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We_love_WDW
04-09-2010, 10:53 PM
I don't know if this could be true, but is there a cool/updated fanny pack? I usually use a drawstring backpack at Disney, but I hate looking for my stuff all messed up at the bottom of the bag. I was think having a hands free bag would be good, but some fanny packs are too "nerdy" Any suggestions would be great

justplaingoofy
04-10-2010, 05:44 AM
I'm not sure that "cool" and "fanny pack" can go together in the same sentence:rotfl: just kidding....

I bring a couple of different bags.

1. sinch sac and I put my stuff in zip lock bags to keep like items together. (when I have quite a bit to carry) I'll put my lip balm/hand sanitzer etc. in a sandwich size zip, etc...
2. vera bradley mini hipster
3. I got this cool bag/purse thingie (technical term)...on each end of the strap are clips then the actual bag(s) have loops so you can interchange what size bag you want to clip on, or you can clip on all 3. Each one is a different size. And its adjustable so you can wear it over one shoulder (like a purse) or across your chest.

another thing I purchased on a visit to "the World" was a camera strap (I am not a big photo person) but it was a small skinny strap that I could wear around my neck (I know, looking like the tourist that I am... And I have the nerve to make fun of a fanny pack)... by wearing the camera if free'd up space in my bag & also I ended up taking alot more pictures because it was handy.

TheDisneyingNewfie
04-10-2010, 05:48 AM
I beg to differ. :goodvibes

My fanny pack rocks! I get lots of compliments when I'm in the world and people wanting to know where I got it. Put it on and you mostly forget about it.

Please note the dual water bottle holders and multi-compartments. ;)

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/chrisjolenick/HPIM2427-small.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/chrisjolenick/HPIM2426-small.jpg

justplaingoofy
04-10-2010, 06:10 AM
Well, I will give to it you because it is a North Face:laughing:
And it has the cool reflector on it

GrumpyMom25
04-10-2010, 09:32 AM
There are actually some Baggallini bags that can be worn around your waist or as a cross body/shoulder bag. Go to ebags.com and search "baggallini waist" and they should show up.
I once had someone comment on a fanny pack I was wearing at Disney ... he had a not-so-nice-name for it ... I had to point out to him (he was there with just his girlfriend) that he should get back to me in few years when he was chasing a couple of kids around the park as to how he felt about having both hands free.

We_love_WDW
04-10-2010, 09:45 AM
There are actually some Baggallini bags that can be worn around your waist or as a cross body/shoulder bag. Go to ebags.com and search "baggallini waist" and they should show up.
I once had someone comment on a fanny pack I was wearing at Disney ... he had a not-so-nice-name for it ... I had to point out to him (he was there with just his girlfriend) that he should get back to me in few years when he was chasing a couple of kids around the park as to how he felt about having both hands free.


Right...I never thought I would wear a fanny pack but after being at the world a couple of times now with my kids I am really considering it - if I can find an ok looking one

preschoolmom
04-10-2010, 10:15 AM
In high school, I traveled with a tour group all over Europe - and we all wore fanny packs. I think they are super comfortable and convenient... But they are dorky ;)

Who cares! You're on vacation - you're never going to see any of these people again! (Which is what I tell myself when I go into the pool at my resort, LOL).

:wizard:

TSRE
04-10-2010, 10:41 AM
What about a cross-body bag? Much more hip, and pretty much serves the same purpose - you can get at all of your stuff easily without taking it off, and if you get one with a comfy strap, it really is comfortable to wear all day.

I did this for our last trip, and it didn't bother me even with heavy stuff in it over 7 days.

Haven't been to the mall much this year, but last year they were everywhere and at every price point. :goodvibes

LoriH91
04-10-2010, 12:48 PM
What about a cross-body bag? Much more hip, and pretty much serves the same purpose - you can get at all of your stuff easily without taking it off, and if you get one with a comfy strap, it really is comfortable to wear all day.

I did this for our last trip, and it didn't bother me even with heavy stuff in it over 7 days.

