All the Best Fanny Packs, According to GNI Staff and Readers

What started as a passionate GNI Slack thread about fanny packs became a wealth of recommendations from our Instagram followers on @girlsnightinclub. These are the very best fanny pack / belt bag / hip bag / sling packs, according to our team and our readers.

Published
August 5, 2021
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Nordstrom
Baggu Belt Bag
$
48

"I have decided to embrace Full On Mom Status (but make it cute?). This fanny pack ticks another box in my Mom Wardrobe Bucket List." -Carey

Girlfriend Collective
Fawn Belt Bag
$
48

For a pared down neutral bag that'll go with any outfit, go with Girlfriend Collective's water-resistant pack. “I have many fanny packs (like 5?) but this is my all time fave.” -Olivia

L.L. Bean
Stowaway Hip Pack
$
20

A classic for a reason! The Stowaway Day Pack is just like it sounds — lightweight and perfect for traveling or hitting the trails.

Backcountry
Patagonia Ultralight Hip Pack
$
29

This is probably our most technical pick: Patagonia's hip pack is made from super strong, water-resistant, bombproof (yes, literally) fabric.

Lululemon
Everywhere Belt Bag
$
38

Take this on-the-move bag with you on days that start at the gym and end up all over town.

Dagne Dover
Ace Fanny Pack
$
50

“Dagne Dover fanny pack club 4 life.” -GNI Reader Kat. (We're eyeing all those seasonal colors!)

Amazon
Herschel Fourteen Waist Pack
$
28

Our nostalgic pick. This pack is roomier, and you can get a matching backpack or shoulder bag for a complete collection.

Madewell
LOLA Hippie Fanny Pack
$
28

This is the perfect music festival bag: it's bold, bright, and has an ID patch you can add your info to in case it gets lost.

Everlane
The ReNew Transit Bag
$
35

A go-to that's sophisticated enough for an office and perfect for keeping all your items together while commuting.

Cuyana
Mini Circle Belt Bag
$
125

The unique shape, the leather, and the fact that it converts to a shoulder bag make Cuyana's pack the chicest we've seen.

Gucci
GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Belt Bag
$
1200

An investment piece if you truly *love* fanny packs?!

Coach
Leather Belt Bag
$
175

Classic-meets-street-ready with this pebbled leather belt bag.

Rare Form
Zion Sling Bag
$
45

Rareform fanny packs are “made from recycled billboards so each one is unique (and sustainable)” -GNI Reader Molly

Nordstrom
MZ Wallace Metro Belt Bag
$
145

A testament to how versatile this pack is: GNI Reader Jen calls it “literally the only purse I use ever!”

Amazon
Fjallraven Kanken Hip Pack
$
45

GNI Reader Samantha called this fanny pack life changing.

Amazon
Cotopaxi Del Dia Bataan 3L Fanny Pack
$
30

"My absolute favorite fanny pack is a Cotopaxi del dia. Bright and colorful, super durable and so fun!" -GNI Reader Kelsey

Aloha Collection
Hip Pack
$
42

A reader favorite, Aloha's may have been the pack we saw suggested most in our Instagram comments.

Maisonette
Mokoyubi Fruit Slice Sling
$
75

A good idea: bring fruit to the picnic! A better idea: bring fruit to the picnic in a fruit-shaped bag. GNI Reader Sarah loves the bright colors.

Glad & Young
Fanny Pack
$
115

"Glad & Young Studio makes the best fanny pack, hands down." -A bold and passionate statement from GNI Reader June

Janji
Multipass Sling Bag
$
50

GNI Reader Jess's favorite fanny pack is made for running and hiking.

Baboon to the Moon
Fanny Pack 3L
$
59

"I hate carrying bags on my shoulder and lady pockets are never big enough. Love these bright colors." -GNI Reader Melissa

REI
REI Trail 2
$
30

Several readers shouted out this bag for its size and color options.

Walker Family Goods
Lil Louie Sling
$
24

Another favorite from our IG comments, with fans who are "obsessed" and say the bag is "sooooo good."

Calpak
Luka Belt Bag
$
54

GNI Reader Meg says it's "So good!!"

Uniqlo
Single Strap Belt Bag
$
19

A simple, durable, and reliable pick.

Sarah Kirsten
Fennel Fanny Pack Digital Pattern
$
12

"Crafty people: check out Sarah Kirsten’s Fennel Fanny Pack pattern. It was a quick sew, and your fanny pack can be one of a kind." -GNI Reader Melinda

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