I'm not gonna dog you for wearing a fanny pack, but I will say that I was with a guy that was carrying one on a 60 mile ride, and he ditched it before mile 15. Said it was killing his back. Only problem was that it Camelbak fanny pack, and was holding his water. We had to stuff the bladder in his jacket pocket. He hasn't worn it since.
I won a fanny pack at an alley cat in Columbus OH. Made by a fantastic local bag company there, seagull bags. Used the thing only a few times so far. I think the idea is that it causes less of a back sweat/pain thing than a traditional courier bag, yet carries the essentials (basically tube replacement logistics -- a purse sized volume) just fine.
In any case, my point is that this is passed of as quite the "hipster," if you will, item in these parts these days. Sure, ironically so, but hip none the less! And waterproof! With reflective accents!
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