Haven't been to the mall much this year, but last year they were everywhere and at every price point. :goodvibes

I've been looking at cross-body bags, but can't decide on one! Which kind do you carry? Most of the reviews, on the bag sites, are from people who carry it as a purse or whatever. Not very helpful if you're going to Disney World for 10 days! Whole different situation! ;)

Cynsational
04-10-2010, 09:15 PM
I love Mountain Equipment Co-op's Pod Slings. Cross body, comfortable, VERY well made. My husband carries a regular one daily (I tease him and call it his Murse), and I just got the larger size one for our Disney trip. Go to www.mec.ca and search for "pod" and you'll see the options. LOVE them.

sammielynn
04-10-2010, 09:23 PM
I wanted something that we could put a few things in but still skip the bag check. I just ordered these: http://www.tamperseal.com/pacsafe-wristsafe-wrist-wallet-p-259.html http://www.tamperseal.com/images/large/PE020BK.jpg

I think it will hold my cell phone, cash, credit card, ticket, a very small thing of sunscreen (1 oz. lotion) and two Tylenol.

GrumpyMom25
04-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Wow ... I've never seen a bag like that before sammielyn. I would probably consider it but in FL I'd be concerned about a tan line. :rotfl:
I do prefer Baggallini crossbody bags to fanny packs. The sale ends today that they have going on but I'm sure they will have another sale start up tomorrow. Just be sure to check the size of the bag if you do place an order ... some of the Baggallini bags are small. I have a couple that I'm considering but I'm planning on getting another Vinylmation Mickey to get signed this trip and I want him to fit in my bag.

tiggerpoohtoo
04-11-2010, 09:02 AM
I bought a lunch bag that is a packpack I found it at kmart with the lunch boxes its insulated, waterproof and small. We taken it to the land. many of our friends have borrowed it to take to dw. It has actually gone more than us considering this will be our first trip to the world:lmao:

nicki.momof3
04-11-2010, 04:57 PM
Fanny pack and cool just can not be used in the same sentence - no matter waht brand, what style they just can't. I agree they are convienent but in no way are they cool.

Personally I have never used one. We have a great sling bag we always use.

Happy travels.

Mom2Capnhook
04-11-2010, 09:13 PM
I don't know if this could be true, but is there a cool/updated fanny pack? I usually use a drawstring backpack at Disney, but I hate looking for my stuff all messed up at the bottom of the bag. I was think having a hands free bag would be good, but some fanny packs are too "nerdy" Any suggestions would be great

They are definitely nerdy, but chasing after two young boys, it's a necessity for me. The cross body bag is too hot (we go in the dead heat of summer), so I like the fanny pack. Plus mine held a water bottle, which made it perfect. This time I'm going to get better at putting it on my fanny side when I take a picture!!! I look like a complete nerd! But on the last day of our last WDW trip, my fanny pack broke. It was about 10 years old and I loved it. Now i'm going to try and find that North Face one... looks like my old one.

MyVirtueAidan
04-11-2010, 10:47 PM
I'll admit that the North Face Fanny Pack did look pretty good!!! But it's nothing I would use... We always have a sinch sack for one of the kiddies... But Im pretty partial to my back pack!

EC0323
04-12-2010, 11:32 AM
I am with the op. I have tried several hipsters and messenger bags. They always get my way or just plain weigh me down. I am leaning towards the Kipling Presto. It is a convertible fanny pack. It has two pockets on the outside and a zipper pouch behind it. I also like this vintage Mickey Mouse fanny pack that I found on Ebay. Here is a link to it on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Classic-Mickey-Mouse-Fanny/dp/B000TAGVWM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1271090495&sr=8-1 It has the same idea but it Mickey on it:thumbsup2

So I will not be "cool".....



but I will be at disney!:laughing:

momhmmx2
04-12-2010, 11:44 AM
How much stuff do you plan on putting in your pack?? If it consists of just a few items like cellphone or small digital camera, your cards and some money..I would check out the site below It is used by runners and it is super thin..I think a few of the dollar store ponchos might fit in it as well.. I have one and I love it!!!!!:love: It really does sit flat up against you does not ride up and down. http://spibelt.com

by the way I am not a runner NOR am I runner sized :rotfl:

purvislets
04-12-2010, 12:10 PM
How much stuff do you plan on putting in your pack?? If it consists of just a few items like cellphone or small digital camera, your cards and some money..I would check out the site below It is used by runners and it is super thin..I think a few of the dollar store ponchos might fit in it as well.. I have one and I love it!!!!!:love: It really does sit flat up against you does not ride up and down. http://spibelt.com

by the way I am not a runner NOR am I runner sized :rotfl:

