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The 11 Best Sling Bags for Everyday Carry (EDC)
Whatever they’re called in your neck of the woods: fanny packs, waist bags, crossbody bags and, of course, sling bags, these over-one-shoulder heroes are essential to any everyday carry (EDC) setup.
Carrying too much for your pockets to handle but not enough to merit a backpack? Sling bags find that sweet middle ground. Roomy enough to hold day-to-day essentials, while still maintaining a compact, easily portable form. Many also offer flexible carry options: sling them across your chest, back, or around your hips; keeping gear easily accessible when you need it and out of the way when you don’t.
And so they’re our go-to choice when we’re carrying light. Think phone, wallet, snacks, camera and a light jacket. They’re even handy as your ‘day trip’ bag for travel.
But which sling bags are worthy of your carry quiver?
Well, these 11 options are tried and tested, and solid recommendations for all budgets and styles.
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