Phones don’t seem to be getting any smaller, so it appears we have a future of either deeper pockets—no thank you—or fanny packs to look forward to. When looking for a fanny pack, you’ll want to consider how much it can store, the weight of the bag itself, the number of pockets, if there are any unique security features, and lastly, the quality of materials. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they look cool.
BABOON 3-liter fanny pack
The strap can be adjusted from 20 to 50 inches.BABOON
The BABOON 3-liter fanny pack is the most stylish on the list. The nylon exterior wears a water repellent coating to keep its contents dry. If you’ve got a music festival or night out on the town where you don’t want to look like a complete square, this would be the choice waist pack. The 6.8-ounce bag has a side key loop for easy access and two zippered pockets. There’s an external zippered quick-grab pocket, internal mesh stash pockets, and a convenient key loop. The zippers have BABOON’s signature closure pulls to add some design flair. The strap attaches to the bag at a slight angle so you can wear it crossbody instead of across your waist. It comes in four colors—Red with Uranian Blue, Blue with Orange, Black with Slate Grey, Yellow with Blue.
Everest Lumbar Waist Pack
For short day trips
The Everest Lumbar Waist Pack is a useful hiking fanny pack that features three pockets and is made of durable, waterproof polyester. The main pocket is 3 x 7 x 8-inches, which is plenty of room for that enormous smartphone and more. There are two insulated water bottle pockets that can fit 32-ounce bottles. The strap can fit a 48-inch waist.
Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen
Simple storage with a ton of color options.Amazon
Herschel Supply Co.’s Fifteen 2-liter hip pack can fit waists up to 55-inches and has a single 6.5 x 7.5 x 2-inch pocket. The bag has a brass zipper with a leather tag that’s handsome and sturdy. It can fit over your shoulder or be worn around your waist.
MYCARBON Waist Pack
Fanny pack that has a place to store water.Amazon
MYCARBON waist pack can hold an iPhone XS Max, is water-resistant, and has a mesh pocket on the back for smaller items like keys or credit cards. The front of the fanny pack has a bottle holder and a hole on the side lets you easily plug in wired headphones. Reflective material across the main zippered compartment makes it perfect for running at night. The strap is adjustable between 27.5-49-inches.
Bp Vision Outdoor Fanny Pack
The largest fanny pack you’ll ever need
The Bp Vision Outdoor Fanny Pack includes enough room to hold a cell phone, sunscreen, earbuds, and probably another entire fanny pack. You have three options for wearing it—around your waist, with the attached neck strap, or using the included backpack straps. With all the extra room, it’s perfect for longer trips like camping getaways. It’s made of wear-resistant nylon, measures 11 x 5 x 6-inches, and features five pockets and two water bottle holders. The main strap can be adjusted between 26-50 inches.
FREETOO Waist Pack
A lot of room organization options
The FREETOO Waist Pack is clutch because of its five separate, zippered pockets and water-resistant polyester exterior. The strap adjusts between 23.6-45.3 inches.