The Hotlegs Runner GEAR REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: SPIbelt | The Hotlegs Runner

Monday, October 18, 2010

GEAR REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: SPIbelt

I was so excited when SPIbelt sent me a sample for me to review.  I regret not getting one at the Disneyland Fitness Expo last month.  Anyway,  I opened the package in front of my fiancee and when he saw it he said, "Your iPhone won't fit in there."  He read my mind.


Sleek and Roomy
The pouch looked so slim and tiny!  I grabbed my iPhone and quickly unzipped the pouch.  That's when I realized that the pouch was made out of stretch material.  Not only did my iPhone fit... my keys, and a powerbar was able to fit inside as well.  Wow!  I mean, look how thin it is...



It will definitely keep your running essentials safe and secure!


Adjustable
One of the running belt's feature is that it is adjustable -- fit waists 24" - 40+".  So even my guy can borrow this from me.  I'm a petite girl so I loved that it fit snuggly on my low waist. See...



Ok, I'm lying.  That's not me.  This is me...


Anyway, you get what I mean right? If I get any thinner, I might need to get the kid's size!


Available in different Colors and Styles
I was asked to choose any style I wanted to review.  I really had a difficult time doing so!  There are just so many! All of them serve a different purpose.  They have a Reflective SPIbelt, Race Number Belt, Dual-Pocket Sport Belt and even a Diabetic Belt.




I chose the Energy Belt because, I didn't want to put my energy gels inside the pouch.  Having it just hanging out and exposed will be so easy for me to just grab one.  It can carry up to 6 of my GU™ packs.  I used it during one of my long runs and it was really convenient having to just pull out those gels.


I have to be honest and tell you that I fumbled with this belt quite a bit when I used it the first time.  My iPhone was in it and the screen was facing my body.  While I was running, it bounced and hit my abdomen which made me feel uncomfortable.  I tightened it (up to the tightest it could go) and I remembered what Cathy from SPIbelt told me, "Remember to wear it low (waist, not hip) and relatively snug, so that there is no riding or bouncing". It felt better after the adjustment.

There is one thing I would recommend though to future users.  If you won't be ordering the Water-resistant or Water-proof SPIbelt, I suggest you keep your phone inside a small ziplock back or plastic.  If you'll be using the belt for wet and dirty environments or if you sweat heavily, then these will be perfect for you...

Water-resistant SPIbelt and Water-proof SPIbelt

I love my SPIbelt!  I really do.  I also own a hydration belt which can be heavy during those long runs.  So... I'm seriously considering using this SPIbelt for my first marathon in December.  I want to run swift.  Therefore, it will help if I "travel light". =)


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And it's time for the SPIbelt Giveaway!  One lucky reader will win a SPIbelt of your choice!  This giveaway is open to everyone.

I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, October 24.

Please remember to leave a separate comment for each of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  I suggest you do everything specified below to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 10, that's 10 entries!

Mandatory:
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

 2.  Visit the SPIbelt Website. Let me know which style and color you would like. Post it on my comments again. = 1 entry


Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
2.  Follow SPIbelt on Twitter (@spibelt) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
4.  Like SPIbelt on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for each. = 3 entries
6.  Answer this:  What running essentials do you take with you? = 1 entry

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for this SPIbelt.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.



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229 comments:

  1. I like the ones with polka dots. I'm not sure which style I would choose if I won, I like many of them. ;-p

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  2. would it be possible to combine a water resistant energy belt? i do believe this would come in handy for sprint triathlons :) nice combo for the gels and other necessities :)

    good job hotlegs! your manager is proud of you! :)

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  3. What running essentials? I am a purist at heart so I rarely "have" to take anything except the little guy. You know leaving him alone would be frown on! ;-) heehee But if I had to say something that I have come to love lately it would be my compression socks. They really do make a big difference!

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  4. I visited the site and like the "spibelt energy belt"

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  5. I am now following you on Twitter! PS: didn't know your last name is Reyes - that's my hubby's / son's too (I'm a Roe-Reyes!)

