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The NEW! Hip Sling Bag, a community-designed product
The NEW! Hip Sling Bag, a community-designed product
Also available hip bag style
Also available hip bag style
Two sizes: Full and Compact
Two sizes: Full and Compact
Also in Ballistic Nylon
Also in Ballistic Nylon
Double zippers allow access from right or left (hip); up or down (sling).
Double zippers allow access from right or left (hip); up or down (sling).
Compact Size fits an iPad mini
Compact Size fits an iPad mini
Full Size fits an iPad Pro 11-inch
Full Size fits an iPad Pro 11-inch
Compact size (6-ft. body)
Compact size (6-ft. body)
Full Size (6-ft. body)
Full Size (6-ft. body)
Padded pocket for small tablets (Compact)
Padded pocket for small tablets (Compact)
Padded pocket for 11-inch tablets (Full)
Padded pocket for 11-inch tablets (Full)
Plushly-lined pocket for glasses
Plushly-lined pocket for glasses
Well-placed pockets keep items in place when worn horizontally or vertically
Well-placed pockets keep items in place when worn horizontally or vertically
Waterproof zippers
Waterproof zippers
Back mesh pocket wicks away sweat
Back mesh pocket wicks away sweat
In five full-grain leather colors
In five full-grain leather colors
Non-leather options
Non-leather options
Quick-release magnetic buckle
Quick-release magnetic buckle
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Choose Short or Long Strap
Choose Short or Long Strap
Short Strap (Left); Long Strap (Right)
Short Strap (Left); Long Strap (Right)
Brown Strap for Waxed Canvas;  Black Strap for Ballistic Nylon
Brown Strap for Waxed Canvas; Black Strap for Ballistic Nylon
Easy to attach straps via secure hook
Easy to attach straps via secure hook
Part of the Hip Sling Bag Collection (Mini size sold separately)
Part of the Hip Sling Bag Collection (Mini size sold separately)
Ballistic w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic w/ Black Leather
Ballistic w/ Black Leather
Ballistic w/ Blue Leather
Ballistic w/ Blue Leather
Ballistic w/ Crimson Leather
Ballistic w/ Crimson Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon
Ballistic Nylon
Waxed Canvas
Waxed Canvas

Hip Sling Bag

 

A community-designed project


What happens when customers help design the hip bag of their dreams? You get a professional waist pack that's cool and functional when worn around the waist or as a sling, a hi-tech strap personalized to fit your style, and surprising details throughout. Oh, and it will fit your iPad or Nintendo Switch. Check out the unique, two-in-one Hip Sling Bag.



See the community design process here. To carry a few bare essentials, check out the Mini Hip Sling Bag.

 

 

 

 

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.

 

Material:

  • 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon or Waxed Canvas
  • Full grain leather accent
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Full Size:
    13" (l) x 3" (w) x 8.5" (h); 1 lb
    33.02 (l) x 7.62 (w) x 21.59 (h) cm; 0.45 kg
    Volume: 5.4 Liters
  • Compact Size:
    10" (l) x 2.25" (w) x 7" (h); 0.7 lb
    25.4 (l) x 5.71 (w) x 17.78 (h) cm; 0.31 kg
    Volume: 2.5 Liters

FEATURES

  • Functions equally well as a Hip Bag or Sling.
    - contents stay in place whether worn horizontally or vertically
    - double-zippers allow access from right or left, top or bottom
    - comfortable on either right or left shoulder
  • Efficient strap management.
    - two strap lengths insure a proper fit
    - hi-performance hardware
    - wide, 1.5-inch straps that don't dig into your skin
  • Easy on and off.
    - self-finding magnetic buckle quickly locks into place
    - quick-adjusting webbing-length cam lock
    - quick-release pull
  • Moisture-wicking padding on the back for comfort.
  • Plushly-lined pocket to stores eyeglasses.
  • Padded tech compartment fits for tablets
  • Front pocket holds quick-access items like phone, pen, earbuds, etc.
  • Long tethered key hook.
  • Gold, water-repellent liner makes it easy to locate items.
  • Premium full grain leather front panel comes in various colors.
  • Vegan-friendly options: all-ballistic nylon, all-waxed canvas.

A COMMUNITY-DESIGNED PRODUCT 

This product was designed with customers who gave input from idea to production. See the process here.

