Monday, June 27, 2016

Armpocket Ultra i-35 Armband Review



If you are like me, then taking your phone with you on a run is a must.  I have three crazy kids, so I want to make sure my wife can get a hold of me if something happens.  We might need to bring our phones with us for different reasons, but the need is still there (I know that some people don’t bring their phones when they run, but you probably aren’t worried about an armband if that’s the case).

Armpocket claims to be the number one source and premium carrying solution for phones and other small items.  They were founded in 2006 by Mark Morgan and Jytte Nielsen.  There initial launch to the public happened at the 2008 Miami Marathon Expo where they introduced their new eco-friendly and patented armband designs.  Through intense research, development, and testing, the Armpocket was created.  Armpocket wanted to create a durable, high-quality product that would outlast their competitors’ products.  Their lineup has grown to provide different sizes to meet the needs of your particular phone.  You simply go to the Armpocket website, click the “Start Here” button, pick your phone, what case you have on your phone and that’s it.  The best options for your specific phone and case will come up. 

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 with a standard sized case.  The suggestion for me was the Ultra i-35 armband.  I received it in the mail and took it out of the box to check out what makes it so special.  Here are some of the really cool features.

The strap is extremely comfortable with bamboo-rayon edges.  It provides even and comfortable compression with a great fit that won’t slip or move in the middle of your run.  It also has a high-quality Velcro that stays put.

The Ultra i-35 armband comes with an ultra-soft, moisture wicking panel that is made from bamboo-rayon that will keep your arm dry.  Then they use a soft, breathable memory foam to really add comfort to the armband.  The next layer is an important part, the waterproof barrier.  It ensures that your sweat doesn’t ruin your phone or other important items in your armband pocket.

The main pocket features a Zip-N-Stow Velcro strap that holds your zippers from bouncing, which can be a little annoying.  There are two zippers to make it easier to open the pocket.  Along the zipper is a reflective edge to increase visibility and the front logo is reflective as well. 

The front screen uses a touch-through plastic that works well.  I never had any issues with trying to use my phone in the pouch.  The best part is there is a slip-resistant silicone strap on the inside that keeps your phone against the plastic screen cover.

Inside the pouch there are several pockets that are sized to perfectly fit your license, credit cards, or money.  I also keep a spare house key in there when I run.  I really liked the Ultra i-35 armband.  It was comfortable from the second I put it on and It was great to have all of my important stuff right there on my arm.  I didn’t feel any heat buildup where the armband was and it never slipped or moved around.  I also didn’t feel that it was too heavy, even with my personal items in there. 


Pros:
Comfortable to wear
Memory foam padding
Weather and sweat proof
Two access ports on the bottom accommodates most phones.
Multiple interior storage pockets
Machine washable
Great price $44.95


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I have tried a bunch of armbands, most of them cheaper, and this is the best that I have tried, hands down.  It is extremely comfortable, looks great, and is a decent price.  Especially if you consider how long it will last.  The materials and construction are awesome!  You can buy your Armpocket from their website, Amazon, or at a local store near you (click here for locations).  Pick one up today and let me know what you think. 

Note:  I received this product in exchange for a review.  The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.  I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.

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