As part of my "self therapy," I've been doing a lot of shopping and drinking a lot of shamrock shakes, but I've also been enjoying some swim-run-yoga fitness therapy. Few things can calm the mind like a good workout or yoga class! So, I'm really excited to tell you about a great product I had the opportunity to try out recently! In this post, I talked about my recent frustration with the fact that my running tights and capris are all pocketless. Seriously, whose bright idea was that?? I recently had the opportunity to review a great new product: the SPI Band (pronounced "spy" band). From the SPI Band website:
SPIband creates a more compact way to keep track of the tiniest belongings without interrupting a productive workout. With SPIband’ s compact, yet roomy design, users can keep the smallest personal items around their ankle or wrist. With the safe and secure fit, users can work out without the worry of keeping up with their smallest, yet valuable belongings such as car keys, house keys, gym membership cards, cash and even wedding bands.
Similar to the Banjee, the Spi Band is a stretchy wrist band with a pouch for holding keys, ID, etc. It has a few features that are different from the Banjee, though--first of all, it fits much more snugly, which is a big plus in my opinion. When I first opened the package and took out the Spi Band, I was worried it wouldn't fit! It is nice and stretchy though, and fit perfectly. I have really little wrists, so I had my dad try it on too to see if it would fit over a bigger hand/wrist, and it fit him great too. (I have since learned that there are multiple size options for SPI bands, and the bigger bands can work as anklets too.)
I was sent a reflective SPI Band to try out. The inner part is a black stretchy fabric with a silvery reflective band over it. My keys fit perfectly inside the fold-over flap pocket, and they stayed COMPLETELY put on my run. Seriously, this band didn't move at all, and the keys didn't move once. LOVE! There's no danger of anything falling out of this little guy either--the flap pocket is super secure. Another awesome plus is the price. These little guys are only $9.95 for a regular band, and $11.95 for a reflective band. Overall, I think this is an awesome product.
This band only has two tiny drawbacks in my opinion. I did notice that my wrist got pretty sweaty inside the snug-fitting band. I tried it on the treadmill in a sweaty gym, and my wrist was a little hot by the end, so I think this might get uncomfortable on a hot summer run. Also, it is pretty small so there isn't room for Gu or anything. I would definitely recommend this band for someone who, like me, is frustrated about not having a pocket for keys in their running clothes, or who doesn't trust some of those waist band pockets! (I always worry about my keys falling out...) For long runs when I need to carry fuel, I'll stick to the fuel belt or the slightly larger banjee, but I will definitely be using this band on my shorter outdoor runs!
I am super happy with the SPI Band. You can buy your own SPI Band Here.
Oh, and last but not least, here's the winner of the See-Me-Run giveaway!
Vanessa G, email me at juiceboxesandcrayolas AT gmail DOT com by Monday to claim your prize!
DISCLAIMER: I was provided with one SPI Band to try out for the purpose of writing this review, but was not compensated in any way to express a particular opinion. All thoughts expressed in this post are my own.