Confession: We love ourselves a good ol’ fanny pack (also called belt bags, waist bags, and bum bags if you’re across the pond). Though this ’90s staple had a bad rep for a while, you can’t argue with their hands-free convenience. Traditionally worn around the waist — or the modern way around your torso — fanny packs encourage people to travel light and carry the essentials instead of a chunky, Mary Poppins-esque tote bag. Belt bags have gone through a style renaissance, and now there are as many chic, functional options as you would see with backpacks, handbags, or gym bags. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite options so you can summer in style.
Nike Black Tech Hip Pouch
For a sporty, minimalist style, this Black Tech Hip Pouch (17″W x 10″H x 2.5″D) is affordable and durable, with gunmetal-tone hardware and an adjustable strap. The zippered compartment ensures that nothing escapes your fanny pack during your next run. The size is slightly larger than your typical fanny pack, making it great for everyday errands.
Gucci GG Supreme Belt Bag
The trademarked pattern makes this luxe, retro option stand out. Made of Italian leather, the adjustable bag (9.5”W x 6.5”H x 1.5″D) features a plastic buckle closure and a magnetic closure for the bag. The slimmer depth makes it ideal for storing the bare minimum (think: your phone, keys, and lipstick).
ODODOS Mini Belt Bag
The price is certainly right for this mini belt bag (9.5″W x 8″H x 2″D)! Available in nine colorways, you have a matching style for every outfit. Made of durable fabric and with a water-resistant strap, this lightweight belt bag can be carried across your back, waist, shoulder, or even used as a handbag.
Herschel Fifteen Waist Pack
With over 25 colors to choose from, these waist packs by Herschel (7.75″W x 6.25″H x 2″D) feature a classic exposed zipper closure, knotted leather pull, and clip-fastened adjustable strap — topped off with its classic logo.
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag Extended Strap
Designed for on-the-go, Lululemon’s Everywhere Belt Bag (7.5″W x 5″H x 2″D) is water-resistant, versatile, and water-repellent. This updated version features a longer strap that extends to 41.7″ to cater to more body shapes. This unisex bag has a zippered main pocket, an exterior pocket, and an interior pocket, giving you plenty of compartments to organize your essentials. It’s available in 11 colors.
Saint Laurent Baby Lou Belt Bag
Saint Laurent has resized their classic style into a baby belt bag. This mini belt bag (4.3″W x 3″H x 1.5″D) is an elevated accessory with gold-tone hardware and a detachable, adjustable strap to amp up a date night look. We admit it’s quite tiny, so it’s more about style than function — but it’s crazy cute, no?
Madewell The (Re)Sourced Convertible Belt Bag
Made from soft yet structured recycled material, this bag (3 3/4″H x 6 1/2″W x 2″D) easily adjusts from a classic belt bag worn across your waist to a high crossbody across your torso (you’ll look awesome either way). It has a bigger compartment, plus a zipper front pocket to easily reach your ID or face mask.
Kate Spade The Little Better Sam Nylon Medium Belt Bag
The Sam bag has been a classic since it was introduced in 1993, and now there’s its little sister — the belt bag version (14″W x 10.3″H x 3″D). It features a main interior compartment (with card slots!) and a smaller exterior pocket for even easier access to your essentials.
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