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4 Minimal Slings Perfect for EDC
If you don’t need to carry a lot, you don’t need a big bag. Sling bags are a great option when more compact carry is called for. And if you really want to pare things back, these minimal slings are perfect for EDC…
Farer Design Dayfarer Sling (~US$85)
The Dayfarer Sling provides a well-considered balance of simplicity, versatility and durability. The clean design offers a useful range of pockets without becoming cluttered, while the sleek aesthetics look equally good in work and play environments. The tough and weatherproof build features PU-coated 1680D Ballistic Nylon, with multiple carry options letting you adapt on the go. Magnetic Fidlock buckles on the strap and flap make it easy and quick to adjust the bag’s position and access your gear. And at this price tag, it’s great value for money too.
Incase Sling Pack – Diamond Wire (US$129.95)
If urban-savvy street style, versatile portability and good organization are top of your carry checklist, consider the Incase Sling Pack. It’s made with eye-catching and water-resistant 70D Diamond Wire rip-stop nylon and can be worn over the shoulder or as a waist bag. Multiple pockets are on hand to organize items, including dedicated storage for up to a 13″ laptop or tablet and a quick-access concealed pocket on the strap.
côte&ciel Isarau Obsidian Sling (US$185)
côte&ciel’s flair for fashion-friendly functionality is in fine form with their Isarau Obsidian Sling. Inspired by traditional Japanese breastplate armor, the sling can be worn across the chest, back or around the waist. It’s made with water-repellent polyester and offers a chic aesthetic that can move from work to more casual settings. The main compartment fits a 9.7″ tablet, with a selection of interior and exterior pockets for organization.
Mission Workshop The Spar (US$220)
Need a sling that’s slim in profile, tough in build and adaptable to work, travel or play requirements? The Spar ticks all the boxes in ruggedly sleek style. The weatherproof sling comes in a choice of Dimension Polyant VX-07 diamond ripstop or black camo Multicam Cordura and is handmade in the USA with a lifetime warranty. The main compartment is usable in roll-top or flap-down format, with a magnetic Fidlock V-buckle for convenient one-handed access and closure. There’s also handy side zipper access to the main compartment for added ease of use. A microfleece-lined pocket stores up to a 10.5″ tablet, with a quick-access pocket for keeping items such as your phone at the ready. In addition there’s also a removable stability strap to keep the load stable on the go, making it easy to carry both on and off a bike.
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