Gear Review: BibBoards — my new way of attaching race bibs (+discount code)

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Here I am with an old bib pinned on. I wore the bib, attached by the BibBoards, to an Eastern Shore Running Club group run.

Disclaimer: I received three sets of BibBoards to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!

If you’ve run a race, you’ve most likely pinned on a race bib. If you’ve ever snagged or put a hole in a shirt doing so, or even if you’ve stretched out your bib, BibBoards may be your perfect solution.

I’ve been testing BibBoards for BibRave and I thought they were cool enough that I brought the idea up to our running club and we’ve ordered a decent-size quantity of the BibBoards with our logo to sell. I bought a set of the Eastern Shore Running Club BibBoards and also ordered a set with the BibRave logo that I have yet to receive.

I haven’t had any races since I received the BibBoards, but I pinned on a bib during three different runs, the longest of which was eight miles. They didn’t bother me at all, and if I wasn’t aware of the fact that I was wearing a bib — I knew I’d be blogging about them, and two of these runs were with groups — I may have even forgotten they were there.

 

 

The BibBoards snap apart. One side is in front of the bib on the front of the shirt, and the other side is on the inside of the fabric. I found they are a little easier to snap apart to use them if you keep them on the card stock that they come on when they aren’t in use, but you can still snap them apart even if they are not attached to anything but themselves.

They securely hold on a bib, and I am excited to use them in a race. I have had a couple shirts that got small holes in them from pins, and another shirt that has a snag in it from pins.

Today, I volunteered at the Algonquin 50k with the Eastern Shore Running Club, and at the packet pickup yesterday, we sold some pairs of our ESRC BibBoards. Our aid station was at Mile 27-something, and I noticed several runners who had purchased the BibBoards come through with the BibBoards still holding on their bibs.

Even though I haven’t run that far with them yet, I would definitely feel confident wearing them for a marathon or further.

After speaking with another runner who used them for today’s race, I will make a note that it’s easier to pin them on before you put the shirt on. It’s a little hard to get it on straight if you’re putting the bib on while you’re already wearing the shirt, although it can be done.

At BibBoards.com, you can either choose one of the existing images or create your own BibBoards. The patterns include different emoji-type faces, sayings and mile markers (check them all out here). You can create your own here by uploading an image that you have the rights to.

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I wore the BibBoards to another group run — this was the eight-mile run.

The BibBoards do leave an indentation in the fabric, but it goes away. I had the BibBoards attached to a shirt for several days because I’d taken a photo and didn’t need the shirt, bib or BibBoards — and after I wore and then washed the shirt, I didn’t see evidence of the BibBoards being there.

At BibBoards.com, you can either choose one of the existing images or create your own BibBoards. The patterns include different emoji-type faces, sayings and mile markers (check them all out here). You can create your own here by uploading an image that you have the rights to.

One set of the BibBoards with an existing image retails for $12.99, while one set of the create-your-own BibBoards retails for $19.95. With the discount code #BibChat, the price comes down to $10.39 and $15.96, respectively. There are also discounts for buying in bulk; we were able to use a bulk discount and the #BibChat discount for the ESRC BibBoards.

So, are you ready to #SavetheShirt with BibBoards? Visit www.BibBoards.com and check them out! I’m excited to use them for my first race of 2018 at the RRCA Club Challenge on Feb. 25.

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