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Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack 1L

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March 28, 2023

Super convenient and fresh

I wanted to get myself a Fanny pack for a while now and I finally decided to purchase one in the Patagonia Boston store. The bag is super lightweight and holds my phone, wallet, AirPods, keys, and even some other things! Great product!

March 28, 2023

Nice but...

Nice but could have the strap a little longer for more comfort wearing it as a crossbody

Response from Patagonia
March 29, 2023

Hi Eduardo, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you find that the length of the strap is too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at your earliest convenience.

March 19, 2023

A good bag ruined by a bad strap

All of Patagonia's Black Hole bags and accessories are well made and durable, and this one is no exception. I've had my eye on it for a while since I was looking for a new fanny pack/cross body bag and was super excited to receive it as a gift. However, the strap is much too short (I'm 5'11, 190 lbs w/a 34 inch waist). Since the... Read More strap doesn't detach from the bag, that makes this all but unusable for me. I'm thinking of cutting the strap off and using it as an accessory pouch just so I can get some kind of use out of it. But I'm really disappointed that I can't use it for the purpose I wanted to. Patagonia designers, please consider adding a few inches of strap to this!

Response from Patagonia
March 22, 2023

Thank you for sharing this feedback, Jay; we suspect a lot of customers would like to be able to wear this pack cross-body and would love a few more inches of strap. We're definitely sharing this suggestion with our design team.

March 18, 2023

Such a nice bag

I love this bag, very compact and super light. My daily bag

March 3, 2023

Strap was not long enough

The belt was just too small.

Response from Patagonia
March 8, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are incredibly sorry to hear that the belt was too small. Please rest assured that we will be passing this along to our Product Design Team so they are aware of the length issues. In the meantime, please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) your item at any time as we want you to be completely happy with all of your Patagonia purchases.

February 28, 2023

Small hip pouch

So far so good. Clasp feels sturdy. Nice if you want a slim pack.

February 25, 2023

Super practical

Very comfortable and practical

February 24, 2023

A little small

It was a little smaller than I expected it to be. I can just about fit my phone in it but thats about it :(

Response from Patagonia
March 2, 2023

Hi JoJo, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do have [larger hips packs available in a range of sizes from 5-11L](https://www.patagonia.com/search/?q=waist+pack&lang=en_US), so please feel free to check those out whenever you have some extra time.

February 23, 2023

Well made but did not work for me

I bought this for longer runs when I want to carry a few items but it did not work for me and I returned it. The pack flapped around too much and the waist tension loosened in use. For walking or hiking I am sure it would work great.

February 21, 2023

Ultra Light Black Hole Mini HipPack

I'm very pleased with my Mini Hip Pack. It easily holds my wallet, glasses case and keys. It's lightweight and unobtrusive - I hardly know I'm wearing it.

February 20, 2023

Cute but not durable

This little Fanny pack was the right size and my son had high hope of using it all summer and in many hikes and trips but unfortunate the seam started to come undone the first few days if use. Will need to get in touch with Patagonia about replacing and hope it was just a fluke.

Response from Patagonia
February 24, 2023

Hi Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear the seam started coming undone after a few uses. We'd definitely consider this a warranty issue. We've reached out to you with further assistance.

February 19, 2023

The perfect travel pack

It's the perfect size for your wallet, phone, and a few other small items. I love it for traveling because I have easy access to everything and I don't have to worry about dropping anything or pickpockets

February 15, 2023

Perfect Essentials Fanny Sack

I wear my mini hip pack everyday for walking, as a shopping wallet, and around the house so I don't misplace my phone or glasses! I bought this new one for a friend who admires mine!

February 11, 2023

So comfortable

I do not want small bag which keep car key and other stuff.. this sack is very easy and light to handle everyday! Color, super cool!!!

February 8, 2023

Its my best friend!

This is my second one and I must say that is the best money spent. A perfect size to carry making accesible what is constantly needed on a hike, climb and every day things. One I use for full adventures, and this one I bought to use as a small purse. Since I'm a student and I find myself constantly with a 32L backpack that, I don't want t... Read Moreo carry to a store on my way home, I just take my hip pack out and I'm good to go (lightweight, easy to carry and I can place it on a casual big purse with no problems).

February 4, 2023

love this little bag. I

love this little bag. I wear it to walk my dog and when I don't have pockets or need a more accessible place for tissue or cash.

January 30, 2023

Nice colors - lightweight

This was a super cute pack I got on sale. I did hope/think it was going to be a bit bigger though. I love how lightweight it is and it can be worn crossbody style which for my 5'2" size works fine. Not sure how that would work on someone taller. But do like the pack.

Response from Patagonia
February 9, 2023

We offer 3L and 5L [hip packs](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/luggage-hip-packs-slings) and invite you to check those out. Thanks for your review, Kerri!

January 28, 2023

Small footprint, Big storage

This pack is tiny, yet fits a ton of small gear. Phone, wallet, first aid kit, radio, knives, snacks, etc

January 24, 2023

Perfect Pack

I love this mini hip pack! It fits everything that I need without feeling bulky.

January 24, 2023

So far so good

I have only used this pack a few times, so far it has held up great! The plan is to wear it during horseback riding so I can keep my essentials with me. I will edit my review in 6months after its been used all day everyday!