Does the model's body come with that? :lmao: Ah, to be in shape again. Very cool little pack though... if my trip was further away I'd order one!

rosiep
04-12-2010, 12:34 PM
I beg to differ. :goodvibes

My fanny pack rocks! I get lots of compliments when I'm in the world and people wanting to know where I got it. Put it on and you mostly forget about it.

Please note the dual water bottle holders and multi-compartments. ;)



Judging from your arm I'm going to venture that you're a dude. I think guys can carry off a fanny pack far better than women can.

(If you're a woman- oops...sooooo sorry!)

momhmmx2
04-12-2010, 12:57 PM
Does the model's body come with that? :lmao: Ah, to be in shape again. Very cool little pack though... if my trip was further away I'd order one!

I wish that body came with the pack!!!;) Did you check out the store locations? If you look under "Company" you will find a list of store locations. I found one in my hometown.

PinkRhombus
04-12-2010, 08:43 PM
I don't know if this could be true, but is there a cool/updated fanny pack?

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :rotfl2: :rotfl2::lmao::lmao::rotfl::rotfl::lmao::rotfl: :rotfl2:


Seriously though...I don't give a rats you know what about what people I don't know think about my backpack or fannypack. I worry about carrying our crap around in the least painful way.

We_love_WDW
04-16-2010, 09:42 PM
So I found one at Target for $10...I like it and think it looks pretty good...for a "fanny pack" :lmao: The tag called it a hip pack. I think this will work out better then digging in my disney backpack

preschoolmom
04-16-2010, 09:57 PM
Honestly, I bet it is really comfortable and convenient at the parks! Have a wonderful trip! :thumbsup2

kifuller4
04-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Well, I have to put in my two cents here....

I'm going to be a dork :guilty: in Disney when I go in August. Here is the fanny pack I ordered. http://www.overstock.com/Luggage-Bags/Casual-Bag-Combo-Set/2495181/product.html It also comes with a strap to carry it over your shoulder.... and it comes with a separate shoulder bag.

It's too hot in August to carry a backpack... and this has a separate compartment for your cell phone and holds two water bottles. It's padded in the "back" and has a "secret" compartment to hold your money/kttw/cc.

I will just turn it around for pictures. It will hold my camcorder, digital camera and just about anything else I want to put in it. There is an expander zipper on the bottom.

BLTLDZ
04-16-2010, 11:55 PM
Right...I never thought I would wear a fanny pack but after being at the world a couple of times now with my kids I am really considering it - if I can find an ok looking one

Ok, I get made fun of by my friends for wearing a fanny pack...but guess what?? HANDS FREE BABY!! I don't care!! I'm not at disney to make a fashion statement. :rotfl2:

Alright, alright...they are a little "silly" looking! ;)

smidgy
04-17-2010, 12:48 AM
I wanted something that we could put a few things in but still skip the bag check. I just ordered these: http://www.tamperseal.com/pacsafe-wristsafe-wrist-wallet-p-259.html http://www.tamperseal.com/images/large/PE020BK.jpg

I think it will hold my cell phone, cash, credit card, ticket, a very small thing of sunscreen (1 oz. lotion) and two Tylenol.

even this, OR fanny packs, require you to go throught the bag check line at disney.

JoShan1719
04-17-2010, 12:50 AM
They are extremely dorky looking but I don't care. The last two years I've had a small backpack that was great, but it was a pain having to take it off for all the rides and take it off at least one shoulder to dig through and find our debit card/cash/napkins/etc. I bought a fanny pack and a special elastic thing that water bottles go in and it clips right on to the strap of the fanny pack. Everything I need right in front of me. And no more smooshing my bag into the little bag holder on the rides ;)

DrRae2B
04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Ooh! Ooh!!! Pick me!!!!!!


I FOUND ONE!! I found a COOL fanny pack!!!


