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!