Pack This, Not That: The Fanny Pack

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Pack This: Fanny Pack
Not That: Backpack/Purse

Who needs unwieldy pants when you have a slick and practical fanny pack.

The oft-maligned and ridiculed fanny pack has quietly been making a style comeback over the last few years in no small part due to one thing: It’s damned practical, especially at music festivals.

Ever tried dancing in the sun with a backpack? Your shirt turns into a soaking mess. Lose the top and you’re guaranteed a goofy shoulder strap suntan. Purses are unwieldy, swinging about so much that you’re apt to put it down, just for a minute mind you, and then of course forget about it.

This is where the fanny pack excels. Small, portable, yet spacious enough to hold the essentials. The eighties staple holds enough style to pack the essentials along with a few small treats.

And it’s perfect for those occasions when you’re not wearing pants.

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.