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.
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Pioneer from North St. is an exceptional little fanny pack/sling bag made with classic bag making techniques by hand in Portland, Oregon.
Trakke make some of the most understated and thoughtfully conceived daily carry products. This bum bag is no exception.
The Bataan is a simple 3L fanny pack that comes in vibrant colors chosen by the person who sews your bag together. Simple, functional, made with high quality remnant materials.
The Everyday Sling from Peak Designs is a truly innovative, functional and delightful little sling with an insane number of thoughtful features for the size.
A very sturdy and functional sling for a very affordable price, the Metromonger sling from Greenroom 136 is one every sling-person needs to know about