The Running Buddy was created by Julie Bradfield. Julie wanted to create a belt-free storage option that she could put more than one energy gel in. After spending over two years and over 1,000 miles of testing, the Running Buddy was created.
The Running Buddy is worn on the waistband of your shorts or pants. It is held together by powerful magnets and has a dri-fit material that is comfortable against your skin. The pouch is water and sweat resistant and has a separator so you can keep your cash/cards separate from your phone. There are several sizes to choose from. I got the Galaxy Note version for my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a case and it fits great.
I had initial concerns about comfort and if the pouch would stay in place when I first received it. My concerns quickly disappeared though as the magnets are very strong and hold the Running Buddy in place very well. The dri-fit backing is very comfortable as well. I took it out for my first test run and freaked out for a second after about a mile. I usually run with my phone in my pocket, which I hate. I didn’t feel my phone bouncing around and thought it had fallen out of my pocket. Then I realized that I had on the Running Buddy. I was surprised that it was so comfortable that I didn’t even realize I had it on. Now that’s a great product.
The Running Buddy is well put together and is inexpensive starting at $22.99 for pouches that will hold your phones and $13.99 for a mini version that would be great for carrying smaller items. These would be a great for women who want to take their license and cards shopping, but want to leave their purse at home.
The Running Buddy also has a single earphone called the Runnin’ Buds. The Runnin’ Buds are great, especially if you run at night. It is more important to be aware of your surroundings at night and running with standard ear buds means that one is dangling around hitting you in the chest (or face). I love the idea of having one ear free from music, so you can pay attention to other runners, cyclist, or cars that are nearby. It did take a little while to get used to only running with music in one ear, but these buds work great. They have a sports style ear clip that will hold the bud securely. I found that these ear buds stay in place very well and have great sound. They also have a built in microphone so you can talk on the phone if the person on the other end doesn’t mind hearing you breathe. These are a great alternative and are priced at only $17.99. Give them a try.
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"The Buddy Pouch magnetic belt-free solutions helps you keep your essentials all together on-the-go, right at your hip as you step out for a run, walk, hike, and to get moving. Go safely about your day with your belongings secured at your side with The Buddy Pouch innovations that can store your essentials, your phone, keys, IDs and more. www.therunningbuddy.com"
We are very excited to announce the new "On the Go Pouch Plus with RFID!" This exclusive pouch will be launched on QVC's as "Today's Special Value" on Nov 22nd and buyers will receive 2@$29.98!
"I have two of the buddy pouches. I absolutely love them. I use them to train in and also I use them on all of my races. Everything from a 5K to half marathons, this pouch doesn't move at all. It stays where I put it for the whole run. I even used it at Disneyland and not once did I lose a thing or did it move out of place. I recommend this to all of my friends. I would recommend this to everyone."