If you’re searching for the most inexpensive and clever way to carry your running essentials then you need to check out the SPIbelt. The name actually stands for Small Personal Item Belt and was invented by a woman named Kim Overton when she decided tucking her keys into her bra during a run wasn’t very optimal.
- Unbelievably tiny (yet roomy!)
- Probably the lightest running waist pack on the market
- Available in a lot of different colors (our favorites are red and black)
- Might be a little too small for some people
- No hydration options (obviously)
The Bottom Line
The truth is we don’t know a single person who doesn’t love the SPIbelt. It’s not optimal for every situation, but seems to be perfect for some daily runs when you need to care a few small items along with you.
Don’t let the name fool you the SPIbelt is really just a tiny fanny pack for runners (or non-runners), but that doesn’t detract from how cool it is by any means.
Comfort and Fit
Depending on what you try to jam into the single pocket you probably won’t even notice you’re wearing this running belt after a while. The belt is made out of pretty high grade material with your typical plastic clip in the back. Originally we thought it might sag a lot because the pocket is smaller and concentrated, but the strap actually holds up well.
You shouldn’t have a problem with the adjustable waist band as it fits waist sizes 25″ to 50″.
There is only one storage pocket on the SPIbelt, but it stretches impressively to accommodate your essentials. While you can definitely fit your cell phone and maybe a couple more small items in the pocket, it seems to work best with those who use an armband for their iPhone in conjunction with the SPIbelt for things like keys, money, snack bar, etc.
If you want an exact measurement, the pocket is 6″ long and can expand to 3″ deep x 4″ high.
One of the cool things about this pack is you can use it for more than just running. So while it may be perfect for your daily runs it’s also perfect for things like trips to Disney World or walking around conventions, unlike other running waist packs that you’re limited to using just for running.