GaGa for Gadgets – #Fittie Review and Giveaway
Yeah, I’m a gadget girl. I especially love gadgets that can hold lots of gadgets. So, when my man Newman Dalton contacted me and asked me if I would test drive The Fittie, I was beyond excited. This nifty piece of equipment looks like it is right up my alley.
I know I’ve blogged about gadget holders before. And I think I own at least one every kind. I have tried the FlipBelt, the HipsSister, the Tune Belt and the SPIbelt, to name a few. But as the gadgets on my gadgets change, so must the equipment I use to hold my gadgets.
Right now, I’m sporting an iPhone 4S. Yes, I know, I’m behind the times on this one…but I have been forbidden by my husband to upgrade until the iPhone 6 is released later this year. My iPhone has a Cafe Press battery extender on it. I love this particular case and battery pack because it really powers my phone and all the apps I like to run, as I’m running. And it has a non-slip, rubbery kind of texture. As great as that is for preventing one’s phone from slipping out of one’s hand, it is decisively difficult to slip it in and out of a Flip Belt or a HipsSister, let alone a Tune Belt on your arm. And although I have seen those phone holders you can wear in the palm of your hand, my Raynaud’s would make that close to impossible for me and my white and/or blue fingers.
Now, enter The Fittie. This you wear around your shoulder and torso. It kind of reminds me of a crossing guard vest. It is snug, and quite comfortable, even with a tank top on. And it sports two pockets. One is up front, to hold your iPhone or similar, and there is one in the back for holding other items. At first, I didn’t get the one in the back, but since I have recently been driving to my running route, it is a great place to store keys and tissues. It is not easy to access while you are running, however, unless you are inclined to stop and pull something out.
That being said, the front pocket that holds your phone? Well that is the bomb! Because, not only do you have easy access to it at all times, no fumbling necessary, but it doesn’t move around while you are running! It stays close to your body without any jostling of the sort. This I love. Both the HipsSister and the FlipBelt can cause it’s contents to flop around on any given day. It doesn’t happen all the time. In fact, they are both great to use in winter probably because the extra layers prevent the extra movement. But in summer, it tends to be a problem for me. The Fittie may just end up being my new summer accessory!
Newman was kind enough to provide me with the Safety Orange Fittie (he already knows me very well) and I just adore the color. My husband has stated that he admires the visibility of it. And it matches everything in my wardrobe (#neon).
My only recommendation to improve upon the Fittie would be a second, smaller front pouch for items like a lip balm, or a pouch of EnergyBits, or a credit card, or a tissue…something you might want to have instant access to, without losing it as you pull out your phone. There just isn’t enough room in the phone pouch for another bulky item.
As far as sizing goes, I’m not a big person. I’m 5’4″ and about 115. My chest is pretty muscular so I opted for the size Small…it is perfect! It fits like a glove. And there is a 2-3 inch adjustment in the velcro closure, so take that into consideration.
I didn’t sweat under it either, which is a major plus. And I experienced no chafing, even in a tank top. Honestly, you forget you are wearing it.
It comes in a few other color options, and Newman has assured me that sizes XS and XL are on the way!
I’m also excited to announce that I have been authorized to sponsor a giveaway for my lucky readers! One of you will win your very own Fittie just by entering the Rafflecopter below.
Thanks so much for your support!
Do you run with a smart phone? What do you use to tote it around on your runs?
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