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How to Find the Best Fanny Pack for Your Needs

Fashion vs. Practicality - The big debate! What would you choose?

In a survey of 100 women who were asked what's more important "comfort or style"? The majority actually choose comfort.

Yes, being comfortable and practical is vital. But does that mean you have to compromise on style? No! There are loads of chic ideas on the market that combine fashion with function.

And that's where the fanny pack comes in. It's big enough to carry your essentials, yet comes in a variety of funky designs. Looking great while being functional has alluded many for years, but the time for the bum bag is now.

But what exactly is a fanny pack? Which essential features are a must-have? What styles are available?

So many questions. Keep reading to find out how you can choose the best fanny pack for both fashion, function, and fun.

So let's get take a look.

Guess Who's Baaaack

Let's take a trip back in time to the 80's when fanny packs were all the rage. Sadly, as the years went on, they slowly became, not only unfashionable...but actual fashion suicide!

But they are back with a vengeance. Fanny packs are now all over the high street showing off there useful and trendy functions. Also known as a bum bag, waist pack or hip bag...feel free to use whichever name that sounds chicer to you!

A fanny pack is a handy bag worn around the waist. It normally has an adjustable clip fastening. And it is generally used to store small items that you might need to keep on hand such as car keys, cash, and your mobile phone. Keeping everything at arm's length is a major bonus when you want to keep your hands free throughout the day.

Fanny packs can be worn by both men and women and are available in a variety of cool designs. Just ask the king of fanny packs, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a "The Rock) for his tips on how to work a bum bag.

Where to Rock Your Fanny Pack

They are perfect for festivals, concerts, vacations, beach trips, outdoor adventures, hiking, biking, cycling, sporting events, walking your pooch, camping trips, gym sessions, or just running around town.

One awesome thing to note is that fanny packs are TSA friendly. That means you can carry them onto a plane without it counting as one of your carry on bags. How cool is that? You can carry all your essentials in your fanny pack, wear it on board and pack your larger belongings in your carry on.

This is also true for festivals that generally have strict guidelines on what size bag you can take into the premises.

Okay, so your hooked right? But how can you choose the best fanny pack? Keep reading for some useful tips.

Shapes and Sizes

Fanny packs come in all different shapes and sizes. Before you pick, you need to decide what you plan to use it for.

Before you buy, check the storage capacity to see how much stuff you can pack into it. If it's too big you'll probably overpack and carry too much weight around with you.

If it's too small you won't have room for everything you need. But the key is to know what you want to carry in it before you buy.

You also need to consider the weight of the fanny pack itself. If you're planning to carry quite a lot of stuff, you don't want the extra weight of the actual fanny pack. So try to find one that is lightweight in nature.

Handy Pockets

Think about how many pockets you need, several pockets can be useful for keeping certain things separate. For example, keeping your phone in a separate compartment to your cash or credit card, so that nothing slips out as you take your phone out.

Most fanny packs have one large compartment, but with a few extra pockets inside. Many also have a zipper pocket on the outside. If it has a big compartment, you might even be able to fit a small water bottle.

Funky Features

Compartments and pockets are important, but construction is also key. It needs to be able to survive the elements and definitely be water resistant. This is especially the case if you're camping or taking part in a sports event.

It should also have an adjustable waistband. If you've been walking or raving it up for a few hours you might need to adjust the belt.

Or, if you fancy adding a bit of extra edge to your look, you can wear it over your shoulder across your chest or back.

Safe and Stylish

When you're in a busy concert or at a festival, you need to keep your valuables safe. Fanny packs act as a money belt and can keep your things secure.

Make sure the zip and belt buckle are strong so that it won't slip off your waist in a busy crowd.

When it's worn on the front of your body your stuff can be kept safe. In fact, unless someone literally wrestles you to the ground and unzips your fanny pack, you can be ensured it's the safest place to secure your precious items.

