Recently, I received a lot of inquiries about wholesale fanny pack. While dealing with the inquiries, I also got a lot of experience in purchasing such products. And then, I decided to write this article to share how to correctly import fanny packs from China.

Please note that we will not disclose our client’s design or product information.

All the product photos are from Google and Amazon.

1. What’s a Fanny Pack? How Hot Is It?

The fanny pack is a small fabric pocket with a zipper and is worn around the waist.

It is very practical. When people are traveling or exercising, a fanny pack can be used to store small items, such as keys, mobile phones, cash, headphones, and many more.


Hiking Fanny Pack with Bottle

running pack

Unshaken Running Walking Cycling Belt Pouch for Phones


First Aid Fanny Pack

Fanny pack was once popular in the 80’s and now they have become popular again due to their usefulness and trendy designs.

But how hot is the fanny pack at the moment?

We searched for the keyword “Fanny Pack” on Google Trends and found that this keyword has high search popularity! Here is the result from Google Trends.


2. What Kinds of Wholesale Fanny Packs Can You Buy from China?

  • Types of Fanny Pack

You can find all kinds of styles in China, such as:

Fashion & Novel Fanny Pack


Running Fanny Pack


Fanny Pack for Hiking & Travelling & Walking

  • Materials of Fanny Pack

The main materials are leather, PU, canvas, Nylon, and Neoprene.

The leather fanny pack is mostly used for luxury and its price is the most expensive. Most customers will not choose to purchase leather from China, but instead, choose PU materials that look like leather. The price of the PU fanny pack is about $2-4.

If you only consider the appearance, I suggest you choose the PU material, and then you can spread the cost on other accessories such as zippers and other high-quality accessories to improve the quality of your product.







The fanny pack made of canvas is more common in outdoor and sports such as mountain climbing and traveling. The price is about $1.5-3.

Nylon and Neoprene materials are very light and most suitable for sports. Their price is about $1-2.

Since the manufacturer considers the sweat problem in sports, the material of this fanny pack is usually waterproof.

  • Storage Capacity of Fanny Pack

Basically speaking, the size of the fanny pack is normally small, but there are also some customers who ask for oversized packs.

In the daily life, the size of the fanny pack has a great impact on your experience. If the pack is too big, you will carry a lot of heavy objects on you. While if your pack is too small, you won’t have the storage space that you need. I suggest that the capacity of your fanny pack should be as small as possible to meet the demand.


3. Tips for Customizing Your Fanny Pack in China

After reading the brief introduction above, maybe you have the right pack in your mind. But have you considered these questions?

You can import this fanny pack from China and so does your competitors.

The key point is:

  • How can you be more competitive?
  • How can your product be different from others?
  • How do you make your customers choose you?

Yes, the answer is that you need to customize your pockets. You can try the following aspects:

3.1 Customize your Logo

During customization, you can add your own logo. It can build your own brand image and increase customer loyalty. I’ve learned that there are several ways to personalize the logo of fanny pack. These are:

  • Screen Printing
  • Metal Plate
  • Embroidery

3.2 Add pockets; such as bottle pockets and cell phone pockets


3.3 Belt Length

You should pay attention to the belt part of your fanny pack. You must consider the maximum size required by your country’s customers.

Our experience tells us that the original belt size of the manufacturers in China is mainly based on the waist of the Chinese. So, you need to know the maximum size of the belt before you can import it. If you don’t have the right size, you need to customize the length of the belt.


3.4 Breathable mesh pad

When exercising or traveling outdoors, many people choose a breathable mesh pad instead of the ordinary nylon.


3.5 High-Quality Zipper

Sometimes, you will see two styles of the same fanny pack, but there will be a difference in the price of about $0.2. If you take a closer look at the zippers of these two bags, you will find that their zippers are different.

In this case, I suggest that you consider spending an additional $0.2 on the zipper. This is because the quality of the zipper directly determines the user’s experience. You should not want to receive bad reviews from your customers because of a poor-quality zipper.


In the case of customization, it often involves a minimum order quantity. Our supplier tells us that the minimum order quantity for a pack is about 300-500. For a variety of color styles, the quantities of one color should not be less than 100. In other words, when MOQ is 300, then you can only select up to three colors, while if the MOQ is 500, you can select up to 5 colors.

In general, the volume of a piece of goods is about 0.1 CBM. Based on this data, you can probably calculate the cost of shipping the goods at the time of import.

For more information about Freight Cost of the fanny pack, you can refer to this article that we wrote sometime back. 

4. Where Can You Find the Wholesale Fanny Pack Suppliers in China?

>On-line: Alibaba, Made-in-China

Alibaba and MIC are the two largest wholesale websites in China. You can find a lot of wholesale fanny pack suppliers on them.

Alibaba and Made in China

>Off-line: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Quanzhou Fujian, Yiwu Zhejiang, and Hebei.

Most of the manufacturers in these areas are famous for Luggage industry. Each area has their own features with different prices and quality. You can visit the manufacturers directly and have a tour of the factory to see the process of fanny packs. For more information about this part, please refer to our article about the Diaper Bags, Chapter 7.

>Exhibition: Well-Known Luggage Exhibition

Well-known exhibitions appeal to many wonderful suppliers. During the fair, you can find as many suppliers as you can and then go to the booth directly to talk about the quantity, price, sample, and so on…

The following are some of the well-known luggage exhibitions coming soon in China for your reference.

Name of ExhibitionsDate
Yiwu International Commodities FairOct. 21-25/2018
The China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)Oct. 31-Nov. 4/2018
BLSE Shanghai ExpoJuly. 10-12/2019

5. Tips for Finding Good Wholesale Fanny Pack Manufacturer in China

5.1 Understand where wholesale fanny pack manufacturers are located in China

If you want to buy a fanny pack from a real manufacturer and not a trading company, then you better understand where the Chinese fanny pack is located.

In my experience, factories that make a variety of packages are usually able to produce fanny packs. In China, such factories are mainly located in these cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Yiwu, Quanzhou, and Hebei. If you find the location of the supplier on Alibaba to be in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningbo, then the possibility of being a real factory is very low.

Generally speaking, the charges of the factory located in Shenzhen and Guangzhou will be higher than those in Yiwu and Quanzhou. Of course, the quality of these products and the management of the factory will be better.

Here is a short video about Yiwu International Trade Market, where you can find cheap wholesale fanny pack.

Yiwu International Trade Market, District 2 for Bags

5.2 Supplier’s responsibility is the key point for customizing fanny packs

If you want to customize, for example, add a logo, add pockets, or do it according to your design, then a responsible supplier is very important.

For example, if your first order is 500 or 1000 packages, and you let the supplier help you customize and modify many samples; irresponsible suppliers may feel that the order is small and troublesome, and then they will terminate the cooperation. This means that the time and money you spent before are very likely to be wasted and you have to find a new supplier to continue this project.


5.3 Make sure your supplier has good communication with you

For importers who want to customize fanny packs in China, nothing is more important than finding a timely and efficient supplier.


If you find a supplier with a lower quotation, but you discover that his response to emails is always slow and your questions are always answered late, then, I suggest that you change the supplier, even if his price is very good.

Because of the custom product projects, a supplier with poor communication skills will cause your custom projects to be delayed for a month or two, or even longer. So, you are likely to miss the best sales time.

Now, I want to know what you have comprehended:

Have you discovered how to find a quality supplier?

Have you learned how to import fanny pack from China?

Have you understood the details when customizing your wholesale fanny pack?


Feel free to leave your comments below and share your gains with us. We would like to know your confusions about the article and do our best to help you solve it.

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