Friday, January 22, 2016

SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt-Review and Giveaway!

Hi everyone.  I recieved a new piece of equipment to tryout. SLS3 sent over a Dual Pocket Run Belt for me to try out.

The race belt folds up really small for packing.
A picture of it loaded up.
I think that I'm a pretty good candidate for this product review.  I wear a run belt about 90% of the time.  I usually wear a running belt to carry my phone, and for longer runs fuel and money (just in case).
Over the years I have had a few different waist packs. I don't wear the ones that have the bottles attached because I would rather hand carry a water bottle.  I started wearing a running belt several years ago during the summer months. I had stashed a few dollars in my Nike running shorts with the small inner pocket, and I lost my money on a very hot day when I needed to purchase water...  It was a tough lesson to learn.

I received my SLS3 Run Belt  over the weekend, and I have taken it out for several runs, to see if this would be a good replacement for my existing waist pack.

Runs that I have used this belt for:

10 mile Sunday run

5 Miles with some speed work during the later miles

13 Mile trail run.

3 Mile recovery run.

My biggest concern with running belts is the bounce factor. Nothing is more annoying that having your waist pack fit securely when you take off running, and then a short while later it starts to bounce around on you.

This run belt comes with  a thick elastic strap, and even during my 5 mile run with speed work at the end.  This run belt stayed firmly in place. But at the same time it didn't feel like it was digging into me from being too tight.  With other run belts I have had to cinch tightly so it wouldn't budge only to be greeted with horrible chafe marks after my run (very ouch).

I like that there are two pockets.  One for my phone, and the other one for my keys, energy gels, and money.

My only complaint is that I wish the zipper pulls were a little bit larger.  I'm kind of ham handed and the little zippers were hard to mess with during tempo pace.
Also if you have a larger size phone (Galaxy Note) your phone may not fit in this waist pack.

The SLS3 Run Belt can be worn in the front or in the back. I prefer to wear my waist pack in the front for easy access to my things.  I really liked how sleek and small this waist belt is.
This isn't the best picture
but I'm wearing the belt,
and it doesn't look bulky at all.

If you would like to purchase the Dual Pocket Running Belt SLS is offering the belt for nearly half off.  Here is a link for you to purchase 

I will also be giving one of my lucky readers an SLS Dual Pocket Running Belt to try.
a Rafflecopter giveaway ***Disclaimer:  Other than the belt that has been sent to me, I have not been compinsated for this review, and my opinons are completely my own.  This blog is also not monitized (I write this running blog as a hobby). So I'm not even being compinsated for the links, that I post.***


  1. Certainly a smaller belt than most. I wore a spi belt in one marathon and it bounced and pushed my shirt up the whole time. It was much misery. And that was the end of fuel belts for me!

  2. That looks awesome! I also routinely run with belt, mostly to hold my phone - I have a SPI belt, which has worked pretty well for me) and this looks similar in general concept, but I love that it's two pockets! Even before my phones started getting bigger, it was hard to use the one pocket SPI belt to also include some shot bloks or money - not enough space, and afraid of smaller things falling out if I open it for one thing with the phone taking up so much of the space.