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 Sling from Dayfarer is a well-organized, techy crossbody sling bag boasting solid materials and enough space for modern tech essentials.
Trakke make some of the most understated and thoughtfully conceived daily carry products. This bum bag is no exception.
The Travel Sling from Aer is a stylish, well made daily sling that fits up to a 13" laptop.
The Pioneer from North St. is an exceptional little fanny pack/sling bag made with classic bag making techniques by hand in Portland, Oregon.
The Transit Sling from Heimplanet is a smaller daily sling bag made with an interesting and nice feeling outer material.