Tytenz gear belt review/giveaway

Last weekend at the Richmond Marathon expo, my friends were searching about for new shorts or something that could help them carry all their stuff–GU, room key, etc. I had a pair of Brooks shorts with plenty of pockets, so I was set. However, when they happened upon the Tytenz Sports table, I was intrigued.

 Tytenz gear belt review/giveaway

Tytenz makes these great little gear belts that look like they can hold, well, just about anything. They are expandable, with two zippered pockets, plus they have two additional “utility” loops. Add to the fact that at the expo they had about a million great designs, and my friends seized on the chance to try them out on race day. I opted to wait until I got back home, but all of us were happy with the way the belts performed.

First off, the belts are comfortable. One of my friends was worried it might ride up during the marathon, but she happily reported that it stayed in place all throughout her race. It’s also incredibly lightweight, a feature I like. I hate feeling like I am weighed down when running, and this belt keeps that from happening.

One of my biggest complaints about most running clothing is that it is lacking in pockets, but I’ve always resisted wearing any type of belt while I run. Tytenz has changed my outlook and throughout my Boston training, you’ll likely see me sporting my new belt.

 Tytenz gear belt review/giveaway

Anyone want to try one out? I have two to give away, one with a pink, purple and green design, and the other in black with white and blue polka dots. Here’s the deal:

  • Be a follower or become one and let me know (required)
  • Go to the Tytenz site, look at the color list and tell me which color you’d choose (required)
  • Extra entry–post on your blog, FB page or tweet it
  • Extra entry–Tell me what the funniest thing is you’ve schlepped along on a run
  • Contest ends 11/26

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  1. I have a SpiBelt and iFitness belt, but have determined that neither is "just right". Would love to try this.

    I'm a follower!

  2. I think I'd have to be boring and go with basic black. Matches everything. :)

  3. Funniest thing I've schlepped… I wore Nathan Hydration Backpack (without the bladder) to the grocery store to pick up a few things and left with a box of pasta without thinking anything of it. That was one noisy run home!!

  4. Amanda@runninghood says:

    These are so cool!

  5. I'm a follower.

  6. I think I would go with silver.

  7. Amanda@runninghood says:

    Totally a follower!

  8. Amanda@runninghood says:

    I'm only seeing solid colors on there so I guess I would go with red. I like color in my life.

  9. Amanda@runninghood says:

    I am going to start a blog giveaways tab right now on my blog. I was supposed to do that earlier this week for another giveway…ooops. so first thing after my next comment!

  10. marathonmaiden says:

    i'm a follower :)

  11. Diana Tries-A-Tri! says:

    I'm a follower!

  12. marathonmaiden says:

    i posted on fb

  13. Diana Tries-A-Tri! says:

    I like the polka dot one

  14. Amanda@runninghood says:

    hmmm, well sometimes I've schlepped my running stroller without a kid in it to the grocery store so I can carry the groceries home on my run. I get some looks for sure.

  15. marathonmaiden says:

    the funniest thing i've schlepped on a run was a traffic cone. it was my senior year of high school and my friends and i had decided to do a senior prank of taking traffic cones and placing them in '05 in the parking lot. i saw a really bright one on my run and grabbed it hahah

  16. Diana Tries-A-Tri! says:

    I don't know how funny it is, but I seem to always pack along my camera, phone, keys, etc. I look like a pack horse!

  17. YAY I follow!

  18. marathonmaiden says:

    i like the polka dot one or the hot pink one

  19. I like silver!!

  20. Three [yes three] DVD's to return to Blockbuster. 4 miles away. Not too bad. ;)

  21. Amanda@runninghood says:

    Okay, done. Your giveaway is on my blog! And I like the polka dot one for sure but I didn't see that one on their site.

  22. Nicole @BodyByBeer says:

    I'm now a 'zippy pal' aka follower.

  23. I have the iFitness belt and it just doesn't sit right on my hips and rids up even though they claim it wont. I am a follower!

  24. I would love the orange one! Orange is one of my favorite colors!

  25. I have to be the most boring runner ever because I have never taken anything funny with me on a run. Although I have taken my mom on a run and she looks pretty funny while running.

  26. you know I have seen these things during races. Are you being nice or do you whole heartedly like these things? They looked like they would bounce with a lot of stuff in them.

    Glad you found a fit, I am also always looking for something to pack mule my workouts :)

    Good luck with Boston :) Mega jealous… maybe next year I will make the big BQ.

  27. Nicole @BodyByBeer says:

    I love that they are expandable, I like both of the designs they sent you, love on their site how they show a racing bib attached to one.

  28. Nicole @BodyByBeer says:

    I've added a link to my blog sidebar

  29. ShutUpandRun says:

    I follow. Duh.

