I recently received an Oz Fit Belt, and was asked to test out the product and write a product review. I have tested this belt with three runs of differing locations and intensities, and feel I have a pretty good grasp on how the belt will continue to perform.
Currently, the Oz Fit Belt can only be purchased on Amazon. The link to the product is here. Currently, the Oz Fit Belt only comes in black, and is available in two sizes, M (waist 30″ to 33″) and L (waist 33″ to 36″). The belt does stretch to fit, and can be worn on your waist or hips. The belt retails for $35.00, but has been on sale for $11.75 recently.
The Oz Fit belt has a couple features that are new and improved over the largest competitor, the Flip Belt. The Oz Fit belt has two separate pockets, one has two slits on the front of the belt, and includes a key clip. For comparison, the Flip Belt is one continuous pocket all the way around the belt, with several openings to slide items in. The back side of the Oz Fit belt has a zippered pocket, which easily seals in phone or money. The entire belt can then be flipped over, so the slits to the pockets are sitting against your body, making it virtually impossible for items to fall out.
The Oz Fit belt did not move or slide around or up my body while I ran, though I do recommend selecting a size (Oz Fit belt or Flip Belt) that will fit snugly to your body to reduce the chances of moving around or sliding up. I really liked that there was a zippered pocket. I am very protective of my phone, and was always a little worried about it sliding out of the flip belt, even when the belt was flipped so the slits were against my body. I did not have to worry about my phone sliding out in the Oz Fit, because I simply zippered it in.
I did not really like the fabric of the Oz Fit belt. It was a slippery material, and it was pretty easy for the belt to kind of collapse or double over onto itself while on my hips. The Flip Belt has more of a cottony material, and it did double over a few times when I used to use it, but not as much as the Oz Fit. When I wear a running belt, I don’t like for it to move around, double over on itself, or bunch up my clothing. The Oz Fit did not bunch my clothing, but it did double over several times, and I had to run my fingers around it to smooth it back down.
The Oz Fit belt also only comes in a black color, while the Flip Belt comes in many colors I wear my shirt over my belt anyway, so this doesn’t bother me, but I know some people prefer to wear the belt over their clothing or up on their waist, and may like other color options.
The Oz Fit belt comes logo’d on the front and back, and the logo is very reflective. This was a nice touch, so if the belt is worn outside or on top of clothing, it’s reflective logo will help the runner be seen. Lastly, I washed and dried the Oz Fit belt one time, and it’s held up fine. I regularly washed and dried my Flip Belt when I used it often, and it, too, held up fine.
Overall, the Oz Fit belt has some nice features, including a separate zippered pocket to keep your phone or money safe, and two highly reflective logos on the outside of the belt. Compared to the Flip Belt, which has one continuous tube-like pocket, the material of the Flip Belt is more comfortable and less double-over-prone.
You can read my comparison of the Flip Belt and SPI belt here. I think if I had to rank the belts, I would use the Oz Fit belt least, the Flip Belt in the middle, and the SPI belt most of all. BUT, that being said, I prefer to not use a belt AT ALL, and use my Buddy Pouch, which is a magnetic pouch that does not bounce or slide, and no sizes or fumbling around with belts is needed, because it’s a pouch that fits on your pants waistband. Be sure to read my Buddy Pouch review here, and see my Brand Ambassador post (with discount code) here.