A waist bag or otherwise known as a fanny pack or belt bag is a small type of bag that can be worn all around the waist. It is a convenient way of storing your essentials, particularly wallets, phones, and other important articles. While it can be worn at the back, waist bags are recommended to be carried at the front of the body for additional convenience and to prevent it from being pickpocketed. Waist bags can be used in any occasion but it is mostly worn by travellers to keep their travel documents, wallets, and money safe while travelling.
- Among the best reasons why you should own a waist bag is that you can store all your important articles such as your phone and wallet and carry them with no hassle.
- A waist bag can help protect these said articles from being stolen and pickpocketed, if you wear it at the front.
- You can access them without having to turn around. Simply open the bag, and get your things out, then put them back in.
- If you are always on the go, then a waist bag can be a lifesaver and for some people, it can mean literally. Waist bags are often worn by EMT and soldiers to carry essential equipment and keep their hands free.
Before buying a waist bag, one of the things that you should consider is its purpose and where you are going to use it. There are four types of fanny pack that you can own: (1) travel fanny pack, (2) lumbar fanny pack, (3) hunting fanny pack, and (4) hydration fanny pack.
Travel fanny pack
Perhaps one of the most common type of fanny pack, this classic piece is mostly used by travellers which features a wide strap and can be buckled around the waist with a small pouch that sits just below the belly. This type of bag is a convenient way to store everything that you need for your travels such as money, passport, wallet, and other essentials that you can quickly whip out of needed.
Lumbar fanny pack
If you love to hike and are looking for a convenient way to store your hiking or camping essentials, then a lumbar fanny pack is perfect. What makes it different from a traditional fanny pack is that it is larger to hold more items and a comfortable fit to prevent the wearer from being worn down by its weight. It can store water, clothing, snacks and other camping essentials that you would need.
Hunting fanny pack
For many hunters, having a waist bag with you at all times is a must. It keeps you hands free while hunting and helping you store extra ammo, gloves, knives, sunglasses, and all the small things that you require on your hunting trip. Hunting fanny packs are mostly designed with a dark green, brown or cammo fabric.
Hydration fanny pack
A popular choice amongst athletes and runners, a hydration fanny pack has one purpose and that is to provide water to the wearer. Most hydration fanny packs can store two bottles of water and a small pack to keep all small essentials. It keeps water and all other things at arms reach without stopping.
When you think you have the perfect bag for your outdoor adventures and travel, think again. A fanny pack can do all these things while keeping all your things safe and secure right around your waist. Nike, New Balance, Kipling, Topshop, and ASICS have their own line of waist bags that you should check out. Click here to take a look at our selection of waist bags from iprice!