One of the most useful trends to resurge during the last couple of years is the fanny pack—an overtly practical bag we made fun of our dads for wearing before wearing them ironically then finally embracing them wholeheartedly. And thank goodness we did! The best fanny pack or belt bag solves the pesky problem of having to lug around a heavy tote or purse that can feel like a brick swinging from your arm, or having to deal with a backpack when you don’t actually need all that much stuff.
Whether you’re going on a run, going to work, or just want to keep your phone, keys, and cash close, the very best fanny packs stow your essentials close to your body while leaving you hands-free and unfettered by baggage. There are even fanny packs for new moms that double as diaper bags, and you can wear your fanny pack around your waist in the traditional fashion or strapped cross-body.
Thanks to many of our favorite brands, including Nike, Lululemon, Everlane, and Girlfriend Collective, there are many gorgeous fanny pack options on the market in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Below are 23 of the best fanny packs we’ve spotted, so you can find one that truly suits you.
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