January 23, 2023

Nice small gift

Pleasant gifts for short hikes

January 23, 2023

Versatile belt bag

I wanted this bag for the new belt bag trend. The strap all the way out fits me perfectly. It makes quick trips out and about easy without having to carry a purse.

January 15, 2023

Best Fanny Pack Ever!

I use it as my everyday purse. It fits all the essentials: keys, wallet, phone, etc. I wear it across my chest when around town. Its also the perfect size for short or long hikes when you want access to chapstick, sunscreen or phone and don't want to take your hydration pack off.

January 14, 2023

Solid pack

Surprising how much stuff you can pack in here. Nice it can stuff inside itself too. The strap is great to adjust and snap on and off. The design is pretty great, offering organization and simple design with an ease of use. I use them as first aid packs and they're perfect.

January 13, 2023

great bag

great bag, fits a lot of "stuff", including an iPhone

January 11, 2023

Cute little pack!

I like the multicolored look, and these are so convenient and cute and well priced. ImI like the multicolored look, and these are so convenient and cute and well priced. Im glad that West passed her back. I used to be the only one I knew that would wear them.. Very cute version!

January 10, 2023

Great design

Nice, compact pouch great for phone and keys. Great colors, perfect small gift for people - comes flipped inside out into neat, efficient packaging design.

January 7, 2023

Yo, get this Fanny pack!

I bought two. The all black and the yellow/green. Literally perfect little compartments for when I am working out, at an amusement park, or hiking. I highly recommend this product!

January 6, 2023

Christmas Gift

Receiver of the gift loved it.

January 5, 2023

Impulse buy bought on sale

Haven't used this yet but the reviewers comments on the size are accurate: it's SMALL. I rarely carry a purse so I am interested in pouches and bags that are useful inside a bigger one, so this will go with the various other sale items I've bought over the years that mostly do not turn out to be useful. It does fit me as a fanny pack... Read More but I rarely need one and if I ever did I'd want something that my iPhone 8plus would fit in.

Response from Patagonia
January 13, 2023

We're sorry to hear that the size of this bag was a disappointment. We recommend a swift return of the bag to one of our [Patagonia-owned retail store locations in your area](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/) or through our online return page. Our store staff or Customer Service team will be happy to help with the return and discuss other product options. Thanks for the review, Mary!

January 3, 2023

Perfect Waist Pack

This waist pack is ideal for a casual stroll or hike. Highly recommend.

January 3, 2023

Wife's favorite

I have a bunch of slings/waist packs and have been trying to get my wife to try them for a couple years. Finally this Xmas, we went to our local Patagonia store and she loved the Black Hole Mini. Wound up getting her 3 different colors and she loves them. They hold less than 2 Oz. so they don't fit more than the essentials- phone, keys, small ... Read Morecard wallet, but they are cute and perfect for what they do.

December 27, 2022

Mini Hip Pack

Its small but that is what I was looking for

December 26, 2022

Exactly what I expected

Great for travel. Makes it nice when I want to not have to load my pockets down but don't want to carry an entire backpack.

December 21, 2022

Good for Essentials

This pack is comfortable - I forget I'm even wearing it. I can fit my wallet, phone, keys, and hand sanitizer in here; I love it for running errands, taking walks, and working at busy events. I get so much use out of it, I wonder how I put up with lugging around a larger bag before. The only thing I would change is to make the strap a little b... Read Moreit longer to allow a crossbody bag; I am not a big person and it doesn't fit over one shoulder without creating an awkward shape. But, it's perfect at doing what it is designed for.

December 19, 2022

Perfect for Essentials

Overall great quality and fit my phone, keys/wallet, and something small like chapstick. The adjustable waist band also made it very easy to maximize comfort and avoid slipping. Make sure you read the dimensions before ordering as it is smaller than others I've seen, but perfect for essentials.

December 19, 2022

I used it to put

I used it to put cell phone and little accessories . Handy , light and good material . I love Patagonia products in general , very durable .

December 19, 2022

Small fanny pack

I work with underprivileged people and homeless people. I needed some thing to hold my phone and keys and sunglasses close to me. This fanny pack is just fine for that. I wish it was a tiny bit larger, but until you come out with the little bit larger one, this will do.

December 18, 2022

Lightweight and perfect for small storage

I wear this hip pack while xc skiing and it stays put. It can hold a small water bottle and some energy and then some. Its small enough to not be a bother, but can fit a lot.

December 13, 2022

Perfect for exercise & daily wear

I use this when I Nordic ski, hike, run and just move around town. Its small and compact for movement but big enough to carry all the essentials.

December 12, 2022


All of the Black Hole items are great, but I wear this mini hip pack almost daily. It's super light weight so I can wear it when hiking/walking the dog, and even running. It fits my phone and several other necessities. I've purchased as gifts for friends as well. You can't go wrong!

December 11, 2022

Perfect Size

I needed a pack for my phone, wallet and keys when I'm walking the dogs. After working out, Ill go pick up coffee and my workout clothes either have no pockets or very small ones. This pack is perfect for what I need.

December 9, 2022

Love this little hip pack.

