While I’ve reviewed other excellent runner’s belts on Armchair Arcade, the Aegend Running Waist Pack is the first one I’ve received that’s been designed to specifically accommodate larger smartphones like my Apple iPhone 6 Plus. While most of those other runner’s belts could fit an oversized smartphone, it was definitely more of a struggle than it should have been. With the Aegend Running Waist Pack, while still not necessarily trivial, with its 6.2 in (15.7 cm) zipper opening, it’s certainly easier than the others I’ve tried to slide an oversized phone – even one in a decent-sized case like mine has – into its main pocket.
Besides the large main pocket, there’s also a front pocket for smaller items like keys, cash, or credit cards (or any combination thereof). There’s a clever headphone cable slot off the main pocket if for some reason you have yet to upgrade to Bluetooth headphones.
The strap itself is adjustable for waist sizes from 29 in (74 cm) – 41.7 in (106 cm), and features grey reflective stripes for enhanced safety when used at night. A moisture absorbing rear mesh panel lets you wear it all day, no matter the activity.
Perhaps most impressive is the low price, presently just $10.99 on Amazon. It’s well worth it if you need a convenient, hands-free carrier for your phone or other mobile device, regardless of activity.
Thanks to Aegend for the review unit.