The clever fanny pack of the 80’s has rebirthed into something ‘hip’ and cool (well, at least I think so).
Selena first clued me in to Kucoon, an LA based clothing/accessory brand. She came over one afternoon wearing this extremely hip, AND functional belt. It seemed so fresh & new. Not only was the leather belt rather eye-catching with it’s aged look and great hardware, but it had a detachable mini purse. Of course, I quickly gave in and bought one a few weeks later.
This is when my fascination grew with the evolved fanny pack.
I became obsessed. Wanting to wear one while I ran, to the grocery store, at a bar, even to work. It’s so nice to not have a full blown purse wrapped around your shoulder and so easily lost or stolen if you mindlessly put it down for a few seconds. The fanny pack is effortless.
Here is the one from Kucoon:
And one I made for running/cycling:
The purple one became a little too stretched out after multiple uses. And, even though I loved the comfortable, wide band, it bounced a lot while in action. Hence, below is version 2. It’s more of a true fanny pack:
I am truly sold now! Reflective (zipper garage), waterproof (lined with waterproof fabric), stable, adjustable (easy clip with adjustors at the back). Fancy. But, don’t worry, I would only wear the orange one while sweating it out.
Of course, there are more fashionable types:
From LoveJulesLeather. How can you not ‘fanny pack’? (yes, it’s now a verb)Posted on 17 April 2012