Thursday, May 14, 2015

iPhone Running Armband by i2 Gear

I've been looking for a running armband for my iPhone 5. Since the 6 came out, it's hard to find iPhone 5 stuff now. I've had running armbands before and sometimes, it's just a waste of money. I really liked the armband made by i2 Gear though. Yes, there are a couple of issues I have with it but at the end of the day, it's comfortable and 90% hassle free.

When I first received this armband, my first impression was that it would be extremely comfortable against my skin. It's padded very well and the design makes it to where your phone can't slip out of it. I know other people have used it with their iphone cases, but I just couldn't. It just felt weird and cumbersome. So out of the case it came and into the running armband it went. Without the case, it went in with no problems. It fit very well. I don't know if my iPhone 5 case would have been able to fit in there with it without tearing the armband apart.

My next move was to actually put it on. I do have slender arms so maybe I should have taken that int consideration. I haven't found one armband yet that fits my arm perfectly. The armband by i2 Gear fits well but it kept want to slip down. Not enough to bother me but enough for me to try not to move my arm much when running. If you have actual muscles (yes I'm ashamed I don't have muscles) you're going to have no problems whatsoever. Even if you have normal people arms, this armband will stay up. If you're on the slender side and purchase this armband, it will slip down but nothing that can't be fixed. I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to make it stay. You have to know that this problem isn't exclusive to this armband. I can't find an armband anywhere that is made to fit a slim person. So, I'm not counting that against this company because they are just going by industry standards.

This really is a well made product. The phone fits in with ease, I'm able to answer the phone without taking it out of the armband and it's a great little armband in my opinion. The only thing I would suggest to the company is making a smaller one. This armband fits iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 4, 4S, 3GS and iPod Touch 5. And I love the pink! It's a really pretty shade that I think you'll be happy with. So finally, somewhere in this place we call the web, we can find armbands that are not inclusive to the iPhone 6.

Bottom line? I really like this armband. Take care of it. Don't try to shove the phone case in it. The front part is plastic so if you beat it up, you've got to know it's going to rip. I've had it for over a month now and it's still working as good as when I first got it. 

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

If you would like to purchase this iPhone running band, click here.