Although it has a reputation for being unstylish and a bit old fashioned, the usefulness of a fanny pack cannot be questioned. It is probably the easiest pack to find throughout the world and can be bought in many places ranging from high-end retail stores to the cheapest flea markets in the world. Like many clothing items it has gone through its stages of development, from its everyday uses, to a brief stint as a must have fashion accessory in the 1970s and 80s.
It is a popular amongst the old and young and especially amongst travellers and festival goers. This is mainly due to its compactness and accessibility. During a festival, you want to carry the bare minimum so you have less to worry about and more freedom to dance and move about. Travellers also enjoy the same benefits but with the added advantage of not worrying to much about how it looks. Below we will go into some more details as the why the fanny pack is so useful and popular.
It helps to keeps your valuables safe:
This is obviously the most important aspect of any pack, but especially a fanny pack. Many other bags and backpacks etc, have been developed with other uses in mind, the fanny pack was developed with the sole purpose of protecting essential items from loss or theft. Although its uses may vary now, depending on the owner this is still its most important function.
Whilst travelling it is always reassuring to know that your valuables are in a safe location. Whilst in festivals it is good to know you can reach everything you need in one place.
Convenience and adaptability:
Fanny packs are usually very light and easy to carry around, making them a lot more accessible and less obvious than a backpack. A key factor for their continued success though is due to their adaptability. Due to an increase in people’s hobbies and interest’s manufacturers now make them out of material suited to the wearers needs, i.e. waterproof. This makes them more popular as you can buy ones for your needs.
Also added security is another benefit as they can be camouflaged with your clothing or hidden under your clothing. This greatly reduces the chances of loss or theft and it helps make their fashion difficulties less obvious.
Availability and durability
As mentioned above, packs are now developed for their owners uses, which means they tend to last much longer than their predecessors which were mass produced. The more-high end your materials the longer you hope that it is going to last, and this is generally the case. The benefits of the mass-produced versions though make them extremely accessible and it’s easy to locate a fanny pack in almost every corner of the globe.
Fanny packs will continue to be in use forever, they are readily available easy to use and can be adapted for every use.