Tribe Comrade Review

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Do you spend any time at the gym? Do you enjoy going for runs to decompress before or after work, or participate in 5k’s or marathons? If so, and you’re a music enthusiast or enjoy tracking your steps, a product like the Tribe Armband could be perfect for you.

It is constructed from quality Polyurethane along with a combination of Neoprene and Lycra. These materials will provide you with premium comfort and protection for your phone. The PU (polyurethane) will extend the life of the armband with its durability.

The clear TPU screen is sensitive enough to the touch to keep you from growling in aggravation when trying to do anything with your phone while it’s in the case. Your face ID and the front-facing camera will both still be functional. It is also resistant to water to keep your phone safe. The soft, elastic, adjustable band will flex, bend, and twist with your body during workouts or even leisurely strolls without losing its shape. It is also extra-wide (two inches) for the best fit and comfort.

There is a built-in storage pocket for convenient key storage on one side and a holder for your headphone cord on the other to prevent tangling and keep the cord organized. You can feel safe first thing in the morning before the sun breaks over the horizon and at night when the only light comes from the moon and streetlights; because there is a thick and bright strip around the screen that is highly reflective specifically for low light conditions.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Adjustable
  • Versatile
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Water resistant, not waterproof
  • Bulky cases may not fit
Brand

Brand

Tribe Fitness is a company that strongly believes that everybody, no matter age or financial status, deserves to be able to enjoy the luxury of modern technology on their journey to a more fit lifestyle. They don’t care whether you’re someone who plays sports professionally, spends time every day in the gym, enjoys running around town or going for leisurely strolls. They just want to provide you with convenience and comfort.

Tribe has a passion for bringing innovative, quality technology into the fitness industry. The products are focused, from beginning to end, on helping people exercise and feel better. With the convenience of having music as easily accessible as being on your arm, music enthusiasts will enjoy having their music to keep them motivated and moving. Living a healthier lifestyle will provide more value and quality to your life. Tribe’s products may be able to help you adopt and keep a healthy lifestyle.

Tribe stands one hundred percent behind their products. If you ever happen to purchase one of their products and are dissatisfied for any reason, don’t hesitate to reach out for a refund or exchange.
Construction

Construction

Because Tribe is so dedicated to the best products, that means they put a lot of thought into everything that goes into building a product. The materials used in the construction of the armband are extremely important. They’re responsible for providing you with a proper and secure fit, a certain level of protection against moisture and debris, comfort that will last the entire duration of a workout, and durability so that the item will live a long life. Obviously, the longer the product lasts, the longer you can wait to spend money on another one.

The materials chosen are polyurethane (PU), lycra, and neoprene. It is a collective team effort that provides you will all of things you desire out of an armband. The materials of the band give it a soft feel on the skin, enough stretch, and flexibility to move naturally with your body, and protection from moisture and debris causing damage to your phone.

Polyurethane is a mixture of urethane and polymer units that link to create a foam or resin. Lycra is a fabric made of polyurethane and is created to be elastic. Lycra is typically used for sportswear. Neoprene is a man-made polymer that is similar to rubber. It comes in handy, especially for this armband, because it is a material that is resistant to heat, oil, and weather.
Fit

Fit

The way that an exercise armband fits you is just as important as the way your clothes and shoes fit you. Loose, baggy clothing will be comfortable maybe, but they won’t stay in place when you’re exercising heavily. You want to wear clothes and shoes that are tight enough to stay secure but loose enough to allow natural movement. You want the same fit when it comes to your armband. Having it slide down your arm mid-workout or mid-run would just be annoying and a burden.

Thankfully, the Tribe Armband was brainstormed, planned, and constructed with all of these factors in mind. The elastic strap is two inches wide so that it doesn’t create too much pressure in one area. Skinny straps tend to dig into the skin, even if you don’t think they’re too tight. More surface area, whatever the items in question are, will alleviate pressure and provide more comfort.

The strap is also adjustable so that people of all sizes can share in the convenience. Also, that means that as your arms grow with muscle, your armband can “grow” right along with them. The sizes available are small, medium, and large. These sizes will fit arms that range from nine to sixteen inches.

The design of this armband is also intended to make the pocket be able to fit phones of any size. Some of the phones that fit in this band are the iPhone XR, XS Max, 6+, 6S+, 7+, 8+, the Samsung Galaxy A8+, S8+, S9+, Note, and phones of similar size.
Convenience

Convenience

The phone holder from Tribe that you wear on your arm is one of the most convenient inventions in the athletic wear industry. It is well situated for running, walking, jogging, and working out in the gym. Really, you can wear it anywhere that you want to be able to go hands-free with your phone. Even if you just want to sit and listen to music, you can wear it on your arm and feed the headphone cord through the opening meant for just that.

