Nathan Zipster Belt Reviewed & Rated
The Nathan Zipster Belt comes in three colors and sizes from extra small to extra large to fit and suits a variety of runners. The belt is lightweight and made of expandable material. With four pockets in total, there’s a lot of room to store the essentials you need. Unfortunately, as you can see in this Nathan Zipster Belt review, it has gotten mixed reviews from users. You can’t fasten the belt at the waist since there’s no closure. It’s one piece of fabric, so you need to slip it over your head like a piece of clothing. Additionally, since the fit is non-adjustable, even when picking the correct size, it may be hard to get the belt on and have it fit correctly.
- Weather-resistant pockets
- Plenty of storage space
- Easy access fold over pockets
- Not adjustable
- One solid piece of material makes it awkward to put on
Reviewers liked the fact that the belt had plenty of storage space but they were less impressed by the form factor of the belt. Despite being offered in a wide size range, too many reviewers had issues with getting the belt on and getting it to fit correctly.
Reviewers appreciated the fact that they didn't have to worry as much about rainy day runs causing water to seep into the pockets of the belt. Keep in mind, though, the pockets are only water-RESISTANT. If your belt somehow gets submerged in water, the pockets won't save them from water damage.
Many runners found getting on the Nathan Zipster Belt was too time-consuming and troublesome. The lack of closure was a real deal breaker for some people included in the Nathan Zipster Belt. Those that did like the belt found it fit quite well and didn’t move around or bounce. Runners seemed to have the most luck avoiding bounce by wearing the belt lower down in the hip area.
The Nathan Zipster Belt’s pouches are big enough to fit large phones, as big as the iPhone 7 Plus. That also means you have room for storing other stuff, too. You don’t even need to worry about removing your big phone from its case to carry it in the Nathan Zipster Belt.
Reviewers did find that the sizing of the Nathan Zipster Belt wasn’t entirely accurate. Since users have to put the accessory on by slipping it over their head or stepping into it, it’s a bit difficult to know beforehand whether someone will be able to get it on. Those who are shaped like hourglasses, for instance, may have trouble getting the belt past wider parts of their body.
- Stretchy fabric
- Fits even large phones (e.g. iPhone 7 plus)
- 4 pockets in total (two with zipper and two foldover pouches)
- Zippered pockets are weather-resistant
- Comes in three colors
- Available in sizes XS-XL
Still, reviewers for this belt has some things going for it. It has four storage pockets. The zippered ones are weather resistant so you can rest assured that your stuff won’t get damaged. The others are perfect for placing gels for easy access during a long run or race. The belt is also constructed of very soft fabric, and the pockets are relatively large, so those with big Smartphones won’t have to struggle to pack their devices, as you can see in this Nathan Zipster Belt review.