I can hardly believe it but fanny packs are coming back. When you think about it, they are super convenient, so it shouldn’t be that surprising. Fanny packs (also called belt or waist bags) allow you to be hands-free, have enough storage for your necessities, and you might be able to get away with wearing it onto an airplane without it counting as a personal item- after all, it is attire! Here are our top picks for fanny packs that you just may find yourself utilizing on your next trip (you can thank us later).
Nike Sportswear Heritage Hip Pack
This light, durable fanny pack from Nike has a padded, adjustable strap, meaning it will be extra comfortable for whoever wears it. Its zippered pockets will keep your items secure. Made with 100% polyester, it will quickly become your go-to bag for every day use and for travel.
Coach Bethany Belt Bag With Rainbow Quilting
Part of the Coach Pride Collection, this compact belt bag is perfect for any trip. Keep your phone, keys and a thin wallet or card holder safe and close, while keeping your hands free while you walk through the streets of your favorite city. It’s super versatile too, you can wear it three ways: around the waist, over the shoulder, or as a crossbody bag.
Lululemon Fanny Pack - Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
This fanny pack from lululemon is on the bigger side, making it perfect for travel. At seven and a half inches wide and five inches tall, you’ll have plenty of room to store your phone, wallet, keys, and any other personal items you need for the day. Made with water-repellent fabric, making it easy to clean, as well as perfect for rainier weather. Wear it around your waist or as a crossbody bag. Available in fifteen colors.
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Adidas Fanny Pack - Festival Waist Bag
Fit all of your daily needs in the Festival Waist Bag from Adidas. With two outer pockets, one zippered, one not (perfect for your phone), and a main compartment with inner pockets, you can stay organized and accessible. Wear it around your waist or as a crossbody bag.
Michael Kors - Signature Fanny Pack
If you want something fashionable, but Coach isn’t quite within your budget, the Signature Fanny Pack from Michael Kors has you covered. Created specifically for Macy’s, this fanny pack has a 40 ½ inch adjustable waist, is eight and half inches wide, and 5 inches tall, perfect for fitting your phone and other essentials you need while out and about.
Patagonia Fanny Pack - Ultralight Black Hole Mini 1L Hip Pack
I feel like this is the fanny pack every parent I knew had while I was growing up (although neither of mine had it). Made with entirely recycled materials, the Black Hole ripstop fabric is insanely durable, water resistant, and will last forever (ok, maybe not forever, but a long time). It has an adjustable band, a front, zippered pocket, and a roomy main compartment. A great choice for more adventurous travels, like hiking, but is also great for more low-key travels.
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Champion Prime Waist Bag
This no-nonsense, basic waist bag from Champion is roomy and sturdy, making it the ultimate travel accessory. It has an adjustable strap, and one main, zippered compartment that will fit all of your basic needs for travel.
Herschel Fourteen Waist Pack
Store all of your essentials in the Herschel Fourteen Waist Pack. With an adjustable waist strap, and an inner compartment lined with Herschel’s signature striped fabric, you’ll be set for a day out on the town. Store your phone, keys, wallet, airpods, gum—whatever it is you require while you travel. Wear around your waist or over the shoulder. Available in nineteen colors.
Disney Fanny Pack - Mickey Mouse Belt Bag
Honestly, Disney World seems like the ultimate spot for fanny pack sightings, and it is no wonder! Super convenient for storing all of your Disney necessities, without worrying where you will put your bag when you get on a ride. Use this Mickey Mouse Belt Bag for your next Disney adventure, and you won’t be disappointed. It is made from 50% REPREVE® recycled fibers from plastic bottles, has a front outer zipper pocket and main compartment.
Noola Fanny Pack
This fanny pack from Noola is not your average fanny pack. With twelve separate pockets (six zippered), a retractable water bottle holder, an anti-theft back pocket, and even a hole to pop your wired earbuds out of, you will seriously be hands free and have room for everything you need, and more! The bag can hold an iPad mini, a small umbrella, sunglasses, make-up—all within the convenient confines of a bag around your waist.