Strut Your Stuff

Don't be afraid to bring out the fanny pack. We can assure you that it is totally in fashion. So strut your stuff and wear your bum bag with pride!

With a huge variety of designs and patterns available, you can definitely find one that will express your unique personality. Whether it's pineapples, emojis, flamingos, boho, neon, floral or a sparkly mermaid style, you will find the best fanny pack for you.

Just have some fun with it. Whether you're raving at a festival, or hiking abroad somewhere, sporting a fanny pack will give you an edgy modern look.

Don't Settle for Cheap

Fanny packs are functional, versatile and need to be tough. But cheap fanny packs will only let you down.

You can generally use them once or twice and then that'll be it.

Try spending a little bit more to get a good, strong fanny pack that will last you longer. Choose fanny packs that are made from high-quality materials like canvas and nylon, they should also have a strong zipper.

The Best Fanny Pack on the Market

As you can see, fanny packs are back and better than ever. Not only will you look super trendy, following the footsteps of celebs like Kylie Jenner...but you will love the comfortable convenience of being hands-free.

Where can you find the best fanny pack? Look no further. Here at SoJourner bags, we are committed to creating new, fun, stylish, and exciting fanny packs for every occasion.

Check out our awesome collection of trendy fanny packs to find one for you!

Gear Worth Wearing: A Guide To The Best Festival Accessories For 2018

A Guide To The Best Festival Accessories For 2018

Ready to hit the coolest festivals come spring/summer? Not until you've checked out the ultimate guide to the best festival accessories of the year.

Fashion is cyclical. You'd be remiss if you didn't notice the recent trend in 90s wear that's resurfacing in 2018. Mom jeans, leather jackets, and overalls dominate the fashion scene today.

Fashion trends are important to keep in mind as we enter into festival season. Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Sasquatch, and many others are on the horizon. It's time to start planning your essentials and festival accessories.

Are you #festyready? Keep reading to find everything you need to make your festival season the best of the best.

Fanny Packs

In keeping with the resurgence of 90s trends, it should come as no surprise: fanny packs are back. Just in time for festival season.

Fanny packs aren't just for festivals, either. They've recently been spotted on Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Zimmermann, and Balenciaga runways. That should be proof enough that they're back in a big, big way.

When it comes to festival season, fanny packs are the perfect combination of cute and functional. Why tote around a purse all day when you can set it and forget it on your waist? Especially now that they're a sign of the fashion-forward rather than a symbol of nerdiness, like yesteryear?

There are a ton of different styles out there to complement your look. If you're headed to an EDM festival like Electric Forest, you might want to opt for spacey celestial print. For a festival like Newport Folk Fest, consider a boho weave fanny pack that'll pair perfectly with your Free People sundresses. For a festival like Coachella where fashion is half the fun, go for a unique print like this donut fanny (bonus: this one's on sale!).

Wide Brim Hats

No boho-chic look is complete without the wide brim hat. They're essential festival accessories while simultaneously protecting your skin from a long day of harmful UV ray exposure (don't forget your sunscreen).

There's a ton of variety when it comes to wide brim hats, too. You're not limited to just floppy or baseball cap.

Pick up a neon boater to add an element of fun to your look. Boaters also feature stiff brims, so they won't sway in the wind and get in your eyes.

Floppy hats are one of the most quintessential festival accessories, seen on heads everywhere at all different sorts of festivals. That's because they're super functional. They protect your skin, keep your eyes shaded all day, and are usually made of lightweight material that will keep your head cool.

Wide brim straw hats are somewhere in between the floppy hat and the boater, when it comes to style and shape. The brims tend to be slightly stiff, but still flexible enough to fold up into your suitcase. They're cool, breezy, and stylish.

Hydration Packs

With the importance of self-care being more and more talked about in 2018, hydration packs are a festival goers best friend. Hydration is more important than ever at a summer festival. At least 15 people around the world have died at summer festivals, with dehydration being cited as one contributing factor.