I use this for walking my dog and it fits treats and my phone perfectly.

December 1, 2022

Perfect for Day Hikes

I carry an asthma inhaler 24/7. Whenever day hiking, I'm used to stuffing pockets with the inhaler, keys, driver's license, smartphone...the pack is perfect for shorter day hikes, 5 milers when the weather is cool & I don't need to bring H20. Recently did a longer hike with a backpack + even though I did not want to add another p... Read Moreiece of equipment, I wore the Mini Hip Pack in addition to the backpack. It worked so well to have essentials easily at hand. Made taking pics with the phone much easier.

November 30, 2022

Good little EDC bag

This is a nice compact bag to carry just the essentials. Its very small, but large enough for a small card wallet, a small hand sanitizer, lip balm, Listerine breath strips, a small Swiss Army knife, an iPhone SE in a Speck Presidio Grip case, and pack of tissues in the main pocket. I carry two huge key fobs with a few keys attached to the clip ins... Read Moreide the front pocket. Im not tiny, but not huge- size 10 and the strap has some excess when wearing as a hip pack. Im too chesty to wear this as a sling. The strap is a bit short and is a silky fabric. It requires adjusting frequently. I have a hip pack from another brand that is a bit more generous with the strap length and rougher textured strap that stays put, but I prefer the compactness of the Patagonia hip pack itself. Ive been wearing it around my hips and its been pretty comfortable. I forget Im wearing it. It can also be concealed under a coat or jacket. I actually bought three different colors for variety. I dont miss lugging around unnecessary items or having a strap digging into your shoulder or pulling on your neck. I have long hair. No worries about it getting caught in the strap. I got one for my husband, but he still thinks it looks too much like a purse. Ill continue to try and persuade him. I would definitely recommend this bag being fully aware of the size and strap length.

November 29, 2022

Wanted to like this so much...

I love the looks, the color. It feels sturdy and well made. I like the smaller size too, because it's not bulky and I'm able to comfortably fit my phone, wallet, keys, etc. Only thing is, the straps are too short and wearing it as a crossbody bag feels restrictive like it's too close to my head, and worst of all, it's constantly... Read More chafing against my neck, and I find myself adjusting it all the time to avoid the discomfort. If only they'd made the straps just a couple inches longer or added a little bit of padding this would've been perfect. I think I'll give it to my wife if she wants it or else I'll return it, which is very sad because I really wanted to wear it for a long time.

Response from Patagonia
December 2, 2022

Hi Daniel, thank you for submitting this review. It sounds like an increasing number of customers are looking for bags that can be worn cross-body. We're sharing your feedback with our product designers. You might prefer one of our [sling bags](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/luggage-hip-packs-slings) instead. In the meantime, we'll contact you about return options, if you'd like to send it back to us.

November 28, 2022

I no longer need back pockets!

I got fed up with phone, wallet, keys and more in my pockets. This hip back takes it all and let's me bring it or set it aside in one swoop. I also know I have all my EDC in one place always ready to go. I'm also no longer sitting on my wallet and my spine is much more comfy. I guess purses aren't just for ladies. I love this hip bag... Read More!

November 21, 2022

Straps are too short

I am a male about 5ft 10in, the straps of this are nowhere long enough to go over my shoulder and under my other arm. This is the current style that I bought it for. The most I can do with this is a Fanny pack.

Response from Patagonia
November 25, 2022

Hi Matthew, thank you for sharing this feedback. You make a good point about how many folks are wearing packs now. We're sorry to hear the straps on this pack were too short to wear it that way. We'll reach out to you about returning it if you like.

November 19, 2022

Perfect Travel Bag

I bought this pack to carry my phone when Im walking. I will also take it with me when I travel to hold my phone and a small wallet. Its oerfect for carrying the essentials and will not weigh me down.

November 19, 2022

Great little belt bag

I use this for running and I love it

November 19, 2022

very cute!

i have had this bag for only a couple days, but absolutely love it! i was looking for a very small bag, as I don't like the bulky look that a typical crossbody bag has, plus I don't really need much space as I don't have much to put in it, and this is perfect! i put my wallet, keys, chapstick, earbuds, and whatever other smaller thin... Read Moregs in there, and it still has lots of room. i am 5 feet and a pretty small framed woman, so the strap length is fine for me as a crossbody, but I can definitely see how if you're even a little bigger than me, it would be a tight fit (as many of the other reviews have mentioned). i also agreed with reviewers that because the straps are that "shiny" type nylon material, they do not stay put at the length you set them at, and instead slide all the way to the end of the buckle. other than that though, the colors are super cute, its very practical and minimalistic for a nice little purse type bag, and fits me well!

November 17, 2022

Perfect hip bag

My vacations are almost workouts because Im on the move so much. This is lightweight and holds everything I need: phone, ID, and even a mask or two during Covid. It is the perfect travel companion.