SHIPPING: 

  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.
     

Customer Reviews

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Jonathan L. (Maryland, United States)
You NEED this bag...

Or really anything Waterfield makes. Don't keep thinking about it; order it. Superior craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and fast shipping!

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David B. (New Jersey, United States)
sturdy, meets my needs for EDC

I wanted a bag for EDC so that I don't have to load and unload every time. This bag is sturdy and well-constructed, perfect for off-body carry, love it!

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Stephen S. (Minnesota, United States)
Tight fit for iPad mini

I have the Compact. This thing looks great, the build quality is fantastic, and the strap is killer.
I have a couple of gripes, though. I bought this to carry around my iPad mini, which technically fits, but barely. The zipper opening needs to be a bit bigger for easy access. Once the iPad is finagled in, it’s awkward to get anything else in there. The other gripe is that the internal dividing layer between the two compartments is super thick and takes up a lot of the internal space. I’m not sure why so much internal padding is necessary for such a small bag. I hoped to be able to also fit a medium sized book, but that’s not going to happen. It fits the iPad mini, charging cable + brick, and AirPods in the main compartment. The small compartment fits keys and wallet. If that’s all you want this bag for, then you’ll be happy; but if you want to fit just one or two more things… you’ll want to get the larger size.

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Brandon I. (Oregon, United States)
Full Size?

I waffled on purchasing this bag for about a week. Why? It's a small chunk of change for a small bag. Or a slightly larger small chunk for a full bag. But I did. Worst case scenario I could always send it back, I figured. But that won't be happening.

I bought the full size - hoping upon hope that my 12.9" iPad Pro would fit. The dimensions listed on the website seem to suggest it would. And there are only a handful of review or less that reference the matter. But I figured I use the OEM Apple folio case, super slim, and maybe it would work. Here's the thing: it did. Sort of. You can squeeze that big boy in there, no question - tuck and roll and pop the corners and it'll fit. Even zip up. But dang is it tight. And it makes the bag exceptionally rigid and less form fitting to your torso. Som y friends, the truth is that the dimensions listed on the website are EXTERIOR dimensions, not interior.

Now, the reason or the difference is the significant padding on the tablet sleeve, and that's appreciated. I do think a slightly large size - one close to but not quite as big as the Sutter Sling, but with the design of this hip sling - would be ideal for the 12.9" iPad Pro. Call it Mini, Regular, and Large, if you must. Just my thoughts.

As to the quality: this bag is fantastic. Even though it isn't ideal to daily carry my iPad, it is great for my notebooks (an XL Moleskine fits lovely in this bag and Field Notes fit great in the stash pockets throughout.) So it's ideal for carrying my general EDC items. I'm generally hauling around big and pocket notebooks, pens and highlighters, eyeglass cleaning cloths and pre-moistened wipes, my keys, a small GaN wall charger and USB-C cable, and this bag swallows it all up well. I could probably get away with the smaller size, but I like the full. It looks less like a postage stamp on my 6'6" frame. And the large strap is nicely adjustable on both ends to hold the bag in a great spot for my big torso.

The leather is buttery soft but resilient, the waxed canvas if great quality, and the stitching and construction are fantastic. The materials are high quality all the way down to the ballistic straps, but the one opportunity I see is the key ring keeper: it's flimsy. And relatively useless. I cut it off and put a small NiteIze s-Biner on the hang ribbon instead. For all the other high quality hardware on this bag, that dinky little key clasp is out of pattern with the brand.

I do wish the bottom panel was slightly more padded or reinforced. The bag collapses too quickly, which I understand is good for contouring to the torso, but does make quick access a slight bit difficult and detracts from the lovely shape of the bag when full.