Another great feature about it is that there is a small pocket that is the perfect size for a key. This way you can leave your house for a run without worrying about keeping your key safe in your shorts or your bra. You won’t have to leave the house unlocked either, if that’s the route you’ve had to go in the past because of your key not having a safe place. Or, if you’re at a bike trail and don’t want to leave your car unlocked, you’ll be thankful for the key pocket on your arm.
Safety

Safety

In today’s society, people are constantly busy and in a rush to get somewhere or do something. In some cases, people have to choose to workout before or after work, sometimes being in the dark. For those who avoid exercise because they only have time for it when it’s dark outside, you may find that this product could change your life. Step into a healthier lifestyle with the safety that this armband offers.

Thick, reflective borders around the clear screen for the phone will make you visible to passersby as long as they are in a vehicle or shining some kind of light on you. In order to keep yourself even safer, you can make sure to purchase other exercise products with reflective properties. There are headbands, hats, necklaces, t-shirts, bracelets, belts, shorts, pants, shoes, and other accessories that have been designed to protect consumers in low light situations.

The fact that there is a pocket specifically to hold a key is another level of protection provided. Feel safe leaving your house or car knowing that they are locked and the key is safe and secure.
Color

Color

To some people, the color of an item like this isn’t extremely important. What’s more important for sportswear is typically the quality of the materials used to construct it and the benefits that it offers them during their workout. However, some people do prefer to have a pop of color. Especially people who are part of a team.

The good news is that this armband comes in ten different color varieties. The available options are black and red, red, black, black and grey, grey, light blue, dark blue, purple, dark pink, and light pink.

With so many colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the right choice for you and your attire. If you wear different colors every day you may want to stick to colors that are more neutral and able to match a wide range of colors. In this case, you’ll want to choose black, black and grey, or grey.

If you do have to worry about matching what you’re wearing, perhaps one of the other colors will work for you. If it’s not the same color, you can at least choose a color that compliments or contrasts the other. Shades of red, blue, purple, and pink will give you virtually endless possibilities. If you have to match the colors exactly, then your options will be more limited. However, if you are going to mix and match, you can have a lot of fun.
Water Resistant

Water Resistant

Whether you plan on using this product indoors or outdoors, it’s rather advantageous that it is resistant to water. Even if you’re indoors, you’re probably going to end up breaking a sweat if you’re exercising. Saying something is resistant to water is kind of a blanket phrase for saying it’s resistant to all moisture. Therefore, the material is also going to protect your phone from your own sweat.

When you’re exercising outdoors, even if you live somewhere without much rain and you check the weather religiously, you have no idea when you may get stuck in a surprise pop-up rain shower. If you ever do get caught in the rain without planning to, you’ll be thankful if you’ve got a protective case keeping your phone safe and dry. A lot of us know what it’s like to lose a phone to water damage and if that can be avoided, why not avoid it?
Lifetime Guarantee

Lifetime Guarantee

Tribe is very serious about their commitment to quality products and helping people become active or stay active with premium comfort, fit, style, functionality, and durability. To prove how serious they are, they offer a one hundred percent lifetime guarantee. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the performance of the product, don’t hesitate to contact the company for a refund or replacement.

They will gladly do all that they can to remedy your problem and leave you with a smile. There will be no questions asked, and the customer service will be superb. This stands for every single customer, no matter what.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re spending your extra time in the gym, going for walks or runs around town or on bike trails, or you’re participating in fun races or marathons, you can reap the benefits of wearing an armband to hold your phone. Music enthusiasts and those who like to track the steps they take in a day or in a workout will love the convenience of having their phone on them but being able to have it hands-free.

In order to provide you with the best product and experience possible, the Tribe Comrade is constructed from high-quality materials. These materials are neoprene, lycra, and polyurethane. They work as a unit to give you the best comfort for your arm and protection for your phone.

With high touch sensitivity in the clear TPU screen, you’ll be able to change music, check your steps, or even answer texts or calls without getting heated from frustration. Your facial recognition and the front-facing camera will still work through the pocket. Water resistance will keep you safe in any spontaneous rain showers.

Keep comfortable with the elastic and soft adjustable band that will move naturally with your body without losing its shape. It is extra wide, at two inches, to optimize comfort. The Comrade also features a built-in pocket for your key and a holder for your headphone cord. Stay safe at night with the reflective border around the clear screen. And enjoy all of these benefits at a very affordable price. With a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee, what do you have to lose?