November 10, 2022

Like the elegant design, practicality,

Like the elegant design, practicality, light weight. Wife and I both use them daily. Ive added a small ring to the outside hook, easier to attach/remove keys. Recommend

November 1, 2022

Just the right size and

Just the right size and weight when I do my morning walks on the beach! Love it

October 31, 2022

Good Product

I like this hip pack a lot - the material, size, and compartments. However, I like to move the hip pack from my front (when I reach inside) to my back (when I am running), and I have found that the straps come loose or are clumsy for this process as compared to other hip packs that hold the strap length better by threading the strap over itself in ... Read Morethe buckle. That is my only complaint. Otherwise, I like it.

Response from Patagonia
November 4, 2022

We appreciate your feedback! For running, you might prefer our slightly larger, more technical [Dirt Roamer 3L Waist Pack](https://www.patagonia.com/product/dirt-roamer-mountain-bike-waist-pack-3-liters/48510.html) which has greater adjustability in the waist and cinch straps.

October 27, 2022

Great little pack

I am really enjoying the ultralight black hole mini hip pack. No more bulging pockets with keys, phone, wallet, etc... Highly recommend. I do wish there was a little bit more padding at the buckles as it does rub a bit, but a very minor detail in the overall function of the pack.

October 23, 2022

Holds all necessities for a day of sight seeing

The small size and light weight is good for a day of sight seeing while traveling; holding basic minimal amount of items. The size of the pack is easily hidden under waist length tops if you want. However the waist strap tails do not stay in place as the loop slides around. Fix that and it goes from good to very good.

Response from Patagonia
October 26, 2022

Thanks for your valuable feedback, Cindy!

October 22, 2022

Go to little pack

This is my go to for a quick hike, run, or workout. Hold's all my essential's key's, phone, granola bars, etc. It's perfect for camping, on the go hike's and activities, if you don't want to go back to camp so much!

October 17, 2022

Love it!

I wore this on vacation and it was the perfect size. It fit everything i needed (phone, wallet, sunglasses, etc) as well as some stuff for other people. Two people I was with loved it so much they said they were going to get their own!

October 17, 2022

Love it!

I wear this pack everywhere! The gym, hikes, around town.

October 16, 2022

Super convenient

I was looking for something small and lightweight that I can take hiking and traveling to carry the basics, wallet, phone, chapstick etc. This works perfect for a short walk or hike or as a simple substitute for a purse when you don't need all the extra and want to free your hand, plus it's cute!

October 16, 2022

Small but mighty

I had been searching and was glad to find this small hip pack. It is big enough for phone, wallet, keys, chapstick, sunglasses. Good secure strap. I hope it will be shower resistant, tho it would be easy to hide it under a rain jacket. Also useful for quick trips in town, slung over shoulder. Pleased with this purchase.

October 14, 2022

Cute and functional

Perfect size for my phone, keys, mask, lip balm for everyday use. color is vibrant and stylish. Seems like it will last a long time, sturdy build.

October 12, 2022

Great size

I love the size of the size of this ultra-light mini hip pack. Great color choices. Very convenient to wear around hip or even crossbody.

October 10, 2022

Too small

The strap would not extend enough for me to wear this as a cross body. I gave it to my 13 yo daughter and it is a bit small on her. Quality is great! And the size of the compartment was just what I was looking for, just needed to be able to extend the strap more.

Response from Patagonia
October 11, 2022

Hey Sherri, thanks for the review! Check out our [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L](https://www.patagonia.com/product/black-hole-waist-pack-5-liters/49281.html?dwvar_49281_color=APBL&cgid=root) or our Atom Sling 8L. Either option could be a better fit for you.

October 9, 2022

Belt is too small to fit

Belt is too small to fit me, small bag but was what I wanted. Just too short to actually fit me.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2022

Hi Dylan, we're very sorry to hear that the belt isn't working out on the Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L. Please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.

October 9, 2022

Get Two, or Three

Bought so many of these for other family members as gifts, that I eventually got around to getting one for myself. These are endlessly useful.

October 9, 2022

The PERFECT hip/fanny pack!

I was looking for a small hip/fanny pack that I could use every day -- as small as possible while having space for the essentials. This one is just the right size to carry a small wallet, phone, keys, and a few other small items (mints, tissues, chapstick). It's super-lightweight, and I love the multicolor design, too! I don't NEED anothe... Read Morer one, but I may not be able to resist!

October 8, 2022

Small and needs sizing info on listing

I like this waist pack and took a risk in ordering even when there was no belt length information on the listing. The most you can extend the belt is to about 41inches, so if your waist measures more than that it will not fit you. I barely fit me, so i kept it. However, i can't wear it across my chest for a casual look because it's too s... Read Moremall. I have used it for a week while traveling and the belt already looks worn and a little distressed. The bag itself it's a decent size, the dimensions are listed so i knew it would be small. It would be great if the bag is a bit bigger and the belt were better and longer.

Response from Patagonia
October 10, 2022

Hey Bertha, thank you for the review. Please note, if you ever want specific measurements on gear, you're welcome to reach out to our customer service team and we'd be happy to provide those to you. The Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L has a max extension of 36". You might be interested in checking out the [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L](https://www.patagonia.com/product/black-hole-waist-pack-5-liters/49281.html?dwvar_49281_color=APBL&cgid=root) as an alternative. Not only does it have more space, the belt extends up to 42".

