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If you didn’t win, that’s okay. You can still score 10% off your purchase by using the code “MasherRuns” at checkout!

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FlipBelt Review & Giveaway

One of the hardest things for me to find has always been a place to store my phone, gels and keys. My arms are too skinny for an arm band and my hips aren’t wide enough to keep most race belts in place. Sounds like a difficult problem, right? Trust me, it is. For the longest time I struggled with having to hold everything, my phone got super sweaty and my gels way too warm. All of this changed when I found the FlipBelt at the Platte River Expo in Denver. The bright colors instantly attracted me to the booth and the more I learned, the more I loved it. I tried it out the next day at the Platte River Half Marathon and from that moment on, I was hooked.

Because one isn't enough

Because one isn’t enough

The FlipBelt is a no slip belt that is made of continuous fabric, allowing the belt to keep a tight hold on your body. There are four pocket openings that allow you to store multiple items, and they are secured once you flip the belt over.

Front before flip

Front before flip

Room for everything

Room for everything

Straight from the website, here are the specs:

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 – 3M Quality Reflective

o Non-Bounce, Even Design

o No buckles to cause uncomfortable chafing

o Machine washable & Machine dryable

o Great for holding medication on the go.  Inhalers, insulin pumps, Epipens, etc…

o EPA Certified, Odor Resistant, Pilling Resistant, Anti-Bacterial High Tech Poly Spandex Fabric

o Available in Black, Carbon, Hot Pink, Nuclear Yellow, Sky, Violet and limited edition colors (Royal Blue, Royal Red, Neon Punch, Yellow)

I wear my FlipBelt on runs over 5 miles and never once has it slipped on me. I can hold my iPhone, car keys, Sport Beans, Gu and salt tabs in it without it bouncing around or any pressure on my hips. I even grabbed up a few neon colors as a safety precaution so cars can see me coming on the back roads. Even better, the FlipBelt can go in the washer and dryer, which is great after those hot summer runs when everything is sweaty.

Fan of the FlipBelt, see also photo outtakes

Still no movement even when jumping

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You have until 9:00pm EST on Thursday, August 22nd to enter. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on Friday, August 23rd.

If you can’t wait any longer and need to have a FlipBelt right now, then keep reading. FlipBelt has been generous enough to give a discount code worth 10% off your order. And if I were you, I’d use this to grab a few belts. Use the code “MasherRuns”

If you’d like even more information on the FlipBelt, including videos, a sizing chart, and the events schedule, check out their website.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I gave my review of the FlipBelt in return for a discount code to share and for one lucky winner to win a FlipBelt.

Favorite Things: Runner’s Edition

Lately I’ve been totally crushing on a few things for my runs. There’s nothing I love more than finding a new favorite running product, so I thought I’d share them. Here are just a few of my favorite things lately…

  • Point6  Socks. My feet sweat, a lot. With the heat and humidity, my feet were begging for something more comfortable on my runs. I checked around and discovered these little gems. They’re supportive, comfortable and don’t give me blisters. I wore them out on Saturday’s long run, and came home with happy feet. They also have socks for other sports, perfect for cross training.

  • FlipBelt    by Level Terrain. I picked this up at the Platte River expo and was so glad I did. This belt is perfect. It fits around my waist, doesn’t move around and all of your things are stored in the pockets so nothing falls out. It’s most useful on my long runs when I carry more. It has plenty of room for storage and no clips to rub on my hips.

  • Sport Beans   These are great for quick energy. One of my goals was to try new things, so I’ve been looking into other ways I can stay energized on my runs. A co-worker loved using these while he biked, so I figured I’d give them a shot. They taste great and I can feel them kick in within a few minutes. My favorite flavor…Lemon Lime of course!

What are a few of your favorite running things?