I had a couple of original SPI belts in the past and liked them until I started running marathon distance. Then when I was at the Honolulu marathon expo in 2019 I stopped by the booth and spoke to the person there I explained that I needed a wider belt for more secure ride in longer distances but light weight pouch similar to the original. This has exactly that. I am sure that I did not spark the idea but I am very thankful. Love the belt!
I didn't realize the strap on this belt is thicker than the normal belt and the buckle is also very big - I had a performance belt before whose zipper broke (second belt where the zipper has broken) and the belt was normal thickness with a small buckle. I am nervous about the big buckle causing chaffing. I've used it for one long run (13 miles) and no chaffing yet but I do regret not paying closer attention to the thickness of the belt and buckle. Overall these belts are very handy - each time one has broken I've bought a new one and they have each lasted a few years - just wish they would make the zippers more durable.
Use for my 4 mile run with my IPhone and works well, doesn’t bounce, and keeps phone dry.
Love it-works great. Stays put when running hard.