I regularly run loops of the neighbourhood, alone and under cover of darkness. At these times I am acutely aware of the hugely expensive iPhone strapped to my arm, often lit up by the latest status update from my running app.
So I often run late at night and often feel vulnerable.
Last night I ditched the armband in favour of a RooSport running pocket that I’d recently been sent to review. It is a small pouch designed to replace the pocket that was no doubt omitted from your running tights.
Its a soft fabrich pouch with integral zip pocket and a small flap with a killer magnetic closure.
You stick the pouch inside your waistband and take the flap up and over. The magnet holds everything extremely securely and if you don’t get your fingers out of the way quick it will secure those to your trousers too!
I didn’t expect to like the RooSport, I thought it would flap around my midriff and cause an unsightly bulge on my already unsightly bulge.
How wrong can you be? I loved it.
I was wearing it with reasonably tight running leggings and after I’d secreted my pouch and pulled my t-shirt over the top there was no bulge and more importantly, no fancy hardware on display.
The RooSport is super discrete and I was able to run without worrying that I was about to be accosted.
I’ve taken to using the RooSport everyday now. I walk into work and because I use a rucksack rather than a shoulder bag I tend to carry my iPhone in my hand. I now put it in the pouch and snap it to the inside of my work trousers.
I’ve become so accustomed to having one hand tied up with my phone that I stopped dead in my tracks this morning, panicking that I’d misplaced my phone, despite being in the middle of listening to an audiobook.
RooSport have currently got a Kickstarter campaign on the go, crowd sourcing for version 2.0 of the RooSport pouch. I don’t really feel that it needs much improvement but I’ve got one order anyway – I rather foolishly promised this one to Lynn before I became so attached to it.