Looking for a way to store your keys, phone, gels and other items while out on a run can be difficult. Some belts bounce and finding the right fit can prove to be difficult. And a vest may be a little bit too much if you want to just carry a few things. So the company Running Buddy came up with a new way for runners to carry their things without having to worry about adjusting a belt or deal with annoying bouncing. Buddy Pouch is a belt-less, water resistant pouch that secures on to your pants via magnets. It comes in four sizes and is made of a technical fabric that will keep your stuff dry and won’t chafe skin. For this review, we will be exploring the original Buddy Pouch, but it is worth noting that there are other variations of the Buddy Pouch including the Buddy Pouch H20 which holds a 7oz or 10oz water bottle.
And while it has plenty of great pros, there were a few downsides to the Buddy Pouch that some reviewers noted. However, overall, this popular pouch has solved many problems that runners have with running accessories. Check out the details of the Buddy Pouch to learn if it’s right for you!
- Won't bounce
- Two compartments
- Good price
- Water resistant, chafe-free material
- Doesn't work as well on looser fitting pants and shorts
Overall, reviewers were very pleased with the Buddy Pouch and especially happy that it fit there larger cell phone. Most reviewers had no issues in terms of chafing or bouncing. However, some runners did note it didn't work as well on looser fitting shorts and pants, as it had a tendency to bounce more. The only other minor annoyance that some reviewers had was not being able to look at their phone without taking it out of the pouch. But this was a small issue, and did not seem affect the overall positive view of the pouch.