I am no stranger and have used the Flipbelt Classic for quite some time. Why did I never write a review? Who knows. Just looking at that piece of fabric that resembles a belt, you might wonder:
Is Flipbelt good?
Is the Flipbelt good for running?
Which Flipbelt should I get?
About the company Flipbelt:
Flipbelt was created in 2012 to solve the classic problem runners have: how do I carry my stuff? They are based in Colorado and are big believers in an active lifestyle. They created Flipbelts as the must-have accessory that allows people to move freely and carry essentials. Since then, they’ve grown and have created Flipbelts with pockets, zippers, and even accessories such as water bottles.
About the Flipbelt Classic:
How tight should the Flipbelt fit? It should feel comfortable and snug. You don’t want it too tight to prevent blood flow, but you also don’t want it to lose, so it falls down while you’re out.
Materials: 92% Micropoly 8% Lycra
The FlipBelt Classic was designed as an alternative to running armbands that don’t fit all of your legs. The waistband is designed to lay flat on your hips without bouncing. It can easily slide over shorts without the worry of chafing.
The sleek design of the FlipBelt Classic allows you to move easily without worrying about gear falling out. It also can fit a lot more than you think and can carry large phones like the iPhone and Samsung. In addition, it will carry keys, IDs, fueling, and more. You can even purchase water bottles that fit smoothly into the FlipBelt Classic. It’s available in several colors, so you can buy one to match your favorite outfits.
- Moisture-wicking and quick-drying
- Internal Key Hook
- Multiple pockets
- 3 M Quality Reflective Logo
- Machine Washable
My Experience with the Flipbelt Classic:
I’ve used the Flipbelt Classic for what feels like years. One thing I like about it (but it can also hinder it) is that it’s available in sizes XXS-XXL. You don’t have to worry about adjusting a strap or the strap moving around. It fits securely on your waist. You want the Flipbelt to feel secure but not too tight. You want some movement. The downside is that if you change sizes, you might need to buy a new one!
I’ve used the Flipbelt on long runs, races, hiking, and living life. It continuously works without the worry of it moving around. It’s probably one of the best running belts out there! It doesn’t bounce or move around if you have the correct size.
What is the difference between the Flipbelt Zipper versus the Classic?
As the name suggests, the Flipbelt Zipper has zippered pockets for that extra level of security. Many people choose the Zipper so they can carry their passports. The Classic works well, and I’ve never had issues with anything falling out. If you are carrying smaller items or something of high value, I suggest the Zipper. They fit the same.
What is the difference between the Flipbelt Elite versus Flipbelt Classic?
The Elite is also water-resistant. If you are someone who sweats a lot or find yourself running in inclement weather, the Elite is a great option. If I knew my race would be torrential downpours, I would probably opt for the Elite. They fit the same.
The cost of the Flipbelt Classic makes it one of the most expensive options out there because you have to purchase your own water bottle to fit into the Flipbelt (if you want that). Many options already contain a bottle at a similar price. But it is one of the highest quality, and you don’t have to worry about things falling out.
Flipbelt Classic Conclusion:
I’m a big fan of the Flipbelt Classic. You don’t have to worry about it sliding around when you’re running, plus it holds a lot. I do wish it came with a water bottle already!
You can purchase the Flipbelt Classic here and see all gear reviews here.
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Questions for you:
Have you tried the Flipbelt Classic?
How do you hold gear while on the run?