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Small and simple or a stylish statement piece? Here’s what to consider before buying yourself a fanny pack.

Budget Pick

This narrow nylon product is weatherproof in most conditions. WATERFLY

If you plan to wear your pack while fishing, hiking or doing sweaty yard work, look for a water resistant material that will keep your phone, wallet and other items safe and dry.

Sporty Pick

Secure clip lock closure and built in key tether. adidas Originals

One feature to consider in your ideal belt bag is whether the fabric can be washed—either in the machine or by hand. If you’re hard on your gear, you’ll want to be able to freshen it up to keep things sanitary.

Designer Pick

Soft but durable pebble leather; comes in four colorways. Rebecca Minkoff

Some belt bags can do double duty as both a fanny pack and a sling or crossbody bag. If you want that versatility look for a bag with a flat back and a strap long enough to fit over your shoulders.

Bonus Pick

Cool, vintage-inspired fabrics and a simple silhouette make this the perfect unisex bag. Herschel

Before you make your purchase, check the size specs to make sure your pick will fit everything you need it to.

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