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Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack 1L Reviews

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Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack 1L

True To Size
November 27, 2023

Good purchase

Light and comfortable

November 19, 2023

Small extra pocket

This is almost perfect. Need to be about one inch bigger all around and would be perfect.

November 16, 2023


Fanny pack across the chest matches all my vests. Perfect for phone, reading glasses & chapsticks!

November 16, 2023

perfect little bag

i've had this bag for 4 years and use for literally everything. i wear it crossbody and it fits perfectly that way. big pocket fits my wallet, phone, coin purse and gum. little pocket fits a chapstick and my earplugs. i've taken it to festivals and clipped a full hydroflask to the strap. i love this little bag with my entire heart.

November 15, 2023

Great little pack

Super durable, holds phone, slim wallet, snack and a few other necessities.

November 7, 2023

Great little pack

It turns out that this pack is a little too small for the purpose I wanted it for. I ended up getting a 1.5 L pack from another company which will work better. But, I still love this pack and will keep it for other uses.

October 30, 2023


Love all the color combinations for carrying cell phone, car keys, & reading glasses!

October 29, 2023

Not for plus size people!

I was so excited about this cute little bag and tried to put it on and it was way too tight. It says one size fits all, but apparently it doesn't fit womens size 18. Unfortunately this will have to be returned :/

Response from Patagonia
November 2, 2023

Hi Meredith, we're sorry the strap of this pack didn't fit you better! We are getting feedback that 36" may not be long enough to be practical for many customers or many ways of wearing the pack. We will be sure to pass this information along to our designers for consideration. In the meantime, you can absolutely [return]( it, either online or at any of our Patagonia-owned stores.

October 16, 2023

Great little waist pouch purse!

I carry everything thing is this waist pouch. Credit cards , drivers license, cash, pocket knife, car keys , passport. Super compact, easy to swing around from back to front, and snaps off easily. Great gift idea!

October 4, 2023

Great quality, easy to compact

At its largest, this was smaller than I expected but I like how it collapses into a tiny ball for packing away. Seems durable and good to pack around on vacation without adding weight and bulk.

September 27, 2023

Perfect size

I run commute so I needed something larger than the running belt I had been using (plus, the iphones are larger now). This pack fits the bill!

September 15, 2023

Really cute

Its so cute, I got it in black but its a little smaller than I thought

September 14, 2023

Just big enough

First hip pack purchase, thought it would be nice to have something to carry a few things in so my shorts aren't always falling down. This 1L pack is just big enough for 2 cell phones, keys, money clip- worked out just right!

September 14, 2023

Perfect Hands Free Pack

I love this! I use it when I hike and even when I walk my dogs. It keeps my phone and keys (and doggie pick up bags) perfectly at hand while also letting me keep my hands free for the dogs leashes.

September 10, 2023

Perfect size for all the essentials!

Fits everything nicely and I like the little key hook inside. Doesn't slip or slide too much, and I alternate between wearing it around my waist or over one shoulder depending on how I'm traveling. Also I love the colors!

September 6, 2023

I fell in a lake

Ill be honest, I dunked myself getting out of a canoe this past LD weekend. This little gem had my back, floating immediately, protecting my phone, AirPods and car key. Would recommend for the clumsy.

September 4, 2023

Nice easy bag for quick trips

This little fanny pack is a quick and easy bag for short trips around the neighborhood or out to do errands. It fits my phone, wallet, sunglasses, and a snack. It also seems well built like other Patagonia products. I would like to see this have an interior (RFID?) pocket for cards and ID. Also, I wear it more over my shoulder than around the wai... Read Morest, so some ability to configure the strap may be a nice addition to a future version. Overall I am satisfied with it, use it regularly, and would recommend it.

September 3, 2023

Too small to wear crossbody

The strap is too small to wear crossbody, which is the primary way I intended to use this product. I am 6ft tall, average build. It didn't even come close to being comfortable crossbody, so small that it is pretty much impossible to get on without uncliping it first. The build is solid. It's a shame I can't use it because it seems ... Read Morelike I'd last and is the perfect size.

Response from Patagonia
September 5, 2023

Hi Andrew, we're sorry to hear that the Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack couldn't be used well as a crossbody. However, we do have some amazing [crossbody bags](, and we recommend checking those out whenever you have some free time.

