Ok, I know it's just that but I'm pretty obsessive compulsive about these things. I like my number neatly placed flat on my waist. This is just something I'm used to. I was able to run my first marathon with my race number looking that way but it left my race bib all crumpled under the three layers I was wearing. Another OC issue of mine, haha!
So, during my 2nd marathon last Sunday, being the McGyver that I am sometimes, I came up with a solution. Instead of using the punched holes on the side of the number (which were far apart) where you insert the elastic chords... I used 2 safety pins and pinned them closer together on the race bib, then attached the race number attachments to pins. Here's what I mean...
And now it's perfect! Would be nice if FuelBelt could use clips on their race number attachments instead of the elastic chords with lace locks. It's more versatile that way. Especially for us petite women. Just a suggestion. =) But... I must say that I loved the reflectorized strips on the race numbers attachments. Something my other belt doesn't have. *wink*
Now that I solved that problem, on to other features I love about this belt...
I loved that the pouch (Ripstop Pocket) is placed on the side of the belt. Easier for me to reach for my gels that way, since I could actually see it! The pouch on my other hydration belt was at the back. The helium 4 - bottle belt comes with one ripstop pocket which can hold up to 3 gels. So if you carry more than 3 gels or want room for more stuff (keys, phone, etc.), you can order another one which you can attach on the other side of the belt.
In fact, they have a lot of other accessories to add on or interchange - colored bottles, gel flasks, extra caps, etc. They also have different water bottles. Just check out their site to see what I mean.
So to wrap it all up, I just want o say that I'm the type of person who is afraid to go thirsty. Even when I was a dancer, I was known to bring a big water jug to every dance class and rehearsal (which everyone drank from, by the way). I cannot possibly bring that same jug with me while running (ha!)...and that's why I love my FuelBelt. For sure I will be wearing this during all my long runs and marathons.
Thanks to Colleen R. of FuelBelt, one lucky reader will win a FuelBelt of his/her choice!
Please note that this is open to U.S. residents only. BUT, If you live abroad and want to have this shipped to a U.S. address of a relative or friend, then you are welcome to participate.
I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, Feb. 13.
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Disclaimer: I did not pay for this FuleBelt They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it. I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review. This review is based solely on my experience with this product.