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PinkBuffalo Sun 21-Apr-19 21:12:17

Hi All
I was wondering if anyone had found a suitable armband for arms that don't fit the norm?
I'm pear shaped and my arms are always a bit skinny and even wearing my armband strapped round my t shirt sleeve it swamps me and I end up taking it off and carrying it which kind of defeats the point!
I've had a look, but haven't really found anything apart from people advising a belt which I am reluctant to try cos of rubbing issues
Any ideas would be welcomed
smile

PinkBuffalo Mon 22-Apr-19 06:30:46

Just a quick bump for a morning crowd as I run out the door with shorts with pockets this time for my iPod to go in grin

HalleLouja Mon 22-Apr-19 06:34:34

I wear a running belt which is much more practical. Have a look at decathlon.

EmpressLesbianInChair Mon 22-Apr-19 06:49:38

How do you mean rubbing issues?

eggofmantumbi Mon 22-Apr-19 06:53:26

I've also given up on arm bands. Flip belts are great

AwfulSomething Mon 22-Apr-19 06:54:05

I use a flipbelt, it fits loads in and no rubbing. Very comfortable. I didn't like other running belts I tried (or armbands) but this one is brilliant. You can buy from their website or Amazon.

TheHoundsofLove Mon 22-Apr-19 06:54:40

After several unsuccessful attempts at armbands and waist belts (which all annoyed me immensely), I bought a Flip Belt recently and it's fantastic. It doesn't move an inch all run and is so comfortable I forget I've even got in on.

TheHoundsofLove Mon 22-Apr-19 06:56:21

Cross posted! But, they are great! smile

concernedforthefuture Mon 22-Apr-19 07:07:33

Was coming in to suggest a FlipBelt but see others have beaten me to it smile

PinkBuffalo Mon 22-Apr-19 07:50:12

Thanks all, I'll have a look at the flipbelt as its got so many recommendations.
Appreciate the advice and so glad it's not just me having issues smile

iMatter Mon 22-Apr-19 07:55:31

I buy running leggings/tights with a pocket (with zip) at the back. I never got on with armbands - they made me feel lopsided!

mookinsx Mon 22-Apr-19 07:56:55

I have the Adidas belt which doesn't rub me.
Key is clipped to the dogs lead usually or in running jacket pocket

CollaterlieSistersSister Tue 23-Apr-19 22:50:45

Skinny of arm here, also. And gave up on armbands here, also.

I second the Decathlon belts, mine was £6.99. And I’ve recently added the little pouches & water bottles that slot onto them really neatly for longer runs.

Decathlon is a bit brilliant.

Neolara Tue 23-Apr-19 22:53:01

I too have a flipbelt and would recommend it.

MsMartini Wed 24-Apr-19 14:11:07

Flipbelt lover here too. I forget I have got it on.

lljkk Wed 24-Apr-19 19:02:38

We keep DS's fixed on using hair bands (1 or 2).

PinkBuffalo Wed 24-Apr-19 21:21:23

I knew mums et would have the answer for me!
I have a Flipbelt on order!
Thank you everyone smile

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