The fanny pack or Bum Bag: History, Origins & Styles
What is a fanny pack or bum bag?
Bum bag is a British term for a small bag attached to a belt. It is used to hold small or valuable objects. In America it is known as a fanny pack. It is also known as a waist wallet, belt bag, belly bag, chaos pouch, buffalo pouch, hip sack, butt pack, moon bag and in France as a sac banane. Originally designed to be worn around the waist or hips it is now worn in any way which the wearer can devise: slung across the shoulders, draped around the neck or used as a belt on top of a raincoat.(fanny pack)
Origin and history
Bags predate pockets and the forerunner of the bum bag, a small pouch attached to the belt by means of a hook known as a chatelaine, was the most practical way for men and women of the Middle Ages, to carry their valuables. The sporran, a small bag worn over a kilt, was necessary because it was not possible to include pockets in a kilt, and the sporran is a bum bag in all but name. The design of the modern bum bag (or) fanny pack is attributed to the Australian, Melba Stone who produced a bum bag prototype in 1962 but it was not until the late eighties that the bum bag became a popular fashion accessory. The practicality of the bag made it popular across a wide range of users, thus it became something of a style cliché for both drug dealers and middle-aged tourists. Inevitably its popularity resulted in its sudden unpopularity. But now the uncool is post-modern ironic cool again. Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs and Gucci plus a host of other designer labels have reinvented the bum bag for the Twenty First Century and there’s scarcely a Hollywood celebrity, rapper or model who doesn’t wear one.
Bum bag vs fanny pack
An example of the endless confusion that arises from two countries sharing the same language. Both America and Britain name the bag after a colloquial word for bottom. fanny pack is also called as belt bag.
Bum Bags(fanny pack) and popular culture
Bum bags have always been rather more of a statement than other items of luggage ware, such as the holdall or the tote bag. In the eighties they were initially hip and dangerous by the time overweight retirees were wearing them around Angkor Watt they were an accessory of ridicule. Now they are reborn as high-end fashion.
Bum bags (or) fanny pack for music festivals
The bum bag (or) fanny pack is a supremely useful bit of festival kit. Tickets, id, cash, sunscreen, not necessary if you’re at Glastonbury, or any other small personal effects that you might require can all be carried with security and in comfort. Despite their name, few people actually carry their bum bags on their bums anymore because they present rather an easy target for pickpockets. Worn in front, the bag is easy to access and more difficult, though not impossible, to steal from.(fanny pack)
Bum bags (or) fanny pack for professional use:
A less fun-loving application of the bum bag is that they can be used to carry a gun. The police sometimes use them in this way. For anyone who needs their hands free and also needs easy access to tools, the bum bag, usually with specialist adaptation, is an invaluable and popular accessory. Specialist sports bum bags are also used for a range of activities such as running, climbing or surfing.
In today’s culture, the men fanny packs are becoming very popular in term of fashion and needs, that’s why they are also being called with different names like hip hugging bags and even sometimes mixed with the belt pouch. They are available in so many different designs, colors, and sizes and even with the number of slots. It does not matter that what is your style, the fanny pack can go well in all situation and all dresses including formal and casual.
So many designs:
So many designs of men fanny packs allow men to wear them on any occasion. Even I have seen the guy wearing one on his wedding party to carry important items. So, you do not need to be worried about as there are plenty of online sites from where you can purchase a perfect fanny pack which suits your style.
I know, the fanny packs are not very big in size but still, they are big enough to fill with everything. Today, due to the need, the men’s fanny packs are now coming with the slots. There is a separate room for a water bottle, mobile phone, cash and other important items. With the help of zipper fanny pack, everything can be organized well.
Easy to carry:
Shoulder bags can give you shoulder pain where handbag could not be carried all the time and it makes you limit to use only one hand. The fanny packs are functional and can be carried easily in every situation. Simply wear it like a belt around your waist and forget the shoulder pain and use your both hands for other things.
They are cheap:
As compare to other options like a handbag, wallet and shoulder bag, the fanny bags are much cheapest, made from a very good quality of material and waterproof. So, don’t waste your money on purses with matching wallets because fanny packs are here to use for multiple purposes on different occasions.
If you are a person like me who follows the latest fashion, then you must know that the men fanny packs are in fashion. The celebrities are wearing them and showing it to the world through their Instagram.
Name: 6 Colors Unisex Waist Men Women travelling fanny pack
Main Material:Nylon Pattern Type:Solid Gender:Unisex Strap Drop:10cm Style:Normcore/Minimalist Item Length:35cm Item Type:Waist Packs Material Composition:polyester Shape:Pillow Characteristic:Multi layer/Wear resistant/Light/ feature:large function:Phone/Wallet/Money/ bags sizes:35*10*15 CM quality:high quality Occasion:All match
*Conversion:1 inch = 25.4mm or 1mm = 0.0393 inch
*Color:Green, black, red, dark blue, rose red, purple*Weight:170g
Zippered front accessory pocket is great for keys,cell phone and other small items.
The front outside surface is made of water-resistant nylon material.
Features adjustable waist straps for greater comfort when moving around.