Top Product: Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack | $85 | Dagne Dover
Fanny packs have crept up back in style over the last few years and for a good reason. They’re fun, functional, and can tie together any outfit. For men and women alike, these packs add create much-needed storage space for those belongings that won’t fit in your pockets. From waist packs to sling packs, there are plenty of bags to choose from, depending on your needs and sense of style. After combing through reviews of multiple online retailers, we’ve compiled a list of the best fanny packs that you can get right now.
Best for Women: Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack
For the best mixture of style and function, I prefer Dagne Dover’s Ace Fanny Pack. Its cushiony appearance is part of a new fashion trend, and I’ll admit that I wasn’t a fan at first, but now, I love it! You can wear it with anything from your lazy day sweats or a good pair of jeans and a nice jacket. Dagne Dover’s standard range of colors offers plenty of variety, though I’m partial to Dune’s pink color.
It’s not just pretty, though. It’s my favorite fanny pack, thanks to its neoprene exterior. It even has compartments on the inside and to keep your things organized. A clip hangs onto your keys if you’re prone to losing them in your mangled cords and loose receipts. There’s plenty of space, too, with enough room to house my iPhone 11 Pro, Kindle Paperwhite, and daily essentials like my wallet and keys.
At $85, it’s not the cheapest pack that money can buy, but if you’re devoted to the hip-pack lifestyle, the Ace Fanny Pack is a stylish addition to your wardrobe.
Best for Running: JanSport Fifth Avenue Waist Pack
If you need a no-fuss fanny pack for the occasional jog, you’ll like JanSport’s Fifth Avenue pack. It has the classic JanSport look and covers all the basics of a good fanny pack without a hefty price tag.
A pouch on the front is perfect for storing tiny things, like a pen or chapstick, with a main compartment that’ll house your essentials. So things—like your phone, smaller wallets, a tiny bottle of hand sanitizer, some wipes—will be totally fine, but your Kindle and camera may need to stay behind.
It usually sells around $25, well below the Ace, and comes in plenty of colors to suit your style. With 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, it’s among one of the top fanny packs available on Amazon. And I don’t know about you, but I could still wear my JanSport fanny pack from middle school for years to come.
Best for Men: Volcom Men’s Logo Waist Pack
Are you a guy, looking to take on the latest fanny pack trend? If so, this Volcom waist pack would make a great addition to your wardrobe. At about 15-and-a-half inches long, this pack is compact with enough space to fit all of your valuables. It has an adjustable waist strap for added comfort and a logo on the front and top if you’re looking to flex.
Best for Travel: Fjallraven, Kanken Hip Pack with Waist Belt
Looking to combine style and versatility in one bag? Look no further! This adjustable hip pack has the signature Kanken that’s timeless. This bag is durable, made from dirt- and water-resistant Vinylon F fabric that easily wipes clean. It has a zippered main compartment, a sleeve pocket, and a key clip to fit all of your organizational needs. It’s perfect for traveling to the city or the great outdoors. Take your pick!
Best for Hiking: adidas Originals Unisex Waist Pack
With the stylish adidas branding on the front, this waist pack can be worn around your body or your waist. This lightweight bag has two handy zippered pockets that are perfect for your next hiking trip. It’s also a great purchase if you’re counting down the days until in-person school and concerts reopen. With a 15" shoulder drop, this bag is super comfortable with plenty of room to fit your essential belongings.
This story was originally published by Jordan McMahon on 10/30/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 01/27/2021.