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Alternative phone holder?

Novice64
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Can anyone please recommend an alternative to an arm band phone holder please?

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

There's lots of waist belts designed to hold your phone or there's the "buddy pouch" which tucks into your shorts/ leggings with magnets.

There's a chest holder out there now too. What sort of option were you hoping for?

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Novice64
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I’ve used a bumbag previously but would prefer something that will hold my phone firmly in place. Seems like a waist belt may be the way to go. Thanks

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Novice64

Look for ones that are about the width of your phone. I tried one that was super skinny but stretched over the phone but it proved annoying in the long run 👍🏻😁 oh and make sure there's plenty of room to adjust smaller, I started with a cheapie from tesco but by the time I finished the 9 weeks it was too big and slipped down! 🤣

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Elfe5
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I have an inexpensive ‘Freetoo” running belt. It is very comfortable, the band is broad elastic but also has an adjustable clip, it is big enough for phone, keys and tissues.

(In winter I have a convenient pocket in my running jacket!) 😄

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Novice64
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in reply to Elfe5

Thanks for your reply, I’ll be googling ‘running belts’

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Vintage61
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I’ve tried both and prefer waist belt. Also means I can pack car keys etc if I need to

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Novice64
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in reply to Vintage61

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have a look for a waist belt.

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Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

I bought a bum bag running belt and I don't like it. It's too bulky, even when empty. I've bought a flo fitness running belt for a Christmas present. It looks much better, I think I'm going to get myself one.

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ScullerDude

I have tried an Armband type but found this frustrating due to the large size of my phone (Samsung S7)

I currently use an elasticated waistband which I find holds the phone and my other items securely.

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Novice64
Novice64Graduate

I’ve got a bumbag that I’ve used but like you find it too bulky. I’m assuming the waist belt is something different so I’ll have a look.

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Elfe5
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in reply to Novice64

My freetoo belt is much flatter than a bumbag-not bulky at all and very comfortable.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Freetoo belt is my favourite x

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ScullerDude

Yes it is elaticated and smaller than most bumbags. I happened to get mine in Spain, but I have seen them in the UK. Mine is similar to the one in the link (if I am allowed to do this)

amazon.co.uk/Invool-Running...

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Yes! I always keep my phone in a zip pocket in my leggings ( most running leggings come with a zipped pocket) and I thread my earphones up the rear. Or If I am going out in the woods I put it in my Salomon backpack which is really comfy.

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Dexy5

A flip belt has been my favourite for carrying phone , tissues, and keys.

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Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

Love my flipbelt. I got the one with a zip pocket as paranoid about loosing my keys but a year on I've not lost anything out of the non zip pockets even without flipping it over ad recommended.

I feed my headphone wire under my top and bra 😆 to my phone in my flipbelt. Works a treat. Also treated myself to one of their water bottles to carry in the belt on longer runs 👍

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