It's a Vera!-- I was in my local Vera Bradley retailer, getting my next fix, when I found a Vera fanny pack (I think they called it a "belt bag" or something to that extent). Our particular store only had 2 of them, (one was in the Bali Gold color), but they were cuuuute. I *almost* bought one for myself but I reeeallly needed that new hipster in Make Me Blush ;) .


Anyhoo... hope this helps!

GrumpyMom25
04-19-2010, 07:43 AM
I love how the word "need" is always used in posts when Vera Bradley bags are mentioned.
I may have to look into those Vera packs. :cool1:

Nora94
04-19-2010, 02:46 PM
I will never go to an amusement park or all day thing without my fanny pack. I have my keys, wallet, camera and tickets/papers in there and I'm good to go. It doesn't get in the way on rides, it is never left behind and it's got enough space to put small treasures in as needed. Because it buckles around my waist it can also be used for sweatshirts, jackets or other things when they hang through the strap - more hand free ness.

As far as cool - I could care less. It's all about needs and convenience in my life. I gave up cool long ago.

LoriH91
04-19-2010, 03:27 PM
I will never go to an amusement park or all day thing without my fanny pack. I have my keys, wallet, camera and tickets/papers in there and I'm good to go. It doesn't get in the way on rides, it is never left behind and it's got enough space to put small treasures in as needed. Because it buckles around my waist it can also be used for sweatshirts, jackets or other things when they hang through the strap - more hand free ness.

As far as cool - I could care less. It's all about needs and convenience in my life. I gave up cool long ago.

Well said! I think anyone considering a fanny pack is probably in the same situation. Who cares if our teenagers make fun of us? :rotfl2: My only question is, are they comfortable & do they, ah-hem, pull your pants down? I am constantly hitching mine up & worry about the pack dragging them down more. ;)

Nora94
04-19-2010, 05:48 PM
I don't wear hip hugging pants, so it may be different with those, but I have NEVER had an issue with my pants and the fanny pack. I have no problem with comfort either, never have, even with my heavier camara in there. If it's a SUPER hot day it can get sweaty but anything would. You basically can't tell it's around your waist more then a belt would be something you notice.

kifuller4
04-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Very well said Nora94!

My husband STILL can't believe I bought a fanny pack. The Easter Bunny even gave my kids fanny packs for Easter. The will be perfect for them too. I won't have to carry their stuff; and my husband will just have to figure out what to do with his stuff! :laughing:

Nora94
04-19-2010, 08:05 PM
I forgot another point that makes them essential in my book - glasses - I HAVE to wear mine or I am blind, so if we go on a ride where our glasses are in danger we put them in our fanny pack - they are safe and not hurt and accessible instantly when the ride is done. Plus if I have my sun glasses there is a place to store those as well. Our whole family uses them, aren't we lame?

At lots of places (Great America in Chicago area for one) they don't let you store back packs on the ride platforms anymore. You had to rent lockers for your stuff prior to entering the que line. I had a fanny pack there and it was never an issue to have it with me on the ride - it was attached to my person.

AnimalPrincess
04-22-2010, 11:26 AM
OMG I am glad I found this thread because I have been in search of a 'cool' fanny pack for a little while now. here is what I have found:

This one has lots of need pockets, even ones that are fleece lined to protect glasses etc
http://www.ebags.com/product/overland-equipment/bayliss/140196

This one is a little more cool looking and still has plenty of room:
http://www.ebags.com/product/sherpani/zoom/144396

This is an option as well:
http://sherpani.com/product.aspx?bO3FscouH=1&GQd0EjaqX=7&pmdoXJC4W=210

NY Disney fan
04-22-2010, 01:54 PM
I will never go to an amusement park or all day thing without my fanny pack. I have my keys, wallet, camera and tickets/papers in there and I'm good to go. It doesn't get in the way on rides, it is never left behind and it's got enough space to put small treasures in as needed. Because it buckles around my waist it can also be used for sweatshirts, jackets or other things when they hang through the strap - more hand free ness.

As far as cool - I could care less. It's all about needs and convenience in my life. I gave up cool long ago.

Ditto that!

brittsmum1998
04-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Ooh! Ooh!!! Pick me!!!!!!


