Running fancy-free with the Sporteer Armband

Sporteer arm bandIt’s been over 10 years since I’ve started running and each step of the way, I learn something new. My phone is a constant companion when I run, both for the music as well as for my distance tracker apps. For years, I’ve been running with my phone in one hand and keys in the other. While marathon training with a friend, recently, I was encouraged to go hands free with a Sporteer armband.

Not only does it store your phone on your arm, it even holds your credit cards and keys in a separate sweat friendly pouch. One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need to take your phone out of its case to fit in the pouch. Also, if you have corded headphones, there is no opening for the wire so you’ll have to flip your phone upside down if you have the iPhone 5. While some may find this inconvenient, I don’t. Once my play list is on, I’m off. To get around this issue, blue tooth headphones might be a good idea.

That being said, I was still impressed with the storage capabilities of the Sporteer armband. The big test, however, would be a long distance run. Would it stay in place? Would I feel encumbered by it?

I am happy to report that the Sporteer armband molded with my body for the entire course of my 13.1 miles. There was no slippage, despite me sweating profusely. It was so invigorating to run without holding anything!

With all of that sweating though, you’re probably wondering how to clean it.

Luckily you can throw it in the washer. I put mine on cold and let it air dry. You can also wash it by hand.

If you’d like to give the Sporteer armband a try, visit www.sporteer.com.

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About Jennifer Logue

Jennifer Logue is a NYC & Philly- based singer/songwriter, blogger, and compulsive vintage store shopper. She has an appreciation for the little things and spends most of her disposable income on red wine, good eats, and musical trinkets of various kinds. (see melodica) In addition to writing for Short & Sweet NYC, she is also the Managing Editor of Rock On Philly. For more info on her latest escapades, stay tuned to www.jenniferlogue.com.
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