The Best Clear Backpacks and Fanny Packs To Get You Through Festival Security

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* New festival, stadium and concert guidelines request clear bags from patrons
* Choosing a clear bag doesn’t mean sacrificing style
* These seven bags give you different style and size choices

With the first Coachella weekend fast approaching, it’s time to finish adding those final touches to your outfit. However, you may be more focused on color-coordination and body art than what new, stricter festival security guidelines dictate. It’s not just festivals that are setting tighter security guidelines either. After the tragedy that took place in Manchester, Ariana Grande has made clear bags a must for her Sweetner world tour.

The NFL is also adopting the policy, instituting a clear bag rule for all of its 2019 London games. Clear bags not only ensure everyone’s safety, but they also make getting through security and heading straight for the action a lot quicker. SPY is here to ensure that these new security measures don’t cramp your style, and we’ve found seven diverse, festival friendly carrier options for you to choose from.

1. Clear Bag NFL & PGA Stadium Approved

An Amazon #1 bestseller in Travel Tote Bags, this clear plastic shoulder bag meets the guidelines for NFL stadiums and PGA events, as well as many of the guidelines now imposed on casinos, concerts and college stadiums. It’s large enough to hold essentials like sunscreen, cameras and wallets, while not being too big that it becomes cumbersome.

Clear Tote Bag


2. Clear Stadium Bag Drawstring Backpacks

If you prefer a backpack style, these clear plastic drawstring backpacks will not only get you through security quickly, but are also heat-sealed, making them waterproof. Each bag is 15″ × 17″, which comes in handy for long festival days, as you can store anything from towels and sunscreen to power banks and a change of clothes.

Clear Stadium Drawstring Backpack


3. Clear Backpack With Reinforced Straps

If you’re looking for something that will last you more than one Coachella weekend, this clear backpack with reinforced straps is for you. The straps are also padded for long-term comfort, and it includes a front zipper pocket for organizational purposes. For the outer straps and lining, you can choose between a variety of colors, including pink, blue and grey.


Clear Backpack


4. AmazonBasics School Backpack – Clear

While this clear backpack is unfortunately not stadium approved, it works great for festivals and concerts, as well as everyday use for quickly finding what you need. In addition to being made of waterproof PVC plastic, this backpack is also outfitted with a mesh organizer front pocket for added storage, and side pockets for water bottles.

AmazonBasics Clear Backpack


5. Clear PVC Sling Bag

This cross-body bag securely fastens with a durable clip, and its complete transparency will get you through security quickly and efficiently. The shoulder strap is adjustable, so you can make modifications to ensure you have the ideal fit, forget you’re wearing it, and focus on having fun.

Clear PVC Shoulder Bag


6. Hoxis Clear Vintage Satchel Backpack 

Not only is it stadium, festival and concert approved for its transparency, but it’s also a stylish, understated classic satchel. Made with waterproof vinyl, it’s easy to clear out if it gets dirty, and you can choose between a cross-body bag and a two strap backpack for a variety of wearing options.

Clear Cross Body Satchel


7. Clear Fanny Pack

If you don’t need all the room a tote, backpack or satchel provide, a fanny pack is a great alternative, an ideal size to hold the essentials and keep them easy to access. With two zippered pockets for quick organization, this pack is ready for that festival Instagram.

Clear Fanny Pack


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