Mini Hip Sling Bag
The Mini Hip Sling Bag, a community-designed product
The Mini Hip Sling Bag

Mini 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, minimalist waist pack that looks good worn as a hip bag or as a sling. The

unique pleated design of the ultra-light Mini Hip Sling Bag keeps it looking slim and thin.  Have more to carry?  The larger-capacity Hip Sling Bag holds favorite devices like an iPad or Nintendo Switch. 

Check out the community design process here.  For carrying more, see the medium- and large-sized 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:

  • Mini Hip Sling Bag:
    11.5" (l) x 0.75" (w) x 5.5" (h); 0.25 lb
    29.21 (l) x 1.09 (w) x 13.97 (h) cm; 0.11 kg
    Volume: 0.78 Liters

*** NOTE: The Mini Hip Sling Bag is pleated with an extra large pleat and can expand the bag's capacity by approximately 50%. 


  • Pleated design enables the bag's capacity to expand by approximately 50%.
  • Slim profile can be comfortably worn under a jacket or shirt.
  • One compartment lined in gold textile with pockets and a 12-inch tether with key hook.
  • Two interior pockets separate keys and sharp items from scratching other contents.
  • Secret zippered pocket in the back for cards & ID.
  • Back is lined with sweat-wicking mesh.
  • Waterproof zippers with double zipper pulls for accessing right or left, up or down.
  • Vegan-friendly options: all-ballistic nylon or all-waxed canvas.
  • Can be inserted into bigger bags.


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.

User Reviews & Stories

Based on 29 reviews
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Zul C. (Wisconsin, United States)
My new go-to bag especially for international travel

I have been looking for a practical bag that can carry travel documents, credit cards, and phone. The one where I can just put on the conveyor during security check and not worry about things be all over the place. This is the one bag.
Someone was complaining about the high-tech strap being overly complicated. I actually love it; after spending 1-2 minutes to figure out how it works.

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Rhys B. (Ontario, Canada)
Love the bag.

Ok, I absolutely love the bag. It was exactly what I was looking for. Quality, Design are all top notch. However the strap wasn't up to snuff.... quality was there, design was not. The strap was too heavy, too wide, too many buckles and such. It needs a smaller simpler buckle. I ended up changing the strap.

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Manuel M. (Land Berlin, Germany)
Beste hip bag ever ever

Pass viel rein und sieht edel aus immer gerne wieder

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Chris H. (Indiana, United States)
My new EDC

For years I have tried minimizing my pockets to no avail. The ever-bloating size of modern car key-fobs certainly isn't helping. The hip sling bag finally gave me an out. I hang this thing by the door and keep all my necessities in it. Around the waist, or over the shoulder, it's small, light, and wears really close to the body. It took my a bit to figure out the over-engineered strap, but after that I grew to appreciate the adjustable options.

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Jim L. (Florida, United States)
Great little hip sling bag

I have the full size sling bag and the mini hip sling bag is the perfect size for outings when I don’t need to carry all the stuff the bigger sling bag holds (like to the gym, grocery store, etc.). FYI, I’m a medium size male and the smaller belt actually works well for me for using the mini hip sling bag as a sling bag. Very satisfied.

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The Mini Hip Sling Bag is a light, minimalist bag for carrying essentials like phone, wallet, keys, earbuds. A secret zippered back pocket can hold cards & small items.


Because the entire Mini Hip Sling Bag is pleated with an extra large pleat, it can expand the bag's capacity by approximately 50%. When not full, the pleats lay flat and keep the profile slim and it can be worn discreetly under a jacket or shirt.  

The Mini 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? 




  • Primary use: Hip bag
  • Fits waists measuring 25" to 46" (63.50 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" (63.50 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 lets 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 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 for the minimalists who carry just the essentials, and the bigger Hip Sling Bag fits devices like an iPad, Nintendo Swirch, 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.” - Member #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.” - Member #35




If you have the Mini Hip Sling Bag in waxed canvas and chocolate leather, 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 bag.