Friday, August 10, 2012

SPI Belt Review and Giveaway

We have been so excited to do this review since the day we found out that we were getting this amazing chance. SPI belt stands for Small Personal Item Belt. That makes sense, right? For runners this can be an essential piece of your running attire. Many times when attending a large race you have to have your id, keys, phone, etc. Where do you put that stuff? A lot of races have places where they can hold your stuff, but why not just take it with you? SP belt has so many awesome products including the belts you will see below, spibands, and even items for kids! Make sure you read what we, Big Sis and Lil' Sis, both thought of the Spibelt ... and see what is in it for YOU! 

The belt on the left is Big Sis' and the belt on the right is Lil' Sis 
(Yes, they come in cool colors too)

Big Sis' Review:
I have always seen runners wearing belts around their waists, but they always contained water bottles. They always seemed big and bulky and I never thought it would be something I could run with. I remember when I ran the Rock n' Roll 1/2 Marathon and I saw so many runners with these, I thought it was genius, but I knew it would bother me. 

 I was beyond excited when I opened the package and saw my little black belt! It was perfect. I was a bit worried about the pocket- but man, it holds so much! It is so small but stretches to meet your needs, which is perfect for any runner. I have worn it on several runs, but the run that it mattered the most was in a 5K that I did. I was able to wear it with my credit card, ID, keys, and money! AND... best part, I completely forgot the belt was on me. It did not irritate me at all. Actually I didn't even notice it was there! I did not feel/hear money jiggling nor did my keys bother me. I was also so excited when I realized that the belt had not moved at all. 

The SPI belt could be used by anyone! It isn't just for running. It is a great asset to any athlete. It could be used for walking, bike, running, hiking, etc. My mom recently purchased one and she even mentioned using it on motorcycle rides...what a great idea?! There are always times when we miss the days of the ol' Fanny Pack, right??? ;) SPI belt is the answer! You can also put it under your shirt and no one will even know it was there! I recommend this item to anyone! 

Lil' Sis' Review:
 Now for my turn! I too have also been very excited to review the SPI Belt! 
When I received the SPI Belt in the mail, I was first very excited to see how cute it was! Mine is a black belt with a turquoise pocket. I loved that it was handy and stylish. I was definitely excited to use it to run with. The first night I ran with my new SPI Belt I hit my highest mile goal so far of 6 miles.
I honestly did feel that the SPI Belt helped me achieve that goal.  The reason for that is because usually when I run with my Nike+ app I am constantly looking at my phone to see my current distance.  With my phone in my SPI Belt, I didn't look at it until mile 4, so I felt so good and just kept going.  It was great. Along with not looking at my phone, it helps just to have a place for it.  Plus the pocket is sleek and small so it isn't in the way or bothersome at all. 


Another thing I like about the belt is the way it fits and how comfortable it is. 
It is adjustable and so you can fit it to the size that you want.  
When I first wore the belt I wondered if it would be annoying and move around a lot.  I was very surprised to find out that it stayed in place perfectly.  I didn't have to readjust the belt through my run at all, and that was great.  Because when you are running and tired you don't want to be worrying about adjusting a belt, so it is great that stays in place. 
Also, it is just such a handy tool to have for any sport.  You can wear it for anything, running, biking, yoga, anything.  It is so handy to carry your phone, keys, credit cards/cash, any of those things that you may have to hold or carry with you. 


All in all the SPI Belt is a great investment! I will suggest it to all of my friends from now on, and I will definitely continue to use it throughout my future runs and workouts.  

I would like to add that each of us did our own review before putting them together. Many of our comments are actually the same, but they were totally done separately. That shows you how AWESOME of a product this it. If anyone has ANY questions, PLEASE ask us. We would be glad to try anything out with it or send pictures of certain parts if you are interested. 

NOW FOR THE AWESOME GIVEAWAY!
The great thing about today is that not only do ya'll get to hear what we like about our SPI Belt, but you also get the opportunity to WIN your very own SPI Belt! No purchase necessary. We think it is awesome that the people over at SPI belt is going to give our reader a FREE SPI Belt too! 






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64 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I've always wanted one. I have some of those fuel belts, but those are bulky and usually only for longer runs. It would be nice to have this for the shorter runs.

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    1. Yes it is definitely not bulky! Does a fuel belt carry drinks and things?

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  2. Awesome review, I would love to have one to hold my phone :)

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  3. I have already dropped my ID on the ground while running(luckily I found it) and it was in my pocket. I really could use something like this and with wedding planning I do not have very much money to buy the things I need. This would be great for the Disney Half marathon in February.

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    1. O you are doing the Disney half!?? Big Sis is doing that and Little Sis is trying to get off to do it! So exciting!

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  4. would love a spibelt to carry my phone with me on my runs

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  5. This would be perfect for when I run the Princess Half in Feb. I'll need a way to carry my phone, camera, id, and room key.

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    1. I know! I hated carrying my phone in my hand when I was running alone.. when I have the stroller it was easier, but now I don't have to worry about it at all!! Good Luck.

