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12 Streetwear Sling Bags Perfect for EDC
If you don’t need to carry a lot, why haul a backpack around? Sling bags are the compact alternative, keeping your essentials at the ready when you need them, but secure and out of the way when you don’t. And these streetwear sling bags serve up a dialed-in mix of style and design for the urban crew among us.
The North Face Lumbar Pack rocks a fine balance of vintage climbing aesthetics with a little performance to store gear for the city streets or outdoor trails alike. The main compartment and zipped front pocket provide organization, while the adjustable buckle strap allows for adaptable waist or cross-body carry options. And with its affordable price tag it won’t squeeze your wallet too hard either.
You don’t need to splash the coin to bag EDC with slick streetwear style. As well demonstrated by the Carhartt WIP Payton Hip Bag in a sweet forest camo. A solid budget-friendly option, the bag is made with water-repellent polyester Cordura and offers a main compartment and back zipped pocket to stash your daily essentials. And with its adjustable strap you can wear it around the waist or as a sling to suit your vibe.
Parisian brand Bleu de Paname nods to style-conscious functionality with their Waist Bag. Crafted with an eye-catching woodland camo nylon ripstop, the bag features a main compartment with two-way zip closure. Inside you’ll find an organization pocket, while externally the adjustable strap lets you switch between sling and waist carry as desired.
master-piece’s distinct blend of Japanese street-style, quality craftsmanship and functional design is well on display with their Link Series Waist Bag. Made in Japan with a combination of nylon twill and vegetable-tanned leather detailing, its durable and water-resistant construction handles everyday use like a champ. And with a choice of interior and exterior pockets and an external carabiner to secure additional items, you can keep essentials tidy on the go.
Function and style come together in C.P. Company’s Waist Bag. A versatile waist bag for smaller setups, it’s made with a water-resistant nylon sateen that’s undergone a dyeing process to create a distinct visual appearance. The bag’s front pocket stores frequently used items, while an interior pocket provides additional organization. The bag also includes a carry handle and adjustable strap for flexible portability across the back, front or around the waist.
Striking in looks and top-notch in build quality, master-piece’s Hunter Waist Bag stores a variety of setups in style. The excellent Japanese craftsmanship is complemented by quality materials including Cordura nylon, leather detailing and metal hardware. A choice of interior and exterior pockets help organize your gear, while the adjustable strap accommodates waist and cross-body carry alike.
Keen on a minimalist aesthetic with a clean, fashion-forward silhouette? Look to the sleek côte&ciel Isarau, where Parisian style meets everyday practicality. Made with water-resistant coated canvas, the bag takes inspiration from traditional Japanese breastplate armor and can be worn across the chest, back or around the waist. It fits a 9.7” tablet in the main compartment, with exterior pockets also on hand to store smaller essentials within easy reach.
Looking for timeless style, durable construction and everyday functionality in a sling? Japanese brand nanamica deliver with their Waist Bag, an adaptable piece that can be worn as a sling or around the waist to suit your needs. The bag is made with durable yet lightweight polyester and water-resistant zippers to help protect your gear from the elements. And speaking of gear, you’ll find multiple quick-access pockets to keep essentials close at hand, large zipper pulls for convenient access, and a carry handle for grab-and-go portability.
If you lean towards sleek simplicity, the A.P.C. Taped Seam Waist Bag is definitely one to check out. The French brand’s bold logo contrasts effectively with the pared-back, functional design featuring durable canvas, leather detailing and a water-resistant zipper. All in, resulting in a clean silhouette whether you sling it over your shoulder, across your chest or round your waist.
master-piece’s Potential Leather Trim Waist Bag provides a dapper spin on streetwear carry. Expertly crafted with tough Cordura nylon and leather detailing, the waist bag offers a durable and water-resistant build that will serve you well for years to come. And you’ll also find a selection of quick-access and interior pockets at the ready to organize your EDC.
Dig plenty of pockets in your EDC? Look to Porter-Yoshida & Co.’s Waist Bag. The main compartment is complemented by four front pockets and daisy chain webbing, ensuring your essentials are secure yet readily accessible on the go. And with its durable nylon canvas and meticulous Japanese construction, it’s build to last for years of trusty use.
Yes, it’s premium pricing here. But the premium quality is also spot on. Porter serves up a slick blend of military-chic styling, excellent craftsmanship and everyday functionality with their Counter Shade Waist Bag. The nylon bag can be worn as a sling or around the waist and keeps your gear neat and tidy with three front pockets in addition to the main compartment.
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