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  6. I now like spibelt on facebook!

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  7. Running essentials I take with me (race day): Keys, cell phone, ID, gels, twenty bucks just in case I need it.

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  8. i ALWAYS take my watch with me when i run.

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  9. I am a follower... Reflective SPIbelt!! I don't think there is a color choice.

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  10. I would put my chapstick and keys inside! yay for no pockets!

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  11. Hi Ms. Julie, I'd like to join and here are my entries:

    1) Yes, already following you through my Twitter account.

    2) I like the Dual-Pocket Sport Belt.

    3) Following you now at Twitter.

    4) Hotlegs runner on FB have already liked.

    5) Liked SPIBelt on FB too.

    6) Posted the give-away on my FB wall, and Twitter account.

    7. Answer to the question: "What running essentials do you take with you?"
    - I take my hydration belt with front pocket for my keys and some coins.

    Thanks :)

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  12. I like the reflective spibelt.

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  13. Posted a link to this on my blog.

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  14. On long runs, I take water, Chomps, pepper spray, cell phone and house keys!

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  15. I would get the black energy belt. It would match everything!

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  16. Hello! This is Deb from SPIbelt! Thank you for this great review as well as everyone's interest. @Kenkoy Runner we do have combination water resistant/energy belts with several different color zipper options! Please feel free to get in touch with any questions!

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  17. I can't decided, but it's between the energy belt or the inner pocket belt.

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  18. When I run I have to take my Garmin and my Road ID. I know once I start doing longer I'll take some fuel of some kind.

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  19. I carry gels, phone, and pepper spray (if by myself)

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  20. Love the kids belt - red w/ white polka dots :)

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  21. I am a follower of yours on Twitter

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  22. I am a follower of yours on Facebook.

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  23. When I am out on a run I take my gels with me and either my Garmin or my Timex Ironman.

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  24. Posted on FB as well.

    Thanks for running this contest and the great review.

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  25. I want to try the energy belt one..I have one of the dual pocket

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  26. I always have my cell phone on me...it is a running must!

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  27. I LOVE the Hot Pink original Spibelt!

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  28. I posted this to my blog at www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

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  29. my running essential is water! I HAVE to have water even for short distances!

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  30. I'm a follower! This is so funny, I always thought they looked so tiny and useless, i didn't realize they were stretchy...so glad you did this review!

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  31. I like the hot pink spibelt....in fact I was about to buy one at the Columbus Marathon expo this past weekend

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  32. My running essentials are my iPod, glacier freeze gatorade, and sport beans...and sometime on long runs, my sherpa (aka my fiancee)

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  33. I have two Spibelts and really like them! This is a great giveaway Julie:)

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  34. I think I'd want the energy belt as well. I always knock my key out of things while trying to pull out a GU.

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  35. Running essentials - hat, GU, and handheld waterbottle.

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  36. I like the Black/Orange Spibelt!

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  37. running essentials: less is best! that's why i like Spibelts!

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  38. I'd love the water resistant SPI belt - I tend to sweat quite a bit and would like to be able to carry my phone with me.

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  39. My Entries:

    I'm a follower.

    I like the SPIbelt - Energy Belt.

    Follower on FB too.

    I like SPI Belt on FB too.

    Posted the give-away on my FB wall

    Answer to the question: "What running essentials do you take with you?" I take my hydration belt with pocket for cell phone and coins

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  40. I like the water resistant SPIbelt! Is black the only color?

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  41. I like Hotlegs Runner on Facebook.

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  42. I always take with me a running belt! Very essential! :)

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  43. I like the water proof belt. I live in Washington!

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  44. i have to have some type of fuel and a headband!

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  45. I am a follower for Facebook! And I want one too! Saw this during the Disney Expo. Cool!

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  46. I am following you on twitter and you know it ;)

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  47. I am a follower of SPIBelt on Twitter

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  48. I shared this giveaway on my FB profile.

