We all know that Lululemon belt bag — the one that seems to sell out as soon as it's back in stock. In fact, just last week the Everywhere Belt Bag was re-stocked only to pretty much sell out almost immediately.
Because of its popularity, this bag has been the muse for many dupes cropping up across online retailers, but something about the Lululemon original has people constantly checking back for the beloved crossbody.
While the original is well designed — I'd argue the Everywhere Belt Bag Large is even better. Whether you're wearing the belt bag as a statement piece or purely for function, it's clear this larger version is just as good as, if not better than, the original.
I first purchased the Everywhere Belt Bag Large primarily for storing all of my essentials on long dog walks, but as time has gone on, I've found myself reaching for the bag more and more.
Designed for those on the go, this bag is thoughtfully structured to keep your dog-walking or afternoon-shopping essentials organized. Water repellant material with organized compartments, this belt bag can fit everything from your keys and wallet to your phone and sunglasses.
Sharing the shape of the original Everywhere Bag, this large iteration has an extra litre of space so you won't have any trouble fitting all your necessities in it. The zippered pockets are easy to open with a slip pocket to store your phone. As this is the larger bag, the strap (when fully extended) is 53" meaning it can easily be worn as a fanny pack or a cross-body bag.
While I was skeptical initially — this bag has quickly become a part of my every-day rotation. The slip pocket perfectly fits my phone and keys. My wallet can seamlessly fit in the larger, front pocket alongside a tennis ball and my dog's favourite treats.
If we aren't going for a long walk or to the park, I find myself swapping out my dog-walk essentials for my wallet and sunglasses.
I'm surprised at how often I find myself grabbing this belt bag: to do the grocery run, meet friends for happy hour or for a yoga class in the studio. The perfect size to fit all of your essentials, this bag is the answer to running every-day errands. Plus, it makes carrying grocery bags a breeze if you wear it cross body.
Another of my favourite features? The 53" adjustable strap. I prefer to wear this bag cross-body for ease and the strap is long enough to suit curvier figures without appearing too short on the body. Plus, the pockets are easily accessible (and secure!) no matter how you're wearing it.
What others are saying
With the popularity of the original Everywhere Bag, it's no surprise that the larger version is also very popular among Lululemon enthusiasts — some even prefer it to its smaller counterpart.
"Finally Lululemon released a bigger size. This is a game changer. I was a fan of the original Everywhere Belt Bag but it was so hard to pack and I could never bring as many things as I wanted/needed," one shopper said. "This is absolutely perfect!"
"Perfect size that fits everything. Compact and looks great with every outfit. I have the smaller bag as well but I prefer the larger size," adds another.
Another reason to love the Everywhere Bag Large? It fits items that traditionally don't suit belt bags.
"I love the size of this belt bag. It fits my wallet, phone, plus a water bottle! Definitely more functional than the regular size. It's great for longer hikes. Please make the large version in more colours!" requests one reviewer.
"Best bag as a new mom! I can fit a couple of diapers, wipes, my phone and wallet — all of the essentials. So happy with the larger size," adds another.
If you're in the market for a new belt bag and need one that carries all of the essentials regardless of the day's plans, the Everywhere Belt Bag Large is one bag you'll want to check out. While some reviewers had concerns around the adjustable strap, most applauded the inclusive, extended sizing and versatility of the style.
For me, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of space in this bag and how often I find myself reaching for it over my other bags.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.