Whether you know them as fanny packs, hip packs or bum bags, there's no doubting that the humble side bag is a useful way to store essentials when you're on the move. With easily adjustable straps, small size, handy pockets and light weight, they are the ideal way to keep your phone, wallet, passport, keys and any other easy to lose but impossible to live without valuables safe, close by and easily accessible. While they might be synonymous with middle-aged tourists, that doesn't mean your day trips, holidays, and festivals have to be spoiled by cumbersome backpacks and totes.

Here's a roundup of the most stylish and practical waist packs out there, so you can keep your valued belongings near you in the most fashionable way possible.

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