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.

Waist PacksPhone Holders / Hydration Vests / Shorts with Pockets / Leggings with Pockets / Jackets with Pockets /

RUNNING ACCESSORIES WITH POCKETS

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

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.

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Ronhill Solo Waist belt

Ronhill Solo Waist belt
Running Waist Packs & Race Belts
£20

SPIBelt Running Waistbelt

SPIBelt Running Waistbelt
Running Waist Packs & Race Belts
£24.99

Ronhill OTM Belt

Ronhill OTM Belt
Running Waist Packs & Race Belts
£36.20

Salomon Pulse Belt

Salomon Pulse Belt
Running Waist Packs & Race Belts
£32

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Phone Holders for Running

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

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Ronhill Stretch Arm Pocket

Ronhill Stretch Arm Pocket
Phone Holders for Running
£12

SPIBelt Running Belt With Window

SPIBelt Running Belt With Window
Running Waist Packs & Race Belts
£29.99

Ultimate Performance Ridgeway Phone Holder

Ultimate Performance Ridgeway Phone Holder
Phone Holders for Running
£18

Ronhill Large Phone Armband

Ronhill Large Phone Armband
Phone Holders for Running
£26

Running Armbands

Running Hydration Vests

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 safely, and access them easily when you need.

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Montane Gecko VP 5+ 2023

Montane Gecko VP 5+ 2023
Running Hydration Packs & Race Vests
£120

OMM UltraFire 5 Vest

OMM UltraFire 5 Vest
Running Hydration Packs & Race Vests
£85

Salomon Active Skin 8 Set

Salomon Active Skin 8 Set
Running Hydration Packs & Race Vests
£110

Running Hydration Vests

RUNNING CLOTHING WITH POCKETS

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

Running shorts with secured zipped pockets or stash pockets are a great option – did you know there is a stash pocket in some twin shorts?! They're spacious enough to hold, cards and gels – for your valueables like phones or keys there is the zipped compartment located on the back. These running shorts feature phone pockets that ensure your device is easily accessible, protected from falls, and not obstructing your movement, whether you use it for music, fitness tracking, or emergencies, allowing you to concentrate on your pace.

All Running Shorts / All Running Shorts with Zip Pockets

Men's Ronhill Tech 5IN Twin Shorts

Men's Ronhill Tech 5IN Twin Shorts
Men's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£55

Men's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts

Men's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts
Men's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£65

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Twin Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech 4.5in Twin Shorts
Women's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£55

Women's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts

Women's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts
Women's 2-in-1 Running Shorts
£65

Women's Ronhill Tech Race Twin Shorts

Running Leggings & Trousers with Pockets

Running leggings also offer stash pockets – amazingly deep pockets too! The trousers featured have zipped storage space located on the back. They all have uxurious fabrics that feel great on your skin, technical materials woven or knitted together to prevent chafing, through moisture control. View the full range to find the one best suited to you.

All Running Leggings / All Running Leggings with Zip Pockets

Men's Ronhill Core Training Pants

Men's Ronhill Core Training Pants
Men's Running Trousers
£46

Men's Pressio BIO Run Tights

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Men's Pressio BIO Run Tights
Men's Compression Tights
£110 £83

Women's Ronhill Tech Tights

Women's Ronhill Tech Tights
Women's Running Leggings & Tights
£58

Women's Brooks Spark Capris

Women's Brooks Spark Capris
Women's Running Capris
£60

Running Leggings

Running Jackets with Pockets

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.

All Running Jackets / All Running Jackets with Zip Pockets

Men's Montane Minimus Lite Jacket

Men's Montane Minimus Lite Jacket
Men's Waterproof Running Jacket
£185

Women's Montane Minimus Lite Jacket

Women's Montane Minimus Lite Jacket
Women's Waterproof Running Jacket
£185

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Insulator Jacket

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Women's Odlo Zeroweight Insulator Jacket
Women's Windproof Running Jacket
£185 £149

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!

Summary

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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