Nathan Sports SonicBoom Case for iPhone 5 Review

Posted on Apr 27 2014 - 10:58pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


Like many other people, I love to listen to music while I exercise. When I was younger, I had an iPod Mini that I carried around with me, since my large 1 gig iPod was too heavy to really be used for anything. Today, with my iPhone, I enjoy the convenience of being able to have my phone with me and listen to music. The problem I have faced, however, is finding a safe way to carry my phone when I walk, especially if I decide to bring Reya with me. As I was looking for the perfect solution for listening to music, I was approached by Nathan Sports, asking if I would like to review their new SonicBoom Armband case for iPhone 5. After reading some of the things said about it online, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

Nathan Sports SonicBoom: What is It

Want to bring your iPhone with you for a walk but tired of having nowhere to put it? If so, we think you will love Nathan Sport’s SonicBoom for iPhone 5 case. This unique case is made from hybrid polyurethane and performance textile to protect your phone while you are on the go. With its soft ergo-armband, it is comfortable, moisture resistant, and breathes to keep your phone from smelling as you run or go about your exercise routine. Best of all, it is made to be reflective for up to 1,200 feet, giving you extra protection at night as you run or walk with friends. With 5 amazing colors and an awesome design, it isn’t too surprising that everyone loves the SonicBoom!

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Nathan Sports SonicBoom: Overall

I will be the first to admit that I love my SonicBoom case. As many of you ladies know, exercise clothes suck and most of the time don’t even have pockets. If pockets do exist, often they are pretty much useless. With the SonicBoom, you have somewhere to not only hold your phone, but somewhere to slip a debit card or ID where it can’t easily be lost. Best of all, your hands are completely free while you are walking, running, or being pulled by a 90 pound dog excited that she can play outside! This case is easy to use and give me much more freedom while exercising. Based on my own experience with the Nathan Sport SonicBoom, I am excited to give this case an A rating.

Nathan Sports SonicBoom: Where to Purchase

Would you love to purchase this phone/music player carrier for yourself? You can purchase the SonicBoom Case for iPhone 5 at most sports retailers, including Dick’s Sporting Goods. To see where it is sold near you, make sure to check the Nathan Sport’s store locator. If you would like to purchase this online, you can also find the SonicBoom on

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Nathan Sports SonicBoom: Giveaway

Would you love to try out this awesome phone carrier for yourself? We are excited to be working with Nathan Sports on this awesome giveaway! One lucky reader will win a SonicBoom Case for iPhone 5, SonicBoom Case for iPhone 4, or a SonicGrip for Samsung Galaxy S4. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

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Nathan Sports SonicBoom Sweepstakes

  • One lucky reader will win a SonicBoom Case for iPhone or SonicGrip for Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

42 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Birdiebee April 28, 2014 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I would like to win this for my daughter who is a Rehab Aide to individual’s with disabilities. She needs her phone on her at all times and this would be perfect to free up her hands.

  2. katy April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    This would be great for workout out. I always hold my phone and it gets sweaty!

  3. Alex T April 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this – I never know where to put my phone when I’m working out and setting it on the equipment can be risky. I like the color options! Thanks!

  4. Stacy April 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    This looks really neat. I could use it all the time!

  5. Laura Kathleen April 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I would like to win this so I can bring my phone to listen to Pandora when I’m out for a run! Its been getting warmer out and I’d like to run more! Thanks for the giveaway, this is cute!

  6. Kristyn April 29, 2014 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I would love to win this! I would really like to start running again, but I like keeping my phone on me. I never know what to do with my phone lol so this would be really helpful!

  7. brynn April 29, 2014 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I’ve recently started running so this would be perfect! I like the different colors. Thanks!

  8. Jen S. April 29, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I just started running this weekend after a two year hiatus due to a car accident. According to my physical therapist I now have to take my phone to time myself and track what I’m doing so that I don’t overdo it. I didn’t like holding my phone so I stuck it in the waistband of my leggings. It was so sweaty and disgusting! This would solve that problem 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  9. lissa crane April 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this so I can use it when I work out but also when I clean my house! It’s important to me to have m phone with me at all times so my kids can reach me if they need to ad tis would be perfect!

  10. Melissa Douglass April 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I just started going to the gym and running so this would be perfect! Thanks 🙂

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  12. Christina April 30, 2014 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I have wanted something to hold my phone while I run! I don’t take it when I run outside and can only sit it on the treadmill inside so this looks great.

