Whether you call them belt bags, fanny packs, or waist bags, they’re back in style, and they’re anything but embarrassing. We simply couldn’t say no to this amazing ’90s trend that made our lives incredibly easy – after all, what’s not to like about them? They’re stylish, versatile, and oh-so-convenient to carry around wherever we go. Of course, the current rage that’s on just about everyone’s wishlist is the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. This best Lululemon dupe belt bag took the athleisure wear world by storm when it launched just over a year ago. Even today, it continues to be an absolute favorite and is their hottest-selling item.
Luckily, we also found a handful of other great Lululemon dupes. Not only did they feature roomy interiors and water-repellent fabric, but also they came with easy-to-access zipper pockets and handy, adjustable straps. Plus, they came in a whole lot of iconic Lulu colors! So, if you love the Lulu version so much that you want to buy more than one (like us!), then read this guide to the best dupe belt bags from the brand and how to go about choosing them.
City Adventurer Belt Bag 2.5L
We’re someone who carries a lot of stuff on us, which is why we loved the City Adventurer Belt Bag 2.5L. This gorgeous bag lives up to its name and is specifically designed to cater to the needs of people like us who are always out and about. Despite being available in just one size, 2.5L, its organizational qualities are excellent. Besides having lots of inner and outer pockets, it also boasts a practical yet simple design. Despite being available only in four colors, black, twilight rose, heritage camo, and trench, they’re all extremely versatile and pair well with a ton of outfits. Thanks to the adjustable strap, we were able to wear the bag comfortably high and low as we wanted. Finally, the bag is extremely durable, thanks to the 100% water-repelling polyester build. We’re sure it’ll last us years to come.
Did you know that the City Adventurer line also features in our list of the best Lululemon backpacks? Give it a read!
- The fabric is durable and water-repellent.
- The strap length can be easily adjusted.
- This bag is big enough and yet not bulky for everyday use.
- All color options are neutral.
Mini Belt Bag
Some of us carry only the bare minimum essentials on them, which is why we loved the Mini Belt Bag with a volume of just 0.7L. There are a lot of excellent things about this compact yet very capable bag. Firstly, it might be small, but it was spacious enough for our keys, cards, cash, and even our smartphone. We’re also huge fans of the water-repelling, 100% recycled polyester fabric, and the 100% polyester lining. Even though we’ve been using the bag only for a few months, it’s the kind we know that’ll last us years.
Besides the durability, this bag boasts excellent organization character. It has two compartments, including a main compartment with a small back pocket and a mesh internal pocket. The mesh pocket was ideal for stashing extra cash and our ID cards safely. And thanks to the adjustable strap, we were able to wear it in different ways. The best bit? It comes in eight eye-catching colors, including the atomic purple you see below that we absolutely loved.
- This bag comes with a highly comfortable adjustable strap.
- The fabric is water-repelling and durable.
- It’s a compact, lightweight, and small bag.
- It might be small for those who carry a lot of items on them.
Wunderlust Belt Bag 1.8L
It’s wunderlusting indeed with the Wunderlust Belt Bag, which allows us to keep our essentials close to us when we are on the go. For us, the best feature of this bag was the absolutely simple design. This bag is compact and contoured to hug our bodies for a seamless fit. Thanks to the adjustable strap, we were able to wear it over the shoulders or around our waists. It might be available in just one size, 1.8L, but it’s the best middle-of-the-road size for keeping all our essentials. The size is complemented by the organizational character, which includes a spacious interior, an external zip pocket for quick-access stuff, and a mesh inner pocket for cards and cash.
Just like its other siblings, this bag is water-repellent and is made from 100% recycled polyester, along with the same lining. And even though it comes in just two colors, black and the dark forest below, that’s what made me fall in love with it in the first place. We could mix and match this bag with many outfits, whether it was a dress or even matching sets from Lululemon! Considering its overall style, comfort, and size, this is one functional belt bag.
- This bag is contoured to hug our body comfortably.
- It’s made from durable recycled materials.
- The adjustable strap was comfortable and didn’t hurt our skin.
- The lack of color options might be off-putting for some.
Clean Lines Belt Bag 2L
Sometimes, just sometimes, bigger is better. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll definitely love the Clean Lines Belt Bag 2L. This minimalistic product from Lulu is all about organization, and that’s evident by the sheer number of pockets it has. Firstly, the main inner compartment is very spacious, making it perfect to stash all our essentials on the go. What’s more, there’s even an inner mesh pocket, which comes along with a key loop. We found it very useful to not have to rummage around for our keys when we needed them. Plus, the mesh pocket was perfect for stashing our cash and cards. But that’s not all. There’s even another zippered pocket on the outside that can store smaller essentials such as travel-size sunscreens and lip balms.
