You’re not imagining it: people everywhere are carrying fanny packs again. It's been quite a while — we really haven't often seen these convenient carrying vessels out in the wild since the '80s. But all of a sudden people are opening their eyes to just how practical these little pouches are — especially for traveling. It makes total sense — you can fit all your daily touring essentials in these hip packs, all while keeping them close for convenience and safety. Of course, Amazon is staying on trend with an offer: one of the internet retailer’s most popular fanny packs — the Maxtop Large Crossbody Fanny Pack — is on sale for $15 (was $20).
This fanny pack has won over more than 26,000 five-star fans — and what’s not to love about a bag with four zippered pockets? With dimensions of 14.3 x 5.9 x 3.5 inches and a belt length of 20 to 50 inches, it can hold more than you’d expect and works for a variety of body types. What’s even more unexpected is that shoppers are going absolutely wild about it, regardless of how they feel about fashion.
“I was so resistant to get a fanny pack because I associate them with the 80’s and the ‘cool kids’ making fun of people wearing fanny packs,” admitted a five-star fan. “I bought it for a trip to Universal saying I will probably not even wear it cause I don’t wanna look lame… BUT, dang…this little thing is crazy cool! Dare I say…sexy!?!? I feel like the king of the world in this thing, it’s got thick straps so it’s not uncomfortable at all. It’s not bulky, it's actually sleek and form-flattering. It hugs my hips in just the right spots so I could hide it under a hoodie if I wanted to.”
Not surprisingly, many shoppers use this fanny pack for traveling. It lets them keep their belongings close — either around their waists or worn as a crossbody bag. But the real draw is just how much you can fit in this hip pack.
"This fanny was like Mary Poppins’ suitcase," wrote a delighted tourist. "I could keep putting more and more in and it always fit. We took it to Orlando for all the parks and got four phones, a wallet, travel sunscreen, keys, a vape, chapstick, and hand sanitizer!! And I could get on the majority of the rides with it. (Some rides don’t let you have ANYTHING)"
“I bought this fanny pack for my trip to Hawaii,” reported a savvy traveler. “I used it EVERYWHERE. It was my go-to purse. I even used it during the plane ride. It has different compartments and it actually seems to be somewhat waterproof based on what I noticed. It’s so cute and sturdy. I freaking love it. I use it now when going out and about still, and I bought my sister one as well!”
Disney Bare necessities
This hip-pack is a favorite among Disney enthusiasts. While it can hold all the bare necessities, it can be really useful in unexpected inconveniences.
"Perfect for carrying the minimum necessary for my trip to Walt Disney World resort," shared a happy sightseer. "This came in handy during the several rainstorms where the pack was easily accessible under my poncho. So much easier than a purse or backpack!"
"Perfect for my trip to Disney!" wrote another amusement park visitor. "Everything I needed was easily assessable and I could wear it on almost all the rides!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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