Holiday & Seasonal

You Can Now Buy Stylish Fanny Pack Coolers At Target

This is pretty brilliant, and they only cost $6!

Let’s be honest: Fanny packs have never been the coolest fashion accessory. For some reason, fanny packs suggest tourists and/or embarrassing dads, and it’s been hard for the product to shake off that reputation.

Nevertheless, fanny packs are actually somewhat “in” these days, and we guarantee you’ll be the most popular gal at the beach this summer once everyone realizes you’ve got a fanny pack cooler to keep your snacks both cold and close at hand. These seem like they’d be useful for hiking trips, long car rides or even just sitting through never-ending graduation ceremonies.

Target is selling their fanny pack coolers for $6 a piece in a bunch of different styles. These puppies are 5 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. According to, “you can stash a sandwich and clementines for an outdoor lunch, or a small can of lemonade, some slices of jerky and a baggy of sliced fruit for a quick snack.” (You might be able to squeeze an adult beverage in there if you tried!)

Now let’s take a look at them, shall we? There’s an iridescent silver-blue fanny pack with decorative scales for anyone looking for mermaid vibes:

scales fanny pack cooler

There’s a cheery, pink and yellow fanny pack cooler that looks like a grapefruit:

fanny pack cooler

And then there are a few more fanny pack coolers from Target that appear to be sold out, as they’re not on Target’s website but are up on eBay for four times the price. This palm leaf fanny pack cooler is adorable, though (and it’s my particular favorite):


Another fanny pack cooler that is sold out on, but available on eBay at an upcharge, is this rainbow-designed one:

rainbow fanny pack

Here’s a simple, blue-and-white-striped fanny pack cooler:

striped fanny pack

Last but not least, this seasonally-appropriate watermelon fanny pack cooler is also being upsold on eBay:

watermelon fanny pack

Look, if the spirit moves you to pay $25 for a fanny pack, no judgment here! But that amount of cashola might be better spent on one of Target’s other coolers, like this fully insulated palm leaf print cooler that holds 24 cans and even features cupholders on top. It retails for $20:

palm leaf cooler

There’s a wide variety of other coolers available on Target right now, ranging from tote bags to backpacks to the more traditional Igloo wheelie coolers. Your summer snacking-and-drinking options should be well covered. So, who’s hungry?