Not every run is an expedition that requires a bulky hydration pack. Keep it minimalistic with the comfortable Ultimate Direction Utility Belt. Four pockets on a stretchy mesh material allow you to carry what you need - such as water, phone, keys, and nutrition - without any bounce or jostling. Silicone-printed elastic straps even allow you to stash the poles when they’re not being used. Don’t add complexity to your runs - throw on the simple Utility Belt and get going.
- Carry phone, water, and an extra layer without any annoying bounce - including the Body Bottle III 500.
- One small, secure pocket and three large, unsecured pockets allow you to stay organized how you want.
- Elastic straps make for even more carrying potential, such as collapsed poles.
- Reflective hits to keep you seen long past sundown.
- Five sizes to ensure proper fit.
Update 2022: Ultimate Direction updated the pocket layout and the base material got a little softer feel.
|Volume||500ml + 1 Gel|
||70% nylon, 30% spandex|
|Usage||Short outings, fast and light strikes|
|Notes||5 different sizes help you dial in the fit|
|Bottom Line||Light and fast, good option for racing|
|Compare to other Running Belts|
Questions & Reviews
So far I've used it only for a phone (in the back pocket), key fob (right side pocket), and mask (front pocket). To my astonishment (in a good way), my phone (3 1/8 x 6 3/8) was entirely unobtrusive, so much that I had to keep reassuring myself it really was there. And ditto for the key fob.
Carrying a whole bunch of gels and bars would be easy. And a 500ml soft flask should be fine in the front pocket too. And for the belt itself.
Overall, this is kind of like the running version of a skimo race top, as you can carry an amazing amount of items without having to wear a backpack or real hip belt.
Only drawback (and marginally so) is that access and reinsertion of various items can be a bit fumbly, given that you have to reach under your shirt (if not tucked in) and then within the belts layers (instead of between the belt and your shorts, whoops).
Also makes you (or at least, me) feel fat since putting it on initially and positioning it correctly squeezes out every inch/ounce (or cm/g) of belly fat, plus the sizing chart although accurate will bump you up at least one size from what you typically take.
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