The elastic band is wide enough so that it sits comfortably on your waist or hips (depending on where you prefer to wear your belt). Narrower bands tend to dig and fold into your skin (which doesn’t happen with this belt). The clip on hydration bottles are wonderful! No more trying to wiggle out your bottles from tight elastic bands or awkward plastic cages. You clip the 8 oz. BPA free plastic bottles on and off seamlessly so you don’t have to slow your run down. They also thought of everything (the wide entrance of the bottle allows you to fit ice cubes so that you can pack more hydration into the bottle and it stays cold)!
The only drawback is that the 2 generic loops for gels are similar to loops from other fitness belts. My experience with gel loops is that the loops loosen over time and you wind up dropping gels on your runs without knowing it until you reach for them. It would be great if Spibelt redesigns this feature so that it is a pouch with a foldable lid so that the gel will not be dropped during runs.
This is a great gift for your loved ones or for yourself as you gear up your training for your next race.