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CYCOP’s DaySling Just Got Better
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This week’s selection: CYCOP and their DaySling 2.0.
Want to pare down your carry while enjoying fast access? A sling bag is a solid choice. But what about the times when you do need to carry more? And what if that sunny morning you stepped out in has now switched to cloudy skies threatening to bucket down on your bag? And hey, now that you mention it, that shifty-looking character might be taking a little too much interest in your gear. What if you could have a sling that helped you out in all these situations? Well, you can. And it’s called the CYCOP DaySling 2.0.
Slinging into action
Need to zip between appointments? Legging it for the bus or train? The streamlined, compact design of the DaySling 2.0 lends itself well to active use. But CYCOP takes things further with two models that embrace life on the move and the inherent unpredictability that comes with it. The DaySling 2.0 Pro is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) blended into a nylon ripstop. Not only is this material super strong and water-repellent, it’s also abrasion resistant and cutproof. So you’ve got a secret weapon against sneaky opportunistic thieves.
Hitting the water on a boat ride or want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your gear is safe even in a torrential downpour? Look to the waterproof DaySling 2.0 Explorer. The Explorer is made with non-toxic tarpaulin PVC that will keep rain, snow, spilled drinks and more at bay from your precious kit.
It’s all about the layers
One of the main draws of sling bags is the promise of ready access. But not all slings excel in this department. The DaySling 2.0 isn’t one of those bags. There’s no chuck-it-all-in-and-hope-for-the-best approach here. Instead, considered organization so you can quickly and easily reach gear on the fly. How does it do it? A system of layers to sort your gear for maximum efficiency. At the front is the EXO layer, which gives you the option to increase the bag’s volume from 6L to 13L. This expandable compartment is great for those times when you need to carry larger loads but cinches down to maintain the bag’s slim silhouette when you don’t.
Next we get to the CORE layer. This is the main compartment and packs in a variety of internal pockets, positioned to keep items visible at a glance and easily accessible. The wide opening allows for quick on-body access, while helping to keep the contents private from prying eyes.
The PRO layer takes care of your tech, with space for up to a 10″ tech device. You’ll also find a zippered pocket in here for valuables such as a passport. Plus with cable passthrough functionality you can conveniently and tidily charge tech on the go.
Lastly, the STEALTH layer. Subtle and quiet, you won’t find any zips or buttons here. Rather, a fast and simple magnetic closure makes access a snap, getting you to quick-access items in a jiffy. And speaking of magnetic, the DaySling 2.0 even includes magnetic straps that secure with Fidlock buckles. Ideal for externally attaching bulkier items such as outer layers, gear that’s too long to fit in the bag, or simply items you want at the ready.
A great fit for you and your lifestyle
The benefits of the DaySling 2.0 extend beyond its tough build and well-considered organization. Want to wear the bag across your back? No problem. How about across the chest for some extra gear security in crowds? Sure thing. Maybe slung over a shoulder? Yep, you can do that too.
The flexible portability allows the bag to fit your needs and preferences. And with its reversible shoulder strap you can set it up for left or right-shouldered use. Even better? The shoulder strap rotates for an improved fit to suit your body.
Since you never know what you might be doing from one day to the next, it makes sense to have a bag that adjusts to accommodate your changing needs. And that’s what the CYCOP DaySling 2.0 is. A bag designed for daily use, wherever that day takes you. Perhaps on a work commute with essentials. Maybe stashing your travel supplies for carry-on use or a day of sightseeing. Or simply roaming about town in your free time. If you want to get in on the action, head over to CYCOP’s Kickstarter campaign to scoop your own DaySling 2.0.
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