Product Review - iPhone 5 Sport Band with Credit Card Holder #iphone5armband

armband fresh out of the package

Where has the summer gone? 

I can't believe it is already time for kids to return to school. I don't know about you, but I am not a morning person. (Or a fan of the alarm clock.) Once I get moving, it is okay though... and sometimes the morning walk to school and back is the best part of my day.

I do not like to carry a bag on this walk and some days I am stumbling out the door in sweatpants, instead of an outfit with pockets. I've been meaning to order an armband or other no-fuss system to carry my phone, house key (and maybe a credit card or a few bucks as I pass the grocery store on the way home). When the opportunity came up to check out this iphone 5 armband from Airbundle,  I was psyched. Disclaimer: I received this iphone armband in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. 

There is a wide velcro closure for securing the band to your forearm/bicep. It is not huge, so maybe not for bodybuilder types. Good for the average person, though. My iphone 5 slips easily into the slot on the backside of the armband.

There are also slots for a key, a plastic card, cash and headphones. By the way, my house key has an oversized top; an average size key shouldn't stick out quite as much.

The reflective frame is a safety bonus on those winter mornings when it is still dark as we head off to school, 

The clear plastic front is flexible and adds some weather protection, while still allowing me to access the phone's screen. 

While headphones do plug in easily, I love my wireless headphones and find this to be a very comfortable and convenient combination!

Pros and Cons Quick List:

Good for iphone 5/5s/5c, 4/4s and ipod touch 5th gen. My 5s had to be inserted without a case in order to fit.

Secure storage for key, card and cash - yet easy to remove items when needed.

Comfortable and flexible armband will fit many builds,but probably not large biceps. The manufacturer states that it fits arm sizes that are approximately 9" - 15" inches.

Made of nylon, velcro and nyoprene, this case offers your phone some protection from elements and can be hand washed and air dried if needed. I don't know how well it would keep out heavy precipitation though.

It is priced reasonably. Today this armband is on sale for $7.99 on Amazon, with free Amazon Prime shipping available. Click here to check it out! (This is not an affiliate link; I don't receive any compensation for purchases).


  1. I've also wondered about these bands because I see so many people running with them. This seems like such a handy investment.

    1. You can't beat the price! So far it has stayed on securely while walking, gardening and vacuuming