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Wearing Your Bee: When, Where, and How to Wear a Fanny Pack

Wearing Your Bee: When, Where, and How to Wear a Fanny Pack - Lyons Leather Co.

Are you considering jumping on the fanny pack trend but don’t know how to wear a fanny pack and still look stylish? 

Fanny packs–also known as belt bags, hip pouches, and hip packs–are a great way to keep your hands free on a hike or when adventuring with the family. Plus, with multiple ways to wear a fanny pack, you’ll still look cute–everyone can comfortably and confidently rock this look with the right leather hip pouch (aka the Bee or Biggie Bee). 

Whether you already have a belt bag or are still looking for the perfect leather pouch, dive into when, where, and how to wear a fanny pack

The Ultimate Guide to Wearing Your Bee

Say goodbye to your bulky purses and say hello to hands-free, stylish fun when you rock the Bee–a handcrafted leather fanny pack. Fanny packs have made an incredible comeback over the past few years, giving us all sorts of possibilities for travel, errands, or any situation where carrying just a few things is helpful.

The Bee is the ideal versatile leather pouch because it’s designed to be worn as a cross-body, shoulder bag, and fanny pack all in one. Plus, it’s lightweight but durable and fits all the essentials with a unique pocket system to stay organized. Here’s when, where, and how to wear it to look and feel your best.

When to Wear a Fanny Pack

Not all fanny packs are created equal. Some are made with nylon and polyester for a sporty look, while others use canvas or yarn for more hippy vibes. Depending on the material, you may not want to wear it in every situation–a sporty belt bag isn’t right for a classy event or formal wedding.

But with a versatile leather fanny pack like the Bee, the question isn’t when to wear a fanny pack. It’s when not to. And the answer is never. This leather fanny pack is stylish enough to wear to more formal events and casual enough to throw on while running weekend errands.

Where to Wear a Fanny Pack

Whether running errands around town, traveling cross-country, or exercising outdoors, having a fanny pack is a hands-free solution to carrying your essentials. The OG Bee is compact with compartments for everything you need: 

  • Your Daily Wallet or Travel Wallet goes in the main compartment
  • Your phone goes in the  panel pocket
  • Your sunglasses fit perfectly in the other panel pocket (keeps them safe without a case)
  • Small valuables stay secure in the zipper pocket
  • And you can hook your keys on the o-ring for easy access

WATCH: How to Pack Your Bee

Biggie Bee has double the volume of the OG bag with extra space for two pairs of glasses (sunnies and readers), a large phone, keys, chapstick, lipstick, hand lotion, your Travel Wallet or Daily Wallet, and more.

WATCH: How to Pack Your Biggie Bee

When it comes to where to wear your fanny pack, the options are endless. Both bags are approved for concerts, stadiums, and sporting events and are perfect for carrying on a hike, to brunch, or to the zoo with your grandkids.

How to Wear a Fanny Pack

There are tons of ways to wear a fanny pack–and numerous styles to complement the look. The best way to wear a fanny pack depends on your style and what’s most comfortable and practical for you. 

The Bee features an adjustable strap using snaps. The snaps decrease to a minimum of 27” circumference and increase to a maximum of 55” circumference. You can also adjust the straps to be smaller around your waist.

How to Wear a Fanny Pack Across Your Waist

Your fanny pack should fit comfortably around your waist without being too tight. Position it across your waist, along your belt line, just above the hip.

How to Wear a Fanny Pack Across Your Chest or Back

You can adjust the straps to wear your fanny pack across your chest or back too. Throw your Bee over one shoulder and position the pack in front on your chest or behind on your back as high or low as feels comfortable to you. 

How to Wear a Fanny Pack on Your Shoulder

Not all fanny pack straps are long enough to wear the bag “traditionally” as a purse over one shoulder–but the Bee is! Wear it as a shoulder bag or long cross-body, depending on what matches your look for the day.

When and Where to Wear a Fanny Pack: FAQs

Woman wearing her Bee showing when to wear a fanny pack, where to wear a fanny pack, and how to wear a fanny pack

Can You Wear a Fanny Pack on an Airplane?

Whether you're jet-setting to an international destination or simply heading to visit family in another state, you’ll want to ensure any items you bring aboard the aircraft meet the airline and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Fortunately, fanny packs don’t count as carry-on luggage or personal items. In fact, because you wear your fanny pack as part of your attire, most airline employees won’t even glance twice (except maybe to ask you where they can get a fab leather hip pouch like your Bee!). 

Can You Wear a Fanny Pack to a Concert?

You’ll want to check the specific rules, but most venues have a bag size limit of 12” x 6” x 12.” So, if your fanny pack is that size or smaller, you should be able to wear it to a concert without any issues. The OG Bee and Biggie Bee are festival, concert, and stadium-approved in most cases!

Can You Wear a Fanny Pack on Rides?

If you’re headed to Six Flags, Universal Studios, or Disney World to experience the magic, it’s important to know the regulations for wearing a fanny pack on rides. Some places, like Disney World, allow it, while others, like thrill parks, don’t for safety reasons. As always, planning ahead is essential, so you know the best bag to bring on your exciting adventures.

Take Your Bee Wherever Life Takes You

Whether you’re embarking on an adventurous road trip, shopping around town with friends, or just heading off to yoga class, the Bee is the perfect versatile leather fanny pack for all life’s journeys. It’s practical and stylish, so you never have to compromise cuteness or comfort for functionality. Shop our latest collection and snag your favorite OG Bee or Biggie Bee before the color you love is sold out for good.


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