Monday, January 25, 2016

SLS3 Dual Pocket Running Belt Review & GIVEAWAY!

WHAT IS JUST AS GOOD AS NEW JEWELLERY, A GREAT PAIR OF BOOTS, OR THAT HANDBAG YOU HAVE BEEN DROOLING OVER? RUNNING GEAR! I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON OUT THERE WHO GETS EXCITED FOR A NEW PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES, LEGGINGS, OR ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH RUNNING. WHICH IS WHY WHEN I WAS ASKED IF I WAS INTERESTED IN TRYING SLS3'S NEW DUAL POCKET RUNNING BELT THAT I HAPPILY SAID YES.

IN THE WINTER I WEAR GEAR THAT HAS POCKETS YET I PREFER NOT TO HAVE ANYTHING BOUNCING AROUND IN MY POCKETS. I PREFER WEARING MY PHONE, FUEL, AND OTHER BELONGINGS AT MY WAIST. ONCE SPRING AND SUMMER RUNNING ARRIVE IT BECOMES ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A PLACE TO HOLD MY BELONGINGS. ESPECIALLY IF I AM DOING A LONG DISTANCE RUN OR AM IN A RACE WHERE I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO HOLD MY KEYS FOR ME. I CURRENTLY OWN TWO DIFFERENT RUNNING BELTS I SWITCH BETWEEN. THE SLS3'S RUNNING BELT IS NOW MY FAVORITE.

I LIKED THAT IT HAD TWO LARGE COMPARTMENTS TO HOLD MY "THINGS". I SOMETIMES WORRY WHEN I HAVE MY FUEL AND MY PHONE IN THE SAME COMPARTMENT THAT WHEN I AM RUNNING AND ATTEMPT TO GET MY FUEL FROM THE POCKET THAT MY PHONE WILL FALL OUT. WITH THIS BELT I DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT SINCE MY PHONE GETS IT'S OWN HOME ALL TO ITSELF.  



THE SIZE OF THE POCKETS ALSO PLEASED ME. I WAS ABLE TO BRING ALONG MY PHONE, FUEL, AND MACE. CARRYING MACE IS IMPORTANT FOR ANY RUNNER. SAFETY FOR OURSELVES IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT AND SHOULD COME FIRST. I WANT TO BE SURE ON MY RUNS THAT I AM SAFE WHETHER IT IS EARLY MORNING OR IN THE DARK EVENINGS. MY MACE IS NOT JUST TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM PEOPLE BUT ALSO ANIMALS. I HAVE BEEN CHASE BY WILD TURKEYS AND DOGS. (THE TURKEY'S SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME!) ON THOSE OCCASSIONS I DID NOT HAVE MY MACE AND HAVE SINCE DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO KNOW THAT I CAN PROTECT MYSELF FROM ANIMALS ALSO. I HOPE TO NEVER HAVE TO USE IT, ESPECIALLY ON A DOG (I LOVE DOGS!) YET WHEN I HAVE BEEN GONE AFTER TWICE IN THE PAST MONTH, I THINK IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA "JUST IN CASE".


ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEATURES IS THAT THE POCKETS ON THIS BELT ARE WATERPROOF. SINCE I DO NOT OWN A TREADMILL (SOMEDAY MAYBE) AND ALL MY RUNS ARE DONE OUTSIDE, THIS MEANS I RUN IN THE WIND, RAIN, SLEET, HAIL AND SNOW. LAST WEEK I HAD A RUN WHICH INVOLVED EACH ONE OF THOSE ELEMENTS. THERE ARE TIMES I COME BACK PRETTY WET, SOAKED RIGHT THROUGH MY CLOTHES. BOTH POCKETS ON THE SLS3 BELT ARE WATERPROOF! HAVING WATERPROOF POCKETS IS IMPORTANT FOR MANY OF US.

THE BELT ON THIS IS THICK AND STURDY. I LIKE HOW IT FITS AND I COULD GET IT NICE AND SNUG. I LIKE TO WEAR MY BELTS WHERE THE POCKETS ARE IN THE BACK. I CLIP IT ON AND TURN IT AROUND. IT JUST FEELS BETTER FOR ME THAT WAY INSTEAD OF HAVING EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF ME. IT IS SIMPLE ENOUGH TO TURN THIS BELT AROUND WHEN I NEED TO GET INTO IT ON A RUN.

