August 30 to 30 Giveaway #2: SPIbelt

by Melissa on August 10, 2012

Happy Friday morning!!! Guess what I’m going to do this morning? Three things:

  1. Read everyone’s Weekly Chase posts for this week.
  2. Tell you about this week’s giveaway.
  3. Announce last week’s ZICO giveaway.

And the winner is…

Congratulations, Erin of The Spiffy Cookie!!! If you wouldn’t mind emailing me at livelovenrun[at]gmail[dot]com (by Sunday night) with your mailing address, I will gladly email it on over to my ZICO contact to have your prize mailed to you!

Okay, second order of business. As I promised, it’s my birthday month (20 days to 30!) and I’m giving away some awesome goodies, and I have the second giveaway for you.

Who here runs? Who here bikes? Who here chases after a troop of children? Oh who am I kidding? Who here does anything active and would love to have a piece of gear that allows her to leave her purse behind? Or a piece of gear that allows him to remove the clanky keys and such from his shorts pocket? (My husband removed his money clip, keys, and lighter – ew – about a million times during our move.)

I have been, for 2.5 years, carrying my keys in my sports bra while I’m running. (That’s a flattering picture to paint – me sneakily removing my keys from the armpit of my sports bra – you know, to avoid the ever sexy pointy nipple look – as I walk up to the car. Everyone loves trying to figure out what you’re digging out of there.) I never needed the pocket space for GU or gels or anything else, but my phone was always left behind or carried in-hand. Unsafe or annoying: two things that needed to get removed from the picture and fast.

So I finally bought a SPIbelt…and I’ll never look back.

I bought the belt for my half marathon training, because I’d be running longer and further and wanted to avoid leaving really necessary items in my car. If something happened, I’d need a way to call my husband, I’d need something for energy, or I may need to stab a dude in the eye with my key. (Haha, don’t lie ladies…you know you’ve thought of using your keys for this.)

(The goods I have to store.)

What I love about the belt:

  • The zipper zips fast. There’s no snagging, so opening the pocket is quick and easy. (This was perfect for when I wanted to snap a picture during the race or even on my training runs.)
  • It fits so much! My iPhone, my huge bundle of keys, a GU or gel packet, and other smaller items like chapstick fit in there just fine.
  • This doesn’t slip. At all. I mean it…at.all. I have a serious issue with apparel riding up or slipping. I hate some tank tops for that reason. I was really scared I’d have to wear the belt just below my chest to prevent it from slipping, because I’ll be honest…mommy tummies aren’t always a joy to belt. So I strapped it on at the hip. In. Love. I could wear the pocket at my side, right out in front, or even in the back, and I had no problems.

  • The belt adjusts to fit. The same belt can, and will, fit waist sizes ranging from 25” to 50”.
  • There’s a polka dot belt. Enough said. ;)

I wanted to share the belt with you all, so I contacted SPIbelt, and what did I get? Amazingness. They sent me a SPIband to try out and share with you all as well. I’ve always been curious about the wrist bands, because sometimes it’s not comfortable to carry a belt when you’re, say, running shorter distances. (Or in my case, you packed your belt in the move and decided to try out the band in that manner. See. No “runner” title needed.)

I was very pleasantly surprised, because I was sent a small band. It didn’t move around on my wrist, and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to fit anything in there. Wrong. I fit my keys and iPhone just fine.

What I love about the band:

  • It’s compact. I love that it’s so tiny and yet can hold so much!
  • It’s comfortable. It doesn’t feel like you’re carrying a phone and keys. (And sometimes, I like having something to fidget with when I’m running. Like a sweatshirt sleeve.)
  • There’s no zipper. Having a zipper on your wrist might be a pain…so having overlapping sections of the band helped hold stuff in.
  • There’s nothing to adjust. Again, the wrist isn’t a place you want to be adjusting something, so having two sizes available is great.

Here’s the good news – SPIbelt is offering you, my hard-workin’ readers, a SPIbelt of your own. So if you’ve always wanted one, you have a chance to get one here. Oh…and there’s a second prize, too. SPIbelt has offered a SPIband as well!

So one lucky winner will receive the belt and one will receive the band. Pure joy there, guys…I love them.

So here’s your chance. Go wild. ;)

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**IMPORTANT** I do moderate my giveaway entries. I had to remove a couple of entries from the ZICO giveaway for Weekly Chase entries filled in with questions or phrases instead of links to a legit post. Please be honest.

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Tyly @ One Mile at a Time August 10, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’d love either, but I’ve never seen the wristband option before, so I’d love to try it!


Lori Beneteau August 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

I would choose the SPI-Belt :) I could really use one of these for my runs/walks.


Jenna August 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love your product recommendations! I will have to check out the SPIbelt (if I don’t win one) for my next half marathon coming up September 16th!!!! By the way i now have a sparkly soul head band, which I pretty much live in since my hair is always in the way with it being summer, a mommy, and a runner.

