Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Best Fanny Packs Of THON 2015

According to the unspoken rules of THON, breaking out the 90s fanny pack is a must. This weekend, fanny packs were resurrected from the dead and made to look “cool.” Some THONners really stepped it up, and here are some favorites of this year’s THON:

Classic Neon

Freshman 2015 171

A lot of fanny packs this weekend dawned the neon trend, but this one was particularly inspiring because it embraced the main draw of THON — the dancing. Although this fanny is slightly reserved, we couldn’t help but appreciate the bright color and impactful words.

Punny Fanny

Freshman 2015 175

What’s better than a little joke to fuel your sleep deprivation? Tame in its color, this fanny provides a nice pun to summarize the fun of wearing fannies and dancing ALL WEEKEND.


Freshman 2015 186 Freshman 2015 184

Sequins dominated the fanny pack trend at THON. Handmade, bejeweled packs were also common and allowed an air of originality for the wearer. Although they didn’t surpass the neon fanny in popularity, they are clearly becoming a close contender.


Freshman 2015 187

This was one of my favorites. It’s so original and the only fruit-themed fanny pack that I found. And what’s even better is that the watermelon fanny helps us to envision summer days full of sunshine, which are coming soon. Hopefully.

Flower Power

Freshman 2015 179

A spin on the neon fanny, these flower covered packs play into the boho trend that is taking the world by storm. Should we expect anything less than a matching flower headband?


Freshman 2015 183 Freshman 2015 185

There’s nothing better than a frog fanny. It even embraced the sequin trend that grew in popularity this weekend. And the unicorn fanny is even better, showing the fun and mystical feeling of THON.

Jammy Pack

Freshman 2015 181

That’s right. This is not only a fanny pack, but it also serves as a speaker. What could be better?! Definitely the winner of best fanny of the weekend.

Photos: Caitlyn Edgell

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Caitlyn Edgell

Caitlyn is a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, PA and is studying Political Science. She is also the Social Media Manager at Onward State. To contact Caitlyn, email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @caitlyn_edgell.

Follow on Another Platform
State College Links
Other posts by Caitlyn

MLK Events Encourage Students To Keep Moving Forward

This year’s events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. are more than a celebration of the civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments – they are a call to action for all Penn State students. The theme of the 31st year of events honoring MLK is Keep Moving Forward, and organizers encourage students to get involved by using the hashtag #takethenextstep to promote the campaign on social media.

A Guide To THON Special Interest Orgs

Dan + Shay Kick-Off 2015 Homecoming Week With Energetic Concert

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Downs No. 2 Iowa 23-14 In BJC Dual

The Nittany Lions kept their undefeated streak alive after beating the Hawkeyes Friday.

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Downs No. 2 Iowa 23-14 In BJC Dual

The Nittany Lions kept their undefeated streak alive after beating the Hawkeyes Friday.

Rose Bowl Road Trip: Two Penn Staters Take The Long Route To Pasadena

For Charlie Blenko and Abbey Foust, “The Grandaddy of Them All” was just the exclamation point to their road trip of a lifetime.

Penn State History Lesson: Alternative Original Campus Locations

Centre County was far from the first proposed location for the original Farmers’ High School.

Send this to a friend