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 w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic w/ Black Leather
Ballistic w/ Blue Leather
Ballistic w/ Crimson Leather
Waxed Canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic Nylon
Waxed Canvas

Hip Sling Bag


A community-designed project

-28 in stock

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.



  • 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 37 reviews
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.

Clark P. (Virginia, United States)
Perfect bag for a busy dad

Father of 4yo and 1yo boys, this bag holds snacks, wet wipes, a diaper, my keys, and wallet. Waterfield makes the best bags.

Olivia L. (Washington, United States)

Hip Sling Bag

Judge W.G.W. (Illinois, United States)
Hip Sling Bag

This bag works great for my iPhone, lenses, DJI Osmo mobile 6. Thank you for another great bag.

Tereza C. (Zurich, Switzerland)
The best bag

Thanks a lot to creators of these beautiful bags. It made my husband so happy that he is wearing it all the time. I give my review 5/5.


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.


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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