The Perfect pack for All Your Works
A hip bag has a number of distinct advantages over a daypack. The weight never hangs on your shoulders, and you have all your stuff with one turn of the bag around your waist directly within reach. Moreover, the volume ‘forces’ you to make choices, so you never take too much with you.
Why walk with a hip bag?
A well-fitting day pink fanny pack has a number of advantages, the most important of which are the large pack volume and carrying the load on the hips. Nevertheless, a backpack that you can walk with throughout the day even in warm weather can become sweaty and give you a clammy feeling, and it can be experienced as unpleasant. It is especially when he does not lean well on the hips but hangs on the shoulders, which can even cause pain over time. In that case, the hip bag is a solution and an alternative. But even when you walk with a backpack without problems, it can be nice to be able to walk or train for the Four Days Marches completely without luggage on your back. And the big advantage of the hip bag is the accessibility of your things. By turning the bag forward around your waist, you can immediately access all your things without having to stop.
Possible disadvantages of a hip bag
A hip bag must not shake or swing against the back of your body. Three to 4 kilos is therefore quickly the maximum of luggage that you can comfortably carry in a good hip bag. And a good hip bag means a model that can be pulled tightly against the body by means of straps, precisely to prevent shaking and swinging. And that brings us to the biggest disadvantage of the hip bag: in the end all your things have to fit into it. So you will have to make a strict selection. So here is an overview of all that can go with it.
What do you take with you?
What goes along with a hike depends on the type of walk, the length and your personal preference. A general list of things you can take with you in a hip bag:
- Navigation (route map, hiking guide, GPS):
- Food, drinking bottle (water bottle), waste bag:
- Compact rain jacket, extra socks , sunglasses:
- First Aid (tick pincers, (blister) plasters, disinfectant, cleaning wipes, paracetamol, sunscreen, toilet paper (not a whole roll!), Lip balm):
Of course, the interpretation is partly personal, but it is still good to have a picture in advance of the amount of things that must fit in the hip bag or be attached to it. Because the most important rule of thumb with the hip bag is: Only take what you absolutely need.
Various hip bags for sale
There are various hip bags on the market. Depending on your wishes, the length of the tour and the roughness of the terrain, you can opt for breathable material, many or few compartments, separate storage options for drinking bottles and whether or not fully watertight. It is important that at least one water bottle can be hung on the hip bag.