I made this pack because I kept finding myself in situations where I didn’t want a full backpack’s worth of stuff with me but still wanted a water bottle, my cell phone, and maybe a snack. It can fit on its own webbing belt or share the webbing with a chalk bag. The handle allows it to be clipped to a carabiner when at an anchor. There’s an internal pocket for valuables because I’m always paranoid of dropping my phone when hundreds of feet off the ground. The external cinch straps help keep smaller loads from jostling around.
It can fit about 2.5-3L or:
- Nalgene + snacks + wind/rain jacket
- R1 or similar medium-weight jacket
- 2 small or 1 medium sized guidebook
- Mirrorless camera
- One shoe
I used a bunch of cheap cuts from Seattle Fabrics, I’m guessing that it was 420D packcloth or similar. Some spacer mesh, 5/8" webbing, and 1/2" grosgrain as well. I’m pretty proud of the design (which I did from scratch), but definitely need to work on cleaning up my sewing, especially around the grosgrain.
All the fabric pieces were cut on the Glowforge which was instrumental as I iterated the design probably 10 times before finally being happy with it. A rough pattern is attached below (missing seam allowances and lining layers, you’ll have to DIY those). I’d love to do more detailed assembly instructions next time I make one!
fanny_pack4.ai (776.7 KB)