How to Carry Keys & Phone While Running

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How to Carry Keys & Phone While Running

Let’s set the scene. You’ve got your trainers on. You’re hydrated and you’ve just scoffed down an energy bar or banana. You shut the front door, phone and keys in hand, and are about to embark on your running route. Your hand automatically reaches down to put your phone in your pocket and … there isn’t one! This is a classic situation for most runners.

Running clothes are not always sufficient when it comes to pockets and storage space. If, like me, you dislike carrying essential items in your hands when you run, here's a list of fantastic clothing and accessories with storage solutions. Whether it be a little thigh pocket to subtly tuck your phone away or a more substantial pack to keep everything in one place on your longer runs, welcome to pockets galore.

Shorts with PocketsLeggings with Pockets / Jackets with Pockets / Waist PacksArmbandsHydration Vests


We have seen a big increase in clothes arriving to us with more and more storage space, and we are here for it! So, check out our fantastic range of apparel, from shorts with storage loops, to tights with zips and tops with pockets. High quality, functional and stylish – what more could you want?

Running Shorts with Pockets

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Running Shorts

Men's Janji AFO 5in Shorts

Men's Ronhil Core Twin Shorts

Men's On Hybrid 7in Twin Shorts 2.0

Women's Ronhill Tech Distance Twin Shorts

Women's Pressio EQ Mid Rise Half Tights

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Twin 3in Shorts
£55.00 £44.00

Running Leggings & Tights with Pockets

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Running Leggings

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive Stretch Tights

Men's Odlo Element Warm Tights

Women's Ronhill Tech Revive Stretch Tights

Women's On Tights Long Lumos

Running Jackets with Pockets

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In cold or chilly weather you can always put your phone in the side or chest pocket of your jacket. Make sure you wear the right type: a waterproof jacket in wet, cold weather, or a lightweight windproof jacket in windy, chilly weather.

Men's Janji Rainrunner Pack Jacket

Men's Ronhill Tech Gore-Tex Windstopper Jacket

Men's On Weather Jacket

Women's Janji Rainrunner Pack Jacket

Women's Montane Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket

Women's Ronhill Core Jacket


Not ready to buy new clothes but in desperate need of extra storage when you run? We’ve got you covered. From waist packs to vests and armbands, check out our fantastic range of accessories designed to provide extra pockets for everything you need to take with you on your runs, whether it be a short, fast-paced run or your long run on a Sunday.

Running Waist Packs

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Designed to hold your phone, keys and much more, these running waist packs are perfect if you’re looking to securely hold all your valuables in one place. If you’re looking for something lightweight yet bounce-free, then a waist pack could be for you.


Ronhill OTM Belt

Salomon Pulse Belt

FlipBelt Zipper

Running Armbands

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Heading out for your shorter mid-week run and not looking to take too much kit with you? An armband is a great way of keeping your phone and smaller items accessible and safe without the need of a larger, bulkier pack.

Running Armbands

Amaeva Running Vest A1

Ultimate Performance Ridgeway Phone Holder

Ronhill Stretch Arm Pocket

Ronhill Large Phone Armband

Running Hydration Vests

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If you’re struggling to keep hydrated but find carrying bottles in your hand annoying and distracting, a lightweight hydration pack is a fantastic solution. Carry as much water as you need whilst ensuring the pack doesn’t add tremendously to the weight. Store all of your valuables safety, and access them easily when you need.

Running Hydration Vests

Salomon Sense Pro 2 Set

Salomon Active Skin 8 Set

Women's Salomon Sense Pro 10 W Set
£150.00 £140.00

Montane Gecko VP 5+ 2023

Montane Gecko VP 12+ 2023

Why carry your phone while running?

Why you need to carry your keys is an obvious one, but what about the phone? Most of us are probably over-dependent on our smartphones in everyday life, and for some people running is the only chance to switch off from devices and communication. But running with a phone can be useful:

  • To make a call in an emergency
  • To listen to music
  • To help you navigate
  • To track your run
  • To take a sweaty selfie for Strava when it's over!


More and more, brands and manufacturers are starting to get clued in as to how necessary it is to have pockets and storage on your runs. Whether it be just a simple armband for your phone or key, or a bigger hydration back for your spare clothing, nutrition and water, or even a subtle thigh pocket under your twin-layer shorts, stay safe and secure on every run with our great range of clothing and running accessories with extra storage for whatever you need to take with you.

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