Custom Fanny Packs: A Fashionable Solution for Effective Branding

June 9, 2023

Custom fanny packs remain a top swag item for recipients of all ages and they’re a breeze to customize!

Waist packs, hip packs, quick packs… however you want to describe them, adding custom printed fanny packs to your swag collection has never been a better idea! 

The Resurgence of Fanny Packs and Bum Bags 

Practical, affordable, and, easy to style, fanny packs continue to get the Boomerang continuously rising to popularity. Today, custom fanny packs with picture options or logos are back with more brands, features, and customization opportunities for companies. Plus, not only a promotional product that offers convenience, it’s a fun, trending item even your younger, Gen Z audience can appreciate. 

Best of all, there are opportunities to save money on personalized fanny packs as well. For instance, many times you can save per piece when placing custom fanny packs bulk orders. To help you achieve that goal, choosing designs that are one size fits all or offer unisex styles means creating fewer orders which can help you reach a minimum for bulk orders. Talk to your Gemnote rep for details!

Customization Options For Branded Fanny Packs

What’s so great about personalized fanny packs? Aside from being a sustainable gift option, they offer endless branding potential. Here are some of the ways you can create customizable fanny packs. 


Embroidery is the art or process of forming decorative designs by the use of needlework and color threads. Because it is ideal on thicker fabrics like cotton, canvas, and denim, it’s an excellent option for creating a customizable fanny packs with your brand's logo, icons, or more. 

Shown: Baggu Fanny Pack


Patches can be designed with embroidery, chenille, or leather and are sewn directly onto products. This method of customization is a brilliant option for adding texture, making your logo pop, and creating a belt bag that is unique. 

Shown: Vuori Hip Pack


Also called sewn tags or custom woven tags, labels are made of comfortable durable fabrics that offer a tailored look for your brand. Sewn tags are best used for woven labels for retail-ready products, like a custom fanny pack. While labels are often used on the interior of products, they can also be used on the exterior and offer a unique way to set your logo apart. 

Shown: Topo Designs Hip Pack Classic

Screen Printing 

One of the most common forms of customization is screenprinting. This technique uses a mesh to transfer ink or dye onto a textile through a stenciled design. Screen can be used for both soft apparel and accessories made of poly and cotton, as well as, thicker fabrics like canvas and denim.

Shown: Nike Tech Hip Pack

Color Options

One way to create a colorful waist pack is through dye sublimation. This digital computer printing technique uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as plastic, cards, paper, or fabric. Dye sublimation is best used for full-color, edge-to-edge printing on apparel, lanyards, handkerchiefs, and more.

Another way to companies can achieve colorful packs is by opting for pre-made build-your-own designs for crafting a custom look. With a plethora of color options to choose from, creating a color-blocked effect (like shown below) is a breeze. 

For companies wanting promotional fanny packs that are truly on-brand, opt for services like PMS color matching that can make your own company's branding come to life. With companies like Gemnote that offer PMS (Pantone) color matching for screen print, embroidery, dip dyes, and much more you’ll never have to compromise on your branding. 

Shown: Cotopaxi Del Dia Hip Pack

Our Favorite Custom Fanny Packs in 2023

Get inspired with the latest styles to add to your branded merch collection. 

1. Ascolour Waist Bag 1014

If your company's branding reflects clean aesthetics and a minimalistic style, this could top your list of customizable fanny packs. This Ascolour waist bag offers the perfect slate for adding your logo. 

2.  Ascolour Flight Contrast Bag 1017

The Flight contrast bag offers the minimalistic style of the Ascolour waist pack but in a shoulder strap style. Plus, it features an internal and external zip pocket to stay organized.


3. Marine Layer Fanny Pack 

If you’re looking for custom fanny packs with your logo, Marine Layer won’t let you down. Sized to fit your essentials: keys, wallet, phone, etc. it’s also coated with a White Guard which your recipient will love since it’s a breeze to keep clean. Not to mention the colorful adjustable strap. 

4. Parkland Bobbi Hip Pack

If a pop of color and modern style is your jam, then this Parkland Hip Pack has your name (or logo!) written all over it!

5. Full-Color Custom Fanny Packs: Cotopaxi Bataan Hip Pack

There are hip packs, and there’s the Bataan Hip Pack. A spicy take on you run-of-the-mill styles thanks to the unique color combinations!

6. Ogio® Ballistic Crossbody

A straight-forward crossbody that offers a sleek style, quick access pocket inside mesh pockets, a key fob, and a padded back panel for comfy carrying. 

Plus, whether you’re in the market for custom embroidered fanny packs or want to keep it simple with screen printing, your Gemnote rep can walk you through all the customization options. 

7. Port Authority® Stash Dimensional Pouch (5-Pack)

Technically it’s not a fanny or crossover pack. However, thanks to its low price and customization options, it’s the perfect pouch for those looking for extra options. 

