Where the heck do you put all this stuff? And how do you keep it safe from sweat? And how much effort goes toward fishing this stuff out? I used to stash money in that little inside pocket of my shorts and I have grossed many a 7eleven cashier out by not only standing in line while my sweat drips down to their freshly mopped floor, but by handing them sopping-with-sweat money.
I have had a few different fuel belts and arm bands to carry things in. Issues with comfort, sizing, durability, convenience, always arise. Until we found this:
Armpocket can't be compared to any other armband device. It's crazy functional. (I know you might be thinking that this thing looks huge, but I happen to have the biggest phone on the market right now (HTC EVO) WITH an extended life battery that makes it even bigger. And I happen to have a small arm.) Pretty much every parent I know feels compelled to run with their phone at least half of the time, and this is the most comfortable way I have found to do it. Armpocket conforms to the contour of my arm. It is backed with memory foam and this is what keeps it light as air and really comfortable. Unlike other phone/media device carriers I have tried, it is incredibly water resistant. Rain and sweat have yet to touch the contents of this thing.
Take a look at what I carry on a typical long run:
|Money, SaltStick Caps, energy gels, and phone. Really.|
Behind the gels, there are two additional pockets (black) where I keep my SaltStick Caps. And as you can see, there's room to stuff more in here. Chapstick, keys, condoms, credit cards; the possibilities are endless.
Armpocket comes in a lot of different colors and three different sizes. Hooray! If you happen to be smaller or larger than average, no need to suffer with the BS of "one size fits most" when you purchase one. I deliberately chose pink so that no one else in my household (of three sons and a husband) would be apt to "borrow" it permanently. I plan to run the Marine Corps Marathon wearing my Armpocket. If you are running MCM as well, be sure to stop by and see the Armpocket peeps at the MCM Expo at booth 810.
You want one? Look at their website. Seriously. Go. And compare the features to anything else you can pick up at your local running store. There's no comparison. One free Armpocket of choice will go to one lucky winner. Any color. Any size. REALLY!
And this thing isn't just for runners. This is the answer the "where do I put my cell phone when on a looping roller coaster?" question. This is great for cyclists. Walkers. People with too many kids and not enough hands. The possibilities are endless.
|I did not plan to match my awesome Armpocket with my awesome Altra Zero Drop shoes, just for the record...|
If you want to win one, get on facebook and like Armpocket and mention that For The Love Of The Run sent you. Then, comment below and tell us your biggest running or fitness related accomplishment thus far and tell me your (current) ultimate goal. No victory and no aspiration is too small, and in sharing, remember that you will inspire others, no matter who you are and how you might think you compare to anyone else. So tell us!!! We will choose a winner VERY soon.