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5Why all the "low quality" reviews?
ByTerrorsteel Blackson "The Feral Swordsman"on July 10, 2012
It's surprisingly hard to find a cheap, plain, black fanny pack, so I'm very glad I found this one.
I use fanny packs for work to keep my tools and other work-related gear in, and I regularly destroy them. So I don't get to keep nice things as they don't stay nice. I had bought a different pack that was more expensive and made of better material (which I've also reviewed), but it failed far faster than any pack I'd bought. The Fantasybag, however, lasted a good 7 months, and only failed because the small crowbar I had in there pierced through the bottom. I'm guessing the bad reviews came from people who've had bad luck with the product. I put my fanny packs through FAR more abuse than they are meant for, and this one holds up.
I might've knocked it down a star because there are packs with more features or styles, but I DON'T want one with a lot of frills or some bright, gaudy color or pattern. I just want a black fanny pack I can replace easily. This serves that purpose better than any other I've seen on Amazon thus far. So, five stars it is.
It is a very sturdy fanny pack and can hold a huge amount of items. I have this fanny pack for at least 3 months and it has not torn or worn out, despite my frequent use. I am very impressed. I plan to buy another.
I just received another Yens fannypack in Navy Blue and it seems well made and solid throughout. I have another Yens in same style and color and noticed that the new version is made with a "Denier 600" (or whatever they call it... 300?) type of material and not the polyester type of material. You see the cross hatches of the structure of the material - it is not smooth and flat like the polyester. I actually like the look and texture of the Denier material better.. not that the polyester was particularly unattractive. The old Yens has held up phenomenally well to many mountain biking rides and dog walks on streets , trails, and beach - no inside tears in the lining (which is usually the first to go it seem) from keys or change or hands reaching in etc -whatever the cause! An Everest version I bought many years ago did not last 3 whole years like the Yens did - but again in the Everest it was the lining that fell apart and not the exterior. The Yens that I am replacing has no interior tears and is fully functional but after 3 year just looks really beat up and sun-faded. Can't believe I've had it this long - I had to look at my Amazon purchase history to confirm this. One thing I like about the Denier version by Yens is that it is more rigid and seems to hold its shape a little better than the polyester version. Not that the polyester version was a problem in terms of rigidity - it is not floppy and has held up really well for 3 years. But a little more rigidity is preferred. Another thing I like about the Yens is that there is no outside label. I don't feel like being a walking advertisement for Everest - the label is too obtrusive and unnecessary and takes up a huge amount of space on the front of the fanny pack. Hey I'm a proud fanny pack wearer when I need one and am not in the closet about my fannypack tendencies. All the jokes about fannypacks crack me up - I can think of many other qualities and traits and looks in people that I can make fun that I think are more significant than fanny packs - but somehow fannypacks get a mess of jokes. Hey I can take it! I wear my fannypack loud and proud! But a fannypack with a relatively huge white label on it like Everest makes it stand out even more and not blend in with your other clothing. So if you are at all embarassed about not being cool by wearing a fannypack, you will be "less noticed" with the Yens version versus the Everest! haha
Durable bag. I love the three separate pockets- because I use this when walking dogs, it allows me to keep the dirty, crumbly stuff (treats) from the clean stuff (say, my phone or keys), all within quick access.
It has been a great fanny pack. I would order it again if I needed another one. It has 3 compartments. I use it when I am doing my yard work. The smallest compartment, which is closest to my body, has a 6 inch zipper opening, and holds my cell phone. The largest compartment, which is in the middle, the zipper opening is about 6.5 inches wide, varying from 3.5 to about 5 inches deep, because of the slant shaped pocket. The front to back width of this pocket appears to be about 2 inches. The front pocket zipper opening is about 5 inches, and holds things like my garage door opener. The webbing on the waist belt is 1 3/8 inches wide, and appears quite sturdy along with its buckle. A very nice product at a nice price.
Looooove my fanny pack! I constantly wear it to Disneyland/DCA and to music festivals. It takes off the burden off feeling like I'm carrying anything (I'm pretty lazy, so I hate that feeling). It also is convenient for me not to have a hot backpack on my back during the day. It feels completely light and is big enough for me to carry so much in it. It's like a mini Mary Poppin's bag, with the different pockets and such. I can carry probably, some makeup, my phone, my wallet (a small one just for cards), my portable charger (big compared to a normal tiny charger), my charger cable, and whatever else I feel like bringing during the day.