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 Everyday Sling from Peak Designs is a truly innovative, functional and delightful little sling with an insane number of thoughtful features for the size.
The Day Sling from Aer is a stylish smaller sling with a bunch of organization for minimal daily carry.
The Tech Sling from Aer boasts a solid amount of organization and space for loose gear. Features a space for a 13" laptop.
The Transit Sling from Heimplanet is a smaller daily sling bag made with an interesting and nice feeling outer material.
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.