The bouncing…the jostling…the awkwardness. Your first junior high dance? Not quite. But running with your cell phone shoved under your sports bra and your ATM card and keys stashed inside the leg of your compression shorts might be even more uncomfortable.
The elite athlete in you would never admit it, but you’ve probably headed out on a run with your essentials stowed in sweaty, less than ideal places. So what’s a girl to do? If you’re going to log serious miles, you need to haul some…assets (nutrition, phone, ID card).
Several manufacturers understand this need and are giving us some ingenious solutions. The products below will help you run in comfort – unless of course you want your girls to have an imprint of your key.
The North Face Stow-N-Go High Impact Sports Bra offers great support and two storage pockets. The double layer front creates a large stash pocket for gels or even a phone, and the small internal pocket gives you a great place to tuck a key or Chapstick. We love the comfy liner of this bra, which keeps you from getting stabbed by anything you put in the pocket. If you like this piece, you might also like The North Face Eat My Dust Sport Tank.
The Moving Comfort Momentum Skort is so much more than another flirty little running skirt. Four sizable pockets let you carry electrolytes, bars, key cards or other essentials. There are two pockets on the sides of the skirt for easy access, and two pockets on the legs of the inner boy short for secure storage.
The Pearl Izumi Fly Ultra Short is the one for you if you refuse to don a skirt for a run. Open up the back zip pocket for no-worries storage, and there are two invisible back pockets for additional gels or chews. This short finds a very happy medium between modest coverage and full freedom of movement so you can run freely mile after mile.
Wear these clever pieces on your run and you’ll be able to take everything but the kitchen sink with you. For that you might need a little red wagon. And a plumber.