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Go Hands-Free With the 17 Best Fanny Packs

by Caroline Harris

Go Hands-Free With the 17 Best Fanny Packs
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Fanny packs are making a comeback in 2020 — but then again, they never really went away when you look at A-lister fashion recently. For years, celebrities from Beyoncé to Rihanna have been sporting the divisive 90s trend. Like “dad shoes” and tiny sunglasses, fanny packs inspire lots of emotion.

 

But think of it this way: Fanny packs are essentially hands-free purses. The design is practical, freeing your hands while you’re running errands or waving your arms around at a music festival. There are many options on the market, including RFID blocking, ripstop nylon and zipper pocket designs. (You can also call fanny packs by their alternative name, belt bags, if it makes you feel more sophisticated.)

 

If you need some style inspiration, look to LA influencers like Alisha Marie and Sierra Furtado. These viral YouTubers are always one with the trends, so it’s no surprise fanny packs are their current favorite everyday bag style. Alisha Marie wears fanny packs while traveling in Tokyo and partying at Coachella.

 

 

Sierra Furtado is rarely without a fanny pack. She styles her Louis Vuitton Bumbag with snake print boots, bike shorts, t-shirt dresses and more.

 

“At first I wasn’t on with the fanny pack trend,” Furtado told her audience of 2.71 million subscribers in December. “But now I’m obsessed. It’s like a backpack vibe where you just throw it on, you don’t have to hold anything and it’s so good for concerts.”

 

Furtado summarizes the best parts of fanny packs: the cuteness and easy access to your essentials. If you’re still on the fence, check out our roundup of the 15 best fanny packs available in 2020. These designs may have you joining the fanny pack fan club — and looking super trendy while doing so.

 

From white croc to vegan leather designs, these are the fanny packs you’ll see everywhere come festival season.

 

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Best Fanny Pack for Travel

Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen Belt Bag

Price:$28.21

Herschel belt bags are extremely popular for their durable design and stylish look. During your next vacation, use this belt bag to stash your lip balm, card carrier, sunscreen and other essentials.

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Best Fanny Pack for Everyday

Madewell Whipstick Belt Bag

Price:$78.00

It’s official: We’re crushing on this bag. It looks like a purse, except in miniature, with hand-sewn whipstitching and an adjustable design.

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Best Casual Fanny Pack

Rebecca Minkoff Nylon Belt Bag

Price:$95.00

When you’re running errands, your shoulders can start to hurt from the strain of carrying a heavy purse. Save yourself the struggle with a belt bag in a fun gunmetal color.

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Most Versatile Fanny Pack

Aria Convertible Vegan Leather Belt Bag

Price:$56.00

If you’re hesitant to spring for your first fanny pack, opt for a more versatile option. This bag comes with a chain strap so you can wear it as either a purse or a belt bag. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the trendy croc print.

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Most Neutral Fanny Pack

ASOS Flat Fanny Pack

Price:$16.00

For a neutral, everyday option, this tan fanny pack is your best bet. It’ll look great slung around your waist for when you’re hitting the local farmer’s market. Style this fanny pack with your prettiest pastels all spring and summer long.

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Trendiest Fanny Pack

My Accessories London Oversized Fanny Pack in White Croc

Price:$35.00

Sierra Furtado shelled out $1,880 for her Louis Vuitton Bumbag. This belt bag looks super similar — and it’s only $35. Between the white croc print and oversized design, this fanny pack is a style Furtado would love.

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Best Fanny Pack for Concerts

House of Holland Quilted Fanny Pack

Price:$45.00

For Mardi Gras or a music festival, you want a fanny pack that’s a little more extra. This hot pink option does the trick. It’s quilted with the brand name House of Holland so you’ll look worldly and fashion-forward.

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Best Leather Fanny Pack

Wicker Wings Tao Belt Bag

Price:$106.50

This leather belt bag is deeply discounted from $355 to $107 right now. Act fast to scoop up the style, which you can rock with a minimalist outfit for a look that’s Scandi chic.

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Best Designer Fanny Pack

Tory Sport Vintage Sport Belt Bag

Price:$168.00

This belt bag screams country club in the best way possible. Pair the preppy design with a sundress and matching flip-flops to strut through the summer in style.

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Best Tropical Fanny Pack

Herschel Fifteen Belt Bag

Price:$32.00

Whether you’re vacationing in Hawaii or just pretending, you need this belt bag. The splashy floral print works all summer long, especially when styled with an equally vibrant sundress.

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Best Fanny Pack on Amazon

The Drop Preston Belt Bag

When you’re tearing up the dance floor, a flopping purse is a serious buzzkill. Instead, reach for a belt bag that moves with you during your next night out. Pair this belt bag with a moto jacket, skinny jeans and booties to complete the look.

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Best Size-Inclusive Fanny Pack

Vince Camuto Self-Color Stud Convertible Belt Bag

Price:$58.00

A pop of red elevates any outfit. Keep the rest of your look simple so you can let this vibrant belt bag do the talking. There are four sizes to choose from so you can find your perfect fit.

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Best Fanny Pack for Parties

Holographic Multicolor Fanny Pack

Wear this holographic fanny pack to a party or rave to add some oomph to your outfit. The fun accessory is sure to keep the compliments coming, plus it’s a great conversation starter.

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Best Waterproof Fanny Pack

On The Beat Belt Bag

Price:$58.00

If you like to be prepared for everything, this Lululemon belt bag will quickly become your go-to. Store snacks, hair ties, pens and headphones in here — you never know when you might need them. As an added bonus, the fabric is durable and lightweight.

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Best Pink Fanny Pack

The Fawny Faux Leather Belt Bag

Price:$54.99

This sunny belt bag will brighten your day with its blush shade and gold detailing. Together with a cozy dress or a soft sweater, this belt bag will look glorious.

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Best Fanny Pack for Hiking

Patagonia Black Hole Belt Bag

Price:$59.00

This belt bag is super durable with a water-repellent finish. It’s perfect for all-day hikes or camping. With an adjustable buckle strap, you’ll be comfortable through all your athletic pursuits.

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Best Large Fanny Pack

Lululemon On The Beat 5L Sherpa Belt Bag

Price:$29.00

If maximalism is your vibe, you’ll need tons of space to stash all your goodies. This belt bag is outfitted in soft sherpa fleece for a cozy look when styled with joggers. It’s extra large with many pockets for keeping your belongings organized.