About Us

At Gopacka, we believe in the philosophy that everyone deserves to quench their thirst for adventure with style. We also really just adore fanny packs. So, voila! **waves mystical wand** We introduce to our invention: The Canny Pack. It’s a choose-your-color fanny pack stacked with the chilling power of a cooler. Specially designed to fit your on-the-go lifestyle, our function-friendly fanny pack provides that little dose of everyday magic that helps you keep things cool while expressing your unique vibe. And we couldn’t be happier to share our awesome little invention with the world.

All for fanny packs and fanny packs for all! (That’s how the saying goes, right?)

The key elements…


Coming to you live from Oakland! Every item made at Gopacka is designed from scratch by our talented team of artists, product designers and architects. Committed to innovation, individuality and keeping life full of fun, we’re constantly coming up with original products that link form and function to enhance any kind of adventure.


Swap the heavy backpack baggage for a much cooler solution. The Canny Pack comes equipped with everything you need for your hustle mentality and fun-ctionality. This includes thermal insulation, a reusable gel ice pack, zippered pockets and card slots for your essentials, as well as room for your phone. An adjustable waistband ensures an easy comfortable fit, making the canny pack un-can-ily perfect for your next adventure.


While our aim is to make your world even better, we want to make sure that we’re doing our part in taking care of the world we’ve got. Passionate about environmental sustainability, our team is committed to using only eco-friendly packaging materials for our products, made from compostable cornstarch and recycled paper. We’ve got your back, Mother Earth <3


Cooler Story

David Sandoval started Gopacka because of his love of movies and fanny packs. (Really, this company was born from the love of film and small carrying pouches affectionately known as fanny packs). Untethered by social norms, Dave flaunted his fanny pack while rollerblading around as a film student at University of California at Santa Barbara in the early aughts. He was trying to be cool, or hoping maybe to be so uncool that he was cool, or something to that effect (jury is still out!)

Gopacka’s Original Canny Pack was created to solve a simple yet universal problem – how to effectively sneak a cold beverage into a movie theater. Gopacka founder, Dave Sandoval, found the fanny pack to be the perfect vessel for this task. Nobody ever thinks you are going to sneak beer in a fanny pack! After a decade of drinking lukewarm beer from his non-insulated fanny pack, Dave was inspired to create Gopacka’s flagship product, The Original Canny Pack.

*Please note, that despite its title, and its origin story, Gopacka’s Original Canny Pack, can be used for many experiences beyond sneaking beers into movie theaters.

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To Dave, the fanny pack has always been the superior carrying vessel, and his primary companion to movie watching. But forever, the fanny pack hasn’t gotten a fair shake. Especially when compared to fanny pack’s relatives – purses, backpacks, suitcases and duffle bags. The fanny pack has consistently underperformed–despite its perfect size, style and function. Even worse, the fanny pack has carried an association with tourists and “dad” style. At Gopacka, we are here to give the fanny pack the love and respect it deserves, and to share that love with everybody. We design fanny packs for everyone (including socks-with-sandals- kind-of-dads). Our hope is to bring next level design and inspiration to fanny packs and to create fanny packs for all.

“Please do not sneak beers into movie theaters”

- The Managment

The Pack Behind Gopacka

David Sandoval

Founder | CEO

While studying Film at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dave had a mind-blowing idea of using a fanny pack to sneak cold drinks into the movies. It soon became part of his daily routine, helping make sure that he always had something to quench his thirst. This habit continued throughout his adult life and, while working as an educator, he noticed that students would often lug around a giant backpack just to carry a lunch. From these experiences and observations, Dave decided that it was his dream and duty to share the glory of having a fanny pack that doubles as a cooler with the world.

Marina Christodouldies

Founder | Design Director

With a background in architecture and urban design, Marina sure knows how to build beautiful things. Approached with the unique product design challenge of making fanny packs even more functional, effectively store cold beverages and be fashionable.

With special mention…


Studio & Project Manager

Maude is Gopacka’s hammer. Under her leadership, Gopacka Fanny Packs maintains a high level degree of professionalism and rigor.


Chief Officer

Rose is Gopacka’s resident snack manager. She’s our most valuable team member in that she makes sure that we never miss a meal.