Fanny packs are said to have been invented in the early 1960s by a woman in Australia, although bags attached to belts have been worn for years and years. Ötzi, the 5,300 year old preserved iceman mummy found in the Tyrolean Alps of Austria, had a bag-like pouch sewn to his belt among his wardrobe items. Ötzi must have been on to something because fanny packs are still popular today!
Names for Fanny Packs
What you call fanny packs probably depends on the region in which you live, as they're called different things in different parts of the world. Here is a brief list of some - but not all - of the names fanny packs can claim:
The term "fanny pack" was the preferred name for these fun bags when they were wildly popular during the 1980s.
The fancier the fanny pack, the fancier the name. You can spend over a thousand dollars on a Gucci Belt Bag or a Tess Van Ghert Vallet Bag, or several thousand dollars on a Vintage Chanel waist pouch. Or, of course, you can check out all the fun and fashionable fanny packs we offer here at a fraction of the cost.
How to Wear a Fanny Pack
Wearing a fanny pack is easy if you wear it as it was originally intended, with the bag hanging over your fanny. The problem with this, of course, is that the contents of the bag aren't as accessible to you as they are to a pick-pocketer who can easily come up behind you and take your money out of the bag without you noticing.
Most people wear their fanny packs with the bag in front, which allows quick access to the contents. Trendy fanny packs of today, however, can be seen worn slung over a shoulder or across the chest - especially on fashion runways where these bags that were once worn ironically are now considered high fashion
If you're hunting for fanny packs on the runway, be prepared to see bold shapes and colors in a wide variety of sizes. So what's the difference between the tricked-out fanny packs you see on the runway and the fanny packs we sell here? The answer's simple: It's mostly about the cost.
Cool Fanny Packs at Low Prices
We have themed fanny packs, solid color fanny packs and even fanny packs designed to hold important supplies like first aid kits and beer. Don't break the bank to get a trendy fanny pack you'll wear again and again - have a look at our selection and you'll agree our fanny packs are fanny-tastic!