As the pockets built into running clothes are generally just about big enough for a key and possibly some money I’ve always needed something to hold my phone. For most of the time I’ve been running this has been an armband which could fit my phone and key but this has recently started to irritate my arm, most likely to do with the heat and increased mileage.
So I’ve been on the lookout for a running belt, one that is big enough for both my phone and keys and possibly even more! This proved rather tricky as almost all the belts I saw were designed to carry water bottles and gels with only a tiny pocket for anything else.
So when I saw the Karrimor audio belt with two pockets, one big enough to hold a phone and more, I had to buy it.
The Karrimor audio belt is sold by Sports Direct and was on sale, as most things seem to be in that shop, for £5.99 instead of £11.99 (it’s now even cheaper at £3.50). It is adjustable to most waist sizes and is big enough for a smartphone with room for car keys, lip balm, money, bite size snacks and anything else you want to put in it. It also has a small hole in the front pocket for an earphone cable so if you run whilst listening to music or podcasts it keeps the cable out of the pocket.
The shop I bought it from only had it with a pink trim, but it is also available on their website in all black.
For my test run I wore it with the pocket at the back, turning it round to the front to get access. I’m not sure if it is designed to be worn this way but it felt more comfortable on my back rather than across my stomach.
The belt did move slightly whilst running, but I only really noticed it as I started to run, once going I didn’t notice it at all.
It may be that as I increase my miles I’ll start to need something that can hold a water bottle but at the moment this belt fits my needs.
All in all I found it a comfortable belt, sold at a good price, with plenty of room for the things I need on a run.