The Active Vibe Hydration Belt is really unique among this kind of belt.I’ve tried several hydration belts, and I absolutely have a love/hate relationship with them. I don’t love wearing them as I find them to be bulky and I hate the bounce, but they are a necessary evil on long runs or exceptionally hot days.
Most belts have a sleek pocket area between the bottles, but the Active Vibe is different in that it has a really large pocket in that space. At first, I didn’t like this design at all. I thought I would hate it and it would be cumbersome. And if you’re using to some of those belts with a smaller profile, this will take a little getting used to at first.
But it honestly paid off in the end. I didn’t experience any of that obnoxious bouncing with this belt as I have with other hydration belts. Even when the water bottles were full, the larger pocket gripped my clothing and kept it in place against my body as a I moved. I also appreciated the sleek and slim design of the pouch area. It’s big enough to store a few essentials and safety items, including a large phone.
The material is very durable and heavyweight (but not heavy), and I foresee this belt lasting a long time. The presentation of the belt is also very appealing, and it features reflective strips for visibility.