Mini Hip Sling Bag
The Mini Hip Sling Bag, a community-designed product
The Mini Hip Sling Bag
Wear hip or sling style
For your bare essentials
Double-zippers for left- or right-hand access
Unique pleated design keeps slim profile even when full
Secure zippered pocket in back
Sweat-free mesh back
Quick-release magnetic buckle
Quick-release magnetic buckle open
Choose Short or Long Strap
Brown strap for Waxed Canvas; Black strap for Ballistic Nylon
Easy to attach via secure hook
Part of the Hip Sling Bag Collection (larger sizes sold separately)
Available with full-grain leather panel
Non-leather options
Ballistic nylon w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic nylon w/ Black Leather
Ballistic nylon w/ Blue Leather
Waxed canvas w/ Chocolate Leather
Ballistic nylon w/ Crimson Leather
All-Ballistic Nylon
All-Waxed Canvas

Mini Hip Sling Bag


A community-designed project

-11 in stock

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Darren S. (Illinois, United States)
Perfect for passports

I needed something to carry my passport safely while abroad in its own compartment while still having room for keys money wallet, etc. This fits the bill perfect. My passports gets its own compartment so I dont risk losing it going opening and closely to get a wallet or money. I wish the straps were “lockage” so they didn’t change length on their own and I wish the strap was on a swivel so it laid flat in different body positions but thats being fussy

Allen J. (North Carolina, United States)
Mini hip sling. A must for EDC

Wow what a great sling. Holds All my edc stuff and is compact enough to wear while driving etc. Although my initial belt was too short I emailed Gary and he had a linger belt made for my sling. Such a great company