Bellroy Sling Review

My favorite entry-level sling, Bellroy’s Sling is thoughtfully conceived and built with delightful, rugged materials. But it’s the simplicity of this bag that keeps me coming back to it.


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

The woven polyester is the same as their "Shift" backpack (which I love).

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Bellroy does good work. This sling is an excellent example of a "simple" sling with a surprising amount of features.

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

I love that I can get into anything on this bag from the outside.

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Some may want more little nooks inside. I prefer openness for my pouches and chunky everyday goods in a sling.

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Thin strap, but it's made from that smooth nylon. Love the magnet to clip in-out of the bag. Though you may need to study it a bit to figure out how you'll use it.

Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

I think it's a very stylish bag for many of us who'd love to try using a sling.

Bellroy Sling Several little spots to segment your daily gear. Key clip, soft-lined pouch for glasses, etc. 

Several little spots to segment your daily gear. Key clip, soft-lined pouch for glasses, etc. 

Bellroy Sling Expansion and contraction to fit your load. Expandable gusset is very thoughtfully designed; it works without you having to think about it. 

Expansion and contraction to fit your load. Expandable gusset is very thoughtfully designed; it works without you having to think about it. 

Bellroy Sling Surprising amount of space for how small this thing can look on the body. Mirrorless cameras with small/pancake lenses will likely fit, for example. 

Surprising amount of space for how small this thing can look on the body. Mirrorless cameras with small/pancake lenses will likely fit, for example. 

Bellroy Sling Carry on the body 3 different ways. (I bet you could think of a couple more if you got really creative)

Carry on the body 3 different ways. (I bet you could think of a couple more if you got really creative)

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