Packable Sling Bag
Folds into its own pocket
Convenient and easy to put away
Water-resistant, structured textile with a natural feel
In four colors
Exterior pocket with waterproof zipper
Easy-access Key hook in front pocket
Lined interior for durabiity and easy cleaning
Right Carry - Bottom Strap attachment is on Left (looking at front of sling)
Comfortable back strap. Choose right or left carry.
*Tip: Insert iPad, laptops, & tablets in a protective sleeve first
The Packable Bags Collection: Duffel, Backpack, Tote, Sling
Packable Sling Bag
Packable Sling Bag
Packable Sling Bag
Packable Sling Bag
Royal Blue Color Block

Packable Sling Bag

-20 in stock

The Packable Sling is the perfect size for carrying your daily essentials.  It's wrinkle-free, water-resistant, and cleans easily. Worn on the back or chest, the compact sling is lightweight and comfortable to use all day or for running quick errands.  Choose your carry preference — on your right shoulder or left.  

This is a community-designed product with input from customers. See the process from start to finish here. Check out the Packable Bags Collection.

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


  • Wrinkle-free, water-resistant, custom-made technical material
  • Ripstop nylon lining (400 x 300 denier)
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • One size:
  • 9" (l) x 3.75" (w) x 14" (h); 9 oz.
    22.86 (l) x 9.52 (w) x 35.56 (h) cm; 255 gm
    Volume: 7.75 Liters

  • Folded:
  • Sling folds into a 7x7 square pocket.


  • Sized to fit comfortably on your back or in front.
  • Choice of right or left carry.
  • Customized textile adds structure for a wrinkle-free, crisp appearance after un-packing.
  • Water-resistant coating and splash-proof zippers keep gear dry.
  • Secure contents by locking the double zipper pulls (lock not included).
  • Zippered front pocket provides easy access and includes a sewn-in keyfob.
  • Lined interior adds strength and cleans easily.
  • Built-in packable pocket.
  • Reinforced stitching at stress points. 
  • Convenient grab handle can be used to carry or hang the Sling.
  • Comfortable nylon strap with metal tri-glide adjusts to body's contour. 


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



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

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
James L. (Washington, United States)
Great travel pack

Would like more specific internal organization -- such as just for few pens. Maybe a integrated soft-lined slip in pouch/sleeve for glasses, as well. Fabric is top-notch. Packing it down is more challenging that it looks.

Christopher S. (Kansas, United States)
Perfect for a day pack

I wanted a day bag that could hold my iPad and a few essentials without being too bulky. The bag is perfect for that. I keep a long sleeve lightweight hoodie, a beanie cap, and sunglasses case in the bag most of the time and can add my iPad in a Dash sleeve, occasionally a book or other small items, with my wallet, phone, keys all in the outside pocket. The material is nice as always. I can’t think of any downside to this bag. It replaced my Sutter Tech Sling which was a little too rigid and therefore unable to accommodate some of the items I might want to throw in there from time to time.

Ernie B. (California, United States)
Not easy to fold up

Haven’t used it yet

Michael D.W. (Florida, United States)
Good enough to become a permanent bag

I got this thinking I was going to use it as a packable one. When I opened it and started using it, I was impressed with the quality built into it. I haven't folded it to pack in another bag. Instead I've been using it as a permanent one. I have a draw string backpack I fold up and put it in my sling bag as a packable one.

T. N.i.C. (Alberta, Canada)
Wrinkle free experience

After promptly receiving my new packable sling, I was immediately impressed with the quality build and rich feeling materials. The materials lives up to the promise of a wrinkle free experience. No longer must my travel day bag look like it came out of a dirty laundry hamper.

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WaterField Packable Sling review

AndroidGuys - April 5, 2022

“The Packable Sling is a sling backpack that holds its form well, thanks to a solid construction with minor padding inside and reinforced stitching.”

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Waterfield Packable Sling Bag: Faltbarer Rucksack für iPhone, iPad und Co. - August 31, 2021

“Klein und handlich für jedes Reisegepäck”


The Packable Sling holds your daily essentials, like a jacket, book and other travel gear. 


  1. One size:
    • Devices in a protective sleeve that can fit in the main compartment:
      • 11" iPad Pro, 10.9" iPad Air, iPad Mini
      • Surface Go 2, Surface Duo
      • Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

        NOTE: If using the Packable Sling to carry laptops or tablets, they should be protected in custom-fit sleeves and the Switch in Nintendo Switch cases.
    • Perfect small bag for your essentials and running errands
    • Great for day trips to the park, beach, hikes, or short adventures


With input from over 1000 customers, we set out to design a packable bag ideal for both travel and everyday use. 


We created a custom-made material that combines Taslan — a high-tech woven fabric that feels natural and substantial, with a layer of tricot mesh for structure, and a water-resistant coating. 


This durable, lightweight textile remains crisp and unwrinkled even after it has been stuffed or folded. 


The Packable Sling Bag is perfectly sized to hold your daily essentials. Worn on the back or chest, it's not too big or too small, not too wide, or too narrow.  You can wear it to run errands, or take it to important meetings. 


It squishes down easily so you can conveniently store it in your luggage without taking too much space. 






1. Lay the Packable Sling flat and take out the interior pocket. 

2. Fold into thirds toward the middle. 

3. Roll from the bottom toward the pocket.

4. Turn the pocket inside out and flip the rolled Sling into it.

5. Zip it up and go.


We asked our community what their ideal packable bag would include. They told us they wanted the convenience of a packable bag with the functionality of a regular WaterField bag. 


Using the right textile was key, so we set about creating one that combined packability with style.  

The community also had different ideas of the type of packable bag they wanted, so we created a collection — a Packable Backpack, Tote, Duffel, and Sling. See the process from start to finish here


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