arm pocket review + giveaway

I was provided with two complimentary Armpocket bands (one for personal use and one to give away) in exchange for my honest review and feedback. All opinions are my own.

Like most runners, I am fairly particular about my gear. From the right shoes to the perfect socks, to the water bottle that fits most comfortably to the nutrition that fuels most efficiently. Once I find something I love and that works, I’m pretty hooked.

I have been wearing an Armpocket armband for almost three years, now. A friend made the recommendation and I decided to give it a try, simply because I needed a convenient place to comfortably tote my phone and earbuds, and any other little things I might need along my way.

I was hooked.

Armpocket offers a line of armbands in a selection of sizes and functions. From the thin, sleek “Racer” model to the larger, carry-all “Mega i-40“, Armpockets are a great way for runners to carry phones, mp3 players and other little necessities with them when they hit the road.

All Armpockets are made from recycled plastic fibers and natural bamboo rayon. This makes them not only eco-friendly, but also moisture-wicking and resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew. The curved portion of the band is memory foam, and separated from the actual case by a waterproof barrier, to protect your electronics from sweat, rain or other types of moisture. Keys, cards and cash fit neatly into a deep interior pocket and the whole case zips up to keep everything safely stowed.

I currently use the Ultra i-35, which is a great fit for my iPhone 7 with Speck case. My newest model is a gorgeous neon yellow, which has reflective edges to help with visibility.

There are two holes at the bottom of the Armpocket through which I can easily thread my headphone wire, when I feel like listening to music or a podcast.

And I can also fit in a Gu, a key, my ID and a credit card or cash, without adding any additional bulk. This comes in handy, especially at races where I need to bring a few things with me and don’t feel like using or don’t have access to gear check.

I know my phone is protected from rain and moisture (a big concern with the humidity we regularly face), as well as any dirt or mud (trail or obstacle runs, anyone?). Additionally, the case is fairly simple to clean – I throw mine right in the washing machine on cold cycle, and then air dry it.

What I like most about the Armpocket line of products are the wide sidebands on the adjustable straps.

This helps keep the Armpocket balanced and fitted on my upper arm without any flipping or flopping. Once the velcro is fastened, there is no sliding or any other movement, even over clothes!


My Armpocket is, and will continue to be, one of the essentials I grab on my way out the door for my runs.

Now, for the fun part. We’re giving away one Armpocket Flash (color black, size medium) to a very lucky winner.

Not only can the Flash accommodate devices up to 6.5″, but it also features multi-mode LED lights for better visibility in the dark. Safety and convenience all in one! Enter to win this for your very own!

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74 Responses to arm pocket review + giveaway

  1. Elizabeth Bollmeyer says:

    my phone and water

  2. Kait says:

    I usually like to carry my phone, ear buds, & ID just in case. During races I need room for my car key, cash, & toilet paper (never know when you’ll need it!)

  3. Coco says:

    Nice! I usually carry my phone, water bottle and car key. I need to get a ca with keyless entry because the fob is so bulky!
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  4. Sadie B. says:

    I like to carry my keys and phone.

  5. Kristina says:

    My phone, water and my fitbit.

  6. this looks legit! I’m not a fan of fuel belts, UGH. I’ve never used anything like this before (other than for my first-ever long race…and that one was nowhere the quality of this one). It looks a great place to stash some gels and cash…and my lipstick LOL
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  7. Kristen says:

    Nice! I cannot run without my music, so an armband is critical! I just got a new phone, so I need to get a new armband. I like that this one has a zipper pocket, that’s so helpful!

  8. Tessa says:

    I always carry my phone, $5 and water. All essentials!

  9. Dagmar says:

    My cellphone and some water!

  10. liz lew says:

    Fuel and water usually

  11. Brandi says:

    I am currently on the hunt for an arm band and this is a great review. Thank you so much!
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  12. I’ve never used an arm pocket for my phone. I’ve used a flip belt and spi belt. May have to give this a try!

  13. I always carry my phone and my keys. I also carry nuun if I’m going out for longer than a few miles. Thankfully I can fit most of what I take in my skirt pockets.
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  14. I try to run with very little. My phone if I have to and keys. This looks like it can hold a lot but isn’t too bulky.
    Anna @Piper’s Run recently posted…Rounding off 2016 – A Year in ReviewMy Profile

  15. David Coker says:

    This looks like just the thing I need to run with my few necessities without them weighing me down. Compact and convenient.