  30. Nicole @BodyByBeer says:

    It wasn't on a run, but a bike ride: I made a trip to the dollar store to get cleaning supplies when we first moved into an office building, most of the supplies fit in my bag, except the broom… so I biked through a busy part of town trying not to 'joust' pedestrians.

    On runs, I keep 2 phones- yes, I need them both, my burts bees, and my ID & credit card.

  31. I'm a follower!

  32. purple for me :)

  33. Jogging with Fiction says:


  34. Jogging with Fiction says:

    I think I'd go crazy and get neon pink

  35. Jogging with Fiction says:

    this is kind of gross (and I totally wouldn't put it in a belt), but I always carry dog poop bags because I run with my dog and sometimes I have to carry them full for a while…yuck!

  36. Jess @ Blonde Ponytail says:

    I am happy follower!!

  37. Jess @ Blonde Ponytail says:

    Teal fo' sho!!

  38. I'm a follower!

  39. Jess @ Blonde Ponytail says:

    I will share on my blog!

    Most wacko thing I've carried: a bag of dog poo…I'm a resonsible doggy owner and had run with it until I could find a trash can…sick, right?!

  40. Linked from my blog

  41. I'd get silver or black

  42. when I run to work, I plan ahead to have my clothes there. sometimes I forget essential components like a bra or underware and then find ways to carry them with me (in pockets, lightweight backpack, etc.)

  43. Ooooh I love this! I want one SO bad!!! I bought a fuel belt and absolutely hate it. It's too heavy and doesn't fit right. This looks perfect! I am a follower!

  44. I would choose the black one because I am a simple gal like that. :)

  45. I am going to tweet about this right now!

  46. GREAT giveaway. I follow, I follow!

  47. (my twitter name is SDRunner3) :)

  48. Where did you get your cute colors? From the list I saw I would go with purple or red but I love your belts more.

  49. Follower!

  50. I'd be boring and pick Black!

  51. Posted a link to this on my blog.

  52. Gotcha on my blog bar.

  53. I don't think I've taken anything too funny on a run, just the typical stuff – phone, pepper spray, mp3 player. I do carry backups though, like a backup mp3 player – that might be kind of odd!

  54. I'm a follower…

  55. I would probably pick pink, but I really love the ones you show and they don't have any of the fun designs on their site. :(

  56. I rarely schlep but I did run about 5 miles to return a movie to Blockbuster one time. It was annoying to carry and maybe that's why I haven't carried anything since. ;)

  57. I tweeted…

  58. I always carry toilet paper, but without a belt like this, it gets sweaty and way gross! :)

  59. cool belt! follower!

  60. Follower! I'd love to try this as I've been jamming stuff in the pocket of my handheld but now it's getting to cold to hold the handheld!

  61. I'd go for purple!

  62. I linked you on my blog

  63. I think the silver is kinda funky!

  64. and I tweeted @teamarcia

  65. I am a follower!

  66. I would love a red one

  67. I once brought a washcloth with me, my nose was running and tissues weren't doing it!

  68. tweeted!

  69. I've schlepped Thing 2 in the jog stroller while having to pull Thing 1 (who grew too tired to pedal) along on her bike, then the dog hurt his foot so he had to sit with Thing 2 in the stroller until we made it home.

  70. La Historiadora de Moda says:

    I'm a follower!

  71. La Historiadora de Moda says:

    I'd go with the purple!

  72. I follow!

  73. I'd go with hot pink!

  74. I follow.

  75. I think I'd pick the neon green.

  76. Im a follower! :)

  77. I am a follower.

  78. I have a SPIbelt and like the idea but would love to try something else. Its just not right. It also is not water resistant and my sweat gets on my camera.
    Oh and I am a follower :)

  79. Their site isn't coming up right for me. I don't see anything but black. But that's probably want I'd choose anyway, so it would go with everything!

  80. JenniferLeah says:

    Im a follower!
    Love the IronGirl shirt :)

  81. I carry half the house with me when I have the little one in the jogger and I rarely carry anything with me when it's just me. But in the first Ultra I had to carry "girl stuff" and I was sooo glad I did. (yeah, TMI. sorry but you asked)

  82. I love blue so would probably go with teal but I really like the polka dot one above!

  83. JenniferLeah says:

    I would choose NEON PINK!

  84. I posted a link to my sidebar!

  85. JenniferLeah says:

    I will link this giveaway on my blog

  86. I found a super hero cupie doll on a run once and carried it all the way home :)

  87. racing dawn says:

    i'm a follower!

  88. JenniferLeah says:

    Well…a Dora the Explorer figurine. My daughter loves the flasks on my Nathan belt and will play with them. I think she got into the pocket one day and put Dora in there.
    It made me laugh and smile to "find" it when reaching for my lipbalm this summer :)

  89. racing dawn says:

    i'm feeling purpley today… :)

  90. Stella Rae says:

    I like the silver one! I follow, posted it on my Fits Cute Facebook Page, and tweeted it. I do not put items on my blog until I try them with honest reviews:)

  91. I'm a follower!

  92. I actually like the black one. That way my husband could use it too!

  93. BabyWeightMyFatAss says:

    Already a follower!