August 24, 2023

A backpacker's best friend

I first used this hip pack to accompany me on a multi day backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierras as my backpack didn't have any hip pouches for storage. This lil baby came to the rescue! I could hold: iphone 14 pro, 2 macro bars, 2-3 leather fruit strips, pack of energy chews, chapstick, and keys for easy access while I hiked :D This meant fe... Read Morewer stops since I could refuel on the go. Also use it while running to the grocery store or doing short trail runs in the mountains. I was originally hesitant to run with the pack more often, but it's easily washed so no longer worried.

August 23, 2023

Great Dog Treat Bag

Simple and always handy, I keep one of these around for each my partner and I to always have everything we need for the pup handy!

August 22, 2023

Everyday Carry Essentials

Exactly what I needed for my intended purpose. I needed an additional pocket to carry my essential items like keys, phone, card wallet, and cash. I wear it around my waist, concealed beneath my shirt, and it's so discreet that people can hardly notice it unless you load it up with a lot of things. It's compact, inconspicuous, and just rig... Read Moreht without loudly announcing, "I'm wearing a fanny pack." lol!

August 22, 2023

Loved it!

Second purchase of a black hole hip pack. This one was for my daughter and we surprised her with a new phone inside! Its the perfect size for on the go and easily holds whatever you need for being out and about

August 22, 2023

Harry Potter tent size

Small but holds a lot! Perfect for travel safety, every day use. Fun colors & great design for years of use.

August 21, 2023

Sling bag is TOO small

This bag is too small, to use as a fanny pack it would be fine but to sling it around your shoulders, it is way too small. It is true to color but not to size. Wouldn't recommend for shoulder sling. Was wanting something to sling around to the front and also to the back when not using it but this is not a bag for that type of casual wear! Unfo... Read Morertunately, I am sending it back :(

Response from Patagonia
August 24, 2023

Hi Katey, great news! We do have larger Black Hole Hip Pack available. Try checking out the [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L](, it might be just what you're looking for.

August 20, 2023

Much smaller than pictured

I was very disappointed in this purchase. The photos in the add showed it to be normal hip/Fanny pack size. This was incredibly small. It wouldn’t even fit sunglasses. I will not be able to use this at all. Very disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
August 23, 2023

Hi Kristin! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the size of the hip pack. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

August 19, 2023

This bag catfished me.

I like this hip bag and I'm mostly happy with it but that said, I was hoping to replace my coveted old worn out bag with a fresh one but at some point in the last 7 years Patagonia changed the design for the worst. I loved how my original one had three compartments and the key clip was in the larger main compartment. It was perfect. The new on... Read Moree only has two compartments and the key clip was moved to the small compartment in the front of the bag. Now you have to fit all of your credit cards, cash and business cards, in the front along with your flipping housekeys. It makes no sense and is frustrating when credit cards fall out when you pull your house keys out to use them. Patagonia ruined a nearly perfect hip bag design. But that said, I'll still use it because it gets the job done and looks good. If you liked the functional three compartment design of the og bag, you'll be disappointed. If you never had the og bag, you'll probably enjoy this one.

August 13, 2023

No inner zipper/security pocket

I very recently replaced the mini hip pack I have had for years (my pup chewed the buckle). I am very disappointed that there is no inner zipper pocket, although this description says there is one? The inner zip pocket was great for carrying a credit card/license/cash. This pocket is sorely missed!! The overall pack is nice but not practical for s... Read Moreecurely carrying identification.

Response from Patagonia
August 16, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review Jane! Please note, this Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack does not have an interior pocket and is advertised as having one main compartment pocket and a small zippered security pocket for stashing small items on the front of the pack. With this said, please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( at any moment as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia products. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they can possibly look into adding an interior pocket in future versions of this pack.

August 12, 2023

Mini hip pack

I love this Little bag. I had one years ago, and remembered that you folded it in to a little pocket inside the big compartment, instead of the little front pocket it is nowadays. Im really missing the little pocket inside! Why did you change that???

August 11, 2023

Small pack for essentials

This is a great pack for what I needed it for. I wanted something that could carry a phone, maybe sunglasses, cards and cash, and other small essentials. This worked perfectly for that. It's definitely "mini", but if you don't want anything other than a few items, or you want extra storage other than pockets, this might work for... Read More you. I am between L and XL right now, and it was almost too small to wear as a crossbody, but fit with room to spare at my hip. The material is great and product is well made.