Any recommendations for running shorts and tanks? I haven’t found any that I love since they ride up on me too and I feel like I’m constantly pulling them up/down, very annoying while trying to focus.


Mindy Bobe August 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

I’ve always wanted to try a spibelt!!! So I would choose that one!


Betsy August 10, 2012 at 11:49 am

I would love to give the belt a try!


Kacie Phillips August 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

I would LOVE to win as I run all the time, but never have anywhere to put my keys/cards. This would be so handy-dandy-fantastical! ;)


Cassey August 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

I would get the band!!I love this stuff!


Holly Johnson August 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I would love to try a SpiBelt!


Mary August 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I have a belt and I love it. You’re right, though, sometimes I feel silly using it for a short runs. The band sounds great!!!


Brittany Suell August 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I would get the SPI Band because I have the belt! Of course if I got the belt I could give it to my husband!


Laurel C August 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I want a Spiband to bring with me on runs!


Anna August 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I love the wristband option!


Jeannie August 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hi Momma :)

Miss you! Still haven’t run but have been working out and trying to get strong again. I would love the SPI Belt, as I don’t have a proper one for when I’m out running (when I’m finally out there).

Hope you’re good and that the new house is good. Miss you!


Jess August 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Here’s the thing — I hate things riding up, can’t wear a fuel belt or hydration belt of ANY kind when I run. I stash what I can in my pocket (or Scott’s, haha) and use a handheld water bottle. BUT the write band totally intrigues me. THAT I could totally handle. Now I want to win this LOL


Kierston August 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The PB GU is awesome!


Liz Dawkins August 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The belt looks awesome. I always stuff my keys in the back of my sports bra which isn’t very comfy and they get super sweaty!


Alex (@alexbridgeforth) August 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Which one would you choose if you had to? A SPIbelt or a SPIband? —– Def. the Band, I already have a pretty similar band, and I don’t really like it all that much.


Erin August 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I would LOVE to try the SPIband!


Ali August 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I would totally love either. I keep having to bring a little bag with me that I hold throughout my entire run because I can’t seem to find a SPIbelt or anything that looks remotely useful in my neck of the woods. I think because the weather has gotten better I’ve been wearing less whereas before I could just throw on a light coat and throw my keys and whatever else in the pocket and be done with it. Oh well, c’est la vie! :)


Kim August 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I would def love a SPIband for my keys when I run, perhaps the belt for long runs.


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife August 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

i’d love the SPIband


Alexis {Diva on a Diet} August 12, 2012 at 12:28 am

I just had to check out the website! I still can’t decide! I could use either the belt or the band, depending on the run! I clearly need both! LOL


Gabby August 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I’d love the SPlband.


Beth August 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I love my spibelt and would love to try the band!


Tami August 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I could really use a band to help carry my car keys, (tying them to my sneaker is not the best solution).


Amanda L. August 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

I would love to win the spibelt! I need something to help carry my car keys and phone when I run.


Jen S. August 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

I would Love Love LOVE to try the SPI Belt!


Anna @ Piper's Run August 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

I would choose the SPIband as I’m not a fan of having things around my waste when I run. And, being 23 weeks pregnant doesn’t really allow for much around the waste.


Valerie (seattlerunnergirl) August 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Would love to win one of these – thanks!


Amy August 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I would love the SPIbelt for half marathon training!


RunInBoise August 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I would like a belt. With things on both of my wrists (a garmin & a nike fuel band) I can’t carry anything else on my wrists when I run.


Sheena August 15, 2012 at 6:13 am

I’d love to try the SpiBand! I own the SpiBelt and it fabulous!


Christina August 15, 2012 at 7:11 am

I would love to try the belt! I use an arm band for my iphone and a camelbak for hydration which has storage. The problem, I need to be able to access my fueling options quickly (I can have blood sugar issues due to being an RNY post-op) which would require me to remove my hydration pack to get to the pockets. Not ideal when you need it fast.


Louise Cunningham August 15, 2012 at 7:22 am

Either one! They are both too cool!


Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's August 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

Ive been wanting one of these forever!


Lori Beneteau August 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’ve been wanting a SPIbelt for quite a while!!


Nicole August 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’d love the spibelt. It’s on my every growing list of wants. It would be prefect for the Princess Half in Feb.


Lisa August 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

I would love to win! I need something to hold all my crap when I run!


Charlotte August 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I would totally love a spibelt. in fact. I’ve been looking into fuel belts recently. I donnnnnnt wanna carry all my crap in my shorts like I did during my first half. it sucked lol


Teri August 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I would choose the SPIbelt!


Linda August 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

Happy birthday!! I loved my run to trails, To soften the blow and save the knees…


Linda August 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

Would love to try the belt!


Tabitha August 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

ahh I just ordered one! I have been looking for a belt to wear when I run marathons because sticking my Gels and ipod in my sports bra is weird and people stare! Thanks for recommending! Can’t wait to try this out!


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