BudStraps is a new company on the market. They’re aiming to improve headphone wire management and make your run more enjoyable. I was sent their FLEX Sport model and given the opportunity to test out the product. Overall, after testing, I had a positive experience.
The design of the FLEX Sport consists of a soft strap which rests across the neck and clips on either end that are utilized to grab the headphone cords on both sides. This system keeps your earbuds tangle free and within easy reach, while also reducing the tension on your ears.
“BudStraps Flex Sport is great for runners, cyclists, gym-rats or treadmill junkies who want to use their earbuds but keep them safely out of their way. The Flex Sport strap is made of a super light mesh sweat-wicking material that basically feels like nothing on your neck. It’s great for keeping your earbuds strapped to you on a long run or ride, and it looks pretty dope.BudStraps let you pay less attention to your earbuds both when you’re using them (no more fumbling for fallen earbuds) and when you’re not (they hang around your neck waiting for you)” – BudStraps Website.
Watch the video below to get an understanding of how BudStraps work and why they might be right for you.
I’ve used the BudStraps FLEX Sport on several runs over the course of the trial period. This included runs on trails, road, and treadmill. In all scenarios, the product did its job perfectly. There have been times in the past when I’ve been using my headphones and they’ve become tangled and I have to worry about readjusting them while i’m running and it makes for an awkward situation and a hassle. BudStraps take this concern out of the equation and allow you to focus on the task at hand, running. Over the course of 75 miles, I had no issues with my headphone cords being tangled. The product is designed so that the strap rests on the back of your neck. It is made out of material that doesn’t bother your skin and when you’re exercising, you hardly realize that it’s there.
- Great feel and comfortable
- Eliminates tangled headphones
- Streamlined fit
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Based on my product trial and wear testing, I highly recommend the BudStrap FLEX Sport. Anyone who runs, exercises, or trains for endurance sports will find it useful in their every day workout. If you have any questions about the product, please feel free to leave comments below. Thanks for reading!