Friday, February 12, 2016

Product review: SLS3 Dual Pocket Running Belt

SL3S is the company who makes my favorite compression socks (I reviewed them back in October), so when they offered me another product to review, I jumped at the chance!  This is the SLS3 Dual Pocket Running Belt.  It's a... well, it's a dual pocket running belt!  I have always used my FlipBelt to carry my keys, phone, GU, etc. when I run.  I bought it about 3 years ago when I first started to run, and it's been one of my best running purchases.  However, one thing that worries me when I wear it is that the slits on the belt don't zip up, so while they do seem to hold my things well, I always worry that my keys or something might fall out. (Note: I have the "classic" FlipBelt--I know that they now make an upgraded model with zipper pockets as well.)  In addition, my phone is just a tad bit big for my FlipBelt, so I have to put it in a ziploc bag when I put it in there (it helps it slide in and out easier).  

Not my phone--but look, the SLS3 belt can also hold an iPhone 6!

The SL3S belt boasts that it can hold my phone (Samsung Galaxy) easily, and that the zipper pockets will keep everything safe.  I ran with the belt on 4 different runs (from 4 miles all the way up to 14 miles), and twice I carried my phone with me.  The pockets on the belt are expandable, so while they may look small in the photo below, my phone slid in and out of them with total ease... way easier than my FlipBelt!  I loved this aspect of the belt.  The pockets are also water-resistant, which definitely came in handy during my 7-miler in the rain this past week. Also, today I had to put my used GU packet back in the pocket due to lack of a trash can nearby, but it was easy to rinse out the pocket after my run and hang the belt to dry.
My biggest concern when I first received the belt was if it would fit me correctly.  It's an elastic belt with an adjusting buckle.  I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get it tight enough.  The website says it can fit waist/hip size 24"-38", but I have no clue what my hips measure (FYI, I like to wear my belts on my hips, not around my waist).  It fit and stayed put perfectly though!  I completely forgot I even had it on during every single run I wore it.  I think that if I did want to wear it around my waist versus my hips, and it wasn't positioned over a layer of clothing, the belt might be too big for me.  So, if you're smaller than me (I am a women's size 3/4), or you like to wear your belt up higher on your waist, then this belt may be too big for you.  Otherwise, it should fit most runners just fine!

You can see the adjustable buckle here...
The belt comes in 4 different colors (blue, purple, black and lime green). I  chose purple and it's super cute (only the zipper is purple; otherwise the belt is black).  

Ready for the best part?  The Dual Pocket Running Belt retails for $29.90... however, if you use this link and order from, you can get it for only $12.90!  It's a limited-time introductory price, and there aren't many left, so order soon!  Even if you have a belt that you LOVE already, I highly recommend purchasing this one and giving it a try, especially for such a sweet price.  

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  1. I've been having trouble getting my iPhone 6 in and out of my Flipbelt too so this belt sounds great!

    1. I think you will be really happy with this belt!