How annoying and distracting is a bouncing, chafing waist belt pouch during your run? But there is a good alternative! Please continue to read my FlipBelt review.During my runs I used to wear a “traditional” pouch belt to carry the stuff that I needed to take with me such as keys, gels, toilet paper, some cash or a credit card and my phone. Imagine me with a big bouncy bump on my waist and a water bottle my hands. I also tried several other options: like an arm band for my phone, a wrist band for my key and money and a special bottle belt for my water. But all of these were far from ideal for running. How lucky I was to discover the FlipBelt. It happened to be the perfect solution for me. I bought my FlipBelt Zipper a few years ago and am still using that same one today.
What is a FlipBelt?
The FlipBelt is a loop shaped one-piece made of soft and stretchy fabric. It is a double-lined, elastic waist band with compartments to keep your belongings.
How to wear it?
To put the FlipBelt on, you simply step into the loop and shift it up from your ankles to your waist. Or you put it on over your head, arms through it and then pull it down to your waist. It comes in different sizes.
How to use it?
Once you’re wearing it, you can easily slide your belongings into the openings of each compartment. Inside one of the compartments you’ll find a clip attached to a short elastic string for your key. Because of the belt’s stretchy material, nothing will fall out and all will stay in place during your workout. The FlipBelt Classic four “open” slide-in, access compartments. If you like you can flip the FlipBelt in such way to wear the open access points close to your body. But from my own experience that won’t be necessary, nothing ever fell out of any of the compartments. If you still feel uncertain about losing your belongings, you might want to choose the FlipBelt Zipper.
Pros & cons of the FlipBelt
The benefits of wearing a FlipBelt during your runs
- As the fabric is stretchy it follows all waist movements. During my runs I can hardly feel it at all. And still it’s tight enough to stay in its place.
- While wearing my previous pouch belt, I often suffered from chafing spots. But this never happened again with the FlipBelt, even though I always wear it under my sportswear on bare skin. It doesn’t shift at all. It feels soft on my skin and does not slide down or move up.
- It offers enough room for everything I need to take with me during my runs: telephone, keys, cards, water bottles and more. It all fits in the FlipBelt. And even with all of these items in it, the belt does not feel uncomfortable and it stays in its place. You can order specific FlipBelt water bottles that fit perfectly in the pockets of the belt and follow your waistline.
- Not only stays the FlipBelt in its place, it doesn’t bounce either. Because all my stuff is divided along the whole length of the belt, all the weight is not located in one spot, but more divided along the waist line. The stretchy material keeps all in place.
- Not only is the FlipBelt useful for running, but also during shopping, traveling, concerts & festivals and other activities. Because it is a one-piece belt that has no clip to snatch it and you can easily hide it under your clothing. In the FlipBelt your belongings are safely stored close to your body.
- It is made of good, lasting quality materials. I’ve had my FlipBelt for two and a half years now and I am wearing it approximately during 3 to 4 workouts per week. After each exercise I machine wash it with my sportswear. The colour and stretch of the fabric are still the same as when I bought it new.
- Only 1 disadvantage for the FlipBel Classic and Zipper…
Both the FlipBelt Classic and Zipper (the one I have) are made of a moisture wicking material, but unfortunately they are not 100% water resistant. With these two types you will need to protect your phone to get damp on rainy days or when you sweat a lot. Either use a plastic bag or waterproof phone case before you slide your phone into the FlipBelt. Other option is to purchase the FlipBelt Elite, which has a water resistant pocket with a zipper.
Where to buy
The FlipBelts are available in several types:
- FlipBelt Classic: 4 open access compartments
- Flipbelt Reflective PT belt: same as the Classic but in 360 degree reflective colour
- FlipBelt Zipper: Zipper pocket and 3 open access compartments
- FlipBelt Elite: 1 water resistant pocket with zipper and 2 open access compartments, side zip-on and reflective trim
Specs of all types:
- Available in various fashionable colours and in the sizes XXS to XXL.
- Moisture wicking and quick drying stretchy fabric (92% Micropoly 8% Lycra)
- Wide enough to fit larger phones with cases and passports
- Inside key hook
- 3M Quality reflective safety logo
- Machine wash and hang dry
Staying hydrated while running is a must, but carrying a water bottle or hydration pack can be quite a challenge as they tend to be so bulky and therefor unpractical and uncomfortable. The FlipBelt water bottles have a unique curve that wraps around your waist for comfortable carrying. They fit effortlessly into the pocket openings of all types of FlipBelt. So you can carry your water hands-free. The bottles are BPA free, 100% HDPE, top rack dishwasher safe and have a soft bite silicone mouth piece. They are available in two convenient sizes: 6oz (5.5 x 2.25 x 1.0 inches) and 11oz (8.5 x 2.25 x 1.0 inches).
Other FlipBelt Accessories:
You can add some handy other accessories like a FlipBelt running light, BIB attachment set , personal safety alarms, wallets and waterproof bags.
My personal overall rating of the FlipBelt: 5 stars!
