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Best Bum Bags: Buyers Guide

A bum bag, waist bag, belt bag or hip bag (whatever you want to call it) is a small fabric pouch worn like a belt around your waist or hips. It is mainly used to carry the user’s essentials including mobile phone, keys, money and credit cards. It gives you the freedom of movement without having the worry of it slipping off your shoulder or leaving it behind. Bum bags are making a comeback in fashion, can you believe it? Having a bum bag in your wardrobe makes you fashionable but they’re a bit like marmite, you either love them or hate them. We hope by the last full stop that you’ll love them just as much as we do.


  • Fashionable
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Great alternative to a rucksack
  • Perfect for day trips, festivals and running
  • Hands-free accessory
  • Fits all of your essentials including mobile phone, keys etc.
  • Multiple compartments
  • Adjustable straps for all waist sizes
  • Made with durable materials
  • Great for security if you’re out and about on day trips abroad


  • Lack of space for family days out – they can get crowded/over-filled
  • Size restriction

The Best Bum Bags for Day Trips

Our Wadi blue bum bag is the perfect pouch for taking with you on days out. With a bottle holder and microfiber towel, it’s ideal for outdoor activities including long walks, runs and hikes. This won’t hold you back as you power through rough terrain and extreme weathers. We would suggest zipping your waterproof jacket over the bum bag so that it doesn’t get too wet and valuables stay dry. Great for wearing on your hips, the Wadi bum bag features one large zip pocket for your essentials and has an adjustable clip belt that is easily adjusted for a secure fit. With contrasting piping and mesh, the bum bag is both practical and stylish and could be worn with any outdoor outfit of your choice.

The Best Bum Bags for Festivals

Our Dax 2.5 litre bum bag is perfect for festivals as it has several compartments to keep your valuables safe and secure. It can also be worn in several ways as shown above on the model. You can either wear it across your chest so that it is closer to you (great tip for security purposes) or across your waist or hips, as you would wear normally. Versatile and with plenty of space for extra items including a 50ml bottle of hand sanitizer in the side pocket.

The Best Bum Bags for Running

A must-have accessory for when you’re running to keep all of your favourites safe with the Drone running belt. Great for travelling in during the day as well as at night in dim light conditions as the belt features reflective piping. The sleek design is made out of polyester which is lightweight and durable and the zip compartment is waterproof which is great for unpredictable weather conditions when active outdoors. The bum bag also features an additional concealed cable port for earphones which will keep you running for longer. Earphones in, music or podcast on, let’s go.