I broke out the big ol’ plus size fanny pack today, and it made me realize how damn handy those bad boys are.
I was headed out on a long walk with my pup, the weather was beautiful and my leggings had no pockets… what to do about my phone?
I didn’t want to drop it, nor did I want to lose the case for my Apple Airpod Pros.
So, I cracked open my summer bag and pulled out my handy fanny pack.
I get that there are a lot of people out there who consider the fanny pack to be less than fashionable, but the hands-free experience is totally worth it.
Whether you’re headed for a walk on the prairies or spending the day at Disneyland, the fanny pack is a truly amazing invention.
If you’re considering getting yourself one, I’ve picked out the best fanny packs plus size women love.
What is the best fanny pack for plus size women?
Zorfin Fanny Pack
I LOVE the Zorfin fanny pack. While it can be dressed up and down, I love that it can fit a roll of dog bags or two without making the bag look weird (I seriously hate that).
This fanny pack is made of water-resistant material and has a non-slip belt that will keep it comfortable on your waistline. There are 5 zippered pockets, and you can easily adjust the waist size if you need to!
Not the right pick for you? No problem, we have a few other favorites:
More stellar fanny packs for plus size women
1. Waterproof waist bag by Afreter
The Afreter bum bag is a practical design that’s equipped with a water bottle holder that’s great if you’re headed outdoors for a hike.
The mesh holder bag is fixed by an elastic band so it won’t slide out.
The adjustable belt can help make sure everything stays in place while you’re out and about.
There is ample capacity in this waist bag.
It has 4 main components that can be closed with a zipper, and a rear compartment that’s perfect for your mobile phone.
There are 3 fashionable color choices of the water-resistant, high-quality material.
2. Extra large pack by Maxtop
If you’re looking for a slightly larger fanny pack, the Maxtop might just be your gal.
This bag is particularly great for many plus size women as it’s adjustable for waist sizes for 20 to 50-inches.
I know this isn’t perfect but it does give some of us more wiggle room.
With 19 different color choices, this fanny pack is great for style.
It also features a key fob holder and a theft-proof back pocket that can help you keep your belongings safer while you’re out and about.
Not to mention it’s made of durable, high-quality material that’s water-resistant and light weight.
Brkn Label fanny pack wallet
Brkn Label makes a fashionable fanny pack plus size women love.
This handy little hip bag allows you to cart your personal belongings with you—phone, cash, cards—while keeping your hands free and your outfit on-trend.
There are 5 fashionable color choices for this canvas fanny pack.
It’s set up for optimal organization featuring a secret zip pocket and a large compartment to store your bigger items with you.
OlimpiaFit fanny pack for dog walkers
The OlimpiaFit is the organizer’s dream bag.
It’s an ultra lightweight comfortable waist pack that can keep you hands and pockets free.
It fits pretty much everything you need it to, plus with multiple pockets mean that you can put everything in its own place without having to pull everything out to find it.
There are 6 separate pockets and 2 hidden zippered pockets inside the bag.
It also boast anti-theft measures, so you can hide your most valuable things so they’re hard to get ahold of.
This fanny pack is made of 100 percent nylon, making it smooth to the touch and easy to clean.
The material is also water-resistant, plus there’s a handy headphone cord hole if you need it.
Waterfly outdoor products fanny packs for plus size women
Waterfly’s compact yet spacious fanny pack features one main double-zipped pocket and two extra front pockets so you can keep organized.
There’s also a hidden rear zippered pocket where you can keep personal things that need to stay safe.
The waist size for this bag is up to 50 inches, which works well for some bigger bodies.
But there are also extended band straps that can be purchased if you need more room.
It’s water-resistant (not proof), easy to clean and looks nice overall.
RarityUS sequin fanny packs
If you’re looking for something a little fancier when it comes to fanny pack style, then check out the super-cute RarityUS sequin fanny pack.
While the outside is made of sparkly sequins, the inside is a polyester fabric—overall it’s lightweight and durable, perfect for providing a hands-free experience you’re confident with.
You can drop in your keys, cash, passport, cellphone, credit cards and even a few pieces of makeup in this bad boy.
The waist strap is adjustable, so you can make it bigger if you need to or you can add an extender if you need more room.
You can use it as a waist bag, chest bag, fanny pack or even a sling bag.
Core Hemp hemp fanny pack
If you’re looking for a plus size fanny pack that has a handmade touch with it, look no further than the Core Hemp bag.
