The Most Essential Waist Packs
Runners don’t often carry a lot of items, but this can be considered one of the essentials. These serve the same purpose as a small backpack except you wear it around your waist. While their purpose is the same, the design and style varies so you need to find one that has all the features you’re looking for. Generally speaking you have to strike a balance between a full featured pack and one that gets too heavy.
Everest Signature Waist Pack – Standard
There are a lot of good ones online but in terms of quality the Everest Signature Waist Pack – Standard gets our vote. Made from 600d polyester, the Signature is available in a wide range of colors and styles and is built for convenience and style. It’s versatile and light enough to be used by runners and other general all-purpose tasks. You can use this the same way as a fanny pack and carry your valuables as you run, and with the seams as sturdy as they are, there’s no need to be concerned.
The outer seams are just as well stitched, and the zippers are smooth and don’t get caught. Given the compact size of the pack, the pockets are quite large and should fit more than a few items. Not only is the construction good but the waistband, as mentioned, is flexible and suits different individuals
NorthReady Money Belt, Concealed Travel
The NorthReady Money Belt is often used to store cash, credit cards, passports and money, but it’s convenient enough to be used for running. Thanks to the streamlined design, you can wear this under your shirt, hiding your personal items and making sure they don’t fall off while you are running. The RFID blocking lining does a good job protecting your stuff so you don’t have to worry about theft while enjoying your run.
The material is light, soft and breathable, and the mesh also keeps moisture to a minimum, allowing you to wear the pack all day. If you’ve ever had to deal with a sweaty pack around your waist you know how annoying that can be, so this is a nice feature. In addition, the material is AZO free so you don’t have to worry about what will happen if it sticks on your skin.
EGOGO Travel Sport Fanny Pack Waist Bag
This waist bag is a hit with runners for many reasons: for one thing, the straps are very strong and won’t cause any discomfort if you try and resize it. When you put on the pack, the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s sturdy and wide, so it’s not going to jiggle or roll when you run.
The other cool thing about the pack is it has lots of compartments, with the front pocket, back pocket and interior mesh pouch providing plenty of room for any items you want to carry. The bag is constructed of ripstop nylon and is water resistant, something a lot of runners will appreciate. Due to the way the pack has been built, it’s ideal for runners, but it’s just as effective if you decide to use this during a hike, and you can take this to work or when you travel.