Nike Lean Waist Pack

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Nike Lean Waist Pack Review Facts

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, super simple running waist pack, the Nike Lean Waist Pack is a good choice. The look is that of a super slim, paired down fanny pack, except it doesn’t bulge out like one. It’s unisex and adjustable so there’s no need to bother with finding the right size and it even has reflective detailing for that extra bit of visibility on winter evening runs. For those who are merely looking to store their Smartphones, the Nike Lean Waist Pack is an excellent option. The pack can accommodate many types of phones and ensures they are protected and won’t be dropped thanks to a secure zipper. If you are using it to store your phone, however, be aware that there’s little room to store much else. That’s fine, though, if you’re only used to carrying a Smartphone and just want a convenient storage pocket to place your device.

Pros
  • Easy to put on and remove
  • Adjustable
  • Stretchy pocket
  • Reflective details
  • Lightweight
  • Secure zippered pocket
Cons
  • Only one pocket
  • Minimal space compared to other belts
  • Not waterproof
Use
Use

Use

The Nike Lean Waist Pack is a basic waist belt made for running that features a single zippered pocket. You can wear the belt anywhere around your body. The zipper keeps your stuff safe inside the pocket, and reflective detailing provides some extra visibility to keep you safe on dark morning or evening runs. The pocket stretches to fit what you’re sticking inside. You can fit a phone and not have to worry about water getting in, and the pouch is equally useful for carrying smaller items when you don’t have pockets elsewhere, or your pockets are too big and make your keys or money jingle jangle everywhere.

If you’re going to be carrying a larger sized phone, keep in mind that you’ll be left with little extra room to take anything else. The pouch also works equally well for travel purposes and can be used as a money pouch since there’s a zipper to ensure things stay safe and secure. A few wearers had issues with the zipper getting stuck every once in a while. If you overstuff the compartment, you’ll also likely have problems getting the pouch closed. The Nike Lean Waist Pack is, after all, not meant to be stuffed to the brim. It’s geared towards runners who want to carry the essentials. If you’re looking to bring enough supplies for a long hike, trail run, or ultramarathon race, this is not the waist belt for you.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The stretch fabric of the Nike Lean Waist Pack is breathable and can be worn comfortably against the skin or on top of clothing. The synthetic material dries quickly. The pack cannot be machine washed and instead should be cleaned by hand. The pouch is made of mesh which ensures high-ventilation, so if you wear it against the skin, you won’t feel like you’re overheating. Unfortunately, this is also a downside. It means there’s a lack of protection from water or sweat. A few reviewers shared that they stored their items in plastic bags to minimize the chance of damage.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Reviewers very much appreciated the fact that the belt on the Nike Lean Waist Pack is adjustable. The pack doesn’t bounce too much and remains in place for the most part. It’s easy to adjust the fit so that it can be placed on the hips or waist and getting the belt on is as simple as unclipping and clipping it. No need to bother with slipping it on and struggling to get it overhead.
Size
Size

Size

The Nike Lean Waist Pack is lightweight on its own, so it doesn’t add extra bulk to carry around. The belt is elastic, but there’s a buckle, so it’s easy to get on and off. It’s also adjustable, so multiple runners in the same household can use it, or it can be adjusted depending on the clothing worn or whether the wearer’s weight fluctuates.

Reviewers found the size was perfect and that the belt’s adjustable made it easy to find the right overall fit to ensure minimal bounce. Many also mentioned that the size of the zippered pouch was just right. The expandable material of the Nike Lean Waist Pack allows users to place a variety of phone types and additional items like keys. It’s not overly big so that you’ll be tempted to overstuff it, but there’s enough room to put the basics.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The material that makes up the Nike Lean Waist Pack is stretchy, lightweight, and resistant. It’s a durably constructed piece of equipment that will likely last several years if not more. A few reviewers had issues with the zipper breaking or sticking but only after more than a year of heavy use. Most users were satisfied with the amount of life they got out of the Nike Lean Waist Pack and received the quality they expected from a company like Nike.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

You can’t use any accessories with the Nike Lean Waist Pack. The belt is meant to reduce the number of things a runner needs to worry about carrying and simplify storage for wearers.
Style
Style

Style

The Nike Lean Waist Pack comes in multiple colors, so there’s something for every runner. The runner who likes to match their gear to their outfits will likely find a color option to suit their style. The pack isn’t overly stylish, so there’s no need to worry about it going out of style. The look is basic. The belt itself is black, and the pouch is made of a different color material. The pouch features reflective detailing which includes the tell-tale Nike swoosh. The minimal, flat design also ensures wearers can hide the pouch under clothing if they so desire.
Price
Price

Price

The Nike Lean Waist Pack is offered at a reasonably inexpensive price point. It’s a solid piece of running equipment that’s definitely worth the price. It's made of quality materials and even features reflective detailing.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Made of synthetic material (100% nylon)
- Sleek expandable pocket with zipper
- Belt is adjustable and elastic
- No-bounce design
- Reflective border and Nike swoosh
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Whether you need a belt for running or travel, the Nike Lean Waist Pack is an excellent option. The single zippered pouch stretches to fit most phones and provides a secure storage area that’s easy to access. No need to worry about sizing since the belt is both stretchy and adjustable. Reflective details are a nice bonus for runners who often find themselves training in low-light. The belt is both comfortable and works well as a storage pouch. You can’t machine wash it, but spot cleaning it is relatively simple.