Sprigs Armband Review

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Investing in an armband just might be the smartest move you could make! If you live an active lifestyle then you won’t believe what an awesome piece of gear this really is. The Sprigs Armband is a must-try piece thanks to its multitude of handy features that will make your time spent exercising that much more enjoyable! Made from an innovative high-end performance fabric, this fastener-free band won’t end up chaffing or sliding down your arm. It’s designed to fit any sized cell-phone even while it’s in a case and comes in four sizes to fit any shaped arm with ease. Having a place to keep your phone, mp3 player, or other valuables like cash and keys is such a nice thing to have. 

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 4 Sizes
  • Fits Any Phone
  • Performance Fabric
  • Grip Dots
  • Machine Washable
Cons
  • No Hands-Free Operation

Performance Fabric

Sprigs pride themselves in their boycott of industry standard materials like plastic. Their products are made from an innovative high-end performance fabric that promises a stretchy, breathable, and machine washable finish. This fabric delivers the kind of comfort that is essential when you’re exercising and engaged in all sorts of demanding physical activities. It is the ultimate in stretchy materials and will fit almost any sized arm with ease. This means that you won’t have to endure too tight armbands anymore that literally feel like they’re cutting off your circulation more and more by the minute.

Fits Any Sized Cell Phone

One of the main reasons people like to wear an armband while they exercise is so they have somewhere to store their phone, mp3 player, and other valuables. Well, I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble finding a band that fits my phone! The Sprigs Armband was designed to fit any sized cell phone even while it’s in its case! That’s right, no more hunting for one that will fit your phone, whether you’re toting an iPhone 6,7,8 or even an X it will fit perfectly inside the handy cell pocket. Don’t think that Samsung’s have been excluded, or any other brand for that matter!

The secret lies in the innovative stretch fabric that conforms to fit any sized phone on the market. A handy and secure over-the-top Velcro strap locks your device in place and prevents any accidents that could happen when you’re on the go.

Tons Of Colorways

No matter what your sense of style there’s a Sprigs Armband that will suit your tastes! It comes in a plethora of cool and funky looking hues and patterns. You can choose from options like Blue Melange, Green Dash, Hot Pink/Black, Pink Rum, and Purple Blitz just to name a few. Plus there are even designs that are country-specific like Canadian, and Brazilian.

Having all these colors to choose from is a great way to express your personal sense of style! It lets you mix and match throughout the week and you can even color-coordinate with your outfits of choice. Talk about a fun and flexible design!

Four Sizes

Don’t you just hate when an armband comes as one-size-fits-all?! Those ones just never seem to fit right! Well, this option takes the wonderment out of buying your next band because you can choose the size that you know will fit you right based on the Sprigs size chart. No matter what size your structure is they’ll be one that fits you perfectly.

The sizes are as follows:
  • Small 7” - 9 ½”
  • Medium 9 ½” - 12 ½”
  • Large 13” - 16”
  • XLarge 16 ½” to 19 ½”

Grip Dots

This is the only armband that’s specially designed with built-in grip dots. This unique design feature ensures that it won’t slip or slide down your arm and allows for an easy-to-use slide-on design. The really great thing about this style is that you don’t have to use any straps which can be uncomfortable and can even pinch your skin.

You can say goodbye to chaffed skin while you’re wearing this because it’s made to be super comfy and doesn’t have any fasteners or loops that can rub against your arm causing you discomfort.

Machine Washable

Any gear you wear while you exercise is bound to end up sweaty and smelly which is why it’s so important that it’s easy to clean! A ton of this kind of equipment has to be hand washed in order to keep its shape and efficiency but not this one! It’s made to be machine washable which is incredibly convenient. This will save you a ton of time and makes it so much easier to keep your exercise gear smelling as fresh as possible.

Hand washing is time-consuming and is often the last thing that you feel like doing after having worked out which is why a machine washable item is a must! Just be sure to use a gentle cycle and hang to dry! Though don't worry about it taking a long time because this material is fast-drying and will be ready to go a couple of hours after you've washed it. Be careful about hanging it in direct sunlight which can cause fading, especially if the material is damp.

Comfort

This is one of the most comfortable options that you can buy, literally! Its stretchy material and fastener-free design mean that you won’t have to deal with chaffing or pinching and it won’t make you sweat as much either! Excessive sweating will lead to the growth of odor-causing bacteria faster than anything which is why it’s important that any gear you wear is made from a breathable material.

This one gets lots of air flow through its fabric so your arm will stay cooler and drier for longer! This is an ideal style for running and other outdoor activities that you want to keep your hands free while performing.

Fit

The nice thing about this option is that you can actually still wear it over your clothing. Most of these aren’t made to wear overtop of your exercise gear which can be a hassle especially when the weather outside is colder. You won’t be able to fit this over any thick clothing but thinner things won’t be a problem at all!

Lightweight Design

One of the really great things about this product is that's it's just so darn lightweight! Some of these kinds of gear are just too heavy to ever really be comfortable while you run but no this one. Its innovative design and minimal structure help to lighten the load in a big way and can really improve your overall speeds and performance. The fact that this band offers a place to store your valuables without having to wear a full-sized pack is a really great aspect. Though if you like full-sized packs check out the Deuter Race X and Salomon Trailblazer.

No Hands-Free Operation

One of the downsides to this option is that you can’t use your phone without taking out of the band. Some options have a convenient operational window that lets you operate your phone without ever having to actually pick it up. Despite this little flaw, the Sprigs Armband is an overall great choice that won’t slow you down or make you uncomfortable in any way! This is just one downside to take into consideration before making your final decision.

Bottom Line

Overall the Sprigs Armband is a great investment for runners and athletes alike. It’s made from a high-end performance fabric that is really quite impressive and that helps to set this one apart from the rest. Whether you’re slight or stalky you won’t have any issues with its fit because you can choose from one of four sizes which means that there’s something suitable for everyone.

I really liked the way that this band holds any sized cell phone even while it’s in a case because I didn’t have to worry about having my phone crack if I accidentally dropped it. It also made it a breeze to shop for because I didn’t have to worry about finding the right size to suit my makes of phone.

The sheer multitude of available colorways makes this a must-have for fashion-forward athletes! You can choose from tons of cool patterns and colors so you won’t have to wear the same band twice in one week. Another great factor was that it’s machine washable (talk about a time saver!) and the grip dots aren’t all that bad either! All-around this is a comfortable band to wear and it was designed to prevent chaffed or pinched skin. I didn't like having to take the band off just to use my phone but it's a small annoyance when compared to the rest of the great features.

If you're a runner or just enjoy exercising as a way of life than this is a solid piece of gear that will help to make your experience that much better.

If you're looking for more great exercise gear check out my reviews of the Hydrapak Shapeshift and Ultimate Direction Fastdraw 350.