The festival bum bag or festival utility belt is one of those things that you wouldn’t be seen dead wearing usually, but they’re somehow essential for festivals! Let’s face it, being able to carry your day-to-day items hands-free is pretty liberating.
What to look for in a festival utility belt or bum bag
What makes a good festival bum bag? Not all bum bags are created equal. Many fashion retailers sell festival utility belts for this very purpose. So what important things should you look for when buying a hard-wearing waist accessory that will serve you many festivals in the future? Let’s find out…
Having multiple compartments is very useful. Zipped compartments are better. Secret zipped compartments are even better again. Having multiple compartments is useful to store your items separately.
You want to keep your tampons and tenners separate, of course, so you need plenty of pockets to keep things in.
Whilst being completely waterproof in British weather would be pretty far-fetched, if there’s any chance of rain you’ll want it to be a water-resistant fabric. You’ll probably have your phone in there, and you don’t want a soggy phone, do you?
You’ll want your festival utility belt to be adjustable and fasten securely. If you’re planning to wear clothes with belt loops then you can loop it through those for extra security.
You’re probably not going to be using this stylish bum bag in your day-to-day life, so you don’t want to be spending too much money on a festival-specific/single-purpose item. I personally think bum bags and utility belts are underrated and should be used more often. Either way, a budget of £10-£15 is realistic for a decent bag.
Best Festival Bumbags 2023
So, without further ado, here are some ideas for festival bum bags and festival utility belts for 2023:
1. Rose Gold Coloured Metallic Finish Fabric Bum Bag
If you’re a fan of the popular rose gold colour, this is for you,…
2. SAVFY Bum Waist Bag 4 Zip Pockets
A plain and simple choice, for a plain and simple person (jokes)
3. SoJourner Festival Bum Bag
4. Multi Coloured Tribal Print Bum Bag
Unleash your inner hippie with this retro bumbag.
5. Estwell Bum Waist Bag
A floral, feminine choice.
6. Waterproof Rave Festival Hologram Travel Fanny Packs
Another ooooh shiny!
7. White & Silver Sequin Fabric Bum Bag / Fanny Pack for Festivals
Simple, elegant and goes with everything!
8. GRACEART Festival pocket waist belt
These are my personal favourite style of utility belt, I really like the way they fasten with the belt through the two clips.
9. Thigh Drop Leg Bag
Large pocket for all your needs with a unique style.
10. Canvas Drop Leg Bag
Take your pick out of the many options for this one, various layouts and colour options!
11. Everest Pattern Multi Compartment Waistpack
Love the galaxy print on this.
12. Roamlite Leather XL Bum Bag
Real leather, loads of spac! for everything you (and your friends) could need
13. EOTW Bumbags and Fanny Packs with 4 Zip Pockets
Simple, yet functional.
14. Fairtrade Boho Travel 7-Pocket Money Belt
Another choice for hippies, this one features a larger pocket to keep your belongings safe.
15. Boxiki Travel Money Belt / keep it secret keep it safe!
Need somewhere slim and light weight to keep all your valuables close to you?
16. Xieben Leather Drop Leg Bag
A unique style as it goes around your upper thigh to keep the bag secure, with 11 options to choose from splash out on a little something extra!
Do you wish you could wear a utility belt or bum bag every day? Drop a comment below with your top festival style picks.
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