BRIEF HISTORY OF MY FANNY PACK USAGE
Back in the 80s I proudly rocked a purple/green vomit, tie-dye, Life’s A Beach fanny pack/hip bag/butt sack. It was perfect for skating around town while doing bonelesses, judo airs, and grinding on sweet copers. I also recall resurrecting it for parking lot/show duty while touring with The Dead. Since then, nothing has been strapped around my midsection that didn’t have shoulder straps as the primary support system.
However, the messenger bag and commuter backpack has a distinct problem, *especially* here in DC—BACK SWEAT. And while some of my bikes are equipped with front cargo racks, not all are. Lately, I’ve had to recognize a distinct need for the ability to carry *some* things while riding places.
SEAGULL BAGS TRAIL BUDDY
The Seagull Bags Trail Buddy ($65USD) does, in fact, carry *some* things. Throw in multi-tool, a phone, a camera, or whatever you need along those lines and you get the point. Constructed of 1000d Cordura, it has a u-lock channel, adjustable straps, flat front pocket, and velcro straps to attach to your handlebars.