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Runnur – Fanny Pack of the Future

by Dan Hinckley » on Jan 30, 2012 10

One thing I love about trade shows is finding new or innovative products from start-up companies. One such product that I came across at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012 was Runnur.

Runnur at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012

Runnur is essentially a small backpack that is perfect for carrying around the items that usually take up a ton of space in your pockets. The company describes the product as being made for movement and an alternative to the traditional fanny pack or man purse. It lets you take everything you need when you have too much to carry in your pockets, but not enough to justify lugging around a large backpack.

Runnur Has a Spot for Everything

It looks like Hulk Hogan could use a Runnur...

Unlike fanny packs, the Runnur is worn across your body instead of around your waist. It looks like a strap you may have seen on many currier backpacks but without the larger pack at the end. It is designed with space for your ID, cash & credit cards, phone, mp3 player, sunglasses, camera, and even a water bottle.

Having seen my fair share of people hiking around Washington D.C. monuments and museums, I instantly recognized the need for a product like Runnur. In fact, I’d recommend that the manufacturers setup a booth around the Washington D.C. Mall this spring when fanny-pack-donning tourists come in droves to see the Cherry Blossoms.

Runnur is available online for $39 a piece and they can be purchased from They come in a number of different colors and sizes so you should be able to find the perfect one for you. I asked them about sizing and they were confident that they had sizes for everyone. Their website includes instructions for finding the Runnur that will fit you based on the size t-shirt you wear. For example, women’s small and medium t-shirt wearers will want to purchase a small Runnur.

I spoke with Andrew Hamra, the creator of Runnur, and he explained that the company is open to selling custom branded versions of Runnur if purchased in bulk. Reach out to them on their contact us page for more details.

I was able to take a close look at Runnur while at the trade show and was impressed with the material used and overall quality of the product. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of things to buy before my next hike. Let’s face it, I just don’t look good in a Fanny Pack (who does?).

Submitted Comments

  1. Brian Patterson says:

    That looks awesome, definitely want to try it out. Giveaway in the future? :-)

  2. Paula says:

    Looks nice, but I’m afraid it will move up and down while running.

  3. Dan says:

    Paula, I asked about this and Andrew says he doesn’t see it as a great fit for long runs. There are some videos on their site of people doing crazy stuff while wearing the Runnur. I guess it would depend on how well it fits.

  4. Jesus says:

    this looks awesome i have to get one!

  5. Paula says:

    Thanks Dan! I still like the look of it, so I might get one anyway. I can wear it on hikes if it doesn’t work while running. :-D

  6. Mountain says:

    In an effort to raise my testosterone levels, I started keeping my phone away from my nuts. I also have a tendency to misplace sunglasses, so I needed some way to carry these things. The options out there (backpack/messenger/satchel) seemed like overkill though for what I needed to carry. They’re also unorganized, and move around too much when you walk. This is perfect!

  7. Dave says:

    Only shipping to US and canada, what about us in australia?!

  8. Joe says:

    Paula – I’ve foud that just about any carrying device that is strapped across the back can be adapted to accommodate the cross strap from Timbuk2 messenger bags. I’m sure you could make your own or you could just buy it from them of all of $6.

  9. Jacob says:

    Looks like it might be nice if you dont need much extra space. I carry a Maxpedition Monsoon everywhere I go, same thing with more room.

  10. ANDY HINES says:

    Looks great for hiking, camping etc. I’m more interested in something that still goes around my waist. Not digging the across the chest version. Can this be adjusted to go around the waist instead. Thanks, Andy.

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