Picture taken by the Five year old


HOW DID IT FEEL ON MY RUNS? I TRIED IT OUT TWO DAYS IN A ROW ON MY LONGER RUNS. I WORE IT OVER MY BASE LAYER SHIRT AND UNDER A FLEECE JACKET. IT WAS NICE AND SNUG, NEVER SLIPPING UP OR DOWN. I HARDLY NOTICED I WAS EVEN WEARING A RUN BELT. THE ZIPPERS WORKED WELL AND IT WAS EASY TO GET INTO THE POCKETS.

OVERALL REVIEW: I REALLY DIG THIS BELT AND IT HAS BECOME MY NEW FAVORITE RUNNING BELT! THIS BELT HAS ALL THE FEATURES I NEED AS A RUNNER: WATERPROOF, LARGE POCKETS, GOOD FIT AND TWO POCKETS. THIS WILL DEFINITELY COME IN RATHER HANDY ONCE TRAINING SEASON IS IN FULL GEAR FOR ME THIS SPRING. 



I AM HAPPY TO TELL YOU THAT SLS3 IS GIVING AWAY ONE DUAL POCKET RUN BELT AWAY TO ONE OF MY READERS!  HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER:

   a Rafflecopter giveaway


IF YOU DO NOT WIN, SLS3 WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO VISIT THEM OVER AT THEIR AMAZON STORE TO GET THIS BELT FOR A SPECIAL LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $12.99 AND FREE SHIPPING (ORIGINALLY $29.OO).



PLEASE COMMENT, LIKE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!!! HAPPY MONDAY!!!!

Disclaimer: I was provided with  a Dual Pocket Run Belt for review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are proudly my own. 

18 comments:

  1. I haven't worn a belt in YEARS - since I stopped carrying water - looks like I may need to try it again!

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    1. I think it comes in handy for sure! I have a couple but I did truly like this one and how it fits. Maybe you will win it! ;)

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  2. Sounds super cool! Kara sent me to your site: )

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    1. I like it! Every runner should at least have one belt "just in case". So glad Kara sent you over! Thanx for stopping by!

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  3. Love that the pockets are waterproof and zip closed! I have SLS3 compression socks already so I know they are a fabulous company with high quality products and I've actually been in the market for a belt. I bought a FlipBelt and mentioned on my own blog recently that I really don't like it especially because it isn't waterproof. Would love to win this!!

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    1. The waterproof pockets was my favorite feature! I have not tried the socks yet but have been wanting to. It is on my wish list! :)

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  4. I'm trialing mine this week! I love the double pocket!

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    1. The double pockets is so smart! I love that I can carry more and keep things separate!. Can't wait to hear what you think of yours.

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  5. Great review, Crystal! I agree - this belt was AWESOME. I have never been a belt-wearing runner but the SLS3 has changed my ways. Love em!
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy! I have two but was not super crazy about either one of them. This one changed that for me for sure!! Thanx for stopping by!!!

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  6. This looks awesome! I have a few running belts already, but those only have one area to keep all your stuff and I'm always afraid of scratching up my phone with my car keys. This looks way better!

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    1. Exactly! I do not like to have my phone with my other things. This is way better than one pocket!

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  7. I think this product looks great and I like the fact that I can carry my phone, especially on long runs!

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    1. Long runs is definitely when the belts come in handy. I don't always bring a phone on a short run but a long run I do. It's nice to know that if I need it I have it on me.

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  8. I love that this had duel pockets! And go you for carrying mace! I need to start- I live in the middle of nowhere and I should really should!

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    1. I have been trying to be better about carrying mace. My husband got it for me awhile ago and I run some roads that there are not a lot of people so to have the option of using it if I need to is nice. Get yourself some woman!!!

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  9. wow do i need one of these yet? I need something for my phone and keys!

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    1. Yes!!! You do need one!! Enter woman and it could be yours! :) Hope you are enjoying your training!!!

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