Spacious, Ethical

When backpacks are too much and purses too small, a fanny pack is your call! And for color and ethical approaches, a Cotopaxi fanny pack stands out.

With the long name, Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack, gear up with a sizeable 3 liters of storage. Del Dia refers to the fabric they have on hand that day, which means something unique.

This hip hugger, made from random designs taken from recycled materials, is colorful too. Bonus, you also help Cotopaxi’s global sustainable initiatives when you get one.

Wear it as a crossbody fanny pack while cycling or to a party.

Use it on your next journey to the summit of your most-loved mountain.

Pretty versatile? But is it for you?

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

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    Made with eco-friendly materials
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    Every Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack’s colorway is unique
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    Clean stitching
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    Two zipper pulls for easy open/close function
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    With elastic pen holder, with a key ring on entrance for quick slide in-out
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    Have elastic keepers to secure any excess strap
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    It can work as a sling bag

Things we don't like:

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  • check-markNot waterproof
  • check-markNo zipped back pocket for more security
  • check-markThe back section could use some mesh padding for a more comfy fit

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Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia

Sustainability Made Crazy Colorful

Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack has a front zip with a couple of zipper pulls. Meaning you don’t need to zip/unzip it all the way, and you can use it as a crossbody fanny pack. This hip-hugger comes with two mesh pockets inside, where it’s best to put your wallet and cards.

Notice that on the topmost part inside of this Cotopaxi fanny pack, there are two pen holders made of a garter. It’s easier to access with keyrings in place. So there’s no need to use both hands to slip in your pen and your mini flashlight. Even the print-screen branding is well-done, not even a single patch of ink sticking out.

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The Cotopaxi Bataan is a very comfortable and colorful fanny pack. High quality yet sustainable materials make this pack a favorite.

The Cotopaxi Bataan is a very comfortable and colorful fanny pack. High quality yet sustainable materials make this pack a favorite.

For you all music lovers out there! There’s another edge that this crossbody fanny pack from Cotopaxi is missing. Earphone hole. Listen to your favorite artists on the go when you get Sportsnew Fanny Pack, Waterfly Fanny Pack, or Maxtop Fanny Pack.

Each belt bag by Del Dia is the signature of its maker. They get to choose the colors they’ll use from the main fabric, down the zipper pulls and threads. You can look forward to a color-rich belt bag. Yet, it’s a little tricky since you might end up with a hip hugger that doesn’t suit your taste of colors.

Bataan Del Dia uses a 3-pronged buckle. It keeps your Cotopaxi fanny pack in place, whether it’s on your side, front or back. Slip it to lock and click the sides to unlock. Simple.

You can also adjust the strap if you want to change your Bataan belt bag into a crossbody fanny pack or sling bag. And there are elastic keepers where you can hide any excess strap, so they’re not dangling your way.

Specs & Features

  • Dimension: 11 x 5.5 x 3 inches
  • Can carry 3 liters
  • Made of repurposed nylon shell fabric
  • Weighing 4 ounces heavy
  • Adjustable hip strap locked with 3-pronged buckle
  • With two mesh pockets inside
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What is this good for?

You can use your Cotopaxi Bataan 3L Fanny Pack on your daily runabouts instead of a purse or a bag. Which means you can still carry your valuables hands-free. It’s ideal for your daily shenanigans, whether it’s a morning walk in the park or you’re running errands.

This belt bag from Cotopaxi can also go head-on with your quick hikes. Sneak in your GoPro, a little drink and a granola bar, your precious keys, and a few bucks. You’ll still have room left in your crossbody fanny pack for your phone and selfie stick!

But remember that this Cotopaxi fanny pack lacks security. It doesn’t have a zippered back pocket like what you’ll see in Maxtop Fanny Pack and Sportsnew Fanny Pack. It’s a perk you’ll enjoy if keeping your valuable items away from thieves’ reach is your priority. If you’re maneuvering your way in a crowded tourist spot, you might want to opt for a more secure hip hugger.

Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack also doesn’t have a mesh-padded back. For a more comfortable fit, you might want to spend some time checking out the Waterfly Fanny Pack. 

