Running Belt Reviews To Help You Be The Best Runner You Can

What is a Running Belt?

Simply, it's a running accessory that is as exactly as it sounds. It is a slim belt that sits around your waist almost like a belt. The belt also has many different names. The ever popular fanny pack, a jogging belt, an exercise pack, a fitness belt and/or a hydration belt.

 Despite all of these names for this simple but very much needed item, a running belt is often used as a tool to house all of your important things. Things like your keys, wallet, spare money and/or change, your cellphone, iPod or MP3 player – things that you would usually take out with you on your task at hand – even the most important things that could keep you safe like a small first aid kit, an EpiPen, or even pepper spray for protection. Running belts are more convenient than lugging around a backpack or a purse and they don’t require you to hold onto them or adjust them every five minutes. All they do is sit tight once you have attached it around your waist and then you’re off!

 These belts come in many different sizes and shapes, some adjustable, some expandable, and in different designs, maybe even there are some multipurpose ones – but the one thing they have in common is to conveniently carry your personal items that you need while out on your jog, walk, hike, or activity. Many can even carry a water bottle or food packs for those avid runners or anyone participating in a marathon.

 Types of Running Belts

 As mentioned above, running belts come in all kinds of forms with different kinds of pockets and nick-knacks, so why shouldn’t they come in different varieties? Why shouldn’t there be different types of belts, big, small, a specific kind?

 Well there are! There are quite a few types that are available, some that you can wear on your arm, and some you wrap around your leg. But there are too many to list, but here are a few to wrap your head around:

  • Hydration Belt - A Hydration belt is definitely good for a hot sunny day. Whatever you ma y be doing and what activity it is, using a hydration belt is an excellent idea. On average, a human will need to drink at least 10 – 12 cups of liquid a day, so imagine needing one on a hot day when the sun is blazing down on you. A hydration belt will have room for usually around 1 - 6 bottles of water or whatever you choose to bring with you out on your excursion.

  •  Weight Belt – A Weight belt will allow you to add in small weights if you like to challenge yourself as well as build up your endurance and strength. That is the great thing about a weight belt! Just be sure to talk to a professional about any concerns or questions that you may have before you try this.
  • Fanny Pack – A fanny pack may seem hip or cool or totally not, depending on who you are, but the truth is they are very good for holding your belongings in. They come with a lot of space to fit smaller necessities inside, so they are very useful. Although one shouldn’t care what someone else thinks, no one can deny that a fanny pack is still beneficial to you.

 Even though those three are just a few to list, there is also a Fuel belt that we can add to the list. It uses the same idea as a hydration belt, only you instead of water (you can still keep water in it) you can keep energy bars or snacks that you need to be fueled up for.

Benefits Of Running Accessories

 If you are still unsure or unclear on all of the benefits of a running belt, there are still so much more than what you already may have learned!

 As we’ve learned, belts and waists packs and the like are great for carrying your things and important necessities, but many may also use specific types of fabric that can accommodate to your shape and help fit slightly bigger items like (bulkier) cell phones and bottles and snacks. There are also others that are water-resistant, giving protection to your things to remain safe from a light rain shower or sweat. Just remember to take it off before jumping into any pools!

Best of all, a running belt does not need to be used by only a runner or a jogger or someone who only runs marathons, no. They can be used by everyone and anyone, the younger generation and the elder, man or woman. It does not matter who you are, you can use it for virtually any activity you can think of like hiking, walking, playing soccer, football, or cycling, roller-blading, going golfing, going out on a date, or even just a quiet day out in the park.

 That is what is so great about owning a belt that is meant to be used for practically any activity.

Running Belt Reviews

 The reviews from athletes that use these belts are almost always positive! I have hardly seen any that say anything truly ‘bad’ about these wonderful items. Tons of people believe that these are a hundred times better for using than caring around a bulky purse or a heavy backpack that flops about as you try to enjoy your jog.

 All in all, they say that it is very comfortable and will keep your necessities close to you but always on hand and definitely won’t bounce around as you run. 

There are so many benefits and reasons as to why you should buy or use a running belt. They are great for training, endurance and typically everyday activities and on top of that, they make things a lot easier. Check out all of our belt reviews and our table below and treat yourself to a belt that will help make you the best runner you can be. 


Fitletic Ultimate Race Belt II

Fitletic 16 OZ Hydration Belt

Friendly Swede Dual Pocket

Nathan Speed 4R Running Belt

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Fliipbelt Review
Fitletic Ultimate Race Belt Review
Fitletic 16 OZ Hydration Belt Review
Friendly Swede Dual Pocket Review
Nathan Speed 4R Review
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