Fannypacks vs. day bags

May 21st, 2010, 06:42 AM
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"If I ever saw someone wearing a fanny pack and they were standing in front of me on a crowded city street, I would push them in front of a speeding bus."

LOL. You sound mad, bad and dangerous to know. But I must say the idea is tempting.
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May 21st, 2010, 06:48 AM
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http://www.lilliecorea.com/images/model60.jpg

Ignore the creepy model pondering...something.
Another example of one. Is it reallllly that bad?
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May 21st, 2010, 06:56 AM
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Oh, that one wins the Booby Prize, Miss Beotch.

See it even comes with its own ribbon from the county fair.

Or is that a dream catcher?

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May 21st, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Okay, I know you wish/believe that you are some gay travel celebrity personality, but you aren't, nor do I care about your poor fasion taste which obviously ranks higher than sense in your book.

I'm asking about practicality without looking like a total bozo.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Let's call that one High Noon. Not only does it make her hips look huge, I expect her to whip out a six-shooter at any moment. Sorry, lala, I think it definitely falls into the bozo category.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:09 AM
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That one screams "Bull's Eye." Or maybe "Dances with Wolves."

Two words: NORMAL BAG.

What could you possibly carry in that thing anyway? And BTW, any half-witted thief could rip that sash off you in two seconds. It's just begging to be tugged at.

Two words: NORMAL BAG.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:12 AM
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I was giving another example of a hip bag (not one that I want) to the fashion critiques above. And I'm only interested in a small bag to carry some coins, bills, paper, and a small camera.

Yes, normal bag, which is why in several of my more recent posts I've stated that I am leaning towards a "normal bag."
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May 21st, 2010, 07:12 AM
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>Okay, I know you wish/believe that you are some gay travel celebrity personality, but you aren't, nor do I care about your poor fasion taste which obviously ranks higher than sense in your book.<

Sorry, sweetie, but most of the Fodorites who have been posting here for years know that I used to work for the designer Todd Oldham. I can tell a Chloe bag from a Jerome Dreyfuss at 100 paces.

My "Thin's Fashion Chat" is a legendary post on these forums. The post has gotten so many responses (I think about 1200) that it crashes many Fodorite computers.

Now, that don't mean a thing, Miss Thing, but it is YOU who are asking COMPLETE STRANGERS for fashion advice.

I think that as an adult you should be savvy enough to pick out your own handbag.

I am through with you. You are now banished to Fodor's Siberia.

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May 21st, 2010, 07:13 AM
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Well, that one is better than the "sanitary napkin." If you've got the figure to accentuate that part of you, go for it, especially if you're planning on a lot of nightlife (referencing your other thread). Those examples just don't seem like they'd be flattering on anyone with more than cash and credit cards in them. When I'm traveling, during the day I'll also have a camera, maps, maybe guidebook pages and a phone, often a water bottle. I'm another big fan of the messenger bag. (A stylish one. But not a $450 one.)
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May 21st, 2010, 07:16 AM
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I use pockets.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:20 AM
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See, you think you are a fashion expert who believes that I should be grateful to get your advice. By the way, I think designers and all that high fasion stuff is a load of crap. Ugly, with no everyday purpose.
Note my OP where I ask, "So which is safer and easier?"
I did not ask, "What looks cute?"


jent103, thanks for giving advice without being a you-know-what.

And just to comment on my other thread that seems to give the impression that I am an alcoholic/drunken college club rat...
I only threw in "heavy drinker" because I wanted to clearly express that I won't be having one glass of wine or two beers (which I don't drink anyway). I'm not gonna be getting trashed. I'll just be having several mixed drinks or shots.
annnnnd bye
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May 21st, 2010, 07:20 AM
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jent103 is right. I'd forgotten about the other thread where she mentioned her drinking itinerary. With that in mind, I think this might be the perfect bag: http://www.freshpromotions.com.au/ba...ne-holder.html
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May 21st, 2010, 07:24 AM
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My goodness! People on here seem to act like prohibitionsts. What is wrong with admitting that I am going to be drinking on my vacation? I'm young, want to enjoy a few drinks several times a week on my trip that I've been planning to go on since I was little (although at that age it didn't include drinking lol).