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  49. I want the energy belt but in purple if any :)

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  50. Proper hydration is important for me so I always make sure I bring a hydration belt. For races with water stations, I need my race belt.

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  51. i like the limited edition with cancer ribbon belt.

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  52. Hi Ms. Julie, I'm reposting my entries one by one. Here's the first.

    1) Yes, already following you through my Twitter account.

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  53. For my second entry:

    2) I like the Dual-Pocket Sport Belt.

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  54. Third:

    3) Following you already at Twitter.

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  55. 4) Already liked Hotlegs runner FB fanpage last night :)

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  56. 6) Also posted the give-away on my FB wall, and Twitter account.

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  57. For my last entry...

    7. Answer to the question: "What running essentials do you take with you?"
    - I take my hydration belt with front pocket for my keys, mobile phone and some coins.

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  58. I'm your 100th follower! In my book, that should mean an automatic win!!!

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  59. I think I'd go with the Waterproof Spibelt just to be on the safe side in case it rains during my 1/2.

    :P Planning ahead, are we now!

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  60. I liked SPIbelt! :)(on facebook)

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  61. i follow you on twitter @erica_h

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  62. i follow spibelt on twitter @erica_h

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  63. i linked back

    http://www.ericarunning30.com/2010/10/weekend-round-up-1018.html

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  64. I would also choose the energy belt!

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  65. I follow SPIbelt on facebook!

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  66. My running essentials are pretty simple, my Nike Free shoes, my iphone armband, yurbud earbuds, and my Nike + app!
    Most days, my daughter and the jogging stroller are essential. She is two and running is our time away from the boys(husband and 6 month old twin boys)!

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  67. Love the energy belt in pink ;-)

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  68. I would like the energy belt also!

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  69. I linked your giveaway to my blog!

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  70. I take GU's, my GoLite water bottle, key, and phone (sometimes).

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  71. With living in the NW I would LOVE a water proof SPIbelt!

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  72. What running essentials? My watch and I always have my phone and ID on long runs.

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  73. hi ms.julie!
    I am a follower of your blog
    I visited their site: i like the Dual-Pocket Sport Belt
    I'm a twitter follower
    I follow spibelt too!
    I liked the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK
    I liked SPIbelt on FACEBOOK
    i posted on my running rage too
    What running essentials do you take with you? -hydration belt
    hope i win this one cause i need it, :)
    thanks!

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  74. I visited their site: i like the Dual-Pocket Sport Belt

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  75. I liked the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK

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  76. What running essentials do you take with you? -hydration belt
    hope i win this one cause i need it, :)
    thanks!

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  77. I am following spibelt on twitter

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  78. I visited the spibelt site and want the double spibelt! I have a single and think a double would be better :)

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  79. I posted your giveaway on my blog

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  80. I posted your giveaway on my blog

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  81. I'm not fussy - any spibelt will do - I'm going to start running longer distance & I will need to carry stuff.

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  82. I always carry my ipod nano & if I had a spibelt, I would bring my phone, camera, water, and/or gels

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  83. I would love the basic belt but in black with the pink zipper.

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  84. I like Hotlegs Runner on Facebook

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  85. I would like the dual pouch spibelt that holds the race bib!

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  86. I'm a follower!!! I thought I already was but now it's official :)

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  87. After surviving the monsoon rains at the Portland Marathon I'd love a waterproof Spibelt. I live in WA so it's a no brainer :)

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  88. I like Hotlegs Runner on Facebook.

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  89. I follow Spibelt on Twitter ~ windyrunner

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  90. I follow you on Twitter ~ I'm windyrunner

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  91. I posted this giveaway on my blog.

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  92. I posted giveaway on Facebook.

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  93. I usually always have my Road ID. If not I have my ID and sometimes my phone. On long runs I LOVE my CEP socks.

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  94. I like the waterproof one (looks like it only comes in black?). Total necessity to have waterproof in Vancouver!

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  95. Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

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