5 Reasons Why Fanny Packs Are The Best Bags Ever

May 05, 2018 3 min read

5 reasons why fanny packs are the best bags ever

Fanny pack, banana bag, bum bag, hip bag, waist bag or belt bag.

A lot of names for one of the most controversial bags ever. You either love them or you hate them. Let's take a trip down memory lane to the 80's when fanny packs became a huge rage. Everybody was wearing these practical essentials and you could find them in the craziest colors and prints, ready to spice up each outfit. 

Along the way,  this outspoken fashion item became a sign of fashion suicide. But with mayor designers having one in the collection nowadays, the bum bag came back with a vengeance and is here to stay. Even celebrities are spotted wearing them on the red carpet, so what are you waiting for?

What makes the fanny pack my number 1 favorite?

Our minimalist leather fanny pack ‘Niki’ is by far my favorite piece in our collection and I use it almost every single day. No matter what I am wearing.


Black leather fanny pack 'Niki' with python print


I can think of many reasons why I love fanny packs but let’s keep it at the 5 best ones.

  1. A fanny pack is the most practical and comfortable bag there is. It has the advantage over other bags of being spacious but completely handsfree. You do not have to hold it in your hands, it does not drop down off your shoulder and you find everything in its multiple pockets.
  2. Besides being practical and comfortable, a well-designed fanny pack is also stylish. Why settle for style or comfort when you can have both? A minimalist leather fanny pack will complement your style, whether you go for sporty,  casual chic or trendy.
  3. The bum bag is a versatile bag since you can wear it in different ways.  The adjustable straps allow you to wear it on the hips, waist and even crossbody.
  4. Did you know a fanny pack is not counted as hand luggage on the plane? It is the best travel essential you’ll find. Your travel necessities are securely tucked away close to your body while giving you easy access. Plus you have a free extra piece of hand luggage.
  5. A fanny pack can be worn by both men and women. There are a lot of unisex designs out there. If you don’t feel like carrying your bag all day, just pass in on to your partner. I am sure he’d rather carry your fanny pack instead of a feminine shoulder bag.


Black leather fanny pack with bold silver zipper

How do you decide which fanny pack fits your needs?

Think of a fanny pack as an investment piece. Buy a high-quality one, with a good zipper, and go for leather instead of canvas or plastic. This way you make sure you can enjoy your new favorite for many years to come.

Also, look for a belt bag that fits all your needs. Is it comfortable, does it have enough pockets, is the strap long enough, does it have enough storage space,...? Being a fanny pack wearer myself, I knew which features I found important and tested our designs thoroughly before going into production.

The result is one minimalist design fanny pack with great attention to detail. By thinking of every purpose it has to serve, we have made a distinction in 2 different sizes. A small minimalist hip bag that fits just your essentials and an oversized cross-body bum bag for those who pack a little heavier.

 Black snake print leather fanny pack worn cross body

Do you usually take a larger wallet and do you pack for unforeseen circumstances?

The large fanny pack will suit you better. This oversized bum bag looks best-worn crossbody It’s larger in volume but small enough for the comfort of packing light. Our adjustable straps are designed to give you the best comfort and best fit while the back zipper pocket gives you easy access to your phone and passport.

Are you always on the go and need a light bag that just fits your card holder, phone, keys, and lipgloss. Then the small fanny pack is your perfect match.
With its adjustable straps, you have the option to wear in on the waist, hips or slide it over your shoulder. I am sure you will love your new handsfree existence if you decide to go for it. Shop our luxury minimalist fanny packs here

With love,