Well not exactly.
I was wandering through Walmart and in their exercise section near the Yoga stuff was a sport armband that was designed to hold an ipod. It looked way more comfortable than the normal eventing armbands.
It had the front of the pouch as clear. The band was a wider softer fabric and it velcroed around the arm. The back of the pouch was the same soft fabric as the armband part. I only saw it in black.
You would just have to create your own card that had the required medical information/emergency contact information. I think it was about $10.
The armband at Bit of Britain is $10, now you can choose your color elastic on it as well..
I know you can choose your elastic color at Bit of Britain but I have been told that style isn't comfortable unless it is over a sleeve. The pictures I have seen on the medical armbands look like the plastic would poke the skin on your arm a bit.
The one at Walmart may only come in black but it looks like it is designed to be worn directly on the skin and still be comfortable.
What part of your skin are you gonna wear the armband on and still fall inside the rules of needing to wear a short or long sleeved shirt? Tank tops and sleveless shirts were specifically mentioned in the rules last year (iirc, which could be dubious) and they were clearly a no no.
Ok so you're wearing a polo shirt and your vest.... the EMT's and everyone else need to be able to reach your info ASAP. Are you thinking of wearing it beneath your shirt? Because that's a no no also.
Amrbands are worn over shirt sleeves for a reason, and I know the comfort level can vary, one think a friend did that was helpful was to cut a piece of an old non slip pad and glue it to the back of her armband. It was big enough to buffer the corners. Mine doesn't bug me, but thats clearly not the case here if you have tried it and been bothered by it.
"Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries
At the CT that I was at a few weeks ago there was one girl that had a polo on but the sleeves were really short and her armband was below that. Another girl it had slipped to just above the elbow.
On a few other competitors the bottom edge was below the bottom edge of the shirt sleeve.