I found this line online while researching runners belts! Before I even reached out, the story behind their product was what caught my eye first.
Inspired by her travels around Europe, Central America, and Mexico, co-founder Elissa wanted to create an attractive way for people on the move to carry their essentials without becoming targets of pickpocketing. Money-belts only solve part of the problem and not only are they unflattering, but they’re a flashing sign to criminals to: COME ROB ME!
So, Elissa’s sister, Rachel, broke out their family’s old sewing machine and created the first prototype for the product in 8 hours! The Chicago natives designed PakRat after their favorite fold-over leggings so that they would never have to sacrifice a cute outfit again for an ugly money-belt to hold their essentials.
PakRat is a descreet, comfortable, and flattering way to carry your phone, cash, keys and much more! PakRat encourages a healthy lifestyle on the go, letting you look and feel your best on your adventures. This company is a home-grown, good-ol-USA, success story of two women taking on the world.
I reached out to Elissa and asked to purchase a belt to test out. She promptly mailed me one out and when it arrived I opened it with excitement! The texture and fit were amazing, it reminded me of my favorite pair of fold over leggings. You slip it on like a pair of pant, slip your phone, id, and cash inside, fold over and your off. The reflective detail used to print their name was just an added bonus. My runner friend Rachael tested it out for me and her reviews matched what everyone online was saying. A comfortable belt that holds your phone, id, and cash and stays in place. This belt packs away small and is washable. Plus it doubles as the most perfect travel belt that can be worn easily and discretely under your favorite hoodie!