Well it happened. I had to check the “30 or older” box on a form the other day. As of August I’m no longer classified as a “young adult”. I think that must be why the reason why I haven’t quite grasped the phenomenon of fanny packs and other 80’s inspired promo items that we sell. Okay, so I actually did have a fanny pack when I was growing up – when I was 8 – that I wore around the Disney theme parks while growing up on Orlando. But I wasn’t exactly a fashion icon in the ’80’s. Huge pink plastic glasses that nearly took up my entire face, frizzy hair hidden under a mountain of scrunchies, buck teeth, neon tube socks, and poor fashion sense. But at least I was practical. I mean, what’s not handy about nylon 6-compartment kangaroo pouch around your waist?
At some point over the years practicality seems to have grown into novelty though, and now fanny packs are back in full force! At least I think it’s a novelty thing. This retro stuff has been selling like hotcakes! Easily they are the most popular promotional item among fraternities and sororities, and even picking up steam among any companies looking to appeal to a younger demographic. You’ll be the coolest kid on the block and so will your customers that are wearing your swag – at least among the under 30 crowd!
So if the fanny pack is for you, for the budget conscious, how about item#10390865 with the single pocket? These come in one of the largest variety of colors among all the models too which comes in handy if you’re needing to incorporate the colors of your organization’s logo.
Need a middle-of-the-road price point? The 10391047 may be right for you. With this one you’re moving up in the world of practicality with 2 pockets.
For the deluxe model, you may like the 10391050 which has all kinds of pockets and compartments that are sure to accommodate just about every gadget and convenient item you could want to carry around your waist.
To make your retro theme more complete too, don’t forget that we have the neon sunglasses, aviators, slap bracelets, Rubix cubes, lunch boxes, and just about anything else you can think of!
If I can help with your next promotional project or help you come up with great product ideas to keep your company or organization relevant with the “in crowd”, please let me help! Meagan Clark meagan.clark (at) usimprints.com