When you're so distracted by the sensory overload of everything going on around you, how can you remember to stay hydrated? And when you're so focused on dancing and feeling free, why would you want to carry around a clunky waterbottle all day?

You don't have to. The solution is the hydration pack. It's a stylish water pouch that you wear as a backpack, with a flexible straw that hangs over your shoulder.

The good ones hold 2 liters of water, the recommended amount that you should be drinking per day. Keep in mind that you're losing a lot of water through sweating while outside all day, though, and should try to drink even more than that!


Did you know your eyes can get sunburned? Sunglasses never looked so good.

Besides being one of the more crucial festival accessories for your health, they're also super stylish. They're constantly being reinvented and rocked on the runway in bold new shapes.

Designers like Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu are showing super slim, angular styles. Pick up a pair like this to show the festival crowd that you follow high fashion.

Chanel opts to keep it classic, offering variations of the ever-popular aviator style. One pair by Dior features yellow-tinted lenses to give your surroundings a retro feel.

If you haven't checked out Dolce and Gabbana's Spring/Summer eyewear collection, you need to. One pair is lined with straw, making the wearer look like a boho goddess wearing flight goggles. Another throws you back to the 70s, featuring literal rose-colored lenses that are surrounded by retro flower petals.

Proper Footwear

It's not the sexiest of festival accessories, but it's certainly one of the most important. Cheap rubber sandals just won't cut it when it comes to protecting your feet from the elements of a festival.

Broken glass abounds, and you're probably going to be too distracted to see it. You're also going to be on your feet all day, so some decent support is going to be a lifesaver when it comes to comfort. In a big crowd, it's more likely than not that your toes will get stepped on by accident at some point.

Invest in some solid footwear for your festival season. It doesn't matter if you opt for sandals or sneakers, as long as they're quality either way.

Birkenstocks are a great option for the sandal-wearer. They're strong, supportive, and comfortable. Their new Spring collection features muted metallics that are sure to pair well with all your festival looks.

For sneakers, check out Onitsuka Tigers. They're slim enough that they won't weigh you down, yet comfortable enough to keep you going all day (and all night) long.

Do You Have All Your Festival Accessories?

Still gearing up for your festival season? We've got everything you need. From celestial-print fanny packs to funky hydration packs to life-saving bandanas, we're your one-stop shop for festival accessories.

Questions? Check out our FAQ, or get in touch to talk about all things festival season!

How to Rock a Fashion Fanny Pack

The rumors are true: the fashion fanny pack is back in a big way.

Everyone's favorite hands-free accessory has gotten the high-end treatment recently, with designers like Channel and Balenciaga creating runway-worthy packs (for a very high price tag, of course.)

With celebrities everywhere rocking the look, chances are you've thought about how you could pull it off.

Good news: you don' have to be a supermodel to wear a fashion fanny pack. All you need instead is a sense of humor, the fearlessness to go bold, and of course, the perfect outfit to pair it with!

So, how can you wear a fashion fanny pack this year?

Read on to find out.

1. Get Celestial

Looking for a fashion fanny pack that's truly out of this world?

Whether you're obsessed with all things space or just want a fun print to liven up your look, we know you'll love our galaxy rave fanny pack.

We think this is the perfect pack to take with you to the club. It will leave your hands free for dancing and allow you to stash your keys, lipstick, I.D., and credit card -- everything you need for a great night.

Because the fanny pack comes with 3 total pockets, you'll be able to keep everything easily sorted -- no more digging through your purse to find what you need.

Plus, this pack is an awesome idea to wear for a themed club night, especially if you're planning on dancing the night away to '80s hits.

And when it comes to sizing?

We wanted to make sure that our products were as inclusive as possible. That's why we've designed our packs to fit waists that are anywhere from 15 inches to 48 inches.

So, no matter your body type, we encourage you to rock on with our packs.

