3 Better Ways to Wear a Fanny Pack

By John Cruz

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There are several ways to wear a fanny pack, regardless of what you think about them.

I was a fan of the fanny pack when I was 5, disowned them when I was 12, and am now the biggest fan at the age of 40.

Holy cow, I’m 40!

Styles and our interests and ideas on functionality come and go.

Today, we’re bringing Fanny back.

But before we figure out the best ways for men to wear a fanny pack, I want to show you why I think they are one of the most awesome things to have.

I love my backpacks and all the other EDC essentials I carry daily, but the idea of a fanny pack is quite amazing.

A Little Fanny History

If you don’t know what a Fanny Pack is, that’s fine.

Wikipedia tells us that a fanny pack is…

A small fabric pouch worn like a belt around the waist by use of a strap above the hips that is secured usually with some sort of buckle.


They also tell us that there are several names that it comes with.

  • Fanny pack
  • Waist bag
  • Belt bag
  • Moon bag
  • Belly bag
  • Bumbag

The bag is usually worn above the buttocks, hence the “fanny” part of its name.

I have not heard all these names before, so I guess you can say I learned a thing or two from creating this post.

Why Wear a Fanny Pack

I love fanny packs, and there are many reasons my 5-year-old self wanted one.

For the record, I didn’t get one.

Sad face.

However, that 5-year-old self of mine wanted a fanny pack for one specific reason.

To store and carry around the junk I had.

Fanny packs hold things, and they don’t require you to carry around a backpack.

If that’s not cool to you, I’m sorry, but some people like me are pleased with the most simple things in life.

In this case, it’s the fanny pack.

Another great thing about the fanny pack is that it’s in style and isn’t going anywhere.

So how do you wear a fanny pack?

Here are some of the most basic and simple ways that everyone and their mothers are wearing a fanny pack.

1. Wear a Fanny Pack Around Your Waist


The fanny pack was designed to be worn around your waist.

That’s great, and although I thought it to be a bit goofy, the waist is perfect.

It can be hidden, and it gives you access to your belongings.

It’s as simple as adjusting the strap to fit, wrapping it around your waist, and clipping the buckles together.

You can hide the fanny pack under your shirt or wear it over it as a statement piece.

Either way, you’re not limited to wearing it one way.

2. Wear a Fanny Pack Around Your Body


This is how all the cool kids wear fanny packs these days.

It’s a more “hip” way to wear the fanny pack and one I prefer best.

I don’t feel so old and it does feel more comfortable.

The only problem is that the bag is exposed and can sometimes get in the way.

Besides that, this is probably how you will end up wearing your fanny pack.

3. Wear a Fanny Pack Over Your Shoulder


This isn’t the most functional way to wear a fanny pack, but it’s definitely a way.

It may be more of a quick way to grab your bag and go, but not the most comfortable.

It feels more like a murse this way, but some men actually wear it this way.

It’s easier to haul around but is also a great way for you to lose it.

Of course, the way you wear a fanny pack is a way for you to make a statement, so do what you gotta do to make it work.

Conclusion – Wear a Fanny Pack Your Way

Everyone has their way to do things.

I don’t like pineapple on my pizza but others don’t.

I like fanny packs, others don’t.

Regardless of what others say or think, use a fanny pack if that’s what you want to do.

Hey, we have way more things to carry these days, and a fanny pack is definitely one of the best ways to do it.

It can also make you more confident and it can add to your personal style.

Whatever you decide, I hope you found the best way to wear a fanny pack.

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