  13. Ashley Irby April 30, 2014 at 9:32 am - Reply

    My Mom’s birthday is coming up & this would be perfect for her! She needs one badly!

  14. Anna Kossen April 30, 2014 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Was a amazing looking product, Nathan really delivered. Would love to win this!

  15. Kristen April 30, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I would like to win this because my sports bra is no longer a good option for trying to run and listen to music. I need something that is going to be lightweight and not bounce around on my arm as I run.

  16. Char April 30, 2014 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I think that this is really nice and all…but it seems to me that the iPhone has a lot of covers available to them, but all of the other smart phones don’t. I’m one of the people with a different smart phone, and have trouble finding a cover that I actually like.

    • Susan Bewley April 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm - Reply

      They sell a very similar case for Android systems too 🙂 I have an iPhone 5 so that was my choice.

  17. laurie nykaza May 1, 2014 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I have to have my phone at all times because my son has medical conditions so when I’m out walking the dogs this would be great to carry incase he needs to reach em to come home.

  18. robin parker May 1, 2014 at 11:05 am - Reply

    i would love to try this on my iPhone4

  19. robin parker May 1, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    i purchased one for my boss to give to his wife for valentine’s day and she loved it! now i need one.

  20. katrina c. May 1, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Please stop giving me reasons to work out! LOL!!! No, but seriously I stopped carrying my phone in my sports bra because of the reported cancer risk, so that was the excuse I used to stop walking daily. I need to get one of these! Listening to music really does motivate to stay active.

  21. Natalie May 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    My brother could really use this case when he is cycling. He bikes to work and as exercise every day and always has his cell phone.

  22. Theresa May 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I would like to win this for my daughter who has dropped numerous phones out of her bra! I am hoping this will save her some time and money 🙂

  23. Katie Bellamy May 4, 2014 at 12:36 am - Reply

    This would be great for my husband! He needs all the protection he can for his phone!

  24. Kate J May 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I just purchased an iphone 5 and would love this case. I love the colors to choose form. I always carry mine when running so it would be nice to have my hands free.

  25. Daniel M May 5, 2014 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    need something for protection. and looks like a nice one!

  26. erin dear (@mummadear) May 6, 2014 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I would like to win this case so my phone would be better protected while I am being active.

  27. Sweta Sonulkar May 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    love to win as i need to carry it while holding my baby

  28. natalie yeoman May 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    i would like to win this for when im taking a walk outside i normally have nowhere to put my phone so i stick it in my bra haha. and i also would like it for when im running on the treadmill i like to listen to music so this would help me hold my phone without dropping it

  29. Julie Lee May 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this because I just started working out and this would help keep me motivated!

  30. Merry May 8, 2014 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I’ve been looking for a good case to use while working out, and I really like this one. It looks sturdy, and the colors are nice.

  31. gayle gildehaus May 8, 2014 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I want to have my phone with me when i walk.This would be great for that.

  32. Trisha W. May 8, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I would like this for my first iPhone. It would be helpful to have an easy way to take my phone with me when I head outdoors for exercise.

  33. Teresa Thompson May 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I would love to have this because I have one but its too big for my arm. And I look ridicules with it on my leg. lol

  34. Eva Biggs May 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    I would love to win because i think it would be great to use while running. ALot of my yoga pants dont have pockets. Dont want to have to carry my phone in a bag or in hand.

  35. nancyfancypink May 10, 2014 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    This case would be great for working out. Especially when I’m out for a walk with the kids or jogging on my own.

  36. Corey Olomon May 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I’m just starting to jog. So this will make it that much easier for me.

  37. Gale McCarron May 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    This would be great for my Son who is now jogging daily and exercising. Great for keeping his hands free.

  38. Janette Polivka May 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Well I enjoy going for walks and to tune out the world and relax while doing so by listening to my music. This would be great to have instead of having to hold my phone in my hands and the head phone wire getting in the way.

  39. Sky Evans May 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Ii’d like this for my dad. It looks perfect for exercising.

  40. Lily Kwan May 12, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    I would like to win this because it looks very useful. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Randy May 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I’m getting one! Tired of having to carry the phone around, or having it fall out of flimsy pockets. This looks like the perfect answer.

    Now if I can just find the perfect headphones that don’t fall out every few steps….

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