bit in it (keys, credit cards, ID, cell phone, granola bar wrappers, etc) and it fits snuggly around your waist even when chuck full of goodies.

Overall? It’s not a bad belt but I’m not in love with it. The color is obviously awesome, but beyond that there are two main reasons it won’t become my new favorite. It’s not easy to put on (try pulling it up over a running skirt) and it’s a lot of material to have around your waist (I already fold most of my waistbands). I may be biased as I’ve never had problems using my sports bra as a pocket for my phone/keys and I may be spoiled by my UD Jenny vest. That said, if you’re looking for something to hold a few things while you’re running and have had issues with other waist packs bouncing check out the FlipBelt, it does not wiggle! You can grab one today for an extra 10% off, just use sweat33. The code works until September 7th so get shopping!


8 Comments

Rebecca · September 3, 2014 at 8:58 am

Burritos, camping games and a trail mix bar!!! You know how to throw a blogging event 🙂 Thanks for including me, it was a ton of fun.

    Heidi Nicole · September 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

    And thank you for coming down to hang out! Sorry we didn’t get to chat more, I was kind of all over the place!

Patty @ Reach Your Peak · September 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I loved the flipbelt! But I get that it is annoying to put on when compared to a clippable belt. I do also love that it doesn’t wiggle – that was my main gripe with the SPIbelt. I sweat way too much to put my phone in my sports bra, it would probably get water damage lol 😀

    Heidi Nicole · September 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

    A lot of people have mentioned having issues with the SPIBelt wiggling around — I’ve never had problems with that, even with I fill it with keys + phone + food. But then, I do wear it low on my hips. My favorite part of the FlipBelt is the bright colors — I can now look like a ninja with a badass belt! 🙂

lynne · September 4, 2014 at 9:14 pm

you step into your flip belt?! i always pull mine over my head 🙂

    Heidi Nicole · September 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Ahhh…I didn’t even think about that as an option. That may be easier!

Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead · September 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I’m still bummed I couldn’t make it to the STP event! I’ll be cheering for you long-distance next weekend… and when I run my marathon Sunday, I’ll be thinking, “Heidi just ran 100 miles. You can run 26.”

    Heidi Nicole · September 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I’ll be thinking of you — and how much faster you’ll be moving than me! Good luck out there! 🙂

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