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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Given Brand Pocket Review & Giveaway

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Andrew from Given Brand (HERE). I had never heard of the Given products until I received his email. It's so much fun to learn about new, fantastic products through my blog. And, this is definitely one of them.

About Given Brand Pockets:

A multi use pocket that is made from high-performance, moisture-wicking fabric, giving the athlete a cool lightweight pocket to hold running gels, sodium tablets, energy bars, keys, ID cards, phones, etc.

I believe with most of the items mentioned above, but I feel that most phones/iPods (since I'm not use to running with that sort of thing) would be difficult to carry and would cause bounce, as well as energy bars. But, carrying some light weight items would be PERFECT in these pockets.

I usually run with my handheld water bottle on almost all of my runs right now. Even if I don't need to necessarily be hydrating. My bottle has a pocket for my keys, etc, and living by myself now and doing most of my "desitination running" and training out of my vehicle, I almost always need somewhere to place a car key or house key when I'm out on a run. I love that the Given Brand pocket gives me another option, when I don't want to carry a bulky water bottle with me.
... and it's cute, too!


These pockets are one size fits all.

These pockets are intended to be worn on the forearm or bicep, depending on the size of your arm and how snut you want it to fit. I moved the pocket around on my runs and experienced no bounce and little movement with either placement. I found it a bit more comfortable on my forearm. I'm not a runner that runs with music or an iPod wrapped around my bicep, so having something placed there was foreign to me. I'm use to having gizmos and gadgets on my wrist and forearm, so this felt natural and more comfortable to me.

If you carry only disposable products in your product, I love the fact that the pocket/pouch isn't going to feel awkward being empty. It fits just snug enough to your body and acts as another dri-wicking accessory! You're not going to be annoyed having this empty pocket on your forearm for another 5-6 miles! Awesome.

The fabric was super comfortable and soft. I didn't experience any chaffing from the pocket either.


At under $15, these are a great, affordable investment for every runner out there ... including the newbie. They are also super small and lightweight and perfect for throwing in your gym bag.


Pockets are available in pink, yellow, aqua, maroon, black and khaki. They also are selling some cute 13.1 pockets!


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One lucky winner will win a

Given Brand
Arm Pocket
(color of their choice!)


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Enter now though Thursday, Sept 29.
Winner will be announced on Friday, Sept 30.

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98 comments:

  1. i went to the website and can i tell you that i feel this has another use they do not mention. you can wipe your sweat and nose on it ??? i know gross BUT my nose is always running while i run or bike and i am always looking for something to wipe them with. i think they should even make one more specific for wiping of snot.

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  2. Visited website... I like it in the hot pink or black I think.

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  3. I would have to say that the 13.1 is my fav!!

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  4. Laura Elaine Designs likes Given brand on facebook!

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  5. posted a link to the giveaway on the sidebar of my blog: www.LauraElaineDesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. I went on their site-- I like the yellow band.

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  7. I like Given on FB and told them you sent me!

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  8. Like Given on fb and posted you sent me!

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  9. I love the pink one but the half marathon one may be my favorite!

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  10. Tweeted about your giveaway-I'm Suz4AU0608

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  11. This is an awesome idea. I have been looking at ways to downsize what I carry on runs and this may be a perfect solution for me. I'll definitely have to check these out.

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  12. Posted a link to this give away on the facebook page!!! What a wonderful give away!

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  13. Love this idea. Yes, I follow you!

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  14. Seriously love all the colors they come in... and I am thinking I could wipe the sweat off my face with this little goodie if it was empty!

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  15. Linked your post to my blog sidebar at
    eatrunsail.blogspot.com

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  16. I tweeted your giveaway

    @eatrunsail

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  17. I visited the Given website and I think that it's fabulous that the pocket can be stuffed with so many things and then still be comfortable when it's empty! I also think the pink one is fabulous! :)

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  18. I posted the giveaway on my facebook! www.facebook.com/SarahElizabethWells :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! And I bet you can't tell I like smiley faces lol! :)

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  19. I'm already a follower of your blog!

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  20. I'm a follower of Given Brand on Facebook!

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  21. Really like the Pink Sleeve and the 13.1 Sleeve - though they need a 26.2 as well!

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  22. These are so cute, I would LOVE to have one!

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  23. I like Given Brand on fb and left mmessage that you sent me

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  24. I like the pink on. What a great ideal.

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  25. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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  26. i'm a follower! runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. already like ya on fb! [username karen r m] runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. the turquoise arm pocket is fabulous! What a great invention! runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. i liked 'em on fb and said you sent me! [username karen r m] runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I'd definitely get the pink arm band! Super cute!

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  31. I'm a fan of Given brand on FB :)

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  32. I love the 13.1 or pink pocket!

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  33. I'd get the black one for Dwight probably. Although I think the pink is pretty cute!

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  34. I follow you on facebook (Jody U.)

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  35. I'm already a fan of GIven on facebook (Jody U.)

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  36. I posted a link to the giveaway in the sidebar of my blog!

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  37. I tweeted a link to the giveaway (@knitterphd)

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  38. Thanks for sharing this!
    What a great idea the Given Brand Pocket is. I always have problems figuring out just where to put my keys when I'm going on a run- this would work much better than putting it in your shoe (ouch!).
    I'd like to see a picture of your water bottle, too! I don't know if I've ever seen one with a pocket for keys etc. on it.
    Awesome post- looking forward to more!

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  39. I follow your blog. These look great!

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  40. These look cool! I'm a follower.

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  41. I visited the website and liked both the pink and black arm pockets.

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  42. I posted about your giveaway in my running group on FB!

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  43. I liked you on facebook too. ;)

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  44. Visited the website - your posing with the arm band was much more fabulous than their pictures. :) I do rather like their 13.1 band and the red one...

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  45. Liked and commented on the Given Brand Facebook page.

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  46. What a great idea! I'm a follower.

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  47. I'm new to running (about to start week 8 of Couch to 5K) and love the idea of having a place to hold my keys, ID, and/or phone while I'm getting my sweat on. I love the colours the Given arm pockets are offered in and they seem like the perfect accessory for every runner & cyclist.

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