Rated 3 out of 5 by LTHS lumbar pack
A little too bulky for the amount of stuff it holds. Zipper tough to open when carried on your waist. Carry handle is too small.
May be better than a backpack for hiking trails in a 2-3 hour stint.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skinut97 great pack!
I bought this for a friend and he is beyond pleased with this fanny pack. It is comfortable to wear, with great padding on the side closest to the body, and it is roomy without being too cumbersome. He's using it for spring skiing and everything he used to fit in his jacket pockets he fits in this pack. Regarding the size: he takes a 36" pant size and it fits great, although it might not fit a person with a 40"+ pant size.
May 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BangBang007 Nice for biking, but not for walking around town
I wanted a waistpack I could wear to festivals and walking around town when we travel. This one turned out to be just a little too heavy and bulky. There's a large padded section in the back (I guess that's what makes it a "lumbar" pack), which is unnecessary when I'm just carrying my iPhone, wallet, and a few other items. I'll use this pack for lengthy bike rides instead.
On another website, I found an ultra-lightweight waistpack to wear for town-touring, and I just purchased the LLBean Mountainsmith Lumbar Pack Swift TLS for hiking, because that one holds water bottles too.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rpelota Hip Pack
Great color choices..helps make my hiking more supplied
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WalkingUpIsHardToDo Thoroughly impressed
I've had the opportunity to wear this on two different week long trips and it really did the job. I was able to fit my wallet, smart phone, larger P&S camera as well as batteries,mp3 player and small tool combo without the whole thing feeling like a listing cargo ship. I could tighten the sash and it stayed put.
I've had other waist packs from LLB - the lumbar models- and they were just too bulky. I found this this to be unobtrusive while walking at a quick gait and still comfortable after a whole day of wear.
April 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hattorikun Good size and waterproof
I'm enjoying the item overall, but the double zippers are not very easy to open and close. Also, the belt gets loose while walking unless one has a very large waist.
April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanFan84 Great Lumbar Pack
Lots of compartments for space. The outside zippered pocket is great for keys, complete with a key fob, and easy access items, like cell phone. There is a good sized secure zippered inside pocket for credit card, cash, insurance card, AAA, etc. The large inside space is good fort a camera, guidebook, sunglasses whatever you need for the day.
The pack is attractive and well made and a good price..
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fiveofus Comfortable and Utilitarian
The Lumbar Pack is fantastic! It's large enough to carry all essentials such as keys, wallet, calculator, cell phone, change purse, hairbrush, mirror, and treats for my SAR puppy-in-training. And, there's still room leftover! It's also comfortable and lightweight. I love it and highly recommend it for hiking or everyday use.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by kathycar fanny packing
The last fanny pack I bought from L.L. Bean lasted for ten years, until the zipper wore out. I wear it every day for food shopping when I am in the city. When we go upstate NY. in the spring I wear the pack for hiking. It is versatile and comfortable, and I don't have to worry about shoulder strain, or forgetting the house keys. Great buy, thanks Bean for the great merchandise, Sincerely, K
March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BarnegatBayman Great as my "Daily Carry"
Use it for my daily carry. Handily holds what I think I need for local ( <50 mile) excursions from home. Purchased in dark grey so as to be less obvious in suburban environment.
February 11, 2015