Press & Reviews

What’s the Best Way to Carry Your Phone While You Run?
Gear Patrol (6-7-2020) The beauty of running is that you don’t need fancy gear to do it: just a good pair of running sneakers, maybe some headphones and you’re off. But we live in an era where we can’t part...
17 Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Online Right Now
Best Life (6-2-2020) When it comes to providing support to marginalized communities, it takes more than posting a hashtag to make a difference. Especially right now, when small businesses are closing left and right in the wake of COVID-19 and...
Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Austin
Austin Monthly (5-31-2020) Shops and Makers Ace Tailors (tailor shop) Aces Jiu Jitsu Club (fitness and martial arts classes) Altatudes (boutique shop) Amanda Reid Designs (calligraphy) Amara Lashes (lashes) Arched Beauty (makeup and micro-blading) Art of Kwanzaa (fine art) Auctober...
Father’s Day Gift Guide For Outdoor Adventure Dads
Reviewster (5-18-2020) Father’s Day 2020 is going to be a memorable one for sure as we are all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year we are all locked up and itching to get back outdoors. This year’s Father’s Day...
9 of the Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Keys and Bank Card
Women's Health (5-8-2020) If you’ve ever struggled to fit your phone, keys and gels into your pockets before heading out the door, you’ll understand the need for a good running belt. Yet finding a running belt that doesn’t move or...
Running More in Lockdown? 9 of the Best Running Belts to Carry Your Phone, Keys and Bank Card
MSN Lifestyle (5-13-2020) 8) SPIbelt Running Belt Original Pocket £19.99 Shop now Why buy? Another belt we really rate is the SpiBelt. It expands to fit just about everything, it doesn’t bounce when you run and it has loops on...
New to Running? Here's Everything You Need for the First Few Miles (& Beyond)
Yahoo! Life (5-11-2020) Starting something new can feel intimidating. But having the right tools to help you succeed can make a huge difference. Luckily, when it comes to running, there are very few items that are considered absolutely essential to...
Austin Companies Are Stepping Up To Make COVID-19 Face Masks
Austin Monthly (4-2-2020) As the coronavirus has spread throughout the country, one of the most disturbing trends has been the lack of access to basic medical tools like latex gloves and face masks. The fallout from this shortage has been...
New to Running? Here’s Everything You Need to Get Started
First for Women (4-1-2020) With gyms closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people are turning to running as their favored form of exercise. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and even those hardcore running naysayers — the ones...
Our Essential Guide to the Best Men’s Running Gear
Runner's World (6-1-2020) This is a list of gear beginning male runners will find most useful during the coming summer months, including breathable socks, a quick-drying tank top, durable shorts, a versatile jacket, and more. Below you’ll find recommendations for...
14 Father's Day gift ideas for every kind of Seattle dad
Seattle PI (6-16-2020) Forgot this coming Sunday, June 21 was Father’s Day? Or perhaps, you’re still scrambling to find a gift dad will actually enjoy and use. Let’s be honest, while dads can be pretty laid back, gift shopping can...
List: Black-owned Austin-area businesses you can support
KVUE ABC Austin (7-19-2020) AUSTIN, Texas — The Black Lives Matter movement continues to be as important as ever, and many Austinites descended upon downtown streets to partake in protests. If you’re looking for another way you can make a...
The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week
Men's Journal (7-20-2020) Gear doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel in order to have an impact on your everyday life. The Original SPIbelt is a remarkably handy tool for runners. Its low profile hugs your hips and stays put without...
New to Running? Here's Everything You Need for the First Few Miles (& Beyond)
PureWow (5-11-2020) Starting something new can feel intimidating. But having the right tools to help you succeed can make a huge difference. Luckily, when it comes to running, there are very few items that are considered absolutely essential to have...
The Best Running Belts
Wirecutter (4-28-2020) A running belt lets you bring your phone, keys, and even water on the run while keeping your hands—and pockets—unencumbered. A good one does its job with zero bouncing or discomfort. We tested 31 belts and bands to...
21 Fitness Gifts to Impress Your Favorite Active Friends
WVTM 13 (2-21-2020) Buying fitness gifts for health junkies and outdoor enthusiasts can be overwhelming because they often know exactly what they like — and in most cases, they already have it. With so many competing brands all boasting the...
Ninth annual YMCA Triathlon this weekend
MV Times (4-4-2020) The ninth annual Live Love Tri, the Island’s only indoor triathlon, will take place at the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, March 7, from 8 am to noon, raising money for financial assistance, the third grade...
Our Essential Guide to the Best Men's Running Gear
MSN Lifestyle (2-26-2020) This is a list of gear beginning male runners will find most useful during the coming spring months, including breathable socks, a quick-drying tech shirt, durable shorts, a versatile jacket, and more. Below you’ll find recommendations for...
Austin-based SPIbelt making non-medical grade face masks during virus outbreak
Pam LeBlanc (3-27-2020) Austin-based SPIbelt, which makes waist belts with pockets to carry keys and other small items, is shifting gears to produce non-medical grade face masks during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The masks will be black, not polka-dotted. SPIbelt...
Coronavirus in Austin: People are sewing masks. Are they effective?
Austin 360 (3-24-2020) Peggy Cerna has been busy in her Shady Hollow neighborhood home. She sewed until midnight one night making homemade masks until her sewing machine broke, and her husband helped get it running. In mid-March, she went to...
Local Businesses That Are Giving Back To Our Community
Studio 512 (4-5-2020) Austin Farm-to-Table Startup Partners with City Government and Local Central Texas Food Pantry to Combat Coronavirus Food Insecurity for Austin’s At-Risk Good Apple’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy campaign will provide more than 60,000 pounds of organic, local...