What happened to the fanny pack?

4HppyCamprs

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My mother (52) has just received in the mail the fanny pack that she ordered specifically for our march trip. She insists on wearing it. I insist that she carries something that she does not try to off load onto the stroller. So fanny pack it is :)
 

sbell111

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Well, it appears that a group of fashion nazi's have decreed that it is completely uncool to use a fanny pack.
I'm pretty sure that the decree in question was made in the '80s.

any pics of the "cool" ones?
There is a rumor of a pic of a cool one being worn by bigfoot, but I suspect that it doesn't really exist (the cool fanny pack, not bigfoot).
 

sunnysideup3

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My MIL is a proponent of the fanny pack and my FIL is an avid user of the "satchel" aka: Man Purse. He adopts the Alan from Hangover philosophy that Indiana Jones has one, so it must be cool....:rotfl:
 

ryels

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Wow. Those are fancy fanny packs. Definitely cool, but probably not cool for a 39-year-old man. I will have to look for the Indiana Jones style man satchel instead. Now, will security allow me to wear a coiled bullwhip on the other side?
 

goofyernmost

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I'm pretty sure that the decree in question was made in the '80s.
When it was made has no barring on its sensibility or usefulness. Fortunately for me I quit caring what people thought about how I looked at least three decades ago.:rotfl2:

And as a side note...how is it possible that the new generation of "fanny packs" are any less dorkish. I can see that they are, hands down, sillier looking. Apparently they have more snob appeal. :worship: Prada says it all!
 

ppony

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I LOVE that Prada one! I'm sure it wouldn't fit my pooh-sized waist though. :rolleyes1 I've got a "nice" leather pack that I wear in the parks as well. On vacation (or any time actually) I don't care one iota what others think. I'll wear socks in my Crocs and a fanny pack and be comfortable and happy. I HATE the feeling of weight on my back or shoulders so backpacks have never been my choice though I have tried. Even the lightest Baggalini backpacks but the heck out of me.
Wear those fanny packs proudly I say! :cheer2:
 
  • goofyernmost

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    I LOVE that Prada one! I'm sure it wouldn't fit my pooh-sized waist though. :rolleyes1 I've got a "nice" leather pack that I wear in the parks as well. On vacation (or any time actually) I don't care one iota what others think. I'll wear socks in my Crocs and a fanny pack and be comfortable and happy. I HATE the feeling of weight on my back or shoulders so backpacks have never been my choice though I have tried. Even the lightest Baggalini backpacks but the heck out of me.
    Wear those fanny packs proudly I say! :cheer2:
    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 Except for the socks and Crocs thing...gross!!! Just kidding! :)
     

    momtwoboys

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    In my curious search I found that Jansport makes them in a bunch of colors and don't look half bad! I think it was on bagsbuy? Not sure how to post a link :confused3
     

    momtwoboys

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    ebags had the Jansport "fifth avenue" on sale for $19.99 and in the black I'm thinking its kinda cute? I must be losing it! Hmmmm.
     
  • Micca

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    I just remember years ago DW telling me "If I ever wear a fanny pack just shoot me." Now that we are grandparents and will one day be touring through the parks with the grandchildren I wonder if she'll change her tune?:earsboy:
     

    Azrael

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    While I don't love the look of a fanny pack, I still continue to wear it since WDW is the only socially acceptable place that it can be worn.

    I used to bring a backpack, but my shoulders would get so sore. This way, I have my money, camera and other incidentals right on me and I don't have to worry about accidentally setting it down or having to use my hands to hold it.
     

    twins4disney

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    Dec 29, 2005
    I just saw my forgotten "waist satchel" the other day while cleaning out my closet. It sure did make carrying things easier. I don't like taking a purse to the parks so I switched to the drawstring backpack, but do not like that hot thing on my back all day. Thanks to this thread the fanny- I mean "waist satchel" is coming out of the closet! Before when I wore it I would just slide it around so it wouldn't show up in pictures. I wish I would have taken it in December, I can't tell you how many times I asked my husband for the tickets, room keys, etc. Of course my kids think it is old fashioned to tuck in my shirt, "mom no one does that" I will have to work around that issue!
    A small bottle/tube of sunscreen, tickets, cash, camera, handi wipes and away we go!
     

    tarin24u

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    The fannypack is great for WDW - but only while we are there! My DH has a great one that holds a lot is isn't obnoxious. He wouldn't wear it anywhere else (he doesn't need it anywhere else). I gave mine up as my kids got older - a sling bag is great for me and I'm still hands-free. Whatever keeps phones and cameras dry works and I think people should use what they want :goodvibes
     

    disneylooper

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    i wore a bum bag (fanny pack... i'im engish!) during our last trip. i didn't want a back pack because a) i didn't know that you can take a bag on pretty much any ride, and b) i didn't want more tan lines across my shoulders.
    i couldn't give a hoot if they are uncool. mine holds what i need and keeps my hands and arms free. plus it's so mundane, black and boring. love it!
    next trip however, i will have my mother as a bag (she won't go anywhere without a small suitcase) so i can be completely bag free. hurrah!
    I agree, who cares if they are cool or not, I am not going to WDW to try and impress anyone, they are practical and they don't hurt your back and they leave your hands free. I will never see the people there again. I am going to WDW to have fun and fanny packs make it a little easier.
     

    tarin24u

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    I will never see the people there again.

    :rotfl: That's how we approach our entire vacation!!! It's all about having a great time, not what someone else thinks is 'cool'.
     


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