2. Get Transparent

Transparent clothing has been all the rage lately. So, why not find a fashion fanny pack that hops on the see-through bandwagon?

It's the perfect solution for those that want to get in on the trend, but aren't exactly into the idea of showing a lot of skin.

This transparent fanny pack isn't just useful.

The fact that everyone around you can see what you're carrying is also an awesome conversation starter. Maybe the person next to you at the festival would love to borrow a little bit of your sunscreen.

Maybe someone on your walking route with you needs to take advantage of the bandaids you're stashing inside your bag?

Clothing that helps you make a connection with others is always a good thing -- especially if you're on the shy side yourself.

3. Get Glittery

Every girl -- or guy -- deserves a little glitter in their lives.

This awesome glitter purple fashion fanny pack helps to liven up even your most standard basics with some serious sparkle. We love the idea of pairing this sweet pastel pack with a simple black tee-shirt dress, or even a grey sweater and dark denim.

Remember, with a look this bold, it's important that you let your pack speak for itself!

Of course, we also love the idea of using this fun, shimmery pack on your next glamping trip. Liven up otherwise dull hiking or climbing gear with this pack, which will also leave your hands free to grab that next rock or just pick a beautiful flower along the way.

Even better?

The pack is completely water resistant. So, if you get caught in the storm while on a hike, you won't have to worry about your belongings getting soaked.

4. Get Gold

Looking for a fashion fanny pack that brings out your inner Palm Beach Glamma (news flash: they're not called "grandmas" anymore.)

Have a serious love for the look of animal skins, but interested in finding a more cruelty-free option?

If so, then we're confident that this gold fanny pack is for you. We suggest going all out with this attention-getting look and just having fun with it.

Pile on the jewelry, enormous sunglasses, and even rock your crocs just like the coolest old lady in your life would. After all, everyone knows that older women have the very best style!

5. Get Proud

Pride comes but once a year -- and you know that it's all about your outfit.

Whether you're a member of the gay community or just interested in showing your support for your friends, there's no better way to do it than with this amazing rainbow glitter fanny pack.

If you want to be totally decked out in rainbows, or if you'd prefer a more subtle look, this pack is the perfect way to make a statement.

Our fanny packs are durable enough to last through all the drama of pride and all the insanity of the inevitable afterparties.

So, jam yours full of your favorite pride essentials, and get ready to take to the streets.

Which Fashion Fanny Pack Is Right For You?

Whether you're hitting the club, going on an outdoor adventure, or just running down the street for a cup of coffee, we hope this post has encouraged you to throw on a fanny pack to complete your look.

Fanny packs are an awesome way to show off your personality, start a conversation with a stranger, and just to make the people around you smile.

What are you waiting for?

Spend some time on our website and blog to collect even more inspiration.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get a glimpse of some of our favorite packs out in the wild!

Who knows? You could even be featured in our next post.

Why Fanny Packs Have Come Back in Style

Once considered outdated, fanny packs have made a comeback, and are now in style. Let's look at why they've come back, and why you need one.

Remember the days when you couldn't walk 15 feet without seeing people wearing fanny packs?

They're baaaack. And with a vengeance.

But don't worry -- they're in vogue now. So if you put one on today, you won't be committing social suicide.

So, why exactly are these once-outdated items making a comeback? And should you be wearing them around your hip?

Here's a rundown of why fanny packs -- or, "belt bags," if that sounds more chic to you -- have come back in style and why you need one.

Let's get started!

Fanny Packs Offer Comfort

Fanny packs, fanny bags, belt bags, bum bags -- they've been called many names over the years.

But one thing's for certain: These bags are ultra comfortable.

It beats trying to stuff your wallet, smartphone, gum and keys in your pockets. After all, full pockets make it challenging to walk and sit.

Sure, you could carry a bag with these items on your shoulder, but a shoulder bag can give you shoulder or back strain.

