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Old 04-07-16, 12:56 PM
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Fanny pack?

Hey guys,,anyone use a fanny pack for walket,change ,keys,etc. What's good one,resonably priced.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:07 PM
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Not Locally..

I used one on my Bike tours , for daily pocket change , with a Money belt under my clothing for the snatch & Run pick pocket proof security .


Do your own shopping .. Is the Internet to much Work? try REI? their stuff stays together , as does JannD..
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Sometimes we ask for their experienced opinion and not the company's market advertising.
I haven't used one since the 80s when I had a state of the art Walkman to hear my tunes. And back then I used the one I got from a triathlon goodie bag.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:15 PM
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I use one of these.

You can throw everything you need in there.

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Old 04-07-16, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Sometimes we ask for their experienced opinion and not the company's market advertising.
I haven't used one since the 80s when I had a state of the art Walkman to hear my tunes. And back then I used the one I got from a triathlon goodie bag.
Aw man, me too. I had a nice one back in the 80s. Haven't used one since, though.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:29 PM
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I wouldn't use a fanny pack. Not only are they the dorkiest way to carry extra things on a bike, they're no more accessible while riding than other options.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WHITEY53 View Post
Hey guys,,anyone use a fanny pack for walket,change ,keys,etc. What's good one,resonably priced.
Yep, and it's big enough to hold a Gatorade as well. I got mine at MEC.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
I haven't used one since the 80s when I had a state of the art Walkman to hear my tunes.
Remember how expensive the Walkman was when it first came out?

OP: Don't use a fanny pack. It greatly increases your chances of getting sand kicked in your face.
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Old 04-07-16, 01:46 PM
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I use my old Lowepro Off Trail 1 camera waist bag for bicycling. It's been discontinued but you might find a good used one or unsold old stock for about the same price as a decent fanny pack (which has a different connotation in England!). And there are plenty of similar models, although I'd avoid the holster bags intended for longer zooms - they'll get in the way.

The Lowepro adds padding so it's handy for protecting camera gear, smartphones, etc. I use the two outside lens bags to hold my first aid kit and tools. If I'm not planning on any serious photography I'll just velcro those two pouches around the handlebar and snap-hook 'em together.

If I'm planning on serious photography during a ride I'll add the main bag with waist belt, although usually I hang the bag from the handelbar -- facing in or out, doesn't matter and doesn't hinder my knees -- although I can wear it around my waist. Facing backward while riding, then flop it around to front while walking. That pouch is large enough for most mirrorless cameras with a midrange zoom, like the typical Fujifilm X-whatever model, with a little room for a spare battery and memory cards.

I don't care for wearing racer-style bike clothes but there are plenty of casual clothes designed for cyclists, with pockets for holding small items. I usually keep my three keys - home and bike lock - in a zippered or deep shorts pocket, along with a minimal ID pouch rather than a full wallet. A casual solid color non-racer style bike jersey with rear pockets is handy for holding my inhaler, tissues, spare reading glasses, cheap flip-phone for emergency calls, and a banana in case I'm feeling extra happy.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I wouldn't use a fanny pack. Not only are they the dorkiest way to carry extra things on a bike, they're no more accessible while riding than other options.
Which is probably why I haven't used one since the '80s lol
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Old 04-07-16, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I wouldn't use a fanny pack. Not only are they the dorkiest way to carry extra things on a bike, they're no more accessible while riding than other options.
Where do you put your first aid kit? I'm not even going to ask what "dorkiest" means.
I carry a 4-person first aid kit in my Jansport Coltrane. Included are extras like emergency blanket, emergency splint, cold compress, ace bandages, etc.
I think fanny packs are the best storage for road biking (most aero-dynamic).
I also own Caribou and Stansport.
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I'm pretty sure some hipsters on fixies in the city wear fanny packs as a fashion statement. They're the same ones who wear messenger bags for no other reason than to look like a messenger.

