iphone armbands

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Jan 2012
9:37am, 17 Jan 2012
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Can anyone recommend one which is waterproof so will protect the phone for several hours during a rain storm. At the mo for long races I wrap it in a plastic bag and keep in my rucksack but having on arm would be more convenient
Jan 2012
9:40am, 17 Jan 2012
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For some reason all I can imagine are the bright orange armbands that kids use to learn to swim

Can't imagine that's at all useful to you though :-)
Jan 2012
1:41pm, 17 Jan 2012
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These guys sell stuff designed for swimming/diving so very very waterproof....


I think with most armbands, one of the weak points is the exit point for the headphones.
Mar 2014
6:24pm, 15 Mar 2014
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Discovery Dave
Just wondering if we could bump this thread again, dudes. All the armbands CLAIM to protect your phone from the elements, but when I've got a few hundred quids' worth (and loads of work contacts) strapped to my arm, I want it to be safe.

And yes, I *have* considered not taking it. Or putting the SIM in another phone. And all that.
Mar 2014
6:53pm, 27 Mar 2014
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Also need help with a good armband for an I phone 5......any recommendations??
Mar 2014
7:09pm, 27 Mar 2014
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There is a waterproof SPI one, but there is still a leak around the zip, and a headphone cable (if listening to music etc is pat of thedeal) is not easy to fit in.
Not sure any armband is properly waterproof if you are running a cable in, but I would be particularly wary of the SPI one, as its just not practical.

I stick it in a waterproof ziplock bag from amazon. Its a bit thicker than normal sandwich bags and then stick it in a pocket or waistband.
Mar 2014
10:44am, 28 Mar 2014
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Discovery Dave
So tempted to get one of the big lifeproof covers and then the clip-in armband. But it feels like overkill...

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