  16. Nice review! I usually carry my phone; if I’m going farther, I might carry a gel.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Runfessions: December EditionMy Profile

  17. I used to always run with my armpocket. I should fish it out of hiding!
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  18. Joe cobos says:

    This is really awesome

  19. I always need to have my phone and house key or car key on me.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Friday Five – Five Possible Races to Run in 2017My Profile

  20. Danielle says:

    I need energy gel, my phone, keys.

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  22. Wow this looks really handy with all the pockets and stuff! I can’t get comfortable with arm bands and prefer belts but this looks great for runners.
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  23. janet m says:

    Phone, keys,id,chapstick, and h20:)

  24. Riley Borgia says:

    Phone, keys, and wallet are the standards of what is in my pockets.

  25. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Phone, keys, and pepper spray..

  26. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    My phone and water.

  27. Debra Jensen says:

    Keys, ID, Phone

  28. Dee Priser says:

    When I head out I have to have my keys, my phone, change for a bottle of water if I’m at the park, lip balm, and doggy poo bags- I never need them unless I don’t bring them.

  29. rachael o'donnell says:

    My phone, ipod, headphones.. and water sometimes!

  30. Ellen Casper says:

    I carry my phone, keys and water.

  31. Heidi B says:

    I need my phone, keys, water and a light if at night.

  32. Eva says:

    Phone, keys, ID and a little cash

  33. Tandi Cortez says:

    I carry with me, my phone, my id and my chapstick.

  34. Leah Shumack says:

    I need to carry my phone and my house key. And usually like to put my debit card or a few dollars in there too just in case!

  35. Heather says:

    I have to have my phone, keys, ID and cards.

  36. Brittany B. says:

    I carry my keys, ID, phone, and water bottle.

  37. Shea Balentine says:

    My phone, keys, and my debit card along with a few bucks =)

  38. Jenna Marcum says:

    Keys and phone.

  39. Michelle L. says:

    I carry my phone, keys, glucose monitor, and a bus token!

  40. Jennifer Finn says:

    I need to have place for my keys and ipod

  41. Molly says:

    I need to carry my keys and ID.

  42. Shirley Wood says:

    I need a bottle of water but I like to also have my phone and keys as well when I’m running or walking.
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  43. Janet Boyanton says:

    My phone, keys, and ID.

  44. Chelsey L. says:

    I would carry my phone, inhaler and keys!

  45. Kayla Klontz says:

    My keys, my cell phone, and my water, I also started carrying an identification card in case emergencies! Thank you for the chance to enter!

  46. pamela j says:

    Phone, ID, Keys and water.

  47. Michelle B says:

    On all runs I need my phone, gum and chapstick.

  48. Kristin C says:

    I always need my phone and keys

  49. Darlene Owen says:

    I need to carry cash, credit card and my phone.

  50. Andrea says:

    Phone, debit card, emergency info for y heart condition

  51. shirley says:

    I carry my keys, phone and water.

  52. Dena Stewart says:

    Phone, id., some money, and I totally agree with the toilet paper comment

  53. TallulahJane says:

    I like to carry my keys and my phone.

  54. Diana Hatch says:

    Phone and water bottle

  55. Meghan says:

    Just my phone for music

  56. Danielle Porter says:

    My phone and keys!

  57. Marty C says:

    Key, phone, and inhaler…

  58. Nancy says:

    I need to carry keys and ID.

  59. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I need some water, a phone and some “just in case” money.

  60. Marija says:

    Water and phone!

  61. Darlene Cruz says:

    My phone, pepper spray, keys

  62. Ashley F says:

    I carry my keys, phone, ID, money, Chapstick.

  63. elizabeth miller says:

    I always need keys, water bottle, id, and cell phone. I really like that this band has a small zipper section for those types of items. Great for anywherre.

  64. KENNETH OHL says:

    my phone and wallet. thankyou, ken

  65. Aaron says:

    I need to carry a key on a run.

  66. deanna says:

    I need to carry my phone and keys.

  67. Hargow Wong says:

    I carry phone, keys, and water bottle.

  68. Senna Kory says:

    I need my phone, keys, and a water bottle.

  69. wen budro says:

    I need to carry my keys, phone, dog poop bags, kleenex, and money.

  70. Mira V says:

    I usually carry my Phone and water.

  71. Kelly McGrew says:

    keys, pepper spray, cell phone! that’s about it!

  72. Margaret S Porter says:

    Keys, phone, id

  73. Gail Fernandez says:

    I need to carry my keys and my phone on a run.

  74. Billiee Beal says:

    ID my cell can;t leave without them

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