Meet Slinger:  Skyborne's modern take on an iconic 90's trend

Meet Slinger: Skyborne's modern take on an iconic 90's trend

In recent years, fashion trends have taken a nostalgic turn, reviving some iconic styles from the past. One such trend that has made a remarkable comeback is the fanny pack. Once considered the ultimate fashion faux pas, the fanny pack has transformed into a modern-day accessory that combines fashion with functionality. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of the modern-day fanny pack, exploring its evolution, versatility, and why it has become a must-have accessory for the fashion-forward and practical-minded alike.

The Revival of a Classic

The fanny pack, also known as a waist bag or belt bag, first gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s. Back then, it was primarily associated with tourists and carried a certain stigma as being unfashionable. However, fashion is cyclical, and what was once deemed uncool is now at the forefront of style, and in our case innovative function which aligns with modern day carrying. 

The revival of the fanny pack began in the early 2010s when fashion houses and designers started incorporating them into their collections. Soon, celebrities and influencers embraced the trend, cementing its status as a fashionable accessory. Today, it's no longer just a functional bag; it's a style statement.

  Quality Meets Functionality

 The new Slinger is our best selling new design, and one of the key reasons of it's popularity is it's versatility and functionality. Unlike its predecessors, this contemporary cross-body sling was designed with both aesthetics, comfort, and most importantly function in mind. Here are some ways in which they blend fashion and utility:


1.) Hands-Free Convenience: The Slinger features a spot for keys, wallet, air pod's, passport and more safely tucked into slots that only you can access with ease, providing hands-free convenience, allowing you to move freely without the burden of scrummaging through your pockets. 


2.) Comact Design: The modern fanny pack is compact yet surprisingly spacious. It's ideal for carrying essentials like your phone, wallet, keys, and even a small water bottle.


3.) Anti-theft: Designed to be low-key with it's Obsidian black on black design.  The front zip is closed via leather flap which prevents pick-pocketing attempts.  


Travel Essential: Travelers have fallen in love with fanny packs for their security and accessibility. They are perfect for stashing your passport, boarding pass, and other travel essentials.

Fitness Companion: Many fitness enthusiasts use fanny packs to store their essentials during workouts or runs. They're especially handy for carrying your phone, headphones, and energy snacks.

Fashion Statement: Fanny packs have evolved into a trendy accessory that can elevate your outfit. Whether worn around the waist, across the chest, or slung over the shoulder, they add a touch of style to any look.

Top Styles and Materials

The Slinger was constructed with premium materials from leather, to water-proof ballistic nylon.  

Leather Luxury: The leather accents on the front of the Slinger exude sophistication and is perfect for elevating your look. They are a great choice for a both casual night walks, commuting, out when exploring the destinations you travel too.

Sporty Ballistic Nylon: Ballistic nylon waist bags are incredibly durable, lightweight, and perfect for outdoor activities, sports events, or casual outings.

Designer Delights: Many high-end fashion brands offer designer fanny packs that are both stylish and functional. These can be a status symbol and a fashion statement.


The Slinger is more than just a modernized fanny pack bag; it's a fashion-forward accessory that combines style and innovative functionality. Its revival from the '80s and '90s has transformed it into a versatile and trendy essential for the practical-minded and fashion-conscious alike. Whether you're heading out for a casual day in the city, a fitness session, or a weekend away, the Slinger will accommodate your needs. So, don't hesitate to embrace this iconic Skyborne accessory and make it your own.

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