The fanny pack is one of the most innovative design twists on the travel bag in history. It has been compared to a cross between a wallet, a purse and a tote bag, with a touch of extra travel convenience and personal security thrown in.
It consists of a large pouch, typically smaller than the average purse. It is outfitted with straps that go around the waist like a belt and hold the pouch in place.
The name comes from an American slang term, and was given to this handy little travel bag because it was originally designed so that the pouch was worn on the backside. Today most users prefer to wear the pouch in the front or the side (hip) because it’s easier to reach and much harder for thieves to access.
Fanny packs are unisex, and are used by men and women in about equal numbers. This kind of versatility is one reason that the Custom Logo Fanny Pack makes such a fantastic advertising gift. Hand them out to your male and female clients alike. In fact, they’re ideal for people of all ages too.Users like them because they allow hands and arms-free transport of small personal items. Travelers particularly like being able to carry things like cash, credit/bank cards, cell phones and passports where they can be quickly and easily accessed if needed. Yet the bag itself doesn’t impede movement, nor does it require carrying. They aren’t just for tourists, though.