October 8, 2022

Looove this bag! Ive been using it every single day since I got it :)

Amazing bag! Ive been needing one of those. It fits everything I need. I got it In two different colours

October 7, 2022

Love the colors

I absolutely adore my hip pack! I love the colors and the size is perfect! my phone (iPhone 12 Pro) fits in perfectly and it still has space after putting my phone! I use it almost every day. Walking my dog, going to the store/running errands, kayaking/canoeing, hiking and so much more!

October 7, 2022

Cool gear!!!

I love the waist bag I bought its so handy

October 5, 2022

Just Right

Perfect size! Holds the basics without being cumbersome.

October 4, 2022

Stylish way to avoid losing

Stylish way to avoid losing a purse. I expect to use this while traveling by plane. Size is perfect. Even my passport will fit in it.

October 4, 2022

A great product that serves as a personal medical crash kit.

I purchased my Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack for medical reasons, primarily. As a type 1 diabetic of four decades, I wanted a belt or hip pack where I could specifically and safely carry insulin, syringes, insulin pens, an extra continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insert, my CGM reader, a backup glucometer, and a Kind Bar or some Clif ... Read MoreBloks for hypoglycemic episodes. Well, this hip pack does it all! It affords ample storage space for my needs for these items whether on the trail, my bike, or just out and about on the town. It is a joy to have my medical items, meds, and related devices stored neatly and ready rather than having to dig into a briefcase or backpack to locate them.

October 1, 2022

This is a joke

I am frankly shocked. I certainly expected more from Patagonia. I thought the product was perhaps a joke. I can fit a set of keys in this bag but nothing else. Its good for a very small child but otherwise its ridiculous. Not worth my returning. First time I was annoyed with a product from Patagonia. I otherwise totally support the company. Unclear... Read More as to what the company was thinking when they made it.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2022

Hi Chris, we're very sorry to hear that your disappointed with the Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L. We do have [larger hip packs](https://www.patagonia.com/search/?q=hip+packs&lang=en_US) available, please feel free to check those out at any time.

September 30, 2022

Sleek design

I was looking for something medium sized and low-profile to wear with athletic attire. I like my pockets to be empty. The sleek design and most importantly the ease of opening and closing the zippers with one hand has made this product my #1 choice.

September 30, 2022

Super Warm

Pros: .Light. Super light .packs small af .well constructed .convenient clip-on Cons: .hard to say b/c its as advertised. I use it as a day trip baggy to put a few necessary items and go. Could even use when I go bike riding. ..if I MUST write a bad thing it would be to improve the plastic clip cuz it feels cheap?

September 28, 2022

Perfect Waist Pack for My Life!

I wanted a waist pack that was not too big, not too small, but just right to hold essentials: keys and critical cards in front pocket, then phone, pen, a few bills, and a hankie in the main pocket. Nothing more. It's perfect. I put it on in morning and take it off at night - that perfect!

September 26, 2022

Straps too small

The straps were too small for me to have around my waist. They were too small for me to even sling around my body without feeling constricted.

Response from Patagonia
October 4, 2022

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are so sorry about the small straps. We will make sure to pass this along to our Product Designers. In the meantime, please feel free to start your [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.

September 22, 2022

Short strap

The size of the bag was what I wanted, but the waist strap is way too short- I think I measured a total length of 34 inches. I like to wear as a cross body- it was practically under my chin. I am a full sized gal- forget about wearing around my hips! Too bad, because they are cute bags. Sent it back.

September 22, 2022


This hip pack is well made and the colors are pleasant. Best used for small necessities on active outings.

September 19, 2022

Spacious yet lightweight

This fanny pack is great. Super lightweight and packable, yet surprisingly spacious. I can very easily fit my phone, AirPods, wallet, and keys with room to spare. Its perfect for walks, hikes, yard work.

September 19, 2022

Goldilocks hip pack

Great size for around town or short hikes. Fits wallet, phone, keys, sunscreen, and some nutrition just fine. Perfect for those times you could do a hike with your pockets fully loaded..or just wear this!

September 18, 2022

Warning for overweight persons

This Fanny pack is designed to fit persons who meet the definition of smaller. I am 5 foot 4 inches and 162 lbs. The adjustable waistband just goes around my waist, not an extra inch! I have the waistband as large as it will go. Purchased the mini hip pack because I want to begin a walking program and the pouch is large enough to fit my phone &... Read More sunglasses plus lightweight. Will not fit around waist size larger than 40 inches.

Response from Patagonia
October 13, 2022

We appreciate your feedback. The waist belt of this pack was designed to fit up to approximately 36" circumference. We'll be happy to help you with a return at no charge and will reach out to you privately to assist. Thanks for the review Kate!

September 12, 2022

Small and no elastic

It is very small; it would be vastly improved if it were even 15% larger. But most importantly, there is NO elastic in the waist strap, which is highly unusual - so while it may fit in the summer - once I try to use it over top sweat shirt, etc. I'll be out of luck. I've ordered a piece of elastic that will be close in color and I will cu... Read Moret the existing waist strap and add elastic. Silly -- virtually all these bags have elastic.

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2022

We're sorry to hear the fit and sizing on this bag have been disappointing. Alterations to the belt will void the warranty in that area of the bag. If you prefer our [Black Hole 5L Waist Pack](https://www.patagonia.com/product/black-hole-waist-pack-5-liters/49281.html). Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you'd like any assistance. We'll be happy to help!