Made of 100 percent Earth-friendly materials, you can get this hemp fanny pack in 7 colors and designs.
This mini bag can keep you organized. It features three compartments that are perfect to carry all of your smaller belongings in.
What I love about it is that it’s quality and unique, chances are no one is going to be walking around with the exact same bag as you.
ZZNICK leather fanny pack
If you’re a leather kinda gal, the ZZNICK makes a great fanny pack that can be worn both across the waist and over the shoulder (not my preferred method, but still super popular).
What sucks about it is that it can only go to 48-inches, so it won’t work for all of us.
It features sturdy metal zippers and a cotton lining.
There are 6 outer pockets so you can stay organized and one inner pocket to keep a few things particularly safe.
Plus you get to pick from 5 neutral color choices, and you’ll keep stylish with all of them.
Zodaca black nylon fanny pack
If you are looking for something small and cute, the Zodaca is the fanny pack for you.
Whether you’re headed to the beach or a BBQ, this fanny pack can be your compact little side kick.
It features an adjustable belt that can expand to a 5X, so there’s room for you (but if you need extra it should pair well with an extender).
It includes three pockets to organize all your goods.
Plus, it’s large enough to fit your passport, wallet, phone, keys, and tickets — so you shouldn’t need to bring anything else along!
Waterfly hydration fanny pack
This bold purple fanny pack by Waterfly is fantastic for taking your belongings out on a hike.
It features a handy water bottle pocket as well as two separate zippered pockets.
It has a buckled closure that’s easy to take on and off, and there are reflective strips which can help make sure you’re seen in the dark if you’re out for an evening stroll.
This bag is water-resistant so you can take it to the beach, there is also an elastic rope on the water bottle holder mouth, which helps keep the bottle stable while you’re moving.
There are over 3,700 reviews on this bag, and writers say that it’s a great fanny pack for Disneyland.
ASOS curve fanny pack
If you’re airing on the dressier side of the fanny pack game, the ASOS curve plus size fanny pack can make a big style splash, despite it’s small size.
I like that it works in both a dressed up or down situation. You can take it to the beach or you can bring it to a concert.
It features two pockets, the larger main zippered one, along with a hidden-ish one towards the back. It’s perfect to fit anything from your passport and phone to wallet and keys in!
What is a fanny pack for plus size women?
Fanny packs are small pocket bags that sit on a belt that gets clipped around your waist.
They’re essentially small purses that give you a hands-free experience and is handy when you’re out-and-about without pockets.
I was super hesitant to wear a fanny pack until I started volunteering at a film festival and had to carry a walkie, clip board, and my phone with me at all times.
Now, I’m weirdly OK with saying they’re one of my go-to picks, especially when I’m headed out on a walk with the pup in the warmer weather when I’m not wearing a sweater with pockets.
How to make ANY fanny pack plus size
EC ElegantCharm belt extender
You can make almost any fanny pack suitable for a plus size body if you use a belt extender. The belt extender gives you a little extra room to work with if you’re struggling to find a fanny pack that fits you. I was concerned about finding a big enough belt when I started looking for one, but lucked out. But that’s not the case for everyone.
A simple belt extender can help make the fanny pack you want suitable for plus size women, which is a modification I happen to love. I also enjoy the fact that they’re not ridiculously expensive and you can use them on multiple bags. Though you’ll want to watch the coloring to make sure it doesn’t look to odd.
Fanny pack FAQs
Can big girls wear fanny packs?
Hellz yeah they can! There are plenty of fanny packs that work for bigger bodies, and if you can’t find one that fits, you can grab and extender.
How do you wear a fanny pack cross body?
To wear a fanny pack cross-body, you’ll want to loop it above one shoulder, across your chest, and below the other arm (just like a cross body bag hangs), then clip it up!
Do fanny packs have sizes?
Yes, you can get different sizes of fanny packs to carry all of your goods!
Are fanny packs good for Disney World?
Fanny packs are the ultimate small, hands-free bag experience for Disney World (and Disneyland!).
Is Waterfly waterproof?
Waterfly isn’t waterproof but it is water resistant. That means it should keep little rain droplets off, but I wouldn’t go swimming in the ocean with it.
What can I use instead of a fanny pack?
It depends on what you’re doing. If you’re not into the whole fanny pack look but still need something to carry all the goods AND want a hands-free(ish) experience, I might recommend a crossbody bag.