A tactical fanny pack gives you more freedom, organization, and security. Are your pockets overflowing with EDC gear? Do you leave home unprotected when exercising? Do you leave home unprotected whenever wearing light clothes?
A tactical fanny pack solves these problems and more. It lets you carry everything you want in an organized manner. It beats pockets and backpacks for most everyday situations. In fact, whenever you need more personal storage that’s lightweight, durable, and portable – a tactical fanny pack is almost always the best choice. It provides fast access to your essential gear at a moment’s notice. tactical fanny pack
A tactical fanny pack also beats the flimsy “everyday” fanny pack. A flimsy fanny pack will wear out quickly. If you’re carry essential gear like handguns, magazines, knives, and such – you need a rugged pack. A good tactical fanny pack will withstand years of abuse.
There are thousands of fanny packs to choose from. It’s hard to know what’s best for your specific needs. Most people will be looking for a convenient solution for normal EDC. Others will want their packs for hunting, fishing, camping, or hiking. Some packs will be better for one purpose or another, so we’ve included a wide variety of quality packs.
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ComfortTac Ultimate Tactical Fanny Pack Holster
The ComfortTac tactical fanny pack is our top pick overall. It is the most comfortable, convenient, and practical pack on the market. The main compartment has a holster and magazine storage. In front of that, there are 3 zippered pockets to store other items like knives, keys, phones, lights, and more.
- Extremely Comfortable
- Vertical Holster
- Light and Compact
- LIGHTWEIGHT & COMFORTABLE - Our Ultimate Fanny Pack is made of lightweight yet extremely durable 600D Nylon. YKK zippers are used throughout...
- COMPATIBLE WITH MOST SUBCOMPACT and COMPACT PISTOLS - The elastic holster is flexible to be compatible with a wide range of guns. Choose...
- AMBIDEXTROUS - Our holster is ambidextrous and will work with left or right hand draw in any position on your waist.
Intelligent Design – Vertical Holster
The vertical holster is by far the best feature of this model. Most packs that have an integrated holster place the gun in a horizontal position. Most people will find a horizontal draw awkward and slow. The vertical holster of the ComfortTac model works with your normal draw motion. And we all know that drawing is fundamentally about repetition and muscle memory.
The vertical is also genius from a design and organization perspective. By placing the firearm in a vertical position, there is more room in the pouch. The ComfortTac pack has room 2 magazines beside your weapon. And we all love more ammo!
The vertical holster is also much safer. Where does your barrel point in any regular holster? Down, of course for safety. It is odd that so many tactical fanny packs use a horizontal holster. It’s not a deal killer, but the ComfortTac has a clear advantage here. With the vertical holster, you can ensure better muzzle safety.
Comfort and Protection
Comfort is right in the name of the brand, and this fanny pack lives up to their reputation. The vertical holster also makes this pack more comfortable than most competitors. When you gun is in a vertical position, it takes up less space on your hip. This position creates less pressure points and discomfort. It also allows the fanny pack to match the natural curve of your waist. This allows for more equal weight distribution as well. Altogether the intelligent design makes this pack extremely comfortable – even if you wear it all day.
Another comfort feature is the foam padding. There is padding behind the gun – between the firearm and your hip. This relieves even more pressure and provides more comfortable wear. A second foam pad inside the pouch protects you weapon from scratches and damage. So, there is a foam pad on both sides of your gun. On the back side of the gun, the pad protects your hip from pressure from the gun. On the front side of the gun, the pad protects your gun from scratches and damage from other items in the pack.
This tactical fanny pack is definitely rugged and sturdy. The material is 600D Nylon. We would prefer 1000D Nylon, but 600D is plenty strong enough for most daily use. The zippers are all the highest quality YKK zippers. The zippers are secure and snag-proof.
The zippers have rope pulls instead of metal pulls. We love this feature. The rope pulls make the pack more convenient to use and more pleasant to carry. The rope pulls make opening the pockets fast and easy. They also make this pack whisper quiet. Other packs with metal pulls clang and jangle. That can get annoying, and if you ever need to be stealthy, metal zipper pulls can ruin it.
The holster and magazine holders are made of surgical grade elastic. The holster itself is double layered to ensure long life. The elastic of the holster hits the sweet spot of security and ease of access. Drawing is fast, but the firearm locked in place when stored.
The waist strap is made of heavy duty nylon. It fits waist sizes from 26 inches to 50 inches. The clip is plastic, but strong and rugged as well. There is also a retaining buckle to take up the slack in the waist strap.
Overall, this is our top pick, but it does have some “drawbacks”. Of course, some of these drawbacks are based on personal preference and purpose for the pack.
This pack is more compact. If you want to carry more, you will need a bigger pack, and we recommend a few on our list. The ComfortTac tactical fanny pack only has a center compartment with the 3 zipper pockets layered in front. Other packs also have pockets on the side of the main compartment. The advantage of the ComfortTac is that it’s smaller and lighter. But if you need more storage space for more tactical gear, the compact size will be a disadvantage.
600D Nylon Fabric
The 600D Nylon is more than adequate for daily use, but many other tactical fanny packs have 1000D Nylon, Cordova, or some other stronger fabric. This will reduce the practical life span of this pack, but it’s likely to last for years anyway – depending on how much you abuse it.
This pack only supports Compact and Sub-Compact Guns like your Glock 42 or Glock 26. Any gun up to 6.5 inches in length. This pack holds most of the common EDC weapons, but if you carry a cannon, you need a larger pack than the ComfortTac.
