The Good: Simple, high quality, lightweight
The Bad: Wish the price was just a few dollars lower (but see the coupon code below!)
The Medal Worthy: Compact running belt that could also easily be used as a fanny pack for casual trips or vacations.
We will be basing our review around the claims of the product description and how well each aspect performs. GioSport lists the product as follows:
We tested this running belt through the following activities:
- Running (road and just around town)
- Running (trail)
- Bike riding (road).
Update 5/3/16: We took the GioSport for hike through Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and we still love it 🙂 Check out the picture below.
Design and Quality
The GioSport is very similar in build to the Aegend, which we also reviewed recently.
It’s got 2 thin vertical reflective strips on the front, and 2 more on the belt loops that can be positioned anywhere along the waist.
There are two zippered pockets, a smaller red zipper perfect for carrying money, credit cards, etc. I tried to put my Galaxy S7 in this pocket, but it was just slightly too small. So, it’s not likely you can get an iPhone in here other.
The second zippered pocket is larger, and great for your phone, protein bar, and keys. It also has mesh backing with two small mesh pockets inside. I used one for chapstick.
Comfort And Fit
The waist band is a standard 3 prong plastic clip that is adjustable on both sides. It was simple to adjust and get a good fit.
I tried the pack on both the front and back, but as is typical for me, I prefer the pack on the back side. It just seems to fit well near the small of your back.
Also, the mesh on the backside will be perfect for warmer runs.
These simple and compact types of running belts are quickly becoming my favorite. Mainly because they can be used for so much more than running. And while I’m a runner at heart, it’s always nice to have gear that can be used for other things.
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Disclaimer: This product was provided free of charge for this review. We have not been paid to review this product and all opinions are ours and based on an actual product test.