Review: SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt

Disclaimer: I received a SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Now, I’m a big fan of the SPIBelt. It’s one of the few things that I use on every. single. run. It’s essential to my training and racing, as it’s the best place to stash your phone, nutrition, camera, key, or anything else you like to carry on your runs.

Then, when I heard they were coming out with a hydration belt, I was over the moon! I thought this was going to be my go-to item for carrying H20 on the go!

The wide belt is awesome and definitely stays more secure than the original belt. When carrying a phone, GoPro and tripod or mount, plus a gel or two, this thing could do it all without the slightest bit of bounce. “The belt pocket is big enough to hold the iPhone® 6S Plus or the Samsung Galaxy Note 5® as well as keys, ID, and more,” SPIBelt said on their site.

It’s designed to carry two small, 8 oz. water bottles, as you can see in the photo above.

They note that while the product is not waterproof, it is designed to keep water out, which is awesome.

Unfortunately, due to my high-knee running style, this belt just didn’t work for me. The bottles got knocked around, probably because I bounce way too much (my knees hate it!). It’s obvious that this thing will work for many others, though, as experienced by my fellow BibRavePros:

“I didn’t have any issues with leaking and the clips stayed on well when the water bottles were full.” –drunner

“I found that the SPI H20 belt was bounce-free, as promised. I varied my speed from walking to a brisk run and it stayed put (and didn’t leak, either!).” –Miles of Abbie

“I didn’t have trouble with the bottles/clips staying on the belt while running – when it was one bottle or two. Having two bottles also means I can fill one with water and one with an electrolyte. I just switched my electrolyte drink of choice to a powder, which half a scoop (one serving) is for 8oz of water. How perfect.” –Heather Runs Thirteen Point One

“If you are looking for a light-weight, bounce-free hydration belt this one is for you!” –RUN gina RUN

So, if you’re looking for a waist-based hydration belt — and don’t run like a doofus like I do! — take a look at the SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt.

pssst! Use the code andrew10 for 10% off the SPI H20 Venture Series hydration belt on…


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