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Without extra pockets where would I put the epi pen, pepper spray, sunglasses, cell phone, roll of poop bags, pocket knife, tactical tissues, etc.?

W2r, when I see a fanny pack (and that is the polite name for them) on a dude I usually assume there is a decent size handgun in it. Most men would not otherwise be caught dead with one.
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W2r, when I see a fanny pack (and that is the polite name for them) on a dude I usually assume there is a decent size handgun in it. Most men would not otherwise be caught dead with one.
When I was working that was the ONLY reason I ever wore a fanny pack. The only thing in it was a 9mm Beretta. And that was only when I was in school because I didn't want to leave the weapon in the car.
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I have a few small backpacks and for a messenger bag too. The later is really a purse (it is a Pacsafe model) but it's canvas colored and kind of masculine looking. In the reviews on Amazon some ladies even referred to it as a purse but it was not marketed that way and uses male models.



Actually I find that the messenger bag hurt my back a bit. We were in Europe when I used it and maybe with water and all it was a little heavy. But I did not have decades of purse-weight-training under my belt.
We picked this one up at an Army & Navy Surplus outfit, and took it on a couple trips:



(Apologies for the fanny pack .....our passports are in there.....otherwise I never wear one.)
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When I was working that was the ONLY reason I ever wore a fanny pack. The only thing in it was a 9mm Beretta. And that was only when I was in school because I didn't want to leave the weapon in the car.

Only time I use one is when I am hiking and want to lug a full size revolver discreetly.
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Without extra pockets where would I put the epi pen, pepper spray, sunglasses, cell phone, roll of poop bags, pocket knife, tactical tissues, etc.?

W2r, when I see a fanny pack (and that is the polite name for them) on a dude I usually assume there is a decent size handgun in it. Most men would not otherwise be caught dead with one.
In Europe I have not seen fanny packs which are not considered good form.

On the hiking trail one might work but I prefer a backpack.
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W2r, when I see a fanny pack (and that is the polite name for them) on a dude I usually assume there is a decent size handgun in it. Most men would not otherwise be caught dead with one.
In this country. A female cow*rkers was an expat in the UK. As she learned after asking folks if they wanted to check out her new fanny pack, fanny denotes a different body part there.

I agree, I'd assume that he was packing.
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I carry a slightly smaller version of this bag in black. It, too, was marketed to men, as the best stuff generally is.

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I have a few small backpacks and for a messenger bag too. The later is really a purse (it is a Pacsafe model) but it's canvas colored and kind of masculine looking. In the reviews on Amazon some ladies even referred to it as a purse but it was not marketed that way and uses male models.



Actually I find that the messenger bag hurt my back a bit. We were in Europe when I used it and maybe with water and all it was a little heavy. But I did not have decades of purse-weight-training under my belt.
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You people carry around way too much stuff.
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A true sign of wealth is to not carry anything not even keys.

I guess I intrinsically feel poor
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I guess I intrinsically feel poor
when I go to the club in my golf cart all I carry is my phone - money is pretty useless there
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Cargo shorts are too tiring... Important as one ages. Except for cultural mores, would probably wear a skirt or kilt. 'Specially when it's warm.
Anyway, only difference between regular shorts and cargo shorts, is that instead of butt dialing, you thigh dial.

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Two extra pockets on your shorts are tiring?
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Two extra pockets on your shorts are tiring?
Hmmm... maybe it's just age, but when I ride my bike for any distance, the longer leg on the pants rubbing against the knees and all that extra material is irritating. For any kind of exercise, I much prefer short shorts.
Two extra pockets for what?
Anyway, based on what I saw in the Olympic opening ceremony, have decided that my biking costume will be short shorts, and a shirtless, well oiled upper body. Let style trump tradition.
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W2r, when I see a fanny pack (and that is the polite name for them) on a dude I usually assume there is a decent size handgun in it. Most men would not otherwise be caught dead with one.
When I was working that was the ONLY reason I ever wore a fanny pack. The only thing in it was a 9mm Beretta. And that was only when I was in school because I didn't want to leave the weapon in the car.
OMG, I had NO idea that anybody would carry something like that in their fanny pack.

Well, nobody can say this forum isn't educational....
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Hmmm... maybe it's just age, but when I ride my bike for any distance, the longer leg on the pants rubbing against the knees and all that extra material is irritating. For any kind of exercise, I much prefer short shorts.
I would never wear cargo shorts for exercise either (except maybe hiking), that's not what most people buy them for. Cargo shorts do come in different lengths, I like the 10" inseam, just above the knee.
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OMG, I had NO idea that anybody would carry something like that in their fanny pack.

Well, nobody can say this forum isn't educational....
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Actually, I like the term 5.11 shorts better, way more mocho.

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Small world - I went to dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in 10 years this week... She works for 5.11 and was dressed head to toe in their gear - even her purse was a concealed carry purse. (no fanny pack for her).

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I have a few small backpacks and for a messenger bag too. The later is really a purse (it is a Pacsafe model) but it's canvas colored and kind of masculine looking. In the reviews on Amazon some ladies even referred to it as a purse but it was not marketed that way and uses male models.



Actually I find that the messenger bag hurt my back a bit. We were in Europe when I used it and maybe with water and all it was a little heavy. But I did not have decades of purse-weight-training under my belt.
I have a much smaller version of this bag that I use as a purse (when I wear a purse)... It's about 10 years old and holding up nicely. I love the anti-theft features. But I often just carry my license & CC and car keys.... That's where the cargo style capri's come in.
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