A full-size fanny pack from Frost River with plenty of capacity to wear around the waist and keep contents handy. We've adapted the design of our travel kit to work as a hands-free waist pack.


The WestEnder offers a spacious main compartment as well as a belt strap with enough length to use the pack as a crossbody bag. Solid Brass G-hook Made special just for the Frost River Hip Haulers, the solid brass G Hook offers easy on and off capability. Built from our heavyweight 18oz canvas, it's made to last and has our solid brass G-hook for quick sizing adjustments and easy on and off a waist. The belt strap is long enough for most to wear across the chest and twin zipper slides provide access options.

Features & Specifications


SIZE: 9.5in W x 5.5in H x 4in D.

WEIGHT: 0.35lbs

BELT LENGTH: 42in L (adjusts to size smaller).


When you invest in a Frost River made-in-the USA item, you’re not just getting gear that’s handcrafted and locally-made, you’re getting a piece made with intent. 
  • Lifetime Guarantee and robust repair program to keep your Frost River gear going for years to come.
  • Premium Materials sourced from businesses that have sustainability in mind.
  • Solar-Powered Manufacturing facility allowing us to craft Frost River goods with clean, renewable energy.
  • Investments in Technology that ensure the highest yield of our materials is consumed.
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    Duluth, Minnesota

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The WestEnder is the larger sibling to The HillSider Hip Pack. The HillSider is smaller, slimmer and lighter weight. Superiorly made in Duluth's West End, the Lincoln Park Craft District. It'll fit all of the essentials and all of the goods you pick up 'round the neighborhood.


SIZE: 9.5in W x 5.5in H x 4in D.

WEIGHT: 0.35lbs

BELT LENGTH: 42in L (adjusts to size smaller).


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
WestEnder Waist Pack

What a joy to open the package new, very high quality pack made of canvas, buckle is premium, stitching is solid, plenty of room, Frost River puts true craftsmanship in all their goods!

Eamon Fahey
Best Waistpack I Could Find, but

But I just wish it was larger!
I hope you guys make a “jumbo” version someday - if so, y’all should consider adding a knife-loop on the outside, or add a MOLLE type strap slots into the canvas belt. I would also like a smaller interior liner-pocket in the large compartment for chapstick + eye drops + 6 “pocket comb. It would be nice to separate these items from wallet/keys to keep toiletries more “sanitary”.

I enjoy the simplicity of the brass hook, and absolutely love the large zippers.

The canvas belt is high quality (like everything else), but I sometimes have trouble adjusting the
length because of too much friction. I love that it feels so secure, but I find that in order to adjust it I must take the whole pack off and use two-hands to adjust the size. So it would be nice if this action was smoother somehow, and could be done while the belt was still wrapped around my body.

Nitpicking here:
For example, while wearing a larger coat: this covers up the upper portion of the pack, so my line of sight to the adjustment buckle is covered up. My idea would be to make a belt with less friction, that could be readjusted more intuitively without really needing to be able to see it , or need to take it off the body.

Thanks FR for a sweet pack!

Magnus Antemark
Dog walking bag!

This is my go to bag for long walks with the dog. Will hold all the snacks, sunglasses, keys etc while sitting comfortably and out of the way on the hip or at the small of my back. The quality is, as always, bar none! 👌🏻

sam s
WestEnder Waist Pack

I love this item and all other Frost River products I've gotten! I look forward to having them with me for a lifetime's worth of adventures

Great waist pack

Very happy with the pack. Quality is top notch and should last several life times. I was surprised thou,at the matte greenish color of the canvas. Pictures and catalog it appears tan to me. Just a heads up to buyers that color matters .