Urbantool Sportholster – extra pockets during workouts

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I am in the midst of a 6 month training to complete my first half marathon. When I began my more serious training in the spring I was often faced with a few logistical issues; such as where to put my keys, my phone and iPod?

If I was running in my neighborhood the keys weren’t an issue, but I often travel to different parks and cities to keep me from getting bored and give me a good reason to see places I have not seen before. I have tried “hiding” my key on my tire, tying it to my shoe or sticking it in my sock. None of them are all that smart or comfortable.

I also carry my cell phone, iPod and pepper spray. I was constantly juggling these in my hands or had them bouncing around my pockets. Then it started getting warmer and I wanted to bring water along as well.

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Then I saw the sportHolster by Urban Tool and thought this just may be a great way to carry everything in a comfortable yet safe way. The sportHolster has a key fob on a retractable clip to keep the key secure. It has a pocket for your cell and another for your mp3 player with a small opening to attach your ear buds.

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Across the back of the vest is a good size mesh pocket for anything else you want to carry. It is not big enough to carry a bottle of water, but you can carry money, tissues, emergency meds or almost anything you need to carry. Unfortunately it is not large enough to carry a bottle of water. It also has several reflective patches for your safety while exercising in the dark.

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I have used it for about a month and find it very useful when I am hiking in the woods or going through cities. I do find the back reflective strip (along the neck) to be a bit irritating as I run It is a bit rough and it rubs along my neck, but it is fine if I wear a shirt with a higher neckline in the back. You wear it like a vest and it fits securely over your shoulders and across your shoulder blades. It is small and lightweight, making it easy to store in your glove box or backpack.

I find the sportHolster to be a great tool to help make my training a little easier as it gives me a safe comfortable place to carry my “stuff” without adding bulk.

Thanks to Jennifer Serra for the review!

The sportHolster is available at www.urbantool.com – $49

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About the Author

Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.