Which Canicross waist belt? Part 3.

Posted by Gail Walker, 13th August 2015

This is the third and final part of my mini series on Canicross waist belts.

I’ve already covered the Non Stop Running Belt and the Rock Empire Waist Belt.

Today’s post features our Kisi Lightweight belt; a popular canicross waist belt that also sits low to avoid any unnecessary back strain.

 

Kisi Lightweight Canicross Waist Belt

 

Dogfit's canicross waist belt

The Kisi Lightweight Canicross Waist Belt

 

Summary

The Kisi waist belt is lightweight with mesh padding make it comfortable and highly efficient.

It comes in a range of colours (something the other brands don’t offer) and in different sizes with fully adjustable waist and leg straps.

 

Dogfit canicross waist belt

The Kisi Lightweight Waist Belt comes in a range of colours

 

The main part of the waist belt (the thicker band with webbing that prevents sliding) sits on the runner’s bottom and the precise fit (slightly higher or lower on the glutes), as with the non stop waist belt, is down to personal preference and can be adjusted using the handy straps incorporated in the sides of the belt.

The thiner waist strap (the section above the main part of the waist belt) sits on the hips and fastens together at the front of the belt behind the strap where the ring you attach your bungee line to is located.

The thiner waist strap (the section above the main part of the waist belt) fastens together easily at the front of the belt behind the main strap where the section for attaching your bungee line is located. Like the Rock Empire waist belt there is a fixed material loop that you clip your line onto.

This loop is designed to take the pull from your dog and along with the leg straps ensures that any force transfers through the hips and not the back. This minimises any strain and longer term injury, this maximising comfort.

 

Canicross waist belt from Dogfit

The Kisi Lightweight Waist Belt is comfortable and extremely light to wear

 

The leg straps themselves can be adjusted for maximum comfort. They are also completely detachable. Whilst we don’t recommend you run without the leg straps, since they perform an essential role in your overall safety and performance, for the ladies it can be convenient if you are caught short on a long run where you can just unclip the front part of the strap, saving you from removing the whole belt!

Cost – At £43.99 the Kisi Lightweight waist belt is comparable in price to the Rock Empire belt and is a perfect item for both beginners and experienced canicrossers.

Pros

  • Sits on top/middle of runner’s bottom (rather than their back)
  • Comes in different sizes so you can get a more precise fit
  • Comes in a range of colours
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Leg straps are fully detachable so girls can ‘unclip & go!’
  • Mesh padding at the back to help secure waist belt whilst running
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • No integrated pocket
  • The loop at the front (which the line attaches to) is fixed so the clip of the line doesn’t slide along the full webbing as the dog turns direction??

 

Conclusion…

Having now covered all three of the main waist belts that we sell and recommend you can see how they each offer optimum performance but there are subtle differences between them.

Ultimately they are all super light and comfortable so it’s really down to personal preference.

Hopefully, along with this review, you are better informed about which belt is right for you. But if you are still in any doubt, do call us and we’ll be more than happy to give you some advice.

 

Written by Gail Walker

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