Fanny packs to carry your humongous phone

Don’t phone in the utility and fashion.

Phones don’t seem to be getting any smaller, so it appears we have a future of either deeper pockets—no thank you—or fanny packs to look forward to. When looking for a fanny pack, you’ll want to consider how much it can store, the weight of the bag itself, the number of pockets, if there are any unique security features, and lastly, the quality of materials. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that they look cool.

Classic look: Herschel Supply Co. Fifteen

Features A Leather Zipper

Simple storage with a ton of color options. Amazon

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Herschel Supply Co.’s Fifteen 2-liter hip pack can fit waists up to 55-inches and has a single 6.5 x 7.5 x 2-inch pocket. The bag has a brass zipper with a leather tag that’s handsome and sturdy. It can fit over your shoulder or be worn around your waist.

Exercise-friendly: MYCARBON Waist Pack

Take It On Your Next Jog

Perfect for a brisk stroll around the city or intense workout. Amazon

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The MYCARBON waist pack can hold an iPhone XS Max, is water-resistant, and has a mesh pocket on the back for smaller items like keys or credit cards. The front of the fanny pack has a bottle holder and a hole on the side lets you easily plug in wired headphones. Reflective material across the main zippered compartment makes it perfect for running at night. The strap is adjustable between 27.5-49-inches.

Most storage: Bp Vision Outdoor Fanny Pack

You Can Take Everything With You

The largest one you’ll ever need. Amazon

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The Bp Vision outdoor fanny pack includes enough room to hold a cell phone, sunscreen, earbuds, and probably another entire fanny pack. You have three options for wearing it—around your waist, with the attached neck strap, or using the included backpack straps. With all the extra room, it’s perfect for longer trips like camping getaways. It’s made of wear-resistant nylon, measures 11 x 5 x 6-inches, and features five pockets and two water bottle holders. The main strap can be adjusted between 26-50 inches.

Basic pick: FREETOO Waist Pack

Most Color Options

If you don’t need anything fancy. Amazon

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The FREETOO waist pack is clutch because of its five separate, zippered pockets and water-resistant polyester exterior. The strap adjusts between 23.6-45.3 inches.

Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.