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They used to be seen strictly on the waists of parents at amusement parks. Now belt bags, like Crocs, have gone through a rebirth in the last several years, with many of us forgoing backpacks in favor of a hands-free lifestyle. As with all trendy items, now there are hundreds of bags in all price ranges that promise one thing: The storage of essentials without adding on extra weight.
Based on the activity of choice, it could be challenge to determine which bag is for you. After all, some are loaded with pockets galore while others are slightly oversized in case you're not fully ready to embrace the minimalist culture.
Whichever habits you are currently adopting, the 10 waist packs ahead have been selected as some of the best in the market based on quality, price, durability, color and more. Scroll on to shop our picks and lean into the craze that's likely here to stay.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Belt Bag
Stella McCartney's line at Adidas is not only incredibly affordable, but also perfectly stylish. This particular bag is roomy, full of pockets and comes in a bright hue that looks great in any season.
Multi-Pocket Belt Bag
In any metropolitan city, you might notice men and women running errands, on a walk or taking off on a hike wearing something of Lululemon. Their waist packs are absolutely top tier, and this particular model fuses minimalism with a bold colorway. There's an exterior pocket for quick access to your phone and ID and water-repellent fabric to prevent serious damage.
Kinetic Sling Crossbody
For those craving a little more room, add the Kinetic Sling Crossbody to your shopping cart. Thanks to double zippered pockets for separate storage, you can hold a change of clothes in one compartment and snacks, phone, headphones and more in the other.
For $30, the Pakalong by Jansport has it all. A hand sanitizer pocket, mask hook/key hook and a pocket for dirty items.
PU Leather Waist Pack
More fashion than function, it holds just right amount of things without looking too bulky,
Fourteen Hip Pack
One can never go wrong with anything from Herschel Supply, Co.
Seventeen Hip Pack
At 2.5L larger than its predecessor, the Seventeen Hip Pack packs quite a bit more and is slightly cheaper.
Podium Flow Belt
Cyclists, runners and hikers alike, this belt bag was made for you. It promises to carry up to two liters of cargo and a 21 oz provided bottle.
UV+03 Everywhere Sanitizing Belt Bag
If the last several months have made you constantly worried about germs, splurge on this accessory to release some anxieties. It promises to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in 10 minutes and comes with a USB power port.
Boundless Hybrid Waist and Sling Pack
Another model for the outdoorsy crowd, a reflective trim adds visibility and there's a cushion on the back to rest your back during extended wear periods.