With a fanny bag, you save your body unnecessary strain, and you free up your pockets while still being able to carry everything you need with you.

Yes -- even the rabbit's foot you feel brings you luck.

Finally, you can leave your UFO pants at home.


Another major benefit of fanny bags? They're convenient.

This is especially true if you're headed to an event such as a rave or festival.

You can let loose in a crowd of dancers without worrying about losing all of your items due to pickpocketing.

Plus, you can use these now-back-in-style bags to carry anything your heart desires.

For instance, you want to carry a concealed weapon that you legally own?

Or do you want to sneak in your own Jujubes so you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for them at a concession stand?

A fanny bag will allow you to carry these items without sticking out like a sore thumb like you would with a backpack. Plus, it doesn't take up unnecessary space like a backpack does.

In other words, you can't go wrong with the versatile fanny pack.


Many fanny packs today have gotten designer makeovers. You can pore over any fashion or celebrity magazine and see them on models and stars more than ever before.

The problem with many of these designer fanny packs, though, is that even though they might be aesthetically pleasing, they essentially miss the mark.

They may look good, but they might not make your life easier.

The best versions of these items are those that look good but most importantly meet your functional needs no matter where you take them.

And another benefit of fanny packs? Well-made packs are durable, so you can expect them to hang around for a while.

No more buying a bag and watching it fall apart in just a few months' time. The right pack -- featuring nylon lining and double stitching -- will stand the test of time.


Speaking of style, your fanny pack is the perfect addition to your ensemble to make it more unique.

You can choose from a wide range of designs and colors that will match your outfit.

For example, maybe a gold or silver one will add bling to your look, or perhaps a pack featuring a blue iridescent hue may add some pizzazz to your ensemble.

If you're wearing a relatively uninteresting outfit, put on a printed pack to add immediate interest to your outfit. You may even want to mix and match a couple of prints for a truly outstanding look.

Or perhaps you prefer a fanny bag that is the same hue as the remainder of your outfit -- particularly if you're wearing a pastel or neutral color. If you're not looking to stand out, that's fine, too.

Also, want to elevate your level of chicness? Why not try wearing your bag to your side on your hips? This will give you a tad more edge -- a word you may have never thought you could use with fanny packs.

Remember your fanny pack is what you make of it. So, make a statement -- your personal statement.

When you wear one of these kangaroo-like packs, you're showing others you're not fearful of going against conventional wisdom. And this bold mentality, one that screams of self-assuredness, will no doubt make you more attractive to the right people.

Great for Both Women and Men

Sure, when you think of fanny packs, you probably imagine women wearing them.

But men can get in on the action, too.

Just ask Batman. The utility belt mounted to his hip may remind you of a fanny bag -- that's essentially because it evolved from one.

He has no pockets; after all, he knows his "fanny pack" is much more practical when he's fighting his enemies.

No joke.

And Batman is not on a limb by himself when it comes to males wearing these bags. Just ask the likes of Joe Rogan, Hulk Hogan, and Chuck Norris.

Even The Rock, or Dwayne Johnson, has sported a fanny bag.

These bags feature many secure areas for holding their important items.

What to Look for

When on the prowl for these now-popular bags, look for those that come with plenty of pocket space. Ideally, you want at least three pockets.

Also, make sure that they will fit your waist. High-quality brands can easily fit a waist ranging from 15 inches to 48 inches and are unisex.

One more thing: Be sure that the bag you choose is water resistant. After all, you want your critical items to stay dry, rain or shine.

How We Can Help

We offer a wide array of exciting, fun and stylish fanny packs for your needs.

Feel free to wear them to your next concert, or take one along during your next outdoor adventure or beach trip.

You can even use them religiously when going to sporting events, walking your pooch, going camping, biking or heading to the gym. You can rest assured that your essential items will remain secured.

Contact us to find out more about how our packs can help you to enjoy a more hands-free 2018.