For the past few years or so, I've had an obsession with fanny packs...and after mine broke I decided to see what I could come up with. The words 'slick' and 'fanny pack' are virtually never used together, but as I progress into the world of carry gear, this is the challenge I've set for myself.
This bag is based off of my experiences abroad, seeing people of all genders- mostly festival goers and tourists- wearing fanny packs as crossbody shoulder bags. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how packs are constructed, I wanted to create a small fanny pack/sling bag that had similar internal structure of a backpack, but was scaled down to a more manageable size. My next project will most likely be a companion piece backpack in the same visual style.
I'll continue to edit this post as I test/prototype more.
While I have already modified the pattern already, this current model uses ballistic nylon, spacer mesh, YKK zippers, closed cell foam, power net, and grosgrain binding.
Ranging from Acronym to Herschel to Patagonia, more brands sold waist packs than I expected, and all with varying takes on the classic look. I'm always curious to see what people think works and why, and where the most variation comes from.