  94. BabyWeightMyFatAss says:

    I like either the black or the red belt!

  95. Already a follower!

  96. BabyWeightMyFatAss says:

    Posted on my FB

  97. I like the polka dot one.

  98. HEATHER @ runfastermommy! says:

    I'm a follower!

  99. HEATHER @ runfastermommy! says:

    I'd pick neon pink, of course! :)

  100. I follow you!

  101. Posted your giveaway on my blog! Thanks!

  102. I like the two pocket pink one!

  103. Caratunk Girl says:

    I follow you!

  104. Caratunk Girl says:

    I tweeted your giveaway

  105. I am a follower and I love your blog!! I have a fuel pack but it always rides up and causes chaffing on my lower back (ouch)! I would have to chose the Neon pink also…too cute! I am heading to Boston in April also.

  106. I love the red one, matches my bike, my shoes,, my Tri Clothing – you name it. I am also a follower and will link to you on my post tomorrow after a possible century ride. Fingers crossed misszippy :)

  107. *~* *~* Tracy says:

    I'm a follower

  108. *~* *~* Tracy says:

    The silver looks very fun and retro

  109. *~* *~* Tracy says:

    I linked this on my blog

  110. *~* *~* Tracy says:

    I dont' think I've schlepped anything too funny before. I do feel like my grandma sometimes though…water, garmin, heart rate monitor, watch, bandana for snot, gu, cell phone, road id…no wonder I'm so slow; I'm carrying 50 pounds of extra stuff with me on my long runs!

  111. Julie @ Hotlegs Runner says:

    I am a follower!

    MissZippy …Please read my blog post for today. I am shamelessly plugging it coz I REALLY don't want YOU to miss it. Check it out and you'll understand why =)

  112. Yes, I am a faithful follower:)

  113. I like the black one:)

  114. I always carry my camera with me during my races:) All of the pictures of me show me with my camera! Yes, I am a total dork:)

  115. I will link you in when I post tonight!

    Happy weekend Zippy!

  116. I am a follower.

  117. I couldn't see any options besides solids. I'd prefer some sort of patterned one but in solid I'd probably go with neon yellow… I'm still stuck in the 80's like that.

  118. Linking you on my sidebar here shortly.

  119. I once toted around a full size hammer and a pocket full of nails along with some yard sale signs because I had to get signs up before the "big sale" but didn't want to miss out on my run either. Once the signs were up and I was left to run with just the hammer I felt pretty tough… I think a hammer beats pepper spray any day. Luckily it was early morning. I wonder if running with a hammer is as bad as running with scissors? Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. I'm a follower!

  121. Tweeted @shebajc

  122. added to my blog sidebar @ thankfulroseshavethorns.blogspot.com

  123. I'm a follower!

  124. I'm a follower

  125. posted it on my blog

  126. I would choose teal because that color is due for a comeback.

  127. When given the option, I always go with purple. 8-)

  128. I did a run while on vacation in Key West with a hotel key, ID, and phone in my bra. They all got quite sweaty. A belt pack would be a better arrangement, but I was still pretty new to running and had no idea that there was an option better than a fanny pack available.

  129. Kovas Palubinskas says:


  130. Kovas Palubinskas says:

    Neon green sounds fun

  131. Kovas Palubinskas says:

    Tweeted @kovasp

  132. Bethany + Ryan says:

    I am a follower

  133. Bethany + Ryan says:

    i would probably get the neon pink one…i'm not really a fan of neon pink tho, i prefer just regular pink, but i guess neon pink is better than no pink at all!

  134. Bethany + Ryan says:

    for every marathon i've run i've carried my GUs and snacks the same way…an old sock that i stuff down my bra. It's highley effective, and a little sticky at times…

  135. Lesley @ racingitoff.com says:

    I'm a follower, of course… hoping some zippy-ness rubs off.

  136. Lesley @ racingitoff.com says:

    I would pick the teal and totally gift this to one of my fav running buddies. ;-)

  137. Lesley @ racingitoff.com says:

    gonna add to my blog

  138. Lesley @ racingitoff.com says:

    I don't know how funny it is, but I am a chronic over-dresser (I cannot stand to be cold). So I have ended runs carrying gloves, earmuffs, jacket, and sunglasses all in my hands.

  139. I'm a follower.

  140. I would pick neon pink.

  141. Don't know what I carry that is funny. I tend to carry dog biscuits to throw at dogs when needed!

  142. I would chose the navy belt.

  143. An annoying thing I take along on some runs: I bring a paper transit card with me so I can ride the train or bus back if I get tired. I can't put it in my pocket because if it gets wet/sweaty it won't work!

