After LOVING my SLS3 compression sleeves, I was delighted when they asked me to do a review on their HiPZipp belt in exchange for a free belt. Over the years I have tried countless fuel belts and haven’t really found one that I cannot live with out. I was ready to try anything and I really liked the way these belts looked on their site.
The belts come in different hip sizes and I went with the small according to my measurements. #humblebrag Ha! When it arrived I was skeptical because it did seem rather small. I tried it on over a pair of bulkier running shorts and it was snug and scrunched up my shorts. But when I switched to a more fitted/flat pair of shorts it fit just fine. I’d recommend thinking about what you run in most when selecting a size.

 The belt is stretchy and has two long, zippered pockets on either side. This bad boy can store a LOT of stuff. I like that the pockets are really long and can fit any size phone.
This picture shows the belt folded in the middle so you can see the front pocket, and the back pocket. Again, lots of space for keys, gels, phone, kitchen sink….
Napkin test.

As you can see, it’s a pretty wide band. One thing I was concerned about was it being waterproof for a phone. I sweat a ton and if you run in the summer, it’s basically impossible to finish a run without being drenched. To test the waterproofness, I put napkins in the belt at the start of the run. I also threw in a gel and my car key.

I ran for about an hour and the best thing about this belt is that it didn’t move. Not one time did I pull it down. And it was snug, but I forgot it was there. It was comfortable and didn’t bother me a bit. After the run, the napkins were mostly dry but a little damp near the edges. I would suggest a zip lock bag if you want to run with your phone. I rarely run with one but it’s great to have this option because my other belts are either too small or bounce around way to much to carry one.

Post run belt stayed in place!

So here’s how I would break this belt down in pros and cons.

Pros: Stayed in place and didn’t bug me at all, lots and lots of storage space, easy to clean

Cons: Not 100% waterproof (not that they claim it to be but this was something I was curious about), may be snug if you wear over “puffier” shorts

Final Thoughts: I will 100% wear this belt again. I can see me wearing this at races where I want to carry a phone for pictures and carry bigger fuel options, like bars or chomps.

Ready to get your hands on your very own HiPZiPP? You can enter through the rafflecopter below to win one AND if you don’t win or just want one right meow, you can use the code HZ10 for $10 off.

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