The Best Fanny Packs of 2022
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These Are the Best Fanny Packs of 2022

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Leaders of the Pack

Until a few years ago, the fanny pack was a passé artifact of the 1980s. But streetwear influencers and celebrities revived the dorky accoutrement in the twenty-teens, with everyone from Kendall Jenner to Cara Delevingne sporting the practical packs. And while the initial buzz might be over, fashion writers are still talking about them, and popular brands continue to pump out designs (often using euphemisms such as “waist pack,” “crossbody bag,” “hip pack,” or “belt bag”). Clout and style aside, fanny packs are practical, especially for carrying around everyday objects such as an AirPods case, portable phone charger, and other tech accessories. Whether you’re the no-frills practical type, budget shopper, or fashion-forward influencer, we’ve made a list of the best fanny packs for anyone. Do you have your own favorite? Tell us in the comments.


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Jansport Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack
Amazon

Jansport Fifth Avenue Fanny Pack

Volume: 2.5 liters

$19 and up from Amazon

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Jansport’s fanny pack consistently tops reviewers’ lists because it’s cheap without compromising on build quality or color variety. On Jansport’s website, shoppers can choose from 24 colorways, and each bag comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Amazon reviewers love the pack, with an overwhelming majority of shoppers leaving five-star reviews.


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Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack
Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack

Volume: 1 liter

$95 from Dagne Dover

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Dagne Dover’s elevated neoprene fanny pack is another favorite among review sites such as Wirecutter and New York magazine, with writers lauding its stylish design and sturdy construction. It is expensive, though, and some consumers have had trouble with the adjustable strap fraying early in the fanny pack’s life.


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Carhartt Adjustable Waist Pack
Amazon

Carhartt Adjustable Waist Pack

Volume: Unknown

$25 and up from Amazon

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The workwear brand’s water-resistant waist pack is an alternative to Jansport’s offerings thanks to its competitive price and solid construction. Nearly 90% of reviews on Amazon are 5-star — shoppers like its durable material and well-sewn seams — but some might find the drab color options lacking. 


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TopoDesigns TopoLite Hip Pack
Topo Designs

TopoDesigns TopoLite Hip Pack

Volume: 1.6 liters

$39 from Topo Designs

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TopoDesigns specializes in outdoor-ready bags and packs, so its lightweight, water-resistant hip pack is a good bet. As the only self-packable fanny pack on our list — that is, it can be rolled up and stored within one of its own pockets — it’s also the most portable. The outdoorsy brand doesn’t offer much in the way of colors, however.

The North Face Lumbar Pack
Amazon

The North Face Lumbar Pack

Volume: 4 liters

$34 from Amazon

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For people on the go who need something a bit larger, North Face offers a 4-liter fanny pack you can wear across your body or on your waist. The water-resistant lumbar pack comes with two compartments.


Arc’teryx Mantis 1 Waist Pack
Arc'teryx

Arc’teryx Mantis 1 Waist Pack

Volume: 1.5 liters

$30 from Arc’teryx

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Whether you wear it over your shoulder or on your waist, Arc’teryx’s fanny pack has all the features you need — and it’s among the cheapest models on our list. It’s lightweight, well built, and it has three compartments, including a hidden pocket underneath the pack’s mesh back.

Ultralight Black Hole Mini 1L Hip Pack
Backcountry

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

Volume: 1 liter

$35 from Backcountry 

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Like TopoDesigns’ fanny pack, Patagonia’s lightweight, self-packable mini hip pack prioritizes portability over storage. Besides its size, the Patagonia fanny pack receives plaudits for its durability and water-resistant nylon exterior.

Clearworld Clear Fanny Pack
Amazon

Clearworld Clear Fanny Pack

Volume: Unknown 

$15 and up from Amazon

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Perfect for festivals and shoppers tight on money, this well-reviewed transparent PVC fanny pack is designed to comply with stadium regulations. Despite its rock-bottom price, reviewers say it holds up well over time.


Boundless Hybrid Waist and Sling Pack
L.L.Bean

Boundless Hybrid Waist and Sling Pack

Volume: Unknown 

$50 from L.L. Bean

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While it's a tad more expensive than fanny packs in its class, L.L. Bean’s hybrid cross-body and waist pack is a worthy inclusion because of the company’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. Plus, it has all the features that make a pack great: multiple pockets, reflective material, and a comfortable mesh backside.


Longchamp Leather Belt Bag
Nordstrom

Longchamp Leather Belt Bag

Volume: Unknown

$235 from Nordstrom

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If you’ve got money to burn and people to impress, the Parisian designer Longchamp offers a croc-embossed fanny pack (belt bag, excuse me!). The cleverly hidden plastic belt closure and premium leather exterior make it runway ready. It also has rave reviews on Nordstrom’s website.