Review: Armpocket Ultimate Armband

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I’m incredibly excited about today’s review! The folks at Armpocket agreed to send me one of their armbands (model i-25 in “Splash”) to review.

In the past, I’ve used a few different armbands, some better than others. None of them, however, were as comfortable as the Armpocket and there was never room for any storage once my phone or iPod was in these other armbands.

The Armpocket was designed by runners who understand that people and their cell phones are not one-size fits all. Not only are there several models of the Armpocket available, you can even choose the strap size to fit your arm! And the multiple colors and patterns are awesome. No generic colors here!

Parts of the Armpocket are even made from recycled plastic bottles, which is really cool. =D The back mesh fabric and strap edges are from a sustainable bamboo rayon that is moisture-wicking and resistant to bacteria and mildew. A layer of memory foam is in between the mesh fabric and outer water-resistant fabric, making the Armpocket truly comfortable to wear.

There are little slits at the bottom (or top, depending on how you wear it) of the Armpocket for you to feed headphone wires through too.

Depending on the model, there are little storage compartments inside the Armpocket, so you can carry your essentials all together in one place.

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I love the storage idea for several reasons. When I had a gym membership, I used to carry my keys, small wallet, and my phone w/ headphones. Add to that my water bottle and sometimes a hand towel, and my hands were always full. It was awkward placing my stuff on the floor or in that little bottle holder on a machine.

Now that I run outside, it’s nice to carry essentials with me, in one spot. I’ve never felt comfortable leaving my wallet or IDs in the car. And as a busy mom, I often go from the track or trail, straight to the grocery store or elsewhere. In my Armpocket, I can fit my house key, car key with remote, mailbox key, several ID/debit/credit cards, a couple bills of cash, ChapStick, a pack of face blotters, and of course my iPhone 4s in its Lifeproof case.

It’s surprisingly comfortable to wear thanks to the memory foam. I figured that because of the Armpocket’s size, it would be a little heavy, but after a few minutes, I don’t notice it. In fact, last night I wore it for a run and forgot it was on! I had a moment of panic in the car when I couldn’t remember where my wallet or phone was; then I realized I was wearing my Armpocket! It’s definitely something I plan to wear during races, especially since I can even fit a gel pack in there.

The only thing I don’t like about the Armpocket is that between my Lifeproof case screen and the screen on the Armpocket, it’s almost impossible to see a text message, etc., on my phone. My phone screen is just really dark at that point. I don’t usually run while listening to music, because either I’m running with a friend and chatting or I’m running alone and paranoid about my situational awareness, BUT…if I were planning on listening to music, I’d have to set my phone to shuffle through a playlist and then just let it be. Manually selecting and skipping songs won’t be an option, since I can’t see the screen that well. The other option would be to forego the Lifeproof case and just put my caseless phone in the Armpocket, because then I can see the phone screen fine.

By the way, I can operate my phone through both the Armpocket and Lifeproof screens at the same time, so the touch-capability is still functional.

Overall, I love my Armpocket and can’t imagine there’s a better case out there! If you’re a gym rat, runner, cyclist, walker, or anything in between, I recommend checking the Armpocket out at the links below: | Armpocket on Facebook | Armpocket on Twitter

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And remember, right now you can win your own Armpocket! Click HERE to find the giveaway.

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Giveaway: Armpocket The Ultimate Armband, Jan. 15-29 #MamasNewLook

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We just rang in 2014 and with a New Year comes the chance to develop a new YOU! Welcome to the 2nd annual Mama’s Got a New Look Giveaway Hop Event. The Blogging Mamas Network, along with co-hosts Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, So Easy Being Green, and Viva Veltoro want to give the special, deserving mamas a chance at a New Look for the New Year!

This event will run from January 15-29 and each blogger in the hop has a great prize, worth at least $25, to help you achieve that new look!

After you enter the giveaway here on My Life: A Work in Progress, keep scrolling down to learn about the grand prize (2 winners!). And, at the very, very bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of blogs participating in the event. You can use this list to “hop” around from blog to blog, entering more awesome giveaways!

Armpocket Ultimate Armband Giveaway

Win the Armpocket model, size, and color of your choice on My Life: A Work in Progress

Thank you to for this awesome giveaway!

Designed by runners, the Armpocket is The Ultimate Armband. The makers of Armpocket understand that not all phones are one-size and neither are you! There are several Armpocket models available to fit your phone model or devices up to 6″ long (with or without a case). Not only that, measure your arm then choose the strap size that fits your arm.

The no-slip memory foam contours to the shape of your arm, making the Armpocket comfortable to wear. The fabric is breathable and moisture wicking. It’s even water resistant, designed to keep your electronics safe.

Each Armpocket model is also large enough to carry small items in addition to your phone like a single key, lip balm, etc. Several models can hold multiple items. My Armpocket model i-25 can hold my phone in its Lifeproof case, my entire set of keys, lip balm, and face blotting sheets!

It’s perfect for busy mothers, making it easier to go from the gym or running trail to the grocery store and home again. See the full review HERE.

One winner will receive the Armpocket of her choice (ARV $29.95 to $39.95)! If you agree to the terms and conditions listed directly below, scroll on down and enter via the Giveaway Tools widget.

Terms & Conditions: Sweepstakes open to residents of the US. Must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law. Two entrants allowed per household. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received. Once winner has been selected and emailed, winner will have 48 hours to respond or new winner will be selected. Winner’s name may be posted on this blog and other social media and Web sites. My Life: A Work in Progress (MLAWP) is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sweepstakes not associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Entrance into the sweepstakes indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Grand Prize

This wonderful Grand Prize has two packages up for grabs. The first prize pack, Fashion Mama, features a whole Gel Nail Kit from Couture Gel Nail Polish, a $100 Gift Code to the online jewelry retailer The Vintage Pearl, and a crocheted Infinity Scarf in winner’s choice of color from Treasured by Holly.   Our second prize pack, New Mama, features a breastfeeding camisole from Undercover Mama, a Chewbeads “Jane” necklace in winner’s choice of color, winner’s choice of fabric for a diapers/wipes carrying case from The Diaper Clutch, Bamboobies set of Multi Pack Pads, and winner’s choice of item shown from Loving Moments by Leading Lady and their Maternity to Nursing line.

Note- My Life: A Work in Progress received a complimentary Armpocket for review purposes but was not compensated for this post.

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