August 8, 2023

The Snack Pack

I bought to have a smaller hip pack option when I want it... however my 4yr old son has officially dubbed it "The Snack Pack" and has borrowed it indefinitely. It's getting used more than I thought it would when I ordered, which is a win.

August 5, 2023

Love the size and impeccable

Love the size and impeccable craftsmanship! So useful!

August 2, 2023

Cute but a bit small

I really like this bag but its Just a bit small. Would love to see a larger version some day!!!

Response from Patagonia
August 4, 2023

Hi Robyn, we have some awesome options for [larger hips packs]( that are available on our website. Feel free to check those out at your earliest convenience.

August 1, 2023


I have 3 of this in the older version and I like this extended zipper better to fit in the bigger phones nowadays. Just right for on the go and travel.

July 27, 2023

Short strap

Strap is VERY short and not made well

Response from Patagonia
July 27, 2023

Thanks for the review Maggie! We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with this hip pack. The max waistbelt adjustment on this bag is 36". If you're interested in a different waist pack with a longer waistbelt adjustment, we recommend checking out the [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L]( which has a max adjustment of 42".

July 26, 2023

Shockingly Large

I bought this pack as a small everyday carry for the essentials. I was shocked when opening this and a test run of how much can fit. I was successful in fitting 2 iPhone 13 Pro Max, a scrunchie, lip balm, car/house keys, cards, personal items, and a few others with room to spare. I am amazed at just how much was capable of fitting in such a small ... Read Morepack. My only wish is that you got a choice of strap length as I wear this more cross body style and did notice it sits a bit higher than I would love but this is also due to my size.

July 24, 2023

Perfect size

This bag is the perfect size. I specifically selected this one because I have other sling bags but was looking for something more compact for when I dont want to carry a lot of items. My phone, keys, chapstick, card wallet & hand sanitizer fit perfectly.

July 23, 2023

Creative Solutions Provider

The strap is super soft and the design is seamless. I love the ultralight style. Thank goodness for patagonia!

July 20, 2023

Belt material not up to expectations

The bag is nicely made but the belt strap material is flimsy and not of the quality of the bag itself. I returned it and was therefore (unhappily) out the to and from shipping charges.

July 13, 2023

Would it kill you to add a few inches to the belt?

Jeez, how disappointing.

Response from Patagonia
July 17, 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and we are very sorry to hear about the disappointment you had with this pack. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( this pack as we want to make sure you are completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia items. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they can look into extending the hip belt a few inches.

July 7, 2023

Perfect size, not so perfect strap

I love the size, shape & weight - fits my iPhone Max, plus other things like cash, credit card, key fob, etc. Fun colors! My only complaint is the darn strap.. The strap material is silky, so Im constantly tightening it. I also wish the strap was a bit thicker to better support the weight of my phone.

July 4, 2023

Small and Mighty

The Ultralight mini hip pack is the perfect size for casual wear, working, and hiking. It is small enough that it doesn't get in the way like some bulkier hip packs(I work in a cramped environment and can easily maneuver people while running around with this on), but big enough to carry keys, a phone, cards, chapstick, feminine products, a lit... Read Moretle first aid kit- really anything you need to carry with you day to day! It's comfortable and easy to adjust. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

July 2, 2023

Perfect for my needs

I love this pack. It's small and compact, but I can pop in a phone, keys and credit cards, which is all I need most of the time. Some reviewers have complained that the waist size was too small - I was delighted to find a waist pack that wasn't too big for me. And the My only criticism is that I have to adjust the straps on a regular ba... Read Moresis, as they become loose of their own accord.

June 30, 2023


I loved this because it is compact. I have looked at so many before, but they were all so big. This one is perfect!

June 19, 2023

Functions perfectly

Love the pouch- perfect size for phone (iPhone 13MaxPro), keys, lip balm and a few other small items. A slim pair of sunglasses may also fit. The cons - the belt. Im about a size 8 and it fits fine around the waist but when I want to wear it cross-body it doesn't extend far enough. Im large on top and doesn't have any padding on the bel... Read Moret so it rubs on my neck a bit. Overall a great pack for those small needs.

Response from Patagonia
June 21, 2023

We appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback on all aspects of this bag. It really helps our product design team to make any possible improvements. Of course if you find the belt to be a dealbreaker, we welcome a return. Thanks for taking the time to send us a review, Tina!