8. Timbuk2 Slacker Chest Pack

This compact sling pack doesn’t slack on responsibility like its name may imply. Its convertible style can go from fanny pack to crossbody with ease!

9. InCase Drone Sling Pack With Woolenex

On the prowl for custom embroidered specialty packs with inside dividers? You can’t go wrong with embroidering your logo on the InCase Drone Sling Pack.10. Port Authority® Stash Dimensional Pouch (5-Pack)

While it’s technically not one of the cheap custom fanny packs, it is a stash pouch that’s worth a second look. Thanks to its low price and customization options, it’s the perfect pouch for adding your swag bag collection. 

10. Renegade Waist Pack Cooler

When it comes to custom fanny packs with your logo that know how to multitask, this Renegade Waist pack is the cool (or should we say cold?) kid on the block. Thanks to its cooler-style waist pack, it keeps drinks chill on your outdoor adventures.

11. Rains Bum Bag Mini Reflective

Just as functional as its name is fun, this mini features a convertible style for wearing on the shoulder, across the body, or around the waist. Plus, there’s also a reflective zip. Plus, it’s designed to withstand up to moderate weather conditions. 

12. Custom 2 pocket fanny packs: Rains Jet Bag 

Sleek, minimal, and functional. The Rains Jet Bag is everything custom-printed fanny packs should be but designed with a crossbody style. It features an inside and concealed outside pocket and the signature waterproof fabric and hardware.

13. Poketo Sling Crossbody 

It’s the cool, throw-on-and-go style that’s just right for branding! Featuring a front zip pocket and an inside zip pouch, these promotional fanny packs are just what your recipient wants to stay organized.

14. Topo Designs Mountain Hip Pack

If you are searching for a waist pack that supports your efforts for being eco-friendly, this Mountain Hip pack is constructed of 100% recycled lightweight nylons. 

15. Incase Hipsack With Bionic 

Another one of our favorite custom 2-pocket hip packs.  The Incase hip sack is constructed with Bionic® yarn with is a durable material created from recovered plastic pollution found in oceans. It also has all the pockets you need to keep your essentials organized. 

16. Topo Designs Mini Quick Pack Canvas

Wear these custom embroidered fanny packs slung over the shoulder or around the waist. Featuring 12oz cotton canvas—with water repellant finish, it’s your casual alternative to custom leather fanny packs. 

17. Vuori Aloha Mini Hip Pack

If you’re looking for custom-printed fanny packs by a high-end brand, consider Vuori. Inspired by the love of traveling and adventure this mini hip pack is from the Aloha collection and is all beach days thanks to its ability to protect your stuff against splashes, spills, and more.

18. Carhartt Waist Pack‍

If you're looking for no-fuss, tough-as-nails, custom fanny packs bulk orders, Carhartt delivers on durability and style! Haul the essentials, keep your hands free, and don’t fret about light rain, because this waist pack has your back. 

‍19. JanSport Waist Pack

Just like your favorite backpack from years past, this JanSport Fifth Avenue pack offers the same great quality, construction, and convenience.  

20. Timbuk2 Fanny Pack 

Another fun and functional style from Timbuk2, complete with neon accents, and a removable belt. 

Customize Top Fanny Pack Brands with Gemnote

Gemnote is the easiest way to design, create, and send custom products. So when it comes to creating personalized fanny packs for your company, you can easily create your perfect, on-brand bag!

Browse the brands in their Lookbook or get inspired by their collection of products that are available for customizing. From hip packs and personalized duffle bags to drinkware, apparel, and more, there’s something for everyone. 

FAQs for Ordering Custom Fanny Packs

What is the ideal fanny pack size for different uses?

A medium or large fanny pack anywhere from 10 to 20” long is ideal for carrying multiple items. Most fanny packs come with an adjustable belt to accommodate different user sizes as well.  Hoping for something larger? Check custom tote bags offer the same great, hands-free convenience with even more room for personalizing. 

How do I choose the right customization technique?

Gemnote offers a variety of high-quality customization services so that your brand stands out no matter how you choose to personalize your product. Your Gemnote rep can help you find your perfect customization option. 

Can I order a custom fanny pack in small quantities?

Yes! Talk to your Gemnote rep for ideas on small orders.  

What are the most popular color options for branding?

There are so many popular colors to choose from when creating your custom merch. The most popular color choices usually come from a company’s branding and incorporate white, black, or neutral hues. For example, a white tee featuring artwork and logo in the company’s brand color palette. Or, a tee or waist pack in their brand’s colors with a neutral design and logo.  

Can I get a sample before placing a large order?

Yes! When it comes to Mock ups and proofs, Gemnote can produce a physical sample and ship it to you for your approval. And if you don't want a physical sample, you can also have a digital proof.

Browse Gemnotes branded bags that are available for customization and see how easy it is to make your brand shine with custom fanny packs! 

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