Propelled into the mainstream in the ’90s by the undiluted G that is Mr Motivator, the BUM BAG has once again come back into fashion, infiltrating the wardrobes of everyone from the roadman with his ‘bun it’ bag to the high-vis office worker jogging past them.
Whether you call it a bum bag, hip pack, waist bag or fanny pack, this useful accessory is the ideal size: big enough to keep all your day-to-day essentials safe, but small enough to maintain a sense of subtlety. And considering how easily your items can exodus out of zipless garms, it’s becoming the most beneficial and trusted pocket you can own. Now more commonly worn over one shoulder, the bum bag has evolved and been re-assessed. Worn inside a jacket for discretion or outside for accessibility, this everyday essential now comes equipped with good looks to match its undisputed high level of practicality. And while the big sportswear companies are capitalising on this unisex accessory’s return to favour, many more niche and high-end brands are also jumping on the bum bag bandwagon, so there’s a huge range to choose from.
We’ve put together some of our favourite examples for your purchasing pleasure, ranging from updated sporty favourites to luxe modern-day classics from Japan. Take a look at The Drop Date’s selection of BUM BAGS below, and click on the banners to shop each item directly…
ADIDAS ORIGINALS CAMOUFLAGE CROSSBODY BAG
CARHARTT WATTS ESSENTIALS BAG
PORTER TANKER TWO-WAY WAIST BAG
PATAGONIA LIGHTWEIGHT TRAVEL HIP BAG
POLAR DANE DOODLE HIP BAG NAVY
SANDQVIST GUS WAIST BAG
THE NORTH FACE BARDU BAG
NIKE CORE SMALL ITEMS 3.0 BAG