June 18, 2023

Perfect Size

Perfect size and great fit. Very useful!

June 17, 2023

Perfect size, small yet roomy!

Best waist pack -- small, unobtrusive, comfortable, and yet it carries a surprising amount. The front zip pocket makes all the difference -- perfect for a cellphone -- which let's face it, is the thing we're most likely to need to easily pull out over and over again.

June 15, 2023

Perfect for lugging essentials

This little pack is the perfect size for when you just need to carry the essentials. For me, that means wallet, cellphone, keys. It fits great, is lightweight, and relatively inconspicuous. The only quibble I have is with the strap material - if it must be thin then it needs to be slightly less slippery. Current strap can slip through belt ends, ma... Read Moreking it hard to keep on just the right length.

June 11, 2023

Light packing

Fits iPhone pro easily and keys, good extra pocket for money, cards, etc. The straps are silky which makes them slippery, which means eventually they loosen up and the pack slides down a. Not much room for adjustment if you're overweight. I wish it clips in the front so it was more theft proof. The colors are the best part. It does what I need... Read More it to for work but most definitely not worth 35 dollars. What was it thinking?

Response from Patagonia
June 15, 2023

Hi Marianna, thank you for sharing this feedback on the strap and buckle; we are sharing it with our design team. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your pack! We're happy to help you [return]( it if you wish. Please let us know if we can be of any help!

June 9, 2023

Perfect Storage

This a bang for the buck!!!! A lot more room that it looks. Perfect for all activities!

June 9, 2023

Light weight and well manufactured

Very light weight. Folds into itself for storage. Quality manufacturing. Only down side is the belt is small. If you have a waisted bigger than about 40 it probably wont fit.

June 5, 2023

Love this thing

Purchased almost 7 years ago and this thing is still going strong. I use it on runs to hold my phone, ID, AirPods case, and a gel or two. Its perfect for traveling with a passport and wallet. Back in college I used it to hold cash at work. Super light and durable. 10/10 recommend!

June 4, 2023

Nice little bag, but scrawny strap

The bag itself is excellent, but I'm not thrilled with the strap -- it's so thin and weak that it doesn't really support the bag well, whether I'm wearing it around my waist or as a crossbody. It's a real design flaw.

Response from Patagonia
June 7, 2023

Hey Emily, thanks for the feedback; we'll share your thoughts on the strap with our design team. You can find our other options for hip packs on [this page](

June 2, 2023

Perfect for dog walking

This is a compact but mighty pack, great for dog walks. Two zippered pockets hold phone, ID, keys, and treats. And a bonus, it's washable. Wish the strap was an inch or two longer, but still works well as a sling. Love the colors. Overall, perfect!

May 21, 2023

Perfect little hands - free pack!

As someone who has only ever used crossbody bags to carry my things, finding this little pack was so exciting. It does exactly what I need it to, perfectly fits my keys, phone and wallet for the times you want to be hands free. There are a few reviews on here calling Patagonia fat phobic, which I think is a little ridiculous. Brands are allowed to ... Read Moremake any size and shape of product that they like, if it doesnt fit you, Im sure you can find something similar somewhere else. This little pack is wonderful and I encourage people to look at dimensions before purchasing if you're worried about the sizing.

May 10, 2023

Perfect size to carry your phone

Great mini pack that I use on the ranch while working to carry my phone and earbuds.

May 8, 2023

Bum bag

Good bum bag. A little smaller than I thought but it works for walking the dog and short hikes.

May 7, 2023

Great for biking

This mini hip pack is fabulous. Great for hiking and biking. Fits drivers license, lipstick, credit card. Perfect size to wear to a baseball game, especially with their restrictions. Patagonia hit a home run with this hip pack. No pun intended.

May 1, 2023

Small waist strap

The pack itself is great and everything I expected and wanted. The waist strap however is small. It barely fits around my hips and is too small to go around my shoulder. For clothing, I usually wear a size L so was not expecting the straps to be on the small end. Would love to see some more inclusive size features in the future. :)

Response from Patagonia
May 2, 2023

Thank you for the feedback, Claire. We see a pattern emerging in these reviews where many folks would like to see a longer strap for this hip pack. We've shared this with the product team, but please keep in mind that changes like these could take up to a couple years before they manifest as a product that could be purchased. We appreciate you helping us to refine our design! In the meantime, we recommend checking out the [Black Hole Waist Pack 5L]( The waistbelt on this bag adjusts up to 42", which should make for a more comfortable fit!

