Waterfield Introduces the Packable Sling — a Lightweight, Compact Carry Companion

Waterfield Introduces the Packable Sling — a Lightweight, Compact Carry Companion

WaterField introduces the Packable Sling, a perfect sidekick for running errands, traversing the urban landscape, or stashing in a suitcase as a secondary travel bag. Made from a custom, multi-layer, water- and wrinkle-resistant, high-tech textile, the Packable Sling joins the Packable Backpack, the Packable Tote, and the Packable Duffel to complete the company’s community-designed Packable Bag collection.

San Francisco, CA — June 29, 2021 —

WaterField unveils the versatile Packable Sling, a featherweight yet structured sling bag for travel or everyday use that packs compactly into an interior pocket. The Packable Sling is the fourth in WaterField’s lightweight, durable, community-designed Packable Bag Collection joining the Packable Backpack, the Packable Tote, and the Packable Duffel.



The water- and wrinkle-resistant, custom-designed textile keeps the Packable Sling looking sleek. Sitting snugly against the back or chest, the Sling leaves hands free and pockets unfettered while granting easy access to necessities.  A beautiful silver rip-stop nylon liner adds durability, extra water-resistance, and is easy to clean.

Two pockets with waterproof zippers keep small items organized and protected from the elements — one on the exterior includes a sewn-in key hook and another on the interior compactly stows the folded Sling so it can be carried in a jacket pocket or within another bag. A comfortable 1.5-inch-wide nylon strap adjusts with a metal tri-glide, and a convenient grab handle doubles as a loop for hanging the bag from a hook or on a branch when out hiking.


“Even when fully packed, the Sling is so comfortable and lightweight that you barely feel it there. Just grab it to explore your new destination after a long flight or use it to run your daily errands,” said Gary Waterfield, company owner. “Our multi-layered custom textile has structure and stays elegant and pretty much wrinkle free even after it has been folded, so you can take it anywhere feeling confident that you won’t look like you just woke up from a nap.”  


The new foldable sling is made from a custom combination of soft-to-the-touch, fine-textured Taslan nylon, laminated with tricot fabric for structure.  A custom micro-porous coating repels water and wrinkles but allows breathability, and a silver, diamond-patterned, ripstop nylon liner illuminates the interior and is easy to clean.


 Features at a Glance:

  • Custom-designed, water- and wrinkle-resistant, high-tech fabric is lightweight, breathable, and strong.
  • An elegant, diamond-patterned, silver ripstop nylon liner adds an extra layer of strength and water-resistance, is easy-to-clean, and illuminates the bag’s interior.
  • An interior zippered pocket for valuables doubles as the sling’s stuff sack.
  • A secure, zippered, front pocket with a sewn-in key hook keeps quick-access items handy.
  • A comfortable nylon strap contours to the body.
  • A metal triglide adjusts easily for a snug fit.
  • A convenient nylon grab handle can be used to carry or hang the Sling.
  • Waterproof zippers maintain the bag’s clean lines and can be locked together with a small luggage lock.
  • Custom matte black metal zipper pulls can be locked together with a small lock or loop (not included).
  • Reinforced stitching at stress points bolsters longevity. 

    WaterField incorporated input from over 1,000 design participants as it developed its new Packable Bag Collection. Based on participant survey responses and real-world testing, WaterField created four packable bags to address users' needs: the Packable Backpack, Packable Tote, Packable Duffel and now the Packable Sling. The WaterField Packable Bag Collection joins a full line of WaterField bags designed for work, travel, and leisure.

    Availability & Pricing

    WaterField Packable Sling
    Price:   $99.
    Colors:   Black, Burgundy, Khaki, Olive.
    Materials:   Custom Taslan nylon laminated with tricot fabric a water-resistant coating. Lined with water-resistant, rip-stop nylon. Waterproof zippers. Custom metal zipper pulls.
    Dimensions:   One size. 14 x 9 x 3.75 inches. Folds into a 7 x 7 inch pocket.
    Weight and volume:   9 oz.; 7.75 liters.

    About WaterField Designs 

    WaterField Designs is an innovative San Francisco designer and manufacturer of bags and cases for tech-savvy consumers who want to stylishly and responsibly transport their technology. WaterField manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. More information at "Our Story.”

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    WaterField Designs

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