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    2. I, Big Sis, am signed up for this same race and Lil' Sis is TRYING to get off to do it... I am SO excited to have the SPI Belt for this run. I think these belts are awesome if you do the long runs.. especially big ones like that where you want/need a camera/phone! YAY! Goodluck!

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  6. I've been so frustrated with my hydration belts because they always move around and bounce! This would be great alternative

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    1. Assuming a hydration belt is one that carries the water bottles? I kid you not... this belt DOES NOT move around at all!! I totally forgot it was there! It was fantastic. Good Luck!

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  7. I'm running my first half marathon in February and this would be awesome as I am training and getting into longer runs where it's a pain to carry my keys, etc. for miles on end!

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    1. It really helps having somewhere to put your stuff especially on those longer runs. Good Luck.

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  8. This seems perfect! I tried a wrist thing for my phone, it ended up being awkward and annoying after a while, None of the "belts" that I've looked at will fit my phone into them much less anything along with it. This looks comfortable!

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    1. Seriously it is SO comfortable. It did not move and I forgot it was there! Good Luck.

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  9. Oh I've always wanted one! I'm borrowing one from a friend right now, but winning my own would be awesome!

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    1. Winning your own would be amazing!! Good Luck.

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  10. I run alone a few days a week so it would be great to have this for my phone in case hubby or kiddo calls.

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    1. I agree and for safety. It is good to have your phone and not have to carry it. Good Luck.

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  11. I'm interested in the SPI Belt because I always need a place for my keys and iPod when I run!

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  12. I would love a SPI Belt because I always need a place to put my phone and keys!

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  13. I would LOVE, LOVE,LOVE this!! It looks like it would be the perfect solution to me always holding my phone, which is highly annoying and gets in the way of optimal performance for sure!

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    1. I agree it gets annoying carrying your phone. This is the perfect tool to help with that problem. Promise!

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  14. Woo hoo, I would love this belt contraption!!! Looks like it is awesome, cute and comfy!!

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  15. I run by myself in the mornings but I don't like taking my phone because I'm afraid ii'll drop it! This would be perfect to keep it with me and keep it and me safe!

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    1. AGreed. I ran at 5am this morning and was so thankful to have my SPI belt to put my phone in.. for safety reasons. Good Luck.

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  16. I've been looking for something new to carry my iPhone. This looks perfect! I'd love to win!

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    1. Good Luck! This is so perfect to put your iPhone in.

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  17. oooh, I have borrowed my mom's spibelt and it is great! love it for phone and nutritionals!

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    1. Our mom just got one and loves it. It is so great... We wish you luck in winning one of your own.

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  18. I'm running my first half-marathon and would love to use this instead of the bulky waist pack I have now.

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    1. Oh I hear you. We can't wait to use ours for our halfs in October and February. Best wishes on your first half! Good Luck!

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  19. Just signed up for my first half and was looking for a way to carry my stuff. I really don't want to check a bag and sis looks

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    1. Yes, I feel you... I don't want to check bags either... seems like a hassle to me. This fits everything you could possibly need! Good Luck.

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  20. it fits everything inside! so cute! would be perfect for my runs!

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    1. IT DOES! It is amazing that the itty bitty pouch you see will actually fit so much in it! Good Luck

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  21. It sounds great. I would love one for my new adventure of running..

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    1. Love that running is your new adventure! You will become addicted mark our words!! Good Luck!

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  22. Thanks for the review. I wasn't sure, but I am at a point when I need something to hold items on longer runs. I am still new at running, so the SPI belt would be a great asset.

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    1. This SPIbelt is one of the best things I have ever seen.. and I LOVE running with it.

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  23. I need one to hold my stuff when I am walking the dog, or running with the dog. :)

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    1. Agreed. Those crazy dogs make it hard to have anything else in your hand! Good Luck.

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  24. I am currently training for a marathon and this would come in handy especially on my long runs to carry GU packets and my cell phone.

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    1. And the best part- it would ALL fit! :) Good Luck.

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  25. It would be SO nice to have somewhere to put my keys/ID/cell phone besides the sock that I hide in the glove compartment in my car. :)

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  26. I shared on my running for dummies blog page!

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  27. I just started running and have to hold my iphone when I run for my music and my couch to 5k running program... I NEED this SPI Belt!!!

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    1. Good Luck! It would be a wonderful asset to you as a new runner for sure!

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  28. I would love a SPI belt for the same reason as you, to not look at my phone every few minutes. currently I store things in my bra so this would be much more comfortable.

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    1. I would imagine it would be comfortable. I don't carry things in my bra because I never thought it would be comfortable and I sweat so bad. Does the sweat not affect your phone?! Good Luck.

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  29. I would love to have a SPI belt for many of the same reasons as you. It would be much more comfortable for me to carry things with me and also ease some of my fears of getting injured and not being able to contact anyone since I don't usually carry my phone.

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    1. I always carry my phone and I love having it because I don't have to HOLD it anymore..

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  30. I am just begining to learn to run and I was wondering what to do with my stuff when I finally run a 5K.....Now I know! These look so cool. What a great idea!

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  31. What a fantastic giveaway! I've wanted to try a spinet!

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  32. I keep hearing great things about these belts. Thanks for the reviews & the opportunity to win one!

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