Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Running Gear: Beltpack Busters

Since I started jogging, the joke has been that I'll have to buy a beltpack now. I see all the joggers in High Street using them. I can't get myself to use one though. I've made fun of far too many beltpack owners to start now. Adidas to the rescue.

The stuff I'm featuring isn't swag. (Most of the time, the stuff I feature is really mine. Sometimes it's a loaner unit. Other times, it's swag.) My beautiful and loving wife gave me this stuff, which she in turn got from her blog sponsor Adidas (as payment, not swag).

Media Armpocket: The iPod carrying case.
Built for the old iPod nano actually, or something of that size. You know, the long iPod nano. Yes, the one which they don't make anymore. This contraption looks like it's for the iPhone because the case that attaches to the straps is exactly as big as an iPhone/iPod, but it doesn't fit. In short, avoid this contraption at all costs.

I managed to get it to work with some creative use of the straps provided (see above), and the iPhone doesn't fall out when jogging, but it wasn't designed to be used this way. I just didn't want it to go to waste.

Run Wrist Pocket: The portable pocket.
I hate it that athletic apparel comes with such tiny pockets, or no pockets at all. This pocket that straps to your arms ensures that you have a place for your money or for your car keys or your iPhone. Hold on. It's too tiny. Your wallet won't fit, but a money clip will. Your iPhone/iPod will fit, but it's a tight fit. The moment you plug in headphones, you won't be able to close the pocket. So it's really for an iPod nano (again?), or just a carrying case for your iPhone (or a regular phone for that matter).

Training shoes.
I have no idea what "training shoes" are. Can you run in them? You can run in anything right? They look great though!

Why does running have to be so complicated? Sigh. Oh well. At least I don't have to buy a beltpack.

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