It is a universally acknowledged truth that what is old is new again. You can call them waist bags, you can call them belt bags — by all means, do. (A rose by any other name is just as sweet.) But that is a fanny pack, sweetheart. The best fanny packs for moms are a special kind of breed. Of course, there must be an air of style to the fanny pack — moms gotta look good. But there must also be plenty of functionality because historically, we parents don’t pack light.
And isn’t that the entire point of this polarizing accessory? Fanny packs carry all the things with the added benefit of hands-free living — crucial for a mom who’s chasing sugar-charged little ones through amusement parks (or grocery store aisles, for that matter). Plus, no longer are fanny packs bound to just the waist, they can also be worn cross-body for ultimate cool-mom status.
Either way, the literal weight of your world is no longer on your shoulders. Function wins every time and perhaps that’s the real reason we as a society — or, at the very least, as moms — just can’t quit the bumbag.
Ahead, 12 of the best fanny packs for moms. From stylish, cool-mom fanny packs to the ones that simply function to get the job done.