Titan Runner’s Waist Pack by Ultimate Performance Review

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As most running shorts lack pockets, and being in possession of the huge Xperia phone, I needed something to carry all this in without being a fully blown waistpack (I’ve already got two of those!) Even if some shorts have pockets, thhey may not be secure, and a zipped pouch provides piece of mind if you’re depending on the contents to pay for your trip home or to ring up a lift. Or, money for a refreshing pint! Afterall, if I’ve just burnt off 1000 calories on a tough run with loads of uphill, I think I can treat myself to a pint or two.

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The Titan Runner’s Waist Pack is a sturdy pouch that’ll swallow an Xperia, or similarly large phone along with a wallet, windproof and a couple of gels. That’s just right this time of year if you’re going out on longish run. There’s a mesh pocket on the rear for loose change or a key, which you certainly don’t want in the same compartment as the phone. A final touch is the ‘hole’ for your headphones, with an ‘aperture’ to prevent too much water ingress.

The pouch is manufactured from neoprene, and the belt out of what I can only call industrial grade webbing. This is rather harsh, and a softer material would certainly have been more comfortable through thin running tops.

The main downside is, of course, that you’re now running with a bum bag. Waist packs might be OK, but you’ll see any street cred you had vanishing into the distance with this. On the plus side, I can now carry some money and a phone, opening up new running route options to me, and any street cred I had already vanished years ago.

What the Manufacturer says:

  • Classic two pocket design
  • Neoprene for total comfort
  • Reflective detail for night-time safety
  • Fully adjustable belt

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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