Bataan Del Dia crossbody fanny pack gives you enough space to stack your valuables. Plus, sneak in some snacks for later. Want a smaller belt bag you can use for pharmacy and grocery runs? Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack and Herschel Supply Co. Fourteen Waist Pack can gear up 1 liter, enough for your phone and wallet.

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Quality

Each Cotopaxi fanny pack is hand-made by a creative and hard-working Filipino worker. The hip strap is lengthy, although a bit thin. But it’s balanced by the meticulous stitching in each section of your hip hugger. See it from the fabric down to the straps, threads, and buckles.

The materials used are eco-friendly, which tends to be more durable and cost-effective. Ripstop nylon fabric is usually for outdoor equipment. It’s well-loved for its durability.

It is due to the crosshatch pattern. Thicker threads are interwoven and lock thinner fibrils in place. It also keeps any tear within its square, preventing it from running longer.

But remember that even though ripstop nylon has a few water-resistant properties, it’s not waterproof. It can only withstand light sprinkles. See how air-tight YETI Sidekick Dry Gear Case is. It’s one of the best (if not the best) waterproof crossbody fanny packs for water-related escapades. Sealed by magnets and made with a Dryhide shell that stays wet-free for up to 3 hours. Be warned that this will need around twenty more bucks out of your budget.

Bataan Del Dia crossbody fanny pack is a little pricey for around $30. It lacks lots of features (like headset hole, mesh padding on the back). But considering its stylish look, build, and the good you extend to others when you get one, it’s worth it. Especially true if you’re a self-proclaimed eco-warrior!

With that said, this hip bag by Cotopaxi isn’t the most durable and outdoor-perfect. But it’s a well-crafted crossbody fanny pack ready to face your slightly demanding activities.

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The Company

Cotopaxi kicked off in 2014 at Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s Davis Smith’s brainchild with a vision of a better world, offering outdoor gear and clothing while embodying a solid commitment to sustainability.

Cotopaxi provides high-quality products for adventure lovers while improving lives. All its social projects run through a part of their profit.

Production of Cotopaxi items happens in developing countries. The company gives a decent and stable source of income to the locals.

They also use repurposed materials as much as possible. Cotopaxi is Climate Neutral Certified, from their production to shipping.

The same sustainability mission runs Patagonia. With an extra option to trade in your old Patagonia items. In return, you’ll get credits that you can use when you buy a Patagonia item next time.

In short, Cotopaxi is one of the most famous and trusted gear companies in the world. They are well-known for both their high-grade products and the heart behind them.

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Things we like:

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    Made with eco-friendly materials
  • check-mark
    Every Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack’s colorway is unique
  • check-mark
    Clean stitching
  • check-mark
    Two zipper pulls for easy open/close function
  • check-mark
    With elastic pen holder, with a key ring on entrance for quick slide in-out
  • check-mark
    Have elastic keepers to secure any excess strap
  • check-mark
    It can work as a sling bag

Things we don't like:

  • check-markYou might get a fanny pack with a color scheme you don't like
  • check-markNot waterproof
  • check-markNo zipped back pocket for more security
  • check-markThe back section could use some mesh padding for a more comfy fit
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Is the Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack waterproof?

The Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Pack wasn’t designed to be waterproof. Although, you’ll notice that the top lid of this three-liter crossbody fanny pack is laminated. It helps keep your essentials dry on a (real lightly) drizzling day. Bataan Del Dia is crafted using recycled ripstop nylon fabric, which has a little water-resistant property. But you can’t rely on it during heavy pour downs.

Is Cotopaxi a great brand?

YES.

Expect that Cotopaxi products are always high-quality. But beyond the top-notch apparel and outdoor gear, the company is more than determined to alleviate poverty and rejuvenate the planet.

Cotopaxi has been saving lives and nature since 2014. Not only do they provide livelihood means to the poorest of the poor section, but every purchase made with Cotopaxi also has a percentage that goes to community-focused development programs, whether it’s health or education-related.

They are also Climate Neutral Certified. Meaning Cotopaxi has gone through drastic efforts to lower their carbon footprint and going the extra mile to eliminate unrecyclable plastic use by 2022.

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