I use a "fanny pack" 99% of the time; carry it like a purse; attach it to my middle when grocery shopping. This is the second one I've purchased from Overstock.com. While I'd call the color slightly on the yellow side of beige, is truly is the color that appears in the picture. Very functional, and I particularly like the cell phone holder. Lots of compartments too. Well made and a good deal. And it's hard to find any color but black in the stores nearby, so I appreciate the variety.