Even with a few limitations, the ComfortTac will serve most people needs very well. It is sturdy, secure, comfortable, and convenient. It is our top pick for a tactical fanny pack.
FRTKK Concealed Carry Fanny Pack
This standout feature of this pack is the “Hot-Pull” strap. It opens the packs in a split second – giving you immediate access to your weapon in an emergency. No need to fiddle with the zippers. If you need to draw, the “Hot-Pull” strap delivers the fastest access. Of course, there is much more to this elite tactical fanny pack.
- Large Capacity
- Fits larger guns
- 1000D Nylon
- Molle Straps
- Our concealed carry holster can be used ambidextrously on both left and right hand side. Fits almost any gun from compact, middle, large...
- Well Made: Constructed by lightweight yet durable 1000D Nylon and sturdy zippers to prevent tearing with use. Ideal for for hunting,...
- Practical and versatile: Hot-pull strap for quick eccess to the gun. Integrated magazine slots and Molle webbing with velcro for attaching...
This pack is a larger than the ComfortTac model. The total storage capacity is larger, and it will hole larger guns. It is will hold handguns up to 7.1 inches in length – including the popular Glock 19 or Ruger LC9. It has the additional side pockets, so it is ideal for those wanting more storage space.
There are 5 pockets in total. The main compartment houses the holster and 4 magazines. It is very roomy. The holster is made for right or left hand draw. There are 2 triangle side pockets and front pocket that will hold all your gear. We love the “hidden” back pocket. It is the innermost pocket that’s right next to your body. It’s great for money, credit cards, ID, and the like. There are also Molle straps on the front to clip on any additional gear – which is very handy when you’re hiking, camping, or other outdoor activities.
The fabric is a robust 1000D Nylon, so it’s extremely rugged and durable. The zippers are YKK snag-proof zippers – best in the industry.
The holster has a horizontal orientation instead of a vertical one like the ComfortTac. This take some getting used to when drawing. You have reach lower than with a vertical holster. It’s not ideal, but the other advantages of this pack offset this drawback.
The larger capacity can be drawback if you want a more compact daily EDC pack. We all have the tendency to pick up more and more gear over time. If you want and need to carry a lot of gear, this is an excellent pack for you.
ALPS OutdoorZ Little Bear Hunting Fanny Pack
This is our favorite outdoor tactical fanny pack. This is NOT your regular EDC pack. It has a huge storage capacity of 500 cubic inches. It also has a number of clap and straps to attach all your hiking, hunting, or camping gear. And there’s even a shoulder harness to help with the additional load. It can be used in conjunction with a backpack or to replace it for shorter outings. Hiking all day with a backpack can get really hot and sweaty. If we can be by with less gear, we prefer this tactical fanny pack. It’s lighter, easier to carry, and cooler.
- Outdoor Adventure Strong
- Huge Capacity – 500 Cubic Inches
- Shoulder Harness
- Organize all your gear in the main, front and two side pockets
- Removable padded waist belt with two pockets and removable shoulder harness
- Compatible with our ALPS OutdoorZ Turkey Call Pockets & Game Bag; not included with Little Bear Pack
Simply Things Fanny Pack Holster
The best feature of this pack is the adjustable holster. The main compartment has a Velcro backing. The holster can be placed in any position for a customized draw. The holster is not locked into a set position by the manufacturer. You can easily adjust the placement to suit your preference. Right hand. Left hand. Horizontal. Vertical. 45° angle. Whatever you want. And you can easily change the placement at any time with the magic of Velcro.
- Adjustable Holster
- 3 Magazine Holders
- 4 Pockets
- ✔️ SMALL SIZE PACK - Designed for Sub Compact and Compact pistols. Main pocket is 8”x 5”. The 2 side diagonal pockets are 4”x...
- ✔️FITS WAIST FROM 24" TO 42" – A large rear Velcro secured pocket for phone or cash with easy access tab. The main concealed pistol...
- ✔️US ARMY RANGER TESTED - concealed carry fanny pack is made from 600D nylon. The YKK zippers ensure they will be long lasting and...
The fabric is 600D Nylon. It is very respectable in strength and durability. Not the best, but great value for the price. The zippers are YKK, heavy duty and snag-proof. There is also a lot of storage space for all your gear.
CREATOR Tactical Fanny Pack
The Creator combines high quality materials and an affordable price. This pack costs less than $20. It lacks some features, but it is still a rugged pack with excellent features.
- 1000D Nylon
- Water Resistant
- Abrasion and Tear Resistant
- 5 pockets
- Large Capacity
- Molle Expansion System
- MATERIALS - High density 1000D nylon,good quality buckle - Lightweight, Durable Material with Adjustable, Detachable Strap
- PERFECT DESIGN - Small, Compact, Easy to go anywhere design is more portable than any other Large Packs which are too big,bulky or heavy,you...
- Molle Compatible / Tactical Utility / Gadget fanny pack/Military Waist Bag
This pack if for those who prefer to use their own holster. There is no integrated holster, but there is ample space to attach or store your favorite holster in one of the 5 compartments. The Molle expansion system is the game changer for this model. It is both excellent for EDC and scalable for many outdoor adventures.
In our opinion, the best tactical fanny pack is made by ComfortTac. It’s size, quality, and COMFORT will make it a favorite for most people. Luckily, there are many excellent choices available. Whatever tactical fanny pack you choose, we recommend that you practice drawing with it – if you are going to carry. Even with the vertical holster of the ComfortTac model or the adjustable holster of the Simple Things model – you will need to develop the muscle memory to draw quickly and safely.