Fanny Packs – Are We Yay or Nay?

I will admit, I was NOT about the reemergence of the fanny packs into trending culture. I always thought they were a clunky reminder of my early 90s childhood and associated them with my nerd mom – sorry Mom!

But I have to say, I have come around on fanny packs after using one myself that we did for a tradeshow. I thought it would be a good idea to write this blog so I could share how I went from a skeptic to a supporter so you can see why I too have fallen for fanny packs as a fun, fabulous promotional tool!

I will share my favourites and a little bit about each product as to why they might be the right choice for you and your next project.

The Nomad

This is the fanny pack that changed the game for me. We did these at Sigma as part of a self-promotion for one of the tradeshows we attend, and each of us sales reps got one to use for the day.
This thing was so handy to have! The hands-free nature of these bags was perfect to have my phone and business cards on me, while not worrying about bulkiness, and showcasing our brand in a great way. These can be worn across the chest & back as well as on the waist, which I think makes it a bit more versatile, and more common for both men and women to use.
This is one of the largest sizes of fanny packs we offer, so there is lots of space, with mesh pockets for storing small items on the inside, and a fleece lined front pocket to protect your sunglasses or phone. The air mesh padding on the back helps increase air flow for better breathability so my back didn’t get too sweaty!!

The Trendy

This anywhere belt bag is a sure-fire win in my eyes – drawing its design from retail brands, you’ll notice some Lulu Lemon vibes.  Recipients will love to receive and wear this bag with pride! This is also a pretty unisex style as it can be worn as a cross-body, shoulder pack, fanny pack, or waist pack for multiple styling options.

The sleek, compact design is perfect for your phone, keys, travel documents, wallets and so much more, featuring an easy-access zippered main compartment for larger items with two inside organizational mesh pockets, and a backside zippered side stash pocket. The adjustable sized belt strap with an easy-snap buckle extends to 44”.

This style also comes in 7 colours (black, burgundy, chocolate, blue, white, silver and pink) that are so great if you want something a bit different than just your standard blacks and greys!

The Budget

Okay so as the heading states, while this fanny pack isn’t the highest quality option we have, it does offer a trendy idea with all the basics at a very affordable price point. Made with 210D polyester, it’s lightweight but still durable and has an adjustable woven belt with plastic buckles. It’s got the one large main compartment in the front, but also a smaller secret pocket on the back panel to keep valuables! 

I see this as a great piece for larger event giveaways or even for a fundraising initiative.

The Sporty

This on-the-move waist pack is perfect for a fitness or activity themed promotion, like walks, runs, of internal wellness initiatives! Made from a water-resistant material, the zippered pouch will protect your smart phone, credit cards, keys and other valuables you may want to have on hand! The transparent Touch-Thru pouch allows continued use of your phone while it’s inside the fanny pack AND has a port for your headphones in case you want to plug in on the move.
This one also, of course, has the adjustable elastic buckled belt which offers a perfect fit every time. And bonus, these are designed with reflective outlines for added safety in the dark!

What's your take on this trend?

At the end of the day, you want to be choosing products that your recipients are going to be excited to receive and keep to create lasting impressions, and I think that’s exactly what you’ll have with these fanny packs. Drawing on the nostalgia of the 90s, while also touching on current trends and popular culture – fanny packs are a vibe that I don’t think is going anywhere for a while! We would love to know what you think about having fanny packs as a part of your next promotion!

Reach out to us today for a quote or for more information on how we can make your next project a success!

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Author of this post:
Lisa Evenden
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