As the mercury climbs, we do away with the hoodies and tracksuits and opt for T-shirts and shorts we find ourselves with fewer pockets and places to keep our keys, smartphones and the like as we head out and about for a walk or a run. One solution to avoid a knapsack or a bulky fanny pack is the TruRunner by Bracketron, a sturdy diminutive lightweight waist pack to store the necessities you need to carry.
TruRunner has a fully adjustable elasticized belt that hugs nicely to your body. Its pleated in-line pocket, may not look like much, but actually expands quite nicely allowing you to store things like your iPhone, keys and perhaps another small personal item or even a granola bar. It’s lining is weather resistant to keep your electronics dry and a weatherproof sealing zipper can help avoid leaks.
I wholeheartedly resist calling TruRunner a fanny pack, for the simple reason that that term conjures up images of the 1990s humongous multi-zippered leather pouch that looked more like a life preserver than a portable storage pack.
Even when it’s stuffed full, TruRunner doesn’t flop around your body giving you that “Oh why did I bother to bring this” sort of feeling. And although it hugs nicely to your waist, you don’t feel like you’re wearing a girdle – not that I have ever worn one nor does it seem like you’re sucking in your gut.
It feels more like you’re simply wearing a regular belt.
In fact on more than one occasion, after returning home from a walk, I hadn’t realized I was still wearing it until a few hours later.
To add to its nice soft finish, is a built-in reflector, which can be quite handy if you’re walking or jogging late at night.
TruRunner is one of those practical accessories to have and take with you wherever you go – like on holidays, regardless whether you’re an avid jock or not. Furthermore, it pairs nicely pardon the pun, with a set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, like the Tenqa Fit we review here at Canoe Tech Blog back in September so you can keep TruRunner zipped right up and still listen to your tunes and take your calls wirelessly.
TruRunner is part of Bracketron’s Xventure accessory line. It retails for $19.95 US and is available directly via the company’s online store. (Bracketron does show Canadian retailers and distributors like Cabellas, London Drugs and Staples carrying their line, but I could not specifically locate this specific item on any of those sites.)
Rating: 5 / 5
Photos Courtesy Bracketron Inc.
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