Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt

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Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt Review Facts
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Unlike some other waist belts with thick widths, the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt features a slim design and a single zippered pouch for storage. Don’t worry, though, just because it’s thinner than other belts doesn’t mean it doesn’t stay put or provide decent storage space. The pouch is super stretchy so it can expand up to four times its size. You’ll have a lot of room to stick your keys, phone, debit and credit cards before you head out for a run. The belt is light, so you won’t be carrying extra weight around and features an adjustable design.

Pros
  • Ventilates well
  • Roomy pouch
  • Zipper for security
  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Adjustable
  • Buckle closure
Cons
  • Bounces when filled too much
  • Not waterproof
Use
Use

Use

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt can store everything that you need for race day. Hotel room key? Check. Phone to contact your spouse or family post-race? Not a problem. Gels to fuel your fantastic marathoning efforts? Of course! The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt’s pocket can expand up to four times its normal size so you can stuff plenty of supplies inside. The pouch also features two interior compartments since there’s a divider inside to help you organize your stuff a bit. Separate your phone from your gels or choose to remove the divider altogether if you have no use for it. A few reviewers found that the divider wasn’t super useful since most of them decided to use the entire pouch and it didn’t quite work to separate items when fully stuffed. The pouch also features a reflective strip for a bit of extra visibility when night falls.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The mesh design of the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt ensures you won’t experience chafing or extra heat wherever you choose to wear the belt. The pouch is very lightweight and isn’t slightly see-through, so it’s probably not a good option for travel purposes. The thin material ensures that the material can breathe if placed against your skin and it keeps the weight of the pouch down. Unfortunately, this also means the pouch is not water resistant or waterproof so careful of sitting it directly against your body if you’re a heavy sweater and think of adding extra protection if you’ll be racing on a rainy day.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt can be unbuckled for easy removal and features an adjustable fit. The mesh design of the belt itself also contributes to the gear’s overall feel on the body. Extra ventilation means that heat build-up is kept to a minimum so even on a very hot race day, you’ll feel comfortable. It’s small enough that you probably won’t even notice you’re wearing it. The slim belt that wraps around the body isn't going to dig into your waist or hips and cause any discomfort. The belt portion of the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt is made of soft material so it won’t scratch to irritate the skin.

It’s probably a better idea to wear the pack on top of your short or pant waistband to reduce the chance of chafing occurring but even then, the mesh material shouldn’t cause too many problems. Some reviewers reported that while the pack is comfortable and lightweight, it does sometimes ride up. Bounce, however, isn’t really an issue with this pack unless you start to overstuff it with items. The more items you stick inside, the more problems you’ll have with the pouch moving around. It’s tough, but for the best wear experience, resist packing it too much.
Size
Size

Size

The pouch on the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt can stretch significantly to fit plenty of supplies. This makes it an excellent race day companion since it can comfortably hold your fuel and your phone. You might run into some problems if you have a larger phone, though, and some phone cases may not quite fit properly in the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt.

The belt is also adjustable, so there’s no need to bother with finding the right size. It can fit a body circumference of 28-inches to 50-inches. Taking it off and putting it on is easy, too, since there’s a buckle.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt is made of quality materials. The belt won’t lose its stretch easily, but over time it may start to lose the ability to go back to its original shape. Reviewers also noted that while the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt seems to be built well, the material is quite thin, which caused some to worry about the potential lifespan of the belt.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt isn’t meant to be used with most accessories. There’s enough space inside the very stretchy pouch to put extra stuff, but this is not a fuel belt. You can’t attach bottles to it like you would that type of accessory.

You can, however, use the belt with added on Amphipod brand race number tabs. It turns the belt into a 2-in-1 piece of gear that holds your stuff and your race number, so you don’t have to poke holes in your favorite shirt.
Style
Style

Style

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt is super sleek and slim which gives it a paired down look compared to other thicker running belts. It comes in multiple colors including neon yellow and pink. The colorful belt options don’t just feature a vibrant pouch. The entire belt is made of a dyed material, which is a nice touch.
Price
Price

Price

You’ll get your money’s worth out of the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt. It’s not an expensive piece of equipment at all, and it’s a much cheaper alternative to carrying your phone in your hand and finding you drop it down a sewer drain or pick it up on the sidewalk to see the screen cracked. Protection for your expensive device makes the Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt worth every penny.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Mesh belt provides excellent ventilation
- Wicks sweat
- Divider inside pouch (removable)
- Adjustable belt with buckle (fits waists 28 to 50-inches)
- Slim design
- Quadruple stretch pouch
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt is a great piece of gear for runners who need some extra race day storage. When you’re training on a regular basis, you might be able to get away with circling back home for supplies, fuel, and bathroom breaks. In a race? It’s a whole different story. The Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Belt ensures you not only have access to the most important race day essentials but that you have easy access to them around your hips or waist without creating any kind of discomfort as you run towards the finish line.