Armpocket Review & {GIVEAWAY!}

by Her Happy Balance on July 7, 2014

The first thing I did when I signed up for my half marathon {besides get super excited and tell everyone I knew!} was research a good armband. I’ve gone through two armbands within a year’s time. When one of them wore out, I bought another of the same brand just because it was convenient and was what most stores sold. Well, I took my search online to see if I could find a more durable band, and I’m happy to say I’ve found an armband and more in the i-25 Armpocket.

i-25 Armpocket

I was wondering what I was going to do for my long runs when I needed to store fuel. I figured I’d buy some sort of belt that I could wear around my waist. Well, I found out Armpocket makes bands that can hold not only your mP3 player, but there is also room in them for fuel, your keys, credit cards, identification, lip balm, etc. So it saves me from making an additional purchase.

Armpocket Armband

The armband is also water resistant, machine washable, made with reflective piping {great for night runs!}, and can accommodate numerous devices. Samsung and Apple users alike can find an arm pocket for them. But my favorite part is the quality of the actual arm strap itself. Not only is it ventilated and made with memory fold, but the velcro/adhesive ACTUALLY sticks! Novel concept, right? The armbands I was using in the past were made with a little square of velcro glued in that eventually became unglued and stopped working. The adhesive in the arm pocket is actually a part of the arm strap, and not an additional piece that could eventually come off. 


I’ve been using it in the gym and on my runs for the last month or so and it isn’t showing any signs of wear yet 🙂 The only thing that I’ve noticed is that when I don’t have the armband filled with my stuff {Gu, keys, some cash} and just have my phone in it, sometimes it takes a little extra time for me to use the touchscreen of my phone. But this isn’t an issue when I have the screen of my phone pressed snugly against the touch clear touch screen of the armband as it usually is when I have fuel behind it. Overall, I’ve been really happy with this and would recommend it to runners and gym-goers alike.

Now the fun part! One HHB reader will win an armpocket in the style and color of their choosing! Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below and show Armpocket some love 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What type of fuel do you use for long runs? Where do you store it?
Do you bring ID with you on each run?
Favorite pump-up song?

Comments on this entry are closed.

Jackie July 7, 2014 at 7:26 am

I usually just hold my phone while I’m running, I would love to give an armband a try!

Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom July 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

I have an armband, but I need a new one because the velcro on mine doesn’t hold all of the time. I’m just blaming my huge biceps 😉

Annmarie July 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

I usually bring my phone, energy bits or pocket fuel but not usually my ID and I don’t have a Road ID for my shoe or wrist which I need. Typically I store all of my stuff in my SPI belt which works pretty well most of the time but can get a little bulky. My favorite running tunes are “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun and “All These Things That I’ve Done” by the Killers!

Jenn July 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

I’ve been looking for something like this! Would love to give it a try.

Stacie@SimplySouthernStacie July 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

That looks like the armband I used for my first half (but has sadly been retired due to grossness). I was able to hold so much stuff – it was like a fanny pack for my arm!

The Zen Kat July 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I really need to get an arm band. I’m always holding my phone during runs and it’s a pain. Love your outfit by the way!

Megan Sonic July 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I broke my iphone when walking the dogs! If I had this armband, that wouldn’t have happened.

Tessa July 9, 2014 at 6:44 am

I really need a new armband. My old one is falling apart and the velcro doesn’t really hold anymore 🙁

Talya July 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

I want to win so I can carry my new iphone while running!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner July 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

My current arm band is rubbing and chafing so I’ve been looking for a new one!

Christy @My Dirt Road Anthem July 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

This looks so much nicer than what I have. I have an armband, but the Velcro doesn’t hold good anymore and it annoys me.

John @ run. geek. run(disney) July 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

I recently downsized my phone from a note 2, so could use a band that my phone doesnt swim in.

Erika July 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I want to win because my current armband is rubbing sores on my arms

Becky @ Disney in your Day July 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I love using an armband while running – I have a lot of stuff to carry!

Arena Thompson July 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

i want to win because it’s hard to use my phone while in my fanny pack thingamabob. would love an armband!

Deborah July 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

I want to win because I don’t have an armband and I am tired of carrying my phone in my sweaty hand! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

Katie July 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

We upgraded our phone and it no longer fits in my armband 🙁 I would love not to hold onto it anymore!

susie king July 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I really need something to hold my phone while I run.

Joy July 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

for storing ID, keys, phone and music player mostly.

Heather @fitncookies July 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

I hate carrying things in my hands and this would be perfect to hold those!

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: