Fanny packs began their rise from clueless tourists’ accessory of choice to streetwear staple before the pandemic. But last year, when leaving the house required taking more stuff with you — like hand sanitizer and a face mask, in addition to the trinity of phone, wallet, and keys — fanny packs became even more popular, which makes sense. Not only are they generally light and easy to carry, but they also keep your hands free if you’re biking or roller-skating or scooting. Even as things start getting back to some semblance of normalcy, those following experts’ advice will still be taking masks and sanitizer (along with other essentials) when they leave the house for the foreseeable future. And with the weather starting to warm, you might be looking for a more convenient way to do that as you start leaving the house more and more. Lululemon’s fanny pack would be one option we recommend; it’s the perfect size for all your necessities, according to Strategist deputy editor Maxine Builder, who uses it herself. She admits the logo on the front may be “a little embarrassing” at first, but promises the “fairly sturdy” bag’s utilitarian convenience will make you quickly forget about that logo. The current sale price of $29 might help, too, because the only thing better than snagging something trendy while it’s still trendy is snagging something trendy while it’s still trendy — and on sale.
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