5 Best Products to Carry Your Phone on a Run for 2019

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Whether you want to listen to music, use a fitness app, take pictures, or be ready for an emergency, there are plenty of reasons to carry your smartphone with you on the run. But what's the best way to carry it? As is the case with most running gear, it's really a matter of personal preference. Some runners like to carry their phones in a running belt, while others prefer to keep them in their shorts, in an arm carrier, or water bottle pouch. Check out this list of some of the best products where you can stash your phone during a run.

Our Top Picks

X-Treme Armpocket Armband

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If you prefer an arm carrier, this Armpocket Armband can fit your cell phone (including the larger phones such as the iPhone 6), MP3 player, car keys, and gels. Other features include a vented strap, moisture-resistant fabric, memory foam padding, three storage compartments, dual earbuds, and eco-friendly materials. The armband is available in three sizes and several fun colors.

Fitletic Hydra Hydration Belt

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If you want a running belt with a place for your phone that also gives you the option to carry some fluids, Fitletic's Hydra belt may be the one for you. Worn low on your hips, this belt contours to your body to eliminate bounce and allows for single-handed access of bottles. Its upgraded enlarged, water-resistant pouch can fit large phones, such as the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5. It also features two exterior energy gel loops for on-the-run access.


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The FlipBelt is a simple and sleek yet effective way to carry your necessities on the run. Made of machine-washable high tech Spandex-Lycra blend material, the FlipBelt's the four pockets (two in front, two in back) allow you to easily tuck in your phone, keys, gel packs, credit cards or whatever you may need for your workout. You then flip the belt inside out and everything gets locked in place. There are no clasps or buttons, so you can simply pull the belt on like a pair of pants and wear it wherever it feels most comfortable. It doesn't move, jiggle, bounce or chafe and you could easily forget it's even there. The FlipBelt comes in many fun colors and five sizes, so you can pick the one that best suits your style and size.

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask

Nathan Insulated Flask

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If you like to carry a hand-held water bottle but also want a spot for your phone, you may be interested in this 18-ounce bottle from Nathan. It has a large, expandable zippered pocket that can fit an iPhone, keys, cash, food, and more. The fully-adjustable hand strap with thumbhole allows for comfortable, grip-free running.

Sport2People Running Belt

Runners who log a lot of distance want to keep essentials like their keys and phone handy and that is when this running belt works best. It has a larger profile than the FlipBelt so you'll have to consider if the bulk is worth it for you, but you'll get plenty of room to store what you need, plus, it has a reflective band that helps keep you safe when running in low light conditions.

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