September 8, 2022

Perfect Size

It's the perfect size for your phone, wallet, a small snack, keys, and a reusable bag for any on the go purchases. I love this for hikes and walks and running to the store. Highly recommend.

September 6, 2022

Straps too small for a

Straps too small for a Man. Could not fit it around My Waist.

September 3, 2022

Tiny but holds enough

This was somewhat smaller than I'd expected, but it holds everything I need for travel -- passport, small wallet, phone, and glasses. I do wish the straps were longer to allow me to wear it crossbody more comfortably.

Response from Patagonia
September 9, 2022

Thank you for your review, Karin. If you're interested in sizing up, we recommend checking out the [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L](https://reviews.yotpo.com/#/moderation/reviews?date_range=2000-01-01,2022-09-09&filterType=reviews&id=399387996&order=desc&page=1&perPage=20&sort_by=review_creation_date). Not only is it 5L of space versus the 1L, it also has a longer strap so you can comfortably wear it as a crossbody.

September 2, 2022

Perfect Fanny pack

Able to hold 2 iPhones for work. Not bulky, minimal sizing which I love! Wash in garment bag, dries easy. I own 2 of these and rotate for work related field studies.

August 28, 2022

Perfect Running Waist Pack

I bought this pack to use during my runs, wanted a place to hold keys, phone, etc while on the run. This pack fits snug to my waist and holds the bare minimums which is what I need. My only complaint would be the very thin waste band, it could be a little wider and longer, also the tension holds don't hold the slack waste band so it often slip... Read Mores and loosens.

August 23, 2022

Perfect size

The hip pack is the perfect size - useful but not bulky. Great product.

August 21, 2022

Summer staple

While driving cross-country with my husband, this burnt orange Fanny pack helped me keep my essentials close by and so easy to access! I wish it had one or two card slots inside but thats a minor issue. Highly recommend it!

August 16, 2022

Super good quality, convenient compartments

Great for carrying around cards and cash, even my iPhone 12+ fits in it and I love that you can customize the strap length to be a cross body or a fanny pack. My friends have seen me using it and are planning on purchasing it now too.

August 13, 2022

Perfect pack!

I own several of these Fanny packs. Great for work, holding a cell phone and a snack. Throw it into a mesh bag and machine wash. Easy!

August 11, 2022

daughter loves this, perfect small

daughter loves this, perfect small size

August 7, 2022

Perfect size

Love this mini bag! Its the perfect size to fit dog treats, keys, phone, chapstick and extra sunblock for a walk or hike. It even fits 1-2 hot wheels for my kiddos, if needed. Easy to throw on and is very comfortable.

August 6, 2022

great product

fits so much more than expected, perfect substitute for an unnecessary bag when only carrying a few things

August 4, 2022

Best invention ever!

This is the perfect solution for my phone, driver's license, keys, lip balm, glasses, etc. when I go to the gym or go hiking or walking. It holds way more stuff than I thought it would. I have purchased another for my friend and one for my husband who were both very envious of mine!

August 3, 2022

Love it

This bag is perfect for your essentials. I do not like purses and i also don't always want to carry a backpack around. This is perfect for bringing just what you need and maybe even a little more.

August 1, 2022

The bag is super tiny!

The bag is super tiny! It is a struggle To get my cell phone inside it. But, as long as you know it it small it is a cute bag.

July 30, 2022

2 year review

I have had the 1L Fanny for 2 years. I have used it snorkeling/diving, running, a spartan race, and casual wear. The zippers still work flawlessly and when I get it wet it dries rather quickly. Perfectly fit my phone with a life proof case and some extra things. Get yourself one!!!

July 30, 2022

Super practical and fashionable Fanny pack

Super practical and fashionable Fanny pack It packs away to be very small and can fit into any pocket until needed.

July 30, 2022

Carrying stuff on my walks

Perfect size. Throw it over me and it fits my phone, AirPods, and cone carrier. Its perfect.

July 27, 2022

Perfect for my needs

I am a sweaty person, which causes issues with my cell phone calling people and locking me out while mountain biking. I needed a small hip pack to carry my phone and car key fob, and I found this bag. First ride, I forgot I even had it on. Very low profile, fits what I need in it, and is comfortable.

July 25, 2022

Fits Nintendo switch

Im going to be traveling soon and I wanted something to hold my essentials for easy access at the airport. This bag comfortably fits my passport, wallet, switch (main body in the big pocket and joycons in the small), wireless earbuds, and tube of Dramamine. Ill be backpacking and staying in hostels Im limited with space. So I love how small it b... Read Morereaks down The straps are pretty thin but serve their purpose. Overall I think if Patagonia made version slightly larger than this it would be the perfect travel bag. (Maybe 2L) Im only missing space for my charger and pocket journal.

July 24, 2022

Everyday Cary

Well made and designed except belt too short. Added an additional 6 inches to belt and now fine for bandolier cary on 6'6" frame. Longer zip on new model is a good change.

July 23, 2022


Great pack for keeping your goodies safe on the trail or the streets.

