14 Mini Bum Bags, Fanny Packs, & More To Keep Your Hands Free This Summer

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Once reserved for dads vacationing abroad and decidedly labeled “uncool,” the fanny pack is back and with a brand-new and improved reputation. Now, when you take a stroll through a hiking trail or wait in line at a summer concert, you can spot several passersby wearing fanny packs. And no, they don’t look uncool or out of touch. Instead, they look trendy, whether they’re sporting Lululemon’s fan-favorite Everywhere Belt Bag, Louis Vuitton’s iconic Mini Bumbag, or any other style. 

The accessory is also now available in a ton of different price points, shapes, sizes (we’re loving mini bags right now), and colors, so it can easily find a spot in your wardrobe. Whether you refer to them as fanny packs, belt bags, or sling bags, throw one on and enjoy all the perks that the mini crossbody style has to offer (i.e., being hands-free, having your belongings securely strapped to you, looking tourist-chic, etc.)

Read on to find your perfect belt bag for summer activities in a range of everyday and athletic styles as well as elevated and designer options.

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Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

You know it, you love it — the Everywhere Belt Bag. Lululemon’s signature bag is sleek, compact, water-repellent, and now available in new summer colors. Whether you wear it as a fanny pack around your hips or a sling bag across your chest, you’ll feel cool and confident in this belt bag. And if you already own this style and can’t get enough of it, check out the brand’s new Mini Belt Bag as a tiny counterpart when you don’t have much to carry.

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Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag, $, available at Lululemon

FP Movement Iridescent Bum Bag

Free People’s activewear line brings us a shimmery yet sporty bum bag. With plenty of storage space inside, this belt bag will carry all of your essentials, which is perfect for festivals, theme park days, long hikes, and traveling.

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FP Movement Iridescent Bum Bag, $, available at Free People

Coach Bethany Belt Bag

If you’re looking for an elevated belt bag that you can wear in the evening without looking too casual, Coach has a mini leather option to check out. The gold hardware especially looks upscale and sophisticated. Adjust the strap to wear it around your waist or as a shoulder bag depending on your mood.

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Coach Bethany Belt Bag, $, available at Coach

Pretty Simple Brooklyn Belt Bag

If you like the texture of the pebble leather in the previous option but want an athletic fanny pack style instead, opt for this mesh one. Go bold in neon pink, green, or more subtle colorways with this Anthropologie find. It’s perfect for wearing around Brooklyn…or anywhere stylish people walk.

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Pretty Simple Brooklyn Belt Bag, $, available at Anthropologie

Uniqlo Round Mini Shoulder Bag

The popular minimalist brand offers us a simple moon-shaped belt bag that’ll add interest to your outfit without distracting from it. One of the larger options in this roundup, choose this style if you want to fit your phone, wallet, keys, chapstick, and sunglasses in your future belt bag.

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Uniqlo Round Mini Shoulder Bag, $, available at Uniqlo

HVJCEZ Waterproof Mini Bum Bag

Another tried-and-true belt bag at an affordable price point. Pick your ideal color and strap on this versatile and unisex Amazon statement bag for outdoor adventures. And don’t worry about potential rain, thanks to the bag’s water-repellent nylon fabric.

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HVJCEZ Waterproof Mini Bum Bag, $, available at Amazon

Banana Republic Leather Belt Bag

Chic and sleek, this leather belt bag is perfect to be paired with your favorite summer outfits. In the case that you don’t think this is versatile enough, it is since the pouch can detach to be carried as a wallet when desired.

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Banana Republic Leather Belt Bag, $, available at Banana Republic

Baggu Puffy Fanny Pack

Sign us up for this to adorably puffy and colorful belt bag. Baggu always delivers when it comes to whimsical bags, and this one is no different. Wear it to a festival or through the airport as the perfect accessory.

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Baggu Puffy Fanny Pack, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Athleta Excursion Mini Belt Bag

Athelta also gives us an ideal fanny pack for commuting or traveling. Store your phone in the interior mesh pocket and the rest of your essentials in this boxy belt bag. All you have to do is adjust the strap to fit around your chest or waist for the perfect fit, and Athleta handles the rest.

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Athleta Excursion Mini Belt Bag, $, available at Athleta

We The Free Holster Sling Pack

Have Western style and want to look like you just got back horseback riding? Free People has you covered with this unique holster-style belt bag. With a mix of pockets, pouches, and zippers, keep your belongings separated compartmentalized.

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We The Free Holster Sling Pack, $, available at Free People

Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack

This rounded fanny pack is the definition of street-style chic. Keep your essentials inside and your go-to like ChapStick or Airpods tucked in the outside zipper while you stroll along looking effortlessly cool.

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Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack, $, available at Dagne Dover

Baboon To The Moon Fannypack Mini

Available in several funky colorways, this mini fanny pack will no doubt brighten up your outfit and your day. Wear the nylon and mesh bag for casual outings and prepare to receive plenty of compliments.

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Baboon To The Moon Fannypack Mini, $, available at Urban Outfitters

AllSaints Teri Leather Bag Belt

AllSaints’ mini belt bag is another great option for evenings. It’s the most like an actual belt out of all the styles here, so wrap it over a dress for a cinched-waist look. That way you’ll have easy access to your lip gloss and credit card throughout the night.

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AllSaints Teri Leather Bag Belt, $, available at AllSaints

GapFit 100% Recycled Fanny Pack

No muss, no fuss, Gap’s activewear line’s fanny pack is a classic take on the mini crossbody bag. Plus, it’s made from recycled polyester, making it a sustainable accessory you can be proud to wear.

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GapFit 100% Recycled Fanny Pack, $, available at Gap

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