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.
"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
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
A classic for a reason! The Stowaway Day Pack is just like it sounds — lightweight and perfect for traveling or hitting the trails.
This is probably our most technical pick: Patagonia's hip pack is made from super strong, water-resistant, bombproof (yes, literally) fabric.
Take this on-the-move bag with you on days that start at the gym and end up all over town.
“Dagne Dover fanny pack club 4 life.” -GNI Reader Kat. (We're eyeing all those seasonal colors!)
Our nostalgic pick. This pack is roomier, and you can get a matching backpack or shoulder bag for a complete collection.
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.
A go-to that's sophisticated enough for an office and perfect for keeping all your items together while commuting.
The unique shape, the leather, and the fact that it converts to a shoulder bag make Cuyana's pack the chicest we've seen.
An investment piece if you truly *love* fanny packs?!
Classic-meets-street-ready with this pebbled leather belt bag.
Rareform fanny packs are “made from recycled billboards so each one is unique (and sustainable)” -GNI Reader Molly
A testament to how versatile this pack is: GNI Reader Jen calls it “literally the only purse I use ever!”
GNI Reader Samantha called this fanny pack life changing.
"My absolute favorite fanny pack is a Cotopaxi del dia. Bright and colorful, super durable and so fun!" -GNI Reader Kelsey
A reader favorite, Aloha's may have been the pack we saw suggested most in our Instagram comments.
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 Studio makes the best fanny pack, hands down." -A bold and passionate statement from GNI Reader June
GNI Reader Jess's favorite fanny pack is made for running and hiking.
"I hate carrying bags on my shoulder and lady pockets are never big enough. Love these bright colors." -GNI Reader Melissa
Several readers shouted out this bag for its size and color options.
Another favorite from our IG comments, with fans who are "obsessed" and say the bag is "sooooo good."
GNI Reader Meg says it's "So good!!"
A simple, durable, and reliable pick.
"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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