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!
Elizabeth Bollmeyer says
my phone and water
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!)
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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Sadie B. says
I like to carry my keys and phone.
My phone, water and my fitbit.
Kimberly Hatting says
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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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!
I always carry my phone, $5 and water. All essentials!
My cellphone and some water!
liz lew says
Fuel and water usually
I am currently on the hunt for an arm band and this is a great review. Thank you so much!
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Katie Shepherd says
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!
MCM Mama Runs says
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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Anna @Piper's Run says
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.
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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.
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Nice review! I usually carry my phone; if I’m going farther, I might carry a gel.
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I used to always run with my armpocket. I should fish it out of hiding!
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Joe cobos says
This is really awesome
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
I always need to have my phone and house key or car key on me.
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I need energy gel, my phone, keys.
Patty @ Reach Your Peak says
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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janet m says
Phone, keys,id,chapstick, and h20:)
Riley Borgia says
Phone, keys, and wallet are the standards of what is in my pockets.
Lisa Vanhook says
Phone, keys, and pepper spray..
jeremy mclaughlin says
My phone and water.
Debra Jensen says
Keys, ID, Phone
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.
rachael o'donnell says
My phone, ipod, headphones.. and water sometimes!
Ellen Casper says
I carry my phone, keys and water.
Heidi B says
I need my phone, keys, water and a light if at night.
Phone, keys, ID and a little cash
Tandi Cortez says
I carry with me, my phone, my id and my chapstick.
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!
I have to have my phone, keys, ID and cards.
Brittany B. says
I carry my keys, ID, phone, and water bottle.
Shea Balentine says
My phone, keys, and my debit card along with a few bucks =)
Jenna Marcum says
Keys and phone.
Michelle L. says
I carry my phone, keys, glucose monitor, and a bus token!
Jennifer Finn says
I need to have place for my keys and ipod
I need to carry my keys and ID.
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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Janet Boyanton says
My phone, keys, and ID.
Chelsey L. says
I would carry my phone, inhaler and keys!
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!
pamela j says
Phone, ID, Keys and water.
Michelle B says
On all runs I need my phone, gum and chapstick.
Kristin C says
I always need my phone and keys
Darlene Owen says
I need to carry cash, credit card and my phone.
Phone, debit card, emergency info for y heart condition
I carry my keys, phone and water.
Dena Stewart says
Phone, id., some money, and I totally agree with the toilet paper comment
I like to carry my keys and my phone.
Diana Hatch says
Phone and water bottle
Just my phone for music
Danielle Porter says
My phone and keys!
Marty C says
Key, phone, and inhaler…
I need to carry keys and ID.
Jerry Marquardt says
I need some water, a phone and some “just in case” money.
Water and phone!
Darlene Cruz says
My phone, pepper spray, keys
Ashley F says
I carry my keys, phone, ID, money, Chapstick.
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.
KENNETH OHL says
my phone and wallet. thankyou, ken
I need to carry a key on a run.
I need to carry my phone and keys.
Hargow Wong says
I carry phone, keys, and water bottle.
Senna Kory says
I need my phone, keys, and a water bottle.
wen budro says
I need to carry my keys, phone, dog poop bags, kleenex, and money.
Mira V says
I usually carry my Phone and water.
Kelly McGrew says
keys, pepper spray, cell phone! that’s about it!
Margaret S Porter says
Keys, phone, id
Gail Fernandez says
I need to carry my keys and my phone on a run.
Billiee Beal says
ID my cell can;t leave without them