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Three stars for a so-so product
on June 14, 2011
I'm not too thrilled with this waist pack (AKA fanny pack). It works OK for the most part, but there are a couple aspects of it that really bother me. First of all, when I opened the package I was disappointed to see that my pack has a very different logo than what appears on this Amazon page. Part of the reason I picked this pack is that it's very plain, but the new logo is quite large and eye catching. It's a big triangle with an arrow design. Then, several other reviews mentioned the long straps, but I didn't think that could be a big deal. Well, it is a big deal. I'm not a particularly thin person (32 inch waist), but I really have to tighten this pack to make it fit. This leaves at least a foot of dangling strap on each side. I would trim the ends like others have suggested, but the problem is there is nothing to hold the ends down. You know how a belt has a little loop next to the buckle to hold down the extra bit of belt? There is nothing like that on this pack. I'm currently using hair elastics to hold them in place, but this pinches the strap together making it look bunchy.
There are a couples pluses to this product. The storage space is just what I was looking for; there is just enough space for my classic size ipod and small flip phone. I keep my house key in the smaller front pocket. You can't really tell in the photo, but the front pocket is made of mesh, so whatever you keep in there is visible. If I tighten the pack enough, it bounces only very slightly and doesn't bother me at all while running. It looks pretty ridiculous with the giant buckle and too long straps, though, so I've been wearing it under my shirt and on top of my shorts. I've needed to readjust often since it tends to slide up and land on my skin (which is uncomfortable). Three stars for a so-so product.