For the love of running and good gear [ad]

I have fallen back in love with running. Everyday my alarm goes off at 5.45am on the other side of the room. I am forced to get up to turn it off, at which point I chug a large glass of water and then lie back down for 10 to 15 minutes as I slowly wake up.

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When I do get up, I put on my running stuff, sling my wireless headphones around my neck and grab the latest addition to my running kit, my ‘Run Tie’ armband designed by Bone Collection*.

I have tried and tested a few running armbands in my time, (you see using an armband and wireless headphones is so much better than holding your phone in your sweaty hand, and getting headphone wires tangled or worse, constantly swinging at you) but I’ve always found them a bit rubbish.

I realise most of them are designed like a plastic pocket so that they are waterproof but firstly, all new phones are waterproof and secondly, how many people go running in heavy rain? Not me, that’s for sure.

The problem with the plastic casing is, despite promises of usability and all the best intentions, the touch capability through the plastic and onto your phone screen is never very good.

The Run Tie armband designed by Bone Collection simply straps around your arm and holds down the phone on each corner, leaving the screen free to breath and be easily touched to change the music, check your distance or see messages and phone calls.

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The details? The armband is compatible with 4 to 6.5 inches smartphones and the inner embossed design improves circulation and it is sweat wicking (pulls away moisture) and dirt resistant.

I am not a cyclist, but if I were than Bone Collection would still be my go-to brand. Their handlebar phone mounts come with power banks, speakers and a built-in horn.

On their website they say, “we tried to create funny and functional designs to solve the inconvenient” and they definitely hit their mark.

Added bonus? They promise that the product development process follows the principle of environmental protection from idea, material selection to packaging to reduce unnecessary burden for the planet.

*This blog is sponsored, but all opinions are genuine.

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