It’s lastly Bag Week once more! The most great week of the yr at TechSwitch. Just in time for again to highschool, we’re bringing you evaluations of baggage of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to…
The fanny pack. Or hip pack, waist bag, belt bag, sling, crossbody and generally bum bag, as a result of the place you’re from, a fanny means girl components. Whatever it’s referred to as, I’ve been trying to find an all-around go-to various for purses. (I don’t care a lot for them since they don’t match my tee-shirt and holes-in-jeans aesthetic.)
For the previous two months, I’ve been attempting out fanny packs (and attempting to shove varied objects into them) for various each day routines.

I haven’t discovered one which will get the job completed for every little thing, however listed below are a wide range of nice fannies.
Herschel Eighteen Hip Pack – $49.99

 
I personal three Herschel backpacks, all of which have served me effectively for the previous two years, so I used to be fairly stoked about this one. The solely downside although, with my 5’4” wimpy body, I ought to have opted for a smaller bag of their hip pack line. Although it’s smaller than Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, the facet assist makes it uncomfortable to put on throughout the chest and solely works as a again sling or fanny pack.
Pros:
Solid development
Huge essential compartment giant sufficient to carry a water bottle, e book, digicam and knick-knacks
Comfortable air mesh padding on the again
Cons:
Opening for the 2 entrance storage pockets is simply too small, which makes it cumbersome to place issues in, pull issues out
Missing internal pocket inside the primary compartment for keys and pockets so there’s a number of digging concerned
Dimensions: 7″ (H) x 11″ (W) x 3″ (D)
More particulars and specs right here.
 
Moment Fanny Sling – $69.99

The high quality individuals at Moment, identified for his or her cell phone lenses, not too long ago launched a collection of baggage and circumstances. Although this bag was designed with the intention of storing their lenses and kit, it has develop into my boyfriend’s on a regular basis bag since I acquired it again in June. It withstood a dirty Budapest rainstorm, a dirty music pageant and a dirty New York summer time.
Pros:
Pockets for days (together with one on the again that matches your pockets or cellphone)
Weatherproof shell and zippers
Comfortable for on a regular basis use
Flexible, expandable — might be worn throughout the chest, as a conventional fanny pack or sling
Con:
The Velcro loop that retains extra straps in place wore down after a month and tends to slide off
Dimensions: 5.1″ (H) x 8.25” (W) x 3.75” (D)
More particulars and specs right here.
 
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L – $99.95

This was my go-to images bag for the summer time. It’s been excellent for organizing all of the necessities: DSLR, two lenses, SD playing cards, pocket book (or iPad), batteries, and so forth. I like every little thing about this bag. That’s it. That’s the assessment. There’s nothing else I can say.
Pros:
Tons of pockets, dividers of types and padding for all your equipment
Tuck-away system to cover extra straps and entrance zipper
Quick adjusting straps for when that you must seize your digicam or to change configurations
Weatherproof nylon canvas shell
Cons:
Dimensions: 7.48″ (H) x 12.2″ (W) x 4.33″ (D)
More particulars and specs right here.
 
State Bags Crosby Fanny Pack – $150

From the sleek leather-based physique to the gold foil embossed emblem, that is the classiest one of many bunch, and has been my date evening go-to for the previous month. It’s informal sufficient to decorate with denims and tee-shirt, however fashionable sufficient to make it seem like you set within the effort.
The better part, although, is that there are good individuals behind the merchandise. For each bag you buy, they donate absolutely packed backpacks to children all through America.
Pros:
Mesh inside pocket to separate smaller gadgets
Well-made and designed
Slip pocket on the again for fast entry to iPhone X
Cons:
The straps began to tablet slightly after a month of use
Dimensions: 5.00″ (H) x 7.09″ (W) x 1.97″ (D)
More particulars and specs right here.

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Mini Hip Pack – $29.00

This is the fun-sized sweet bar of fanny packs. It’s cute, has an 80s throwback colorblock design and folds into its personal pocket when not in use. It’s fairly small and solely holds the necessities (pockets, telephones, keys, and in my case, an inhaler), however it’s splendid for operating errands.
Pros:
Sturdy and small
Mesh again padding for consolation and breathability
Soft adjustable strap
Cons:
Nylon development — it generally appears like a toiletries bag
Dimensions: 7” (W) x 4.5”(H) x 2” (D)
More particulars and specs right here.
 
Timbuk2 Slacker Chest Pack – $49.00

This is probably the most fundamental, but comfy fanny pack. It was my on a regular basis dog-walking bag. It held a water bottle, doggie treats and a collapsible canine bowl, whereas my pockets was tucked into the within mesh pocket. There’s even an in-pocket strap to carry your keys.
Pros:
Air mesh again panel for breathability and luxury
Uncomplicated design
Cons:
The zipper doesn’t open the whole width of the bag
Straps gained’t alter sufficiently small for skinny individuals with slender hips — it’ll fall proper off your booty
Dimensions: 3.94” (H) x 11.2” (W) x 2.48” (D)
More particulars and specs right here.

Generic fanny pack – free

This will not be an excellent fanny pack. I’m together with this backside of the barrel bag I acquired as Google schwag throughout CES earlier this yr as a management. It’s made in China with seen threads, sloppily sewn collectively. Ugly, but surprisingly comfy. It will get the job completed and also you don’t have to fret about dropping it. You can get an identical one on Amazon for eight bucks.

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