- Buyer's Guide
We are proud and honored to introduce the Bedouin x Carryology Balian sling.
With this piece, we chose to not simply revamp one of the existing Bedouin products. We wanted to create something brand new, from the ground up. A piece that would push the Bedouin brand and the category of slings into a new sphere.
The Balian is designed to be beautiful and technical, rugged and plush, like the Bedouin tents of yesteryear. It will serve you well when the weather strikes and will be warm and luxurious to the touch.
And at 4.5L, it will carry your essentials and keep you agile in style.
Handmade in England in this ultra-limited release.We suspect Balian will vanish into the hazy Cairo air almost as quickly as it appeared. Good luck, fellow travelers.
You now have the exclusive first 24hr window to score one before anyone else, using the password 'BEDOUIN_24'.
Shipping and delivery:
USA 2-3 days
Europe 1-2 days
Rest of World 4-5 days (shipping via DPD)
Dimensions: 22.5, 36, 13 (in cm) / 8.8, 14.1, 5.1 (in inches)
Weight: 0.55kg / 1.2lbs
Exterior fabric: Dyneema composite, 170gsm (black)
Internal pocketing: Dyneema composite, 170gsm (black)
Backpanel: Italian top grain vegetable-tanned leather, rumbled for pebble texture.
Wing accents: Italian top grain vegetable-tanned leather, rumbled for pebble texture.
Zippers: YKK Aquaguard nylon coil, front 6mm double puller, 4mm back with fold down zip head.
Zipper pulls: Italian top grain vegetable-tanned leather
Buckles: 2 AustriAlpin Cobra frames, made from cast aluminium alloy, and 38mm Cobra with double tension.
Lining: cotton drill , printed in a railway arch Deptford, South London on the last 25m tables in London.
Print: signature ‘crank print’, with a decaying geometric framework interlaced with bicycle parts and curios in custom orange.
Webbing: 38mm 9 bar seatbelt webbing on main straps, 25mm ribbed webbing on tension straps.
Handmade in Somerset, England.
1 large expandable compartment with YKK Aquaguard zipper and storm flap
X3 Internal organizing pockets (Dyneema)
1 secret security pocket on backpanel (YKK Aquaguard zipper)
PALS webbing across face for external carry
Ambidextrous strap setup
Webbing loops for strap management
TIMELESS AND MINIMAL
You’ll find no excess in layers, pockets or bulk here. And smooth, sweeping lines to keep the silhouette simple, clean and timeless.
BEST-IN-CLASS WEATHER PROTECTION
Dyneema composite. All YKK AquaGuard zips. And a storm flap on the main compartment for extra peace of mind.
BUY IT FOR LIFE
Crafted with the ‘buy it for life’ philosophy, this is built by Bedouin's artisan team in the UK with fabrics and hardware that are time-tested, reliable and over-specified not to fail.
DYNEEMA X LEATHER
We opted for a selection of fabrics that a nomadic Bedouin turned Bladerunner might opt for in their tent’s exterior construction. Dyneema for the “outward” facing panels, for its weather resistance, unique look, and toughness.
And luscious vegetable-tanned top-grain Italian leather for the entire backpanel: beautiful, supple to touch, and a material that naturally shapes to the body over time. All while being tumbled to give a buttery pebbled texture and extra grip.
When you've got valuable things that need to be carried closer to body, a security pocket slashes across the backpanel to accomodate. Recessed and positioned high as not to rub, and finished with a YKK Aquaguard for extra protection against the elements.
HIGH VIS / INTERNAL POP
How could we not choose the signature Bedouin printed lining? Heavy-duty cotton drill fabric from the UK, printed by hand under a repurposed railway arch turned into art studio, on the last 25-meter-long printmaking table in all of London. The lining has their “crank print” design by artist Zeke Wade, with a decaying geometric framework interlaced with bicycle parts and curios. But it had to be Carryology, too. So we added a bright high-vis orange into the mix to make it easy for one to locate items via bold contrast in low light environments, making the pocket’s contents visually jump out of the mysterious all black exterior.
RADICALLY STRONG POCKETING
You'll find a touch more Dyneema inside the main compartment, as internal organization sleeves for small items. We chose Dyneema for these pockets so they would remain tight for eons, rather than stretching out within years.
Durability and a lifetime of use are pillars that Bedouin stands by, making AustriAlpin an easy choice for us. Utilizing the classic 38mm Cobra double tension buckle paired with two more Cobra frames for tensioning across the main compartment (and next level X-factor!).
CINCH OR EXPAND
And when you need to tighten your load or increase capacity, just a touch, the Balian adapts, thanks to some smart gusseting and two 25mm all-metal AustriAlpin Cobra Frames and ribbed webbing sourced within the EU.
The tension webbing also runs across the front face, stitched in a PALS format, to allow user’s to attach a carabiner or other accessories as they see fit.
Lifestyle photography by Oak and Ink