The opportunity to take your family to a major theme park represents a major milestone in the history of most American families. However, a lot of obstacles can present themselves when you get there!
One issue that families face is where to put their belongings.
Waist packs allow park-goers to keep their belongings on them (literally!) and maximize their time at the park.
Best for the Minimalist
The ENGYN running belt is excellent for those looking to carry their phone, credit cards, and keys only. Its two zipper pockets provide more space than the average belt style pack.
The pack is lightweight and made of water wicking material, to prevent your valuables from sweat damage. ENGYN has also designed this accessory to maintain high visibility–it has two reflective strips that can be seen in the dark; perfect for those looking to stay until close!
This pack comes in at under ten dollars and reviewers speak volumes of its durability as well as its non-slip qualities. They loved that no matter what kind of activities they were engaging in, the pack stayed exactly where they originally placed it.
Best for the Heavy Packer
The Creator Tactical Waist Pack is certainly the best for the heavy packer. If you plan to bring a camera, a phone, a wallet, and still want room for snacks, this is exactly what you need.
This pack is made of nylon, which makes it incredibly durable. Further impacting its claim to durability is the fact that this pack is manufactured by a tactical supply company. It is lightweight and comes with an adjustable, detachable strap for user comfort.
This bag is priced at slightly less than twenty dollars. Most who purchase it are impressed by how they were able to pack the pockets completely while the bag stayed flush to their waistline.
Best for the Fashion Forward
We know that waist packs and fashion aren’t always synonymous, but if you’re looking to store your things while maintaining an elevated look, the Herschel Fourteen Hip Pack is for you!
This pack is offered in nearly forty color schemes, including a variety of solid colors and prints to match every outfit. It is made of polyester but has a fabric lining to keep your phone screen and valuables safe from scratches.
The Herschel Fourteen is less than twenty dollars and reviewers boast about how excited they were to ditch their purses in order to replace them with this trendy waist pack.
Best for the Water Fanatic
Worried about dehydrating? Have a medicine that must be taken on schedule? If that’s your concern, the KEESPENCE fanny pack is the one to take on your trip.
Offered in eight different solid colors, this pack has reflective patches, an earphone outlet, and is completely water resistant. Best of all, it comes with a water bottle holder that can be expanded to fit a thirty-five ounce water bottle.
This pack comes in right at twenty dollars. Reviewers love it because they all agree that it is much roomier than expected, and they were able to fit all of their belongings in it comfortably.
Best for the Leather Lover
If you want to carry a waist pack, but are looking to dress up your look at the same time, we recommend the Nabob Leather Multifunction Bum Bag. Made completely of leather, this bag will last for generations.
This bag boasts an adjustable size, which allows users to customize their pouch to adapt the fit. It further boasts six pockets, which will allow you to keep your belongings organized throughout your day.
This bag costs less than twenty dollars. Because of its leather construction, reviewers note its breathability over packs constructed of synthetic materials such as nylon. Wearers note feeling cooler throughout the day.
Best for the Warranty Lover
The Osprey Packs Daylite Waist Pack is perfect for those who are tough on their possessions. With its lifetime warranty, Osprey stands behind its products without fail.
The pack has two zippered compartments with a mesh organization pocket and a key clip. It is made partially of mesh to keep it breathable and cool for the person wearing it.
Although this bag’s thirty dollar price point makes it one of the more expensive options on our list, the lifetime warranty means never having to pay for a replacement. Wearers compliment its comfort factor over other, similar packs.
Best for the Designer Aficionado
The Michael Kors Kenly Medium Crossbody Waist Pack is ideal for those of us who have a taste for the finer things.
This waist bag comes with gold tone hardware, two exterior zip pockets and one interior pocket for valuables. It has a thick exterior material, which renders it durable but still fashionable.
At nearly eighty dollars, this bag is certainly meant for a specific audience. Wearers note this, commenting on the compliments they received while sporting it.
Best for the Water Park Enthusiast
If you plan on going to a water park, or hitting a log ride while you are out, the BRKN LABEL water resistant fanny pack could be just what you need.
This pack comes in a variety of print and neutral options and is made of breathable mesh netting, designed specifically for user comfort. It has a number of outside zip pockets as well as a secret pocket for valuables.
This pack is less than thirty dollars and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. Users are most impressed with its versatile adjustable straps that have wearers of all sizes excited.
Best for the Family Comedian
Check out the Sakikuza beer belly waist pack if you’re looking to gain some laughs while you’re out and about.
Coming in a hairy and not hairy option, this walking dad joke is waterproof and dirt proof. It has one zipper pocket and comes with an adjustable strap.
It is certainly a bargain at less than ten dollars and users are impressed by how many conversations they were able to strike up with strangers while wearing the bag.
Best for Children
If your little one wants to be just like you and bring their own pack to the park to carry their belongings, consider the Shiny Neon Fanny Bag for Women.
This bag comes in fifteen different holographic designs printed on synthetic leather. Because of its design, it reflects different colors when light hits it. It has three pockets, two with zippers and one interior pocket on the back. It is splash proof, meaning that it will keep items safe from water, but if you drown it, your items might not survive.
This bag is our least expensive at less than ten dollars, and users love its pretty design and conveniently placed pockets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are fanny packs allowed inside Disney or other theme parks?
We can’t give you the answer to every single theme park, but Disney is usually the most stringent, and this is directly from their website:
Can you wear fanny packs on rides?
This depends on the theme park! Some parks will allow you to, while others will not. Still yet, if it fits under your clothes, most will pass through ride security regardless of the policy.
How do I choose a fanny pack?
There is no one right answer here. Select a fanny pack based on your price range and intended activity. If you plan to use it to stroll a park casually, you may value storage over durability. However, if you are a daredevil and plan to get on rides that work like slingshots, we might recommend something with a little more sticking power.