Great quality, good size, a bit speedy but justifiable if you can appreciate American made craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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Cesar A. (New York, United States)
Versatile Hip Bag

I purchased this bag to fill a void in my life.
I've been looking for a more secure way to keep my multiple phones, wallet, earpods, change, and EDC and out of my pockets. I don't like the weighted down feeling in my pockets. Ive also had issues where moving at a brisk pace may spontaneously eject a phone once and a while. A pocket with an EDC, also limits the use of the pocket. The additional use of rear pockets makes sitting uncomfortable, as well as easy targets for pick pockets.
I purchased recieved this item with the two day shipping, it was the holiday, but was within acceptable timeliness. The item was shipped with the same high standards that's Gary and his crew always use, no issues.
I've since walked well over a 80 miles since the purchase, and recently took it on a 10.3 mile hike in the Sandia mountains, and a few other shorter hikes the days before while in NM. The bag was not designed as a hiking waist pack, but performed well. The mesh was comfortable. I used the slits on the sides to carry two thin 1L bottles with no issues. I was impressed that they stayed for the duration probably due to the tension. Again this was not the intent. I purchased this for hanging around the city and travelling at airports. In both those circumstances this bag is awesome.
The strap system is great, convenient and comfortable. Adjustment will be needed to get the perfect fit, but then it's basically a one handed adjustment system.

Only con I really have is the bulky padding for the ipad or what ever and zippered ultra soft padded pocket. I would one and reduce the padding. I like the non zippered pocket because it protects my phone screen. I carry a Samsung Fold and an s22 for work, so it's close to the size of almost three iphones, very bulky.

SIZE GUIDE

The Hip Sling Bag's front pocket stores frequently-accessed items, and the bigger main compartment can fit items like these below.


Compact Size Main Compartment can fit items like:

  • iPad Mini and similarly-sized tablets
  • Nintendo Switch Lite, Switch with detached Joycons
  • Small cameras like Leica series, Fujifilm x100 series, Ricoh GR series, etc.
  • Glasses
  • WF Travel Wallet (medium)
  • Small notebook

Full Size Main Compartment can fit items like: 

  • iPad Air 10.2-inch, iPad 10.2-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch, NEW iPad Air 5, and similarly-sized tablets
  • Nintendo Switch with Joycons
  • Light jacket
  • Everything in the Compact size

 

The Hip Sling Bag was developed with customer input through our Community Design. See the process here.

WHICH STRAP IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The Strap comes in Short or Long to accommodate different body heights and girths.  To find which length is right for you, consider how you'll primarily use the Hip Sling Bag — around the waist or sling-style? — and how much extra strap you can tolerate. 

 

RECOMMENDATION 

 CONSIDERATIONS

SHORT STRAP 
  • Primary use: Hip bag
  • Fits waists measuring 25" to 46" (63.5 cm to 116.84 cm)
  • May be worn as a Sling bag if shirt size is Extra Small or Small (Unisex size)
LONG STRAP
  • Primary use: Sling Bag
  • Fits waists measuring 25" to 57" (63.5 cm to 144.78 cm)
  • When worn as a Hip Bag, there will be a bit of excess dangling straps

THE KEY TO COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

 

We put as much thought into the Strap as we did into the Hip Bag in our quest for comfort, convenience, and durability. A wide 1.5-inch soft webbing won't dig into your skin, and hi-performance hardware makes it quick and easy to adjust the strap.  

 

The magnetic buckle locks into place so it's easy to put on, the quick-adjusting camlock let's you change the strap length, and the quick-release pull makes it a cinch to take off. 

 

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“Please can you make the straps so that it can be worn on both shoulders? Most bags cater for the left shoulder only and none of the adjustments or quick release work well on the right shoulder, which is the side I wear my bags on.” - #10

 

THE HIP SLING BAG COLLECTION

Over 1000 customers participated in this community design, resulting in a Hip Bag that also functions equally well as a Sling, and comes in three sizes to carry a variety of items.  

 

The Hip Sling Bag keeps contents in place whether worn horizontally or vertically; can be opened from right or left and up or down; and has a comfortable strap for the hip or shoulder.

 

The Mini Hip Sling Bag is for the minimalists who carry just the essentials, and the Compact and Full Hip Sling Bag fits devices like an iPad, Nintendo Switch, or a light jacket. 


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“I'd use this as a bag that allows me to empty my pockets and carry a few extra items comfortably.” - #8

 

“I'm an IT professional, so I'd carry small random stuff that ends up in a tech pouch, plus things like a small flashlight and, by some miracle, a small laptop.” - #35

 

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER AND WAXED CANVAS

 

If you have the Waxed Canvas Hip Sling Bag, Gary shows how you can maintain these materials so they’ll look great over time. We use full grain Roughman Leather for your bag which has oils that respond well to heat.

 

Although this video is for the AirPods Max Shield Case, the maintenance also applies to your Hip Bag. 


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