A Sling is a type of cross-body bag worn over one shoulder that rests either on your front or back. They're incredibly useful for carrying keys, wallets, phones, mints, and anything else that can't fit in in your pockets. Smaller than backpacks, they maneuver well in crowds, and they contour to your body really well. They're practical, functional, and easy to access.
One can consider fanny packs, waist packs, belt packs, or as they say in England, bum bags, as earlier versions of today's Sling bags. All are bigger than a wallet and smaller than a backpack. Slings are welcome antidotes to oversized backpacks, and their quick-access approach is practical. The fashion world has taken notice—Slings have been popular on catwalks in recent years.
WaterField's Sutter Tech Sling and Sutter Sling Pouch sport a simple, unfussy design with a unique silhouette. The smaller Sling Pouch is really an extension of your pocket while the medium-sized Sutter Tech Sling holds a bit more. Both rest comfortably and unobtrusively on your back. The upscale waxed canvas or ballistic nylon combination with premium full grain leather means you can wear these Slings in professional settings, where you may even elicit approving compliments from colleagues and passersby.
One set of users who can benefit from the Sling's compact, functional format are gamers. Nintendo Switch users can use the Sutter Sling Pouch a carry all for their Nintendo Switch Console and other gaming accessories. WaterField created the Switch Taco that wraps around the Switch to keep the screen and attached joy-cons protected while in the bag. The Sling Pouch for Nintendo Switch is part of WaterField's extensive collection of Switch cases, all designed specifically for gamers in various gaming scenarios.
"A sling design keeps the body of your tech next to your body, rather than held at an angle like with a briefcase, yet, unlike a backpack, is easy to get into for quick access by sliding it around. The Sutter Sling has gained my respect as a well-conceived update to earlier slings, that can accommodate your daily minimum carry, be it a laptop, tablet, or books and papers."
- Smythe Richbourg, Gadgeteer, January 23, 2019
If you're curious to see if the Sling is right for you, please check out the Sutter Sling Collection.