Personally, I've considered it. Easier carry than a saddlebag if you're commuting and don't want to hassle with latching/unlatching a saddlebag for your essentials.
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
Where do you put your first aid kit? I'm not even going to ask what "dorkiest" means.
I carry a 4-person first aid kit in my Jansport Coltrane. Included are extras like emergency blanket, emergency splint, cold compress, ace bandages, etc.
I think fanny packs are the best storage for road biking (most aero-dynamic).
I also own Caribou and Stansport.
If I felt the need to carry all that crap, it would go in a handlebar bag or pannier. I feel like the bike should carry such infrequently-needed things, not the rider.
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Get this one





(or get a saddle bag that goes under your saddle. They are a dime a dozen on Amazon, or at your local bike store. Some are too small, some are abnormally large. Some expand, others don't. Go look around and see.


Just don't get a fanny pack because, i mean, c'mon, you'll never pull it off like The Rock does.
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
Where do you put your first aid kit? I'm not even going to ask what "dorkiest" means.
I carry a 4-person first aid kit in my Jansport Coltrane. Included are extras like emergency blanket, emergency splint, cold compress, ace bandages, etc.
I think fanny packs are the best storage for road biking (most aero-dynamic).
I also own Caribou and Stansport.
Are you going for a group ride, or trail riding for 3 nights in the grand canyon?
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Are you going for a group ride, or trail riding for 3 nights in the grand canyon?
Yes.
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I know some real dorky guys who wear fanny packs. But they have concealed carry permits. Google "concealed carry waist pack".
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
Where do you put your first aid kit? I'm not even going to ask what "dorkiest" means.
I carry a 4-person first aid kit in my Jansport Coltrane. Included are extras like emergency blanket, emergency splint, cold compress, ace bandages, etc.
I think fanny packs are the best storage for road biking (most aero-dynamic).
I also own Caribou and Stansport.
My fanny pack also helps to support water bottles being carried in my shirt pockets. Otherwise, they really drag my shirt down too far.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
If I felt the need to carry all that crap, it would go in a handlebar bag or pannier. I feel like the bike should carry such infrequently-needed things, not the rider.
Snert! Handle bar bags look even dorkier! Why not a basket?
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I have one it has two compartments on the sides in the middle it has a very well insulted coozie for a bottle or can for your favorite cold drink
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Originally Posted by Rider_1 View Post
Snert! Handle bar bags look even dorkier! Why not a basket?
Ha, I would use a basket over a fanny pack! But handlebar bags are great for access while riding -- snacks, wallet, sunscreen, you name it.
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I saw a woman on a bike a while back who was somehow rocking a simple black fanny pack with black jeans and black tank top. I don't know how she did it, but she made it look cool.

I'm guessing OP may want something they can carry hands-free off the bike, not something like a seatpost bag where it's somewhat annoying to carry due to lack of straps, or something that looks like a purse. WHITEY53, if you're a lady I can recommend a few things, but I don't know what the cool guys are wearing these days. In that case you might want to look for something that provides the functionality of a fanny pack, but doesn't look like one. Try searching for burning man belt, festival belt, utility bag, or belt bag. You'll probably have to sort through hippie stuff if that isn't up your alley. Leather is going to be less fanny pack-like.

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I use the same one I use for running, a Spibelt. It's small and thin, unlike a typical fanny pack. I keep my phone, ID, credit card, and house key in there.
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Fanny packs, skinny jeans, sleeveless t shirts, and Cuban heeled boots, white shoes and belt, people who match there sport coat or blazer with there pants or ware a suit jacket with jeans,clip on ties including bow ties, neon hounds tooth, pants that hang below your a**.
Some things are just in poor taste no matter what the context.
Oh, and over sized padded shoulders in double breasted suit jackets, bow low ties and anything worn by Elton John or Bjork.
Put your wallet in your sock, and your keys in your tool bag with your patch kit and levers.

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Originally Posted by mr big stuff View Post
i use one of these.

You can throw everything you need in there.




ding ding ding ding!!!
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Every cyclist should own one.
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