Salomon Agile 500

8.7 score
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Editor rating: 8.7 / 10
User's rating: based on 7 user ratings
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Salomon Agile 500 Review Facts

The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is a lightweight running-specific waistband pack that includes a hydration accessory and fits tightly against the body for a comfortable feel and sleek look. The pack features roomy pockets and generous padding and is easy to get on and off. A few users may have trouble with getting the belt to fit just right, but that’s often a universal issue with belt-type gear. It’s a good choice for runners who are looking to purchase a piece of equipment that not only offers storage possibilities but a hydration solution as well. The velcro attachment makes this belt one of the easiest to adjust and use and the hydration flask is an added bonus for purchasers.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Lightweight
  • Includes hydration accessory
  • Sleek design
  • Durable
  • Roomy pockets
  • Comfortable padding
  • Easy to use velcro closure
  • Not appropriate for all body shapes
  • Expensive


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is a running-specific storage belt with an included soft flask for hydration. When you're out on a run with the Salomon brand belt, you'll have your stuff and some water on hand. The Agile 500 features two pockets, one in front and one in the back. The front pocket is zippered and both are expandable. The belt is super easy to put on and remove thanks to a large velcro closure, so there's no need to slip it on overhead and struggle with finding the right fit. A zipper pull makes the front pocket easy to open and close. Reviewers liked the combination of quality and minimalist featured in the Salomon Agile 500 Belt and found that the belt worked well for its intended purpose.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is made of 3D mesh for enhanced breathability. The material is also water resistant, which makes it perfect for keeping electronics - like your iPhone or Android device - safe. The belt also features Airvent Agility technology, which is a fancy way of saying that the belt is super good at wicking away sweat. Reviewers had no issues with the Salomon Agile 500 Belt's ventilation, though most users seemed to prefer to wear the piece of gear over their clothing, so breathability wasn't even a concern for the majority of those who ran with the belt.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is composed of an elastic material that makes it comfortable to wear around the body. Sensifit technology also ensures the belt contours the body without pinching or putting pressure anywhere. The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is also well padded for added comfort. Reviewers found the belt comfortable to wear and particularly liked the flat design of the Agile 500. One glaring issue, however, is the fact that the belt is poorly designed to accommodate the female runner's body. Many female runners found the belt bounce more than they expected as they ran, which they said was quite uncomfortable. If you have a narrower waist, it's like that the Salomon Agile 500 Belt will have a tendency to ride up on your body. Thankfully, the velcro adjustment makes it very easy to fix the belt if it starts to move around too much.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt weighs about 167 grams and includes a flask that holds 500mL of liquid. The belt, which closes with the use of velcro, is adjustable in size. There's lots of room inside the expandable pockets, definitely enough to put your essential running supplies. The pockets fit the fully filled flask and more than to their ability to stretch. Users were happy with the amount of storage offered by the pockets.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt is composed of Ripstop material to prevent it from tearing and it's backed by a 1-Year-Warranty from Salomon. Reviewers had no issues when it came to the belt's lifespan. Each component, from the pocket's zipper to the breathable mesh was clearly made with quality in mind.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt comes with a soft hydration flask that fits inside its zippered compartment. The included flask is 500mL. Reviewers appreciated the inclusion of the soft flask since it provided a hydration option in addition to the belt's storage pockets. Other than the included hydration accessory, the Salomon Agile 500 Belt is meant to be used on its own and offers runners a chance to go hands-free and keep things simple.


The Salomon Agile 500 Belt comes in four colors including red, black, blue, and purple. Reviewers liked the way the belt fits around the body saying it lays nice and flat without creating any unseemly bulges underneath clothing.


For a running belt, the Salomon Agile 500 Belt is much pricier than its competition but it has a few advantages over many cheaper belts on the market. It's water resistant, unlike many other options, and comes with a soft water bottle. Still, there were quite a few runners who mentioned they struggled with justifying the high price tag of the piece of gear.
Key Features

Key Features

- Includes 500mL soft flask
- Expandable pockets
- Ripstop construction
- Water-resistant fabric
- Stretchy belt
- Adjustable belt
- Velcro closure
- 2 pockets (1 with zipper closure)
- Sensifit technology
- Airvent Agile technology
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall, the Salomon Agile 500 Belt is a solid hydration and storage solution for runners who want to train or race hands-free. With the Agile 500, everything you need fits inside the expandable pockets and you don't even have to worry about buying an extra bottle since the belt comes with one. The design is sleek, durable, and functional. It's a great option for runners who prefer carrying their supplies around their waist instead of on their back or in their hands. A little pricier than some other belts available, the Salomon Agile 500 Belt stands out since it's water-resistant and made of durable Ripstop material. It also has not just one pocket but two, so there's room to store the included flask and whatever else you feel the need to carry. It's up to the user to stuff the pack full to the brim or keep it simple.