“This is one of the best small belt bags I’ve used. Not just that, but it has tons of compartments without looking bulky.”WOW Travel
Even though the bag comes in just one size, the 2L size is just right. Plus, we had three different colors to choose from: grey sage, black, and white opal, which was our favorite, as you can see pictured below. Finally, the Clean Lines bag can be worn in two different ways due to the adjustable strap.
- It’s an excellent choice for travelers like us.
- The many pockets helped us keep things organized.
- The material of the bag is water-resistant.
- There are only neutral shades.
All Night Festival Bag Micro
Do you head to a lot of festivals? Then this All Night Festival Bag Micro will be with you wherever you go, and trust us when we say that your adventure will be much more enjoyable! While it’s the smaller version of the same bag, we love the convenience it offers. Just like its larger sibling, this mini bag comes with excellent compartments that are very easy to access. Aside from the spacious main compartment, there are many smaller compartments for keeping smaller travel essentials. And since we’re the organizational kind, we’re able to keep everything organized to the T.
What’s more, this unisex crossbody bag comes in four offbeat colors, including the gorgeous twilight rose variant that you see below. Not only is it a classic color, but it’s also very versatile to be worn with outfits and ensembles of all different colors. Finally, we loved how easy it was to adjust the shoulder strap so we could wear it in two different ways. That’s why it’s one of the best Lululemon mini bags for travel.
Abby B Reviewing has a lot of good things to say about this bag – see this detailed YouTube video review.
- The fabric is water-repellent.
- There are many pockets for keeping our things organized.
- Thanks to the wide opening, we could access our stuff easily.
- People with broad shoulders might find the strap short.
Everywhere Belt Bag
This is where Lululemon’s athleisure wear journey kicked off – with the Everywhere Belt Bag 1L. One of the most versatile choices from Lulu, this bag, as is evident from the name, can be worn everywhere – quite literally. We’ve worn it to parks, coffee shops, grocery stores, and even music festivals! Its simple design is what allows it to be the ideal companion for practically any outing or adventure. What’s more, it’s available in 13 amazing colors. In the image below, you can see the true navy hue, while the image at the bottom is the bag we bought, the classic white-black color combination.
Going further, this highly functional bag features a 100% nylon body and 100% recycled polyester mesh and lining, which prevent it from getting wet. We also love the spacious interior as well as the exterior zip pocket, where we can keep quick-access items for accessing them easily. But what surprised us was the main compartment, which was bigger than expected and could accommodate everything from our sunscreen to perfume besides our wallet. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the all-time favorite belt bags from Lululemon.
Amanda of Strawberry Chic reviews this bag on her blog in this detailed written review.
- It has many color options.
- Adjusting the fit is very easy, thanks to the elastic loops.
- This is a versatile bag that can be worn by anyone anywhere, hence the name.
- None, really.
How To Choose The Best Lululemon Dupe Belt Bags?
One of the first things we checked out while purchasing fanny bags or belt bags was the material. Most of Lulu’s dupe bags have the same combination – a 100% nylon or polyester body with a 100% recycled polyester lining. It’s this combination that renders the bag waterproof. The best bit is that despite the material being the same, the bags come in a riot of different colors under the sun. This is evident by the sheer number of options we had for each and every Lulu dupe bag.
Some belt bags are more casual, while some are more dressier than others. Do you want to make a stylish statement? Do you want to bring a bag on your hike? Or do you need a belt bag for travel? Lulu has a bag for every kind of activity. The most versatile belt bags have an ample number of pockets and still look elevated for being on the go. At the same time, they’re sleek and not bulky, as they shouldn’t appear as the traditional idea of how fanny bags look.
Belt bags range across sizes, even the same Lulu dupes. For instance, this list has Lulu bags ranging from 0.7L to 2.5L, with a range of different-sized options in the middle. We considered how much stuff we wanted to carry before zeroing in on a choice.
Finally, we come to the organization factor of the bags. Since we always have lots of small valuable items to keep on us, we chose belt bags with multiple pockets. While some bags have more small pockets, others have external zippered pockets for quick access. So, consider your needs before going for a bag.
What is so great about the Lululemon belt bag?
Every Lulu belt bag is lightweight and compact and has many pockets throughout. What’s more, they even come with hidden pockets, inner mesh ones, and external pockets for storage, creating optimal space.
What is the most popular Lululemon belt bag color?
Earlier, the standard black Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag was popular. But ever since the brand dropped color options, there’s no popular color, and all sell like hotcakes.
What is the best alternative to the Lululemon fanny pack?
Our pick is the All Night Festival Bag Micro. It’s closest in design to the Everywhere belt bag and still has a quality of its own.
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