Waist packs are an important accessory to any wardrobe, especially when it comes to travel and outdoor activities. Waist packs are able to hold necessary items that come in handy on these trips without preoccupying your hands in the process. The first priority anyone has on a hiking trip or vacation is being able to walk with two free hands. No one wants to be left carrying all the baggage. Waist packs come in all kinds of shapes, styles and designs. They come in an array of materials from canvas to leather and range from basic models to having many features. Men, women and children of all ages will be able to find the perfect one since they are produced to occupy full a range of needs. The more expensive waist packs can be made waterproof and with greater compartmental space. Higher end packs are generally made with leather to ensure a long lasting pack while offering optimum protection.