What do you think of Fanny Packs?

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#1 Edited by livingdeadman (372 posts) -

Are they stylish for men and women? Do you wear one? I think they look pretty cool when worn over the chest, not so much over the waist. Im thinking of getting one in 2019 for carrying my portable console in, especially in theme parks so I can play something while waiting in line.

My Dad got one from Nike, I haven't seen him wear it yet.

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#2 Posted by thereal25 (1832 posts) -

Wouldn't be caught dead wearing one.

But I wouldn't judge someone else for wearing one; just not for me.

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#3 Posted by Gaming-Planet (20034 posts) -

Can't be worse than neck wallets.

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#4 Posted by mandzilla (4195 posts) -

Bum bags have always been super practical.

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#6 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44402 posts) -

They used to be socially acceptable in the 90's, now they're kind of a joke haha.

And in the US fanny means one thing, but doesn't it mean something else in the UK? hahahaha

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (38139 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

Bum bags have always been super practical.

What's that?

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#8 Posted by Master_Live (19714 posts) -

I think they are pretty useful.

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#9 Posted by HEATHEN75 (819 posts) -

I think I'll stick with the 4 pockets that come with my pants.

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#10 Edited by uninspiredcup (35068 posts) -

In Scotland a fanny has a different connotation, usually an insult.

Wearing these you get to insult yourself by default.

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#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167151 posts) -

They look terrible.

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#12 Posted by mandzilla (4195 posts) -

@davillain-: That's what we call them here in the UK haha.

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#13 Edited by Speeny (1978 posts) -

I mean, if you're wearing one I'll definitely notice. Usually hipsters with big beards can get away with it but...anyone else...idk!

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#14 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167151 posts) -

@speeny said:

I mean, if you're wearing one I'll definitely notice. Usually hipsters with big beards can get away with it but...anyone else...idk!

No one can get away with it............no one.

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#15 Posted by Sancho_Panzer (870 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:
@speeny said:

I mean, if you're wearing one I'll definitely notice. Usually hipsters with big beards can get away with it but...anyone else...idk!

No one can get away with it............no one.

Market traders, drug dealers and the vulnerable can get away with it.

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#16 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167151 posts) -

@sancho_panzer said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@speeny said:

I mean, if you're wearing one I'll definitely notice. Usually hipsters with big beards can get away with it but...anyone else...idk!

No one can get away with it............no one.

Market traders, drug dealers and the vulnerable can get away with it.

They look like idiots.

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#17 Edited by Sancho_Panzer (870 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: Tools of the trade, my good man. They also supply a valuable service in pickpocket-tourist economics, effectively removing all that pesky "which pocket" guesswork.

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#18 Posted by Serraph105 (34055 posts) -

@livingdeadman said:

Are they stylish for men and women? Do you wear one? I think they look pretty cool when worn over the chest, not so much over the waist. Im thinking of getting one in 2019 for carrying my portable console in, especially in theme parks so I can play something while waiting in line.

My Dad got one from Nike, I haven't seen him wear it yet.

They're definitely a function over fashion sort of thing. Why would you play video games at a theme park? Wouldn't you rather talk to people you're waiting in line with? Or are you going alone? And why would you go alone to a theme park? Walking around all day silently while riding rides is not much fun in my experience.

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#19 Posted by iambatman7986 (2808 posts) -

Not for me, but I don't judge others for wearing them either.

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#20 Posted by livingdeadman (372 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:
@livingdeadman said:

Are they stylish for men and women? Do you wear one? I think they look pretty cool when worn over the chest, not so much over the waist. Im thinking of getting one in 2019 for carrying my portable console in, especially in theme parks so I can play something while waiting in line.

My Dad got one from Nike, I haven't seen him wear it yet.

They're definitely a function over fashion sort of thing. Why would you play video games at a theme park? Wouldn't you rather talk to people you're waiting in line with? Or are you going alone? And why would you go alone to a theme park? Walking around all day silently while riding rides is not much fun in my experience.

I think if you aren't wearing a fashionable T-Shirt or you're wearing a plain hoodie, a fanny pack adds detail to the outfit. Yeah, you're right, it's better to talk to the people I'm with.

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#21 Edited by watercrack445 (1843 posts) -

Its great for hiding things especially illegal things like drugs, handguns, knives, etc, all sorts of small illegal carries. I'm pretty sure that is what most people use it for. Also, its good way to store snacks.

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#22 Edited by livingdeadman (372 posts) -

@watercrack445: Do you know about these? These are called T-Tools for fixing your skateboard. If held in the right way in a clenched fist, you can use it as concealable unarmed self-defense weapon. If cops search you, even if you don't have a skateboard with you, you can say you forgot it in there or that you bring it just in case you see a stranger that needs help fixing their skateboard. Personally I don't carry one of these with me because I don't want to risk it. But I do have one at home that I keep on my couch. Great idea about the snacks.

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#23 Posted by kriggy (1193 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Meanwhile here in Scandinavia, Fanny is a fairly popular girls name ?

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#24 Posted by watercrack445 (1843 posts) -

@livingdeadman: No, I never heard about that. I don't know any skateboarders and never skateboarded.

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#25 Posted by mattbbpl (17474 posts) -

I have a waterproof one that I take to amusement parks, kayaking, boating, and rafting. It's great for when you want to be able to be in the water and have to have your wallet/your phone/your family's phones on you, but you don't want it to keep you from fully enjoying those activities.

#DadLife

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#26 Edited by Gaming-Planet (20034 posts) -

@speeny said:

I mean, if you're wearing one I'll definitely notice. Usually hipsters with big beards can get away with it but...anyone else...idk!

The orthopedic, diabetic, American white dad kit. Inhaler not included.

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#27 Posted by Speeny (1978 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet: There we go, classic. Lol

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#28 Edited by DEVILinIRON (5003 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet: There is a gold fanny pack on Amazon for $10!

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#29 Posted by Horgen (121180 posts) -

@kriggy said:

@uninspiredcup: Meanwhile here in Scandinavia, Fanny is a fairly popular girls name ?

I only knew one... Smokin hot though.

@mattbbpl said:

I have a waterproof one that I take to amusement parks, kayaking, boating, and rafting. It's great for when you want to be able to be in the water and have to have your wallet/your phone/your family's phones on you, but you don't want it to keep you from fully enjoying those activities.

#DadLife

Practicality(is that even a word?) over how good something looks...

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#30 Posted by THUMPTABLE (2104 posts) -

@livingdeadman said:

Are they stylish for men and women? Do you wear one? I think they look pretty cool when worn over the chest, not so much over the waist. Im thinking of getting one in 2019 for carrying my portable console in, especially in theme parks so I can play something while waiting in line.

My Dad got one from Nike, I haven't seen him wear it yet.

In Australia, fanny refers to a part of the female anatomy...