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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2012
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So I am VERY disappointed there was no size chart available on the product on this site anywhere, so here you guys go....I ordered too small and have to pay to return the item and I will not have it in time for my marathon.
***note they run a bit small

here is what I found on a fuel belt brand site:

To ensure you order the right size, we strongly encourage you to measure your waist (or hips, depending on how you prefer to wear your belt).
Unisex Sizing:
XS=24-26 S=27-29 M=30-32 L=33-35 XL=36-38

The length of the belt matches the smaller end of the size. For example, a Medium (30 - 32) measures 30 inches around. When the bottles of the belt are full, the added weight creates more stretch, expanding the belt. The Velcro closure allows you to adjust the belt a couple inches to create the perfect fit.
For men - Keep in mind these are unisex sizes. Men who usually wear a Men's Medium are usually a unisex Large. Measure you waist to be sure.
For women - Keep in mind these measurements are for your natural waist, which is much higher than where most women wear their pants these days. If you like to wear your Fuel Belt lower on your waist or hips, measure that area accordingly. (Typically it means you have to go up a size.)
Our 2005 Fuel Belts run SMALLER than previous years. You may need to go up a size from previous models, but you should measure your waist to be sure.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2012
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I checked sizing with the actual Fuelbelt site (which is the exact same as those listed in the reviews here).
I am a female and wanted the belt to sit lower, around my hips near my hip bones. I measured that area for the sizing, and ordered accordingly (measured 34", so ordered a large). The belt fits perfectly in my desired position when I first put it on. However, once I start running, it starts migrating up to my natural waist, which is about only 27". Once it migrates here, because it is then really loose, it bounces like crazy when I run. I end up having to keep pulling it back into place about every 3 minutes while running. I've worn and had this happen with tighter, dry-fit clothing and looser, t-shirt type clothing.

My advice would be, don't plan on wearing it lower, and just shoot for wearing it at your actual waist because otherwise it just migrates there anyway - which I did honestly expect, but with all the rave reviews on here, I had really thought that it may not.

The velcro holding the belt seems very strong and I have never even thought it could ever come off without me purposely intending to take it off.
I did not look at the tag, but the belt material feels nice to me - like dry-fit material. The material near the bottles is extra thick so if you pack the bottles with ice (as I do) it is not cold against your body. I also have not experienced any noticable condensation leaking off the belt onto me. There's also a couple reflective patches on the belt. Overall the belt seems very well-made, quality.

The bottles are easy to slide in and out while running, with one hand (if the belt isn't bouncing at the time). I can fit ice cubes from the fridge ice maker easily through the opening. The bottles do not leak. If you plan to put anything except water in the bottles, I would get extra tops right away, mold does seem to form in the tops VERY quickly, and try as I may I cannot get it to clean out once in there. As for the pouch size, I could fit 2 energy bars and a napkin in the pouch no problem.

The quality of the belt deserves 5 stars, but the migration up to my natural waist gets very annoying, which is why I rated this lower.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Small/MediumVerified Purchase
First of all, this has to be the most comfortable hydration belt my son and I have used. The bottles do not leak when properly closed and tightened, and they can be removed and stored with one hand while on the hoof with a little patience. My only complaint is the size of the dry pouch is too small. I can cram at most two gels in there leaving no room for even a key. Had Fuelbelt made that pouch a little bigger, like for 4 gels, you'd be able to bring everything you need for your really long training and marathon runs using the one belt.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: MediumVerified Purchase
I bought this belt to help me train for a marathon and so far has been a great purchase. The pouch that comes with the belt is a bit small so I had to buy another pouch that would fit my Iphone. The main problem I have with this is the sizing. I have a 33" waist and bought a medium belt and it is only being held together with about 1" of velcro and when I put the bottles back in the belt it feels like its about to come undone. I will be buying a large and giving the medium to my wife. Like the title says great purchase.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: MediumVerified Purchase
I find this product very useful for half/full marathon training. In the future I could see myself using it for long day hikes or bike rides.
I agree with other reviews that state the personal storage pouch could be larger, ideally, but it is definitely adequate the way it is.

Despite some reviewers on Amazon suggesting the recommended sizing was wrong and to buy one size larger, I disagree.
If you follow the charting as on FuelBelt's website [S (27"-29"), M (30"-32"), L (33"-35"), XL (36"-38")], all I can say is that the sizing chart was accurate for me for me. If you have any reservations, I would suggest going to your local running store to try the various sizes and see which one fits you best.

Thus far, I am very satisfied with this product and I recommend it highly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: MediumVerified Purchase
You've got to use these for long runs on road or trail, especially during the warmer months. Easy to pull out and replace 7 oz. bottles. Nice pouch for storing gels for refueling. Sizing is spot on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackSize Name: LargeVerified Purchase
If anyone is every concerned about running with a water bottle belt then you a have found the belt for you. This belt doesn't move because you get the size that fits you and its actually comfortable and really easy to get the bottles out while running. I would highly recommend this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: MediumVerified Purchase
I had never worn a hydration belt before but I was very pleasantly surprised how comfortable and easy to use this one is. I was training for a half marathon, I'm a big water drinker normally so I knew I would need to up my storage capacity in order to put in the miles. The belt is comfortable and the bottles are a good size. The bottles are easy to get out of the holder. I found that taking a drink from each bottle around the belt and then starting over not only emptied them evenly (when you empty one with the others full, the belt can shift around) but also gave me something to focus on from time to time and helped the time pass. Silly, I know, but it's true. The little pouch on the belt is too small for a phone but perfect for chews or other nutrition if that is in your plan. I didn't want anything in my hand and this belt was absolutely perfect for my needs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 4, 2012
I love this belt for long training runs! It is very comfortable to run with and doesn't rub or twist. I do have some issues with the flasks though. They get mold around the lip on the top of the bottle and even after a run through the dishwasher, it is still in that crevice. I clean that after every run but water seems to sit in the crevice and create the mold issue. I'm going to order a new set of flasks and hope it will be better because I love the belt.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: LargeVerified Purchase
I just completed my first 20km race with this belt. I only trained with it once before the race. It is so light, comfortable, and easy to use. For me, the pouch fit two gel packs and a house key. I intend to continue using it to train for a marathon.
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