One of my favorite running accessories has to be the armband. You, unfortunately, need your phone while running. Whether it’s to track distance via a GPS app, to listen to some tunes, or both, a phone is a vital part of every run. But keeping it in your pocket while running is the worst: it just jangles around with each stride. And so, the armband, often rife with extra pockets, is able to keep hold of everything you need for any situation, safe and secure. But, there are plenty of different options to choose from when shopping for one. Here are some of our favorites.
FOR A WATER RESISTANT ARMBAND
TRIBE Water Resistant Armband
Having a water resistant armband is pretty essential. Think about all of the sweat that’s going to drip off of you during long runs. This one comes in nine different colors to match your style, and offers adjustable straps so it doesn’t slip and slide around.
FOR 360 DEGREE ACCESS
VUP Running Armband
One of the most annoying things about armbands in my experience is that I am always putting them on “upside down.” The cool thing about this armband is that there is no upside down, thanks to its 360 degree swivel top, you can browse your music or check your workout stats with ease.
FOR MORE THAN JUST YOUR PHONE
Revere Sports Armband
One of the reasons I use an armband is because I don’t have pockets in my running shorts. Think of this armband as your extra set of pockets. It has spots for your keys so you don’t lock yourself out, and pockets for cash and credit cards so you can buy a smoothie when you’ve finished your run.
FOR NO DISTRACTIONS
E Tronic Edge Armband
This armband is like a sleeve for your phone. It will keep your phone in place, but there’s no way to access your phone without removing it. To be honest, though, I kind of love that. It provides for less distractions so you can take in the views while running outdoors.
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