I’m very positive about the FlipBelt and I will definitely continue wearing mine on each run. No more hassle with keys and telephone. No more chaffing and, most importantly, no more annoying bouncing pouch! I take the non-water resistance of my FlipBelt Zipper for granted as I think it is an easy to solve “issue”.
Given the quality of the material and all its benefits, I would definitely recommend all runners to get a FlipBelt too!
I hope this product review is useful to you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at an*******@mo*********.com or leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
This product is genius! One of the reasons I love winter runs is because my jacket has pockets and I can stuff them with the essentials! Summer is a whole other story. Thanks so much for this great review. My milages is much lower than it used to be before kids and schedules and exhaustion (I top out at 7), but I always need to carry tissues, chapstick, keys, and the water bottle option is awesome. Thanks for this! I may have to add it to my Christmas list!
Cool! Thanks for your comment.
Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article review about FlipBelt. I’m glad I found this article. The FlipBelt is filled with useful and awesome features even though it has its own cons. It’s a good choice. I think this product is awesome! I want to buy it and I will definitely continue wearing mine on each run. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck.
Thanks! Have you bought one? Or did you already use one? Im a big fan of it. I also wear it during skiing, hiking or at crowded festivals where I don’t want to carry around a bag or purse.
Many thanks to you for giving us such a beautiful article and I found out about a very interesting product through your article. You’ve written an awesome article about flip belts. One of the interesting things is that with this belt, I can carry all my essential accessories. Like my watch, key, mobile, tissue, water bottle and many more I can easily carry. And I want to buy this product very quickly and I will share my experience with you very soon
Yes, please share your personal experiences with me. That would be awesome. Thanks!
it is always very discomforting when I go on a run with the all those waist bounce belt…..but I never knew that something knew has come to replace the old very uncomfortable belt…I would definitely get this one as all my stress would be releaved..thanks allot for this awesome article.
Thanks. Hope your FlipBelt will bring you morefun2run! 😉
Hello Angelique, I must say that this review is very helpful and informative. I enjoy running with my friends and one recommended me FlipBelt. I am glad I stumbled upon your review because I see I can use this quality belt. It is not expensive at all compared to its benefits, I will definitely order one.
Hi Danijel! Yes do so! You won’t regret it! Thanks for your comment.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article with us .We have winter here and must use a jacket this time, but the jacket in my pocket is at the top of my choice. Because I can carry the things I need, the tissue, etc. in my jacket pocket .But summer is coming to an end and it’s completely different .At this time I need to carry my essentials like tissues, chapstick, keys, glasses and other things and always keep a water bottle. So I was thinking of a flip belt to carry these .Because during the summer I can think of no alternative to this belt. It is very easy for me to carry. I would definitely like to thank you for writing an article on self-important things .And I’m thinking my Husband might have a new attachment to it. Hopefully he will be very happy.
Great! Thank you!
Thank you so much for introducing me to this because I am buying it! Not only is it good for running, I can see myself using it at the gym without having to carry my phone around or risking it dropping/slipping out of my pant pockets. It’s also great for days when I forget to bring my lock for a locker; it provides security for important stuff like car keys, money and maybe a small wallet or id. It’s perfect!
Exactly! You’ve got it. Since it is so flat it won’t get in your way during your gym workout. I use it myself in the gym too for locker key and phone! Let me know how you like it! Thanks.
Hello Angelique. Thank you for sharing this review of FlipBelt. Unlike the traditional pouch belt, this FlipBelt looks cool. I love the fact that it is portable and hugs the waist tightly without causing inconveniences. This would indeed give a better experience especially when we are busy doing some job and body exercises too. But I feel it’s too small to carry big stuffs. I hope I am not wrong? Well, I am only familiar with the traditional pouch belt Buti definitely love the FlipBelt 100%!
Hi, thanks for your comment. What bigger items would you like to take with you during your run? A normal water bottle wouldn’t fit but if you’ll get the FlipBelt water bottles with it… the fit perfectly . I carry my iPhone 8plus, the car key, some tissues, a FlipBelt waterbottlle and some cash with me during my runs. All fits perfectly. I could even put in a gel or snack if I want (during longer runs). I wouldn’t worry about it.
Thanks for the in depth review! I feel like I can buy one and not be disappointed.
Hi Elissa, Thank you for your comment. You won’t be disappointed at all! 😉
i am a dancer and usually need to put things on me during my jobs and also my practices sessions.
The FlipBelt will be the best thing for me to actually use. Thank you for the advice.
Great you’ve discovered the FlipBelt. It’s the best item I have ever purchased! Not only do I wear it during all of my runs, I wear it to concerts and festivals too!
Did not work for me.
The bottle is not stabil at all. Big disapoinment.
Hi Alexander, I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. I’m wondering if you have used the FlipBelt bottles or have you placed a normal water bottle between the belt and your body to carry it?I always take two small FlipFelt bottles and I slide them inside the belt openings and they really never moved from their spot.