I FOUND ONE!! I found a COOL fanny pack!!!


It's a Vera!-- I was in my local Vera Bradley retailer, getting my next fix, when I found a Vera fanny pack (I think they called it a "belt bag" or something to that extent). Our particular store only had 2 of them, (one was in the Bali Gold color), but they were cuuuute. I *almost* bought one for myself but I reeeallly needed that new hipster in Make Me Blush ;) .


Anyhoo... hope this helps!

I just ordered one tonight (they are having a sale) for $12 I think. It was in the pink pattern.

You can wear it a couple of differant ways.

englishteacha
04-23-2010, 09:33 AM
My solution? Make hubby carry the fanny pack. :)
I carry our camera on my belt. He carries a fanny pack with ponchos, medicines, his wallet, etc. A couple days this past summer we went fanny-pack free and just used our pockets. Comfy, but we did look lumpy...

Britgirlus
05-02-2010, 07:01 PM
I cannot live without my fanny pack (or bum bag, as they are know in England). I have used one for many many years, on many many trips across the Atlantic and for various vacations. They are invaluable when trying to manhandle baby in stroller, luggage etc etc. I have several sizes, depending on what they are for. I just bought a new one for Disney - http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Products-Roadrunner-Waist-Pack/dp/B000SBPVUU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1272844849&sr=8-1

I can't wait to try it out :)

patclairesmom
05-02-2010, 08:09 PM
Ooh! Ooh!!! Pick me!!!!!!


I FOUND ONE!! I found a COOL fanny pack!!!


It's a Vera!-- I was in my local Vera Bradley retailer, getting my next fix, when I found a Vera fanny pack (I think they called it a "belt bag" or something to that extent). Our particular store only had 2 of them, (one was in the Bali Gold color), but they were cuuuute. I *almost* bought one for myself but I reeeallly needed that new hipster in Make Me Blush ;) .


Anyhoo... hope this helps!

I love Vera!! Great find. Do you know which style you got?

CLEO Z
05-05-2010, 02:34 PM
My solution? Make hubby carry the fanny pack. :)

My DH reluctantly wore one on our first trip w/kids. Now he wears one any time he is taking the camcorder or camera with him.

He only looks like a dork when he matches them with shorts and long athletic socks!! :rotfl: I love my nerd -I'm one too!

Mom_Rides
05-05-2010, 07:57 PM
I will be carrying a fanny pack for our upcoming trip. I found a nice Eddie Bauer one with dual water bottles at Target on clearance for $15. I asked my DH if I looked like a major dork. He said "you look like a mom with 3 kids who needs water because she gets dehydrated". :lmao: He's right..I am a mom with 3 kids who gets easily dehydrated. And I don't care. Cause I'm there to have a super duper time. Fanny pack and all...:thumbsup2

solar
05-09-2010, 10:21 AM
OMG I am glad I found this thread because I have been in search of a 'cool' fanny pack for a little while now. here is what I have found:

This one has lots of need pockets, even ones that are fleece lined to protect glasses etc
http://www.ebags.com/product/overland-equipment/bayliss/140196



Yeah, thank you-- love that Overland one for a travel/summer bag/park -- it's on the way to me!

apwoodr
05-09-2010, 01:43 PM
I researched this before we went in December, and I have to agree that the North Face Mountain Bike Lumbar fanny pack is the best looking one out there. It was comfortable to wear, with easy access, multiple storage pockets that can hold a tone of stuff, and it was worth every penny. It comes in couple different colors too. My wife made fun of me at first, but she wasn't laughing when she found out I could carry drinks, ponchos, cameras, food, autograph book, wallets, etc., all in one little bag, without having to take it off on every ride.

darthspud
05-09-2010, 02:59 PM
I beg to differ. :goodvibes

My fanny pack rocks! I get lots of compliments when I'm in the world and people wanting to know where I got it. Put it on and you mostly forget about it.

Please note the dual water bottle holders and multi-compartments. ;)

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/chrisjolenick/HPIM2427-small.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l306/chrisjolenick/HPIM2426-small.jpg

what kind of north face bag is it? does that one hold drinks?