I’ve raved about the SPIbelt sport belt in the past because, well, it’s fantastic. And since mine was with by my side (literally) through another half Ironman race last month, I was really excited to check out a possible upgrade, their new SPIbelt Performance Series sport belt, and see how it compared to the original.
The Performance Series has a larger pocket than the original — a big plus for iPhone 6/6+ and Samsung Galaxy users. Even better, that pocket is now weather-resistant, which is helpful whether you’re caught in the rain, or you’re pouring cups of water over your head to cool off.
(Personally I stuff ice cubes in my top. Hey, don’t knock it.)
Bear in mind that the pocket isn’t as super-stretchy as the original, due to the water-resistance of the fabric. But I actually like it, since it makes it easier to get my phone in and out. Plus, the Performance Series belt includes four gel loops, so I don’t have to dig around in the pocket for a gel and accidentally grab my phone instead.
My new SPIbelt Performance Series is coming with me next weekend for an extra-tough half marathon. I may not run at my personal best, but at least I know my sport belt will perform.
Find the new SPIbelt Performance Series sport belt on the SPIbelt website and thanks to the company for sending one for review.