July 22, 2022

I cant fit my phone

I cant fit my phone in the small outside pocket And I cant fit my phone and my windbreaker in the larger pocket. so, sub optimal.

July 21, 2022

Great for a quick diaper change and your purse.

I love Patagonia products and I love the company and their branding etc.. I love the Black Hole line and this mini hip pack hits all the marks. You can easily fit two diapers, wipes, butt cream, hand sanitizer, keys, phone and wallet (with room). I recommend this product to anyone with a baby or anyone who likes to bop around uninhibited by a bag. ... Read MoreThe Black Hole Mini Hip Pack is amazing!

July 20, 2022

Super Comfortable

This Fanny pack is one of the best ones Ive ever had. I always get complements on the color scheme and just the bag in general. I use this everyday and I love it so much.

July 19, 2022

Hip pack is perfect size

Hip pack is perfect size

July 18, 2022

very functional

This is a very good little wait pack. I wish there was an additional zip pocket inside the big cavity. Also the straps are not long enough as they barely allowed me to let it hang loose around my was it/hips.

July 18, 2022

Perfect size

Love the color and size. Very adjustable and fits a lot!!

July 17, 2022

Love it! Consumer Reports recommended

Love it! Consumer Reports recommended it and so I purchased it for a trip. Great fit! Holds my wallet, important documents, chap stick, and sometime keys.

July 13, 2022

Perfect size

Not sure how I lived my life before buying this product. Super easy way to carry my daily belongings without being weighed down

July 11, 2022

Wanted a brown one.

Some reviewers have griped this is too small. Spec page accurately lists dimensions at 4.75 x 8 x 2 inches. Should you not own a suitable measuring device, borrow one to determine whether a flexible box of those dimensions will serve your needs. Mine contains wallet, iPhone, pen, keys, breath mints, some meds, and a few membership cards, with room... Read More for more. I much like the fact that it isn't bulky, weighs approximately nothing, and is more than tough enough. My first one, in a different color, is still going strong, but I like the new brown color so I got one. Get one.

July 10, 2022

Nice, but smaller than appeared

Nice, but smaller than appeared on photo

Response from Patagonia
July 12, 2022

Hey Kris, thank you for the feedback. We recommend always checking under the "Specs & Features" tab on the product page before purchasing to give you a better idea of the details on a product. This Mini Hip Pack has the dimensions listed under "notes". If you find that it's too small for how you were planning on using it, feel free to [send it back](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).

July 10, 2022

Perfect fit for cell and wallet

Over the shoulder or waist. Very useful for compact everyday bag. Would like brighter colors. Washable and great for boat cruising.

July 9, 2022

The mini pack is just

The mini pack is just the right size for carrying my cell phone and wallet. Its light weight and can easily be worn as either a waist pack or sling. Great product, if you are traveling light.

July 8, 2022

I love this! It's very

I love this! It's very light weight, you just don't feel it when you're wearing it AND it holds my phone safely while I work on farm plus some extra little thing, keys erc. Great

July 6, 2022

I love the color and

I love the color and its very roomy inside. Only one adjustment is it needs a extension for length just a tad to snug.

July 5, 2022

Fun and convenient

Fun color, and it has been very useful carrying a couple things around. Going to be great for my trip abroad.

July 4, 2022

Compact, functional Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip pack

I purchased the Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip pack to use when I do landscape maintenance. It is compact but the 2 zippered pockets provide ample space for my cell phone & some other essential items to have close at hand throughout the day. A single webbed, adjustable strap with a clip buckle can be worn over the shoulder and across the back o... Read Morer around the waist. Either use does not get in the way as I work. I chose the golden brown color. I recommend this item.

July 4, 2022

Lightweight, unobtrusive, holds what I need

Love this mini hip pack. Lightweight, not bulky, and I like the colors. Carry dog treats in small front pocket, my phone in larger pocket. Just bought a second one to give as a gift.

June 30, 2022

Compact yet spacious

These hip packs are oh-so-packable but can also pack a decent amount of things in it. I put my phone, headphones, sunglasses, keys, cards/license, and a snack in this quite easily. Makes for an easy pack to wear while going on casual runs and for short hikes.

June 20, 2022

Great fit for a hike

I got this for my shorter hiking trips that I don't need to carry my daypack. It was able to fit my phone, keys, sunglasses, and still some room to carry a light snack. 10/10 would recommend

June 19, 2022

Best all-around small pack

I love this little pack! It's great for wearing around town when you don't want to lug a purse around, and it just as easily works on a trail. I'd recommend this piece to anyone looking for a small, lightweight bag option that isn't too bulky but holds a lot.

June 15, 2022

Fanny Pack Bandwagon

I purchased this for a recent road trip to various cities so I wouldn't have to tote my large purse around. I was looking for something just big enough to old essentials without being large & bulky. This one fit the bill and I am now a fanny pack convert! The small exterior pocket was a perfect place to keep my wallet & hotel room key ... Read Moresince it could be clipped in and I didn't have to worry about it falling out. The bigger main compartment was large enough to hold my cell phone, chapstick, readers/sunglasses, snack, tissues, and other random stuff and it never seemed full. Since returning from our trip I have also used it at the gym. I can see this being useful when hiking/backpacking since some of our older packs don't have hip belts. I'm pretty sure I'll find more reasons to use this in the future.

