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Sling bag suggestions please

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by jjp, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. jjp

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    Hi all,

    I’m hoping someone may have a suggestion for me. I’m looking for a sling pack. The maxped Noatak is the ideal bag for me and I have not found one I like more. HOWEVER while its perfect for outdoor actives, I can’t use it for edc to work because it’s too tactical.

    Basically I’m looking for a less tactical looking version of the Noatak. I’ve had the Thule tactical sling. It’s nice but a little small and the ccw compartment made it really stiff and took up too much room. Since I wasn’t using the ccw, the bag didn’t work for me. I also had the Timbuk 2 netbook bag. Its nice as well but wasn’t perfect either. It was ok for walking on flat surfaces but anything else Id rather have a sling.

    I may be asking too much but the bag will be used for edc to work, traveling and a day pack for outdoor and indoor locations and possibly a mini diaper bag ;). Also It has to be sling style . I care more about finding the right bag than price. The only other thing I could think of was somehow modify the Noatak to look less tactical ( open to suggestions for that as well ) I’m trying to avoid having 3+ bags and swap gear between them .

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Blades

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    Welcome to the EDCforums "jjp". I see you joined awhile ago, but haven't posted much. :)

    Have you looked at the Tom Bihn Buzz?
     
  3. Schaferhund

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    You could take a look at the Lowepro 'Slingshot' range. The photographic dividers simply remove/velcro in and out, so they aren't camera specific. I have a smaller one, an A107 IIRC, and it's a nice little bag, very comfortable.
     
  4. jjp

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    Thanks for the suggestions im looking into those bags now

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  5. Jean

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    Kata makes a nice photog one as well that holds a laptop, and the 5-11 Select Carry in non tactical colors
     
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    Hate sling bags. The most over hyped and impractical type of bag that one can buy.
     
  7. temujin

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    I actually like them when I am riding the bus. Unlike a backpack, I don't have to take it off when I sit. I can just swing it around front. Certainly, they are not great for heavy loads, but that isn't what I used mine for.
     
  8. julioroman

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    Adidas makes a few comfy slings standard teardrop shape and tons of room. Under Armour has one called the Khalon which supposedly has a laptopsleeve, but most reviews say the general shape of the bag prevents anything over 15". Apart from that, I can't think of many decent brands that make slings. I kind of liked the Maxped Monsoon, its big, roomy and in the right color (black) doesn't appear too tacticool.
     
  9. Blades

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    Then I won't mention I have three, or four. I'd have to count them again. :)
     
  10. shrnky

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    I'm with you Blade. In fact I prefer slings over backpacks on the trails. If you would be using a daypack without a waist strap a sling hugs the body better with less bounce.
     
  11. Schuey2002

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    Me too. I'll take a two-strap backpack any day over a sling bag..

    If I rode public transportation on a daily basis, that might be different. But since I don't, well...
     
  12. Crco

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    Sling-bags seem to do well with certain anatomical body types and neck/shoulder structures.

    They work terrific for me and 2 of my athlete teammates. For some of my burly, more-massive friends ... not so much so. Specifically, we are talking about Sitkas here ...
     
  13. Makahbay

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    I've cycled through a few different sling bags. I've decided that for me:

    A Remora is the right size for a sling bag. It can fit the 'bare necessities' for day walk, short hike or a quick trip around town (mostly the former 2).

    If I need something bigger than a Remora, than a small backpack is better.
     
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    False. They are great.