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

Hip Sling Bag


A community-designed project

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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.





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  • Specs
  • Details
  • Reviews
  • Press

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



  • 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


  • 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.


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 19 reviews
Ann C. (England, United Kingdom)
This is the one I wanted all along

Bought the compact - too small. So the hip sling was ordered and just as I thought it would be the right one. Use it for my running, shopping and generally to look cool. So many people have commented on how luxurious it looks. Holds my phone, my new sony buds, my kindle, my Waterfield wallet and so much more. I love it and the red leather too. Well done Waterfield again.

Eden t. (Central District, Israel)

Hip Sling Bag

MB (Illinois, United States)
Quality #1

Just received the pack great quality and can’t wAit to use it. Very happy and will work well for me.

Michael W. (Texas, United States)
Surprisingly great Every Day Cary (EDC) bag!

I purchased this bag for an upcoming road/camping trip thinking it would be perfect to keep some of my things safe from the elements if we were to get a little wet while on a hike or something. Well the bag arrived early and the trip hasn’t yet happened but I have had the opportunity to use this bag on several occasions when leaving the house. I love it. So easy to wear and grab items from it. Yes I have pockets, but who needs them when you have this great bag!

Chris B. (Land Berlin, Germany)
An outstanding piece of craftsmanship – once again!

I’ve been wearing my Hip Slingbag for several weeks – and i am totally convinced of the oustanding quality, the design and the usage. The strap offers many adjustment-possibilities and every item inside is hold in place (wonderful!).
Thanks to the Waterfield-Team for another piece of outstanding craftmanship!

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Waterfield Designs Tech Folio Plus review: A Surface Pro pack rat's perfect bag

Windows Central RecommendedWindows Central - November 22, 2019

“The Waterfield Designs Tech Folio Plus is a long-lasting, pack-it-all-in bag ideal for those techies who travel with a lot of smaller items, cables, and knickknacks for their Surface PC or Ultrabook.”

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iMore RecommendediMore - January 25, 2019

"The Tech Folio Plus has a ton of pockets of various sizes to carry all the dongles, adapters, headphones, battery packs, and other accessories you might need. Plus, it's absolutely gorgeous and made from quality materials."

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Tech Folio Plus can be crammed full of tech gadgets — and look good while protecting ‘em

Apple World Today - September 27, 2018

“I use the Tech Folio Plus as an accessory to my laptop case. However, if you use an iPad Pro in lieu of a Mac laptop, the WaterField Design case may be the only one you need for your tech equipment.”


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 and similarly-sized tablets
  • Nintendo Switch with Joycons (protect it with the Taco Switch insert)
  • Light jacket
  • Everything in the Compact size


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


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. 




  • 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)
  • 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



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. 




“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



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. 



“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




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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