June 12, 2022

Poor strap design

I like this bag but don't understand the benefit to the strap design - when I have the strap fully extended and wear it as a crossbody bag there is no issue - but when I want to wear it at my waist with the straps tight they need to be placed back into the elastic whenever I adjust the placement of the bag.

Response from Patagonia
June 14, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear of your frustration with our Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L straps. We have gone ahead and passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

June 5, 2022

Essential Carry

Perfect for the phone and a snack at work. A small pack thats the perfect fit for work.

May 30, 2022

Very sturdy

I bought this bag to duplicate one i already have. Wanted a different color. The color was good. But this bag is a newer model. I was a little sad as the strap is kind of shimmery silky which i didnt like. It is also 2 shorter which was sad as i use this cross body and its a little snug. It is also minus an inner zippered pocket. All in all. Its fi... Read Morene and i would recommend it but i think the improvements were not beneficial. I will still use it every day. Thx.

May 25, 2022

Very functional waist pack!

Purchased this bag mainly for travel as I'm responsible for four passports and corresponding boarding passes and what not! Fits everything I need and more, despite it's size!! Great pack!

May 23, 2022

Perfect in every way !

Perfect sizewith just enough room to store essentials close with me within hands reach!

May 16, 2022

Great pack

Love it love it love it. Top zipper is an easy size to access stuff, unlike previous mini Fanny pack. Great colors.

May 16, 2022

Great for walks/concerts

Great Fanny pack for going on walks and especially for concerts. I love the colors and look as well.

May 14, 2022

Could be a smidge larger

I do a lot of city and town walking and was looking for something smaller than my 8L Atom sling. This is perfect for the bare essentials A wallet, phone, and keys is about all it holds. Not even big enough to add my eyeglasses case.. But for a long walk when you want dont want to be tied down with a larger bag its fantastic. Love the interior key c... Read Morelip. Wish the Atom sling had that also.

May 14, 2022

Reliable Pack

Great little pack for work, holds phone, some nibbles and a easy wash in the garment bag.

May 12, 2022

perfect size!

Great for running errands and walking/biking. Holds my keys, phone, wallet, and chapstick perfectly!

May 9, 2022

Perfect tiny fanny pack

I use this in the hospital and outdoors hiking and running and it is super light weight but can carry everything that I need.

May 8, 2022

Great "Fanny" pack

I always deny and say it sits on the hip but it's still a fanny pack. Great little pack for dog walking, short hikes or rides. New version is missing the previous small zip pocket inside main compartment which I used for key fob/IDs keeping separate from outside pocket for crumbly dog treats. Perfect for phone, keys and other small light items... Read More.

May 7, 2022

Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L

this fanny holds a phone, keys, slim wallet, chapsticks and more! i wear it everywhere.

May 6, 2022

Perfect for dog walking

I bought this bag to use while walking my puppy and it's perfect! As the weather is getting warmer I don't always wear a coat and without pockets had no place to put my phone, treats, poop bags, etc. This fits everything I need, is comfortable to wear, and is lightweight.

April 25, 2022

Good Size and Build

I use this every week in both work and my off-time. The outside pocket is flat, but has a clip for a key and can also fit multiple IDs/Cards. The main pocket can fit most other things including and iPhone and Wallet. For forest service/military, the main pocket cannot fit a Glock 19, but could fit a Glock 43.

April 18, 2022

Perfect for a short hike

I love these little hip packs - these are perfect for short hikes or outings to the farmer's market. Fits my cell phone, keys and wallet without encumbering you with "stuff".

April 17, 2022

Very useful and well-designed

I use this regularly as a minimalist hiking bag. It holds snacks, phone, lifestraw water filter, and car keys. With women's clothes, you can't count on pockets, and this solves that remarkably. If you plan to carry water, this isn't the bag for you. For wilderness backpacking, I use this as a daytime bag so I can get to everything e... Read Moreven when I take my pack off. Cards, cash, and car key go in the front pocket, and snacks/bars, pocket knife, phone, and blister tapes in the main compartment.

April 6, 2022

Meant for only few items.

The item is very small, description didnt really inform about size, thought it would be bigger and kept the item to avoid the hassle of shipping it back. Its small meant for only couple items. Very compact and small.

Response from Patagonia
April 7, 2022

Hi Alexa, we're sorry to hear that the Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L wasn't what you were looking for. If you find it too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time.

March 30, 2022

Mini in the title for a reason

I really like this mini hip pack. I just wish they had an extender strap available. If you are on the bigger side or just large in general I would definitely opt to go to a store that has this to try on. It looks fine on the images that are provided but it def runs small. If there was an extender available I would rate this a 5. It holds everything... Read More well of mine. My phone, wallet, and keys.

March 27, 2022

Convenient and easy to clean

I have a toddler and needed something to put my phone, keys, earbuds and maybe a little extra while we get into our adventures. This is perfect size, easy to clean, and does its job!

March 23, 2022

Love It

My family loves this product. We put one on each of our kids and load them up with snacks for all our hikes, backpacking, flights, day trips, and everything else. Love it!

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