April 28, 2023

Perfect size

This is the perfect size for my daily essentials when running errands, biking, etc.

April 24, 2023

Perfect hip pack

I like this hip pack so much that I purchased two! It is a perfect size for a cell phone and holds the size you cinch for yourself well. I use it mostly as a small support pack when I'm on a bike, but also for hiking and when standing at my standing desk.

April 23, 2023

Perfect size

It's perfect for traveling, keeping all you need handy.

April 22, 2023

Too smol

Too small around the waist and the bag itself. If you are a tiny person with not much to carry then this bag is for you. If not then you should get something else.

April 14, 2023

Only fist 36" waist

I've never had a waist pack that didn't fit me but after buying I realized this only extends to 36" so I had to return it.

Response from Patagonia
April 14, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review Todd. We also want to extend our sincere apologies for the lack of length on this waist pack. Please rest assured that we will be passing this along to our Product Design Team so they can look into making a longer belt to accommodate larger than 36" waist sizes. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](*ii3kll*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4MTQ4Njk1Ni41NjQuMS4xNjgxNDg3MTM3LjUzLjAuMA..) if you have any questions or concerns.

April 12, 2023

Love bag but not waterproof

I bought this bag a couple of years ago at REI and I have traveled with it extensively. (My kids borrow it a lot....). It's perfect to carry a phone, wallet and keys, and the front pocket is great for cash. It's my favorite small bag. But it gets soaked pretty easily in rain or even if you place it on a wet table. Please make a waterproo... Read Moref version!

April 8, 2023

Belt too small (or patagonia thinks I am too big)

Amplifying the message from above (Sarah from April3 2023). I am a person who wears size 14-16 (women's) pants, and the 36" belt on this really cute and perfectly-sized hip bag would not fit me, so sadly I won't be able to purchase and use it. Why not have options for larger-waisted people? We also work, walk, and recreate outside an... Read Mored would like to keep our hands free. It's a bad look, Patagonia... which is too bad because I have appreciated your foresight and ethics in other ways. Oh well.

Response from Patagonia
April 11, 2023

Hi Dana! Thank you for writing us a review. We have no doubt that people of all sizes have a love for the outdoors and sustainable practices, and we would like to expand our brand to better reflect that-- extended sizing is definitely a priority as our brand grows. We are moving in the right direction, albeit slowly, and your feedback is highly valuable toward this goal. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

April 6, 2023

Fits great and holds the essentials

Great for day-to-day wear. I fit my wallet, small notebook, and pen in the large compartment with room for more. In the small pocket I put in my air pods case, lip balm, keys and there is room for a but more. I still keep my 12 promax in my pocket for quick access but it does fit with everything I mentioned above. I also keep my pocket knife in my ... Read Moreother pocket, but that would also fit with everything above although tightly. Pack keeps a low profile even with everything I said compared to most bigger and bulkier packs. Highly recommend this little bag.

April 2, 2023


I was really excited to get this when I found it at REI, and I couldnt try it on until I brought it home because the security tag made it so I couldnt open the bag. I was really disappointed when I got home because it wont fit over my chest, since Im a plus sized gal (sizes L-XXL). I want to keep the bag because its so cute and I got it on sale, so... Read More I need info on an extender strap and what kind will work with it. Im disappointed they dont sell them on the website. Im also just disappointed the strap was so small to begin with, since a lot of adults would find the strap to be too small. Patagonia shouldnt have to only be for skinny people :(

Response from Patagonia
April 4, 2023

We're sorry to hear about the lack of length in the webbing. We've passed this feedback to our design team and we'll reach out to you privately to further assist. Thank you for taking the time to send us a valuable review, Sarah!

March 31, 2023

Short strap

I was excited for this and was wanting to use it as a crossbody bag but, the strap is too short. The strap almost rides up my neck. If the strap was longer and even wider it would be perfect. I will be returning this item.

March 30, 2023

Love this!

Bought for my ski trip to Europe and it has been a great purchase. Holds just what I need, close to my body (passport, cash and cards, phone, etc).

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]( 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]( 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](, 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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]( 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.

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