  144. I'm a follower :).

  145. I would have to have the neon pink one!!

  146. I have taken my phone a few times in a marathon, only b/c I lost my friends after Dallas one year and totally missed my flight home…but in SF this year, it got so wet it didn't work for a very long time and I was in total panic mode.

  147. I use a SPI belt and wonder if this new one is better. The SPI belt is actually pretty darn cool, but my phone does bounce a bit. Hmmmmh, I never enter contests though – too lazy. Can you just sent it to me cuz we're BFF's?

  148. Pretend this is real says:

    I'm a follower!

  149. Pretend this is real says:

    I like the black belts… goes with anything!

  150. Pretend this is real says:

    I posted your giveaway on my blog (http://pretendthisisreal.blogspot.com/)

  151. Pretend this is real says:

    I tweeted your giveaway

  152. Pretend this is real says:

    Funniest thing I've schlepped on a run? A caduceus. I dressed as Mercury/Hermes for a half marathon near Halloween last year (even had wings on my heels!) and a caduceus is what he was known to carry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus

  153. Ok, Since we are talking gear belts, as with this comment, I will keep all the junk in one trunk.
    1. I am a follower
    2. I posted on my site your giveaway (thanks for the idea to list on the side)
    3. Just black will work for me
    4. The funniest thing that I ever carried laboriously on a run would be a Cassete Tape walkman that was hand carried that weighed in at it seemed 5 lbs in high school with big old head sets listening to should I not mention the fact that I was NOT listening to Hanging Tough by New kids on the block. HAHAHA. I thought I was cool, but kept that one on the trails.

    Thanks and have a good one. (thanks to technology now, hehe) Oh, I did see a guy in his 40's at the gym sporting one a few months ago. I had to LAUGH.

  154. I am a follower

  155. I like the black one

  156. I tweeted @carotabi

  157. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS says:

    What a cute belt! I'm a follower.

  158. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS says:

    I like the pink one.

  159. Following!

  160. Cute belt – I like the black, because it would go with just about anything!

  161. Blogged it!

  162. Oh, and the dumbest thing I've schlepped along? My phone in my hand so I could use the JogTracker app! For TEN MILES! :) So, yeah, I think I could use a gear belt!

  163. Cynthia O'H says:

    I keep putting off picking up a belt; I'm not sold on any of them. This sounds like it would do the trick.

    I'm a follower.

  164. Cynthia O'H says:

    Posted to my blog.

  165. Cynthia O'H says:


  166. Cynthia O'H says:

    I'd go with black because it matches everything.

  167. Cynthia O'H says:

    Dry clothes. I use to run to the gym in the morning and would change into clean clothes before heading home. One morning, I realized that I had nothing dry in my locker so tied my clothes around my waist. I felt like I had three inches of fat to haul around.

  168. Momma K and her Krew says:

    I follow ya!

  169. Momma K and her Krew says:

    I like the silver!

  170. Momma K and her Krew says:

    My fuel belt flaps around in the wind and I hate it but still wear it because I am scared to be without my phone, kleenex, emergency tampon (TMI) and pepper spray. It looks like I am sporting a full fanny pack which rides up mid back. I am quite the looker.

  171. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    Google Friends Connect – following your blog publicly as Louis

    I love the Go Belt Gear Belt in neon pink

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  172. Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I tweeted your giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

  173. follower

  174. I would get the navy or maybe the purple.

  175. i follow

  176. i've taken pickle juice :) they were going to have a pickle juice station during my last marathon, but they warned us to try it on a long run if we plan on taking some during the race…so i did :)

  177. Scrappytbear says:

    of course Im following :)

  178. Scrappytbear says:

    One Go Belt Gear Belt in Neon Green although I loved those funky patterns!

  179. Scrappytbear says:

    Fnuny: One long long run I snuck into the woods on the side of a road and I looked beside me and there was a purple golf ball laying on the ground. I picked that thing up and carried it for 20 more km because I knew my purple loving daughter would lose her mind for it! A Purple golf ball!

  180. Canadian runner says:

    I am a follower !

  181. Canadian runner says:

    I posted a link of your giveaway on my sidebar.

  182. Canadian runner says:

    I would get either a black one or the pink one.

  183. I'm a follower! :0)

  184. I LOVE pink! That would definitely be the color I would choose! :0)

  185. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog homepage! :0)

  186. Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) says:

    I have a Spibelt, but this one looks good also and my wife needs one.

  187. I am a new follower.

  188. I love pink so either pink or black.

  189. Funniest thing I have carried was a extra pair of undies…….because you can never be too careful ;) I was having tummy troubles at the time and was thinking ahead just in case.

  190. Just posted a link on my blog for this contest.

  191. If you can, you can check a alternator belt web site with information about all this things .

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