Getting a taste of nature is a daily mission of yours, often done alone, but you never pack heavy because you're not often gone long. The North Face Kanga 3.5L Pack is pretty nifty if you're just popping down into the arroyo behind your house in hopes of glimpsing javelinas or a wildcat. There's a perfect amount of room to stash your camera and a bottle of water, and the durable nylon will stand up to encounters with cactus or rock scrambling.
Fanny pack for short hikes, travel, or every day use around town
3.5L volume just enough for the essentials
Durable nylon withstands years of use and abuse
Adjustable waist strap lets you find the perfect fit
Men - embrace the purse
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this as a side carry bag (you know how the kids wear fanny packs) I decided to embrace that trend and am really happy with it. I can carry my note book, Patagonia bamboo "silverware", daily essentials, my reusable straw, handkerchief, so many different things! and it looks freaking awesome! I don't know why I didn't embrace this sooner.