I'm not a one glass-of-wine-drinker-a-night kind of gal lol.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:29 AM
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sap, that is pretty hilarious, though
the wine bag
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May 21st, 2010, 07:30 AM
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I love my Ameribags. You can wear them cross-body in front or back or over your shoulder. They come in a variety of materials and are really comfortable to carry with gripper-like fabric on the strap so they don't slide down. I felt very secure when using them and actually have two. I use the large one as my carry on for the stuff to entertain me on the flight and a smaller one when touring. So I look like a tourist because I am one. Like they can't spot you with a group following a tour guide. If someone really wants to take your things, there isn't a lot you can do about it.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:35 AM
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It wasn't so much what you said. It was the way you said it and, frankly, the fact that you said it at all. You didn't say that you enjoy a few cocktails occasionally after dinner. It was: "I do, however, plan on drinking a lot of alcohol." It does convey a certain impression, no?

BTW: I can't imagine that being hungover in a hostel would be the best way to celebrate something you've been planning since you were a little girl, but maybe that's your idea of fun.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:39 AM
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I get why everyone is joking about it, but I really don't plan on drikning that much. I actually don't get hangovers, even when I drink a lot unless I have a completely empty stomach. It is weird, but pretty cool. I do when I drink beer though, but I can't stand beer, honestly.


I just am a fan of bluntess so I said what I meant. "Enjoying a few cocktails" sounds like a housewife from the '50s to me lol.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:40 AM
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And plus, I had to include drinking so I could get an accurate suggestion for spending money. And better to over estimate than under estimate....
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May 21st, 2010, 07:42 AM
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< Another example of one. Is it reallllly that bad?>>

Sorry, lala, but those hip bag things are really that bad and that one's worse! I'm not a fashion critic at all, I'm just opinionated and know what I like or hate.


Think about the things you're going to want to carry with you each day. Wallet with cash and credit cards for the day, camera, extra camera battery (it really sucks when yours dies partway through the day), tickets/brochures/info from various sites during the day. A small umbrella? A cell phone? A water bottle? Sunglasses? A book or travel journal? A map? A snack? I often stop in somewhere and get a sandwich or snack to go and eat part of it then and part of it later. An apple is great to have in a bag so that when you're starving at 10am you can have a snack.

I use a small-medium sized messenger bag (NOT as big as students take to classes) because it works for the crap I want to carry each day. The strap distributes the weight across my shoulder, chest and back so it doesn't drag on one shoulder like a shoulder bag does and it's harder to get away from me that way. It's easy for me to pull it in front of me in crowds, leave it on my hip when out of crowds or push it around behind me when I'm in narrow, church stairwells. It leaves my hands free when I want but I can easily rest my hand on the top of it if I'm worried about crowds.

On my last trip I took two messenger bags. One was a bit larger and was great for travel days and when I was out and on the go for the entire day. The other was smaller and was perfect for normal days. Neither had a metal cord in the strap but I wasn't worried about theives on that trip. You could easily take a messenger bag as a day bag and take one of those hip bag things you seem to like for when you go out to get drunk at night.

If you go looking for a messenger bag, I do suggest a slightly wider strap because the thin straps dig into shoulders if you start putting more stuff in the bag. My first messenger looked nicer but sucked to carry due to the thin strap.


It's not that we're all a bunch of prohibitionists, it's simply that in your other thread your entire interest came across as alcohol, with travel as a far second interest. You're probably about my age (25) and most of the people on this board tend to be older with kids close to our age. They've grown out of the "let's get drunk!" interest group and tend to be interested in traveling for the sake of traveling and not simply to get drunk in a different country every couple of nights.

I simply have no patience for stupid people and large quantities of alcohol tends to make people incredibly stupid and obnoxious. It doesn't help that I've spent my entire life in a few college towns and have seen all of the problems associated with alcohol over and over and over again. I don't need alcohol to have a hell of a good time, make a fool of myself or relax so I don't understand why other people need to be drunk to do the same things.
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May 21st, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Just a short comment for the OP - do you really want to wear something called 'fanny pack?' Makes me kind of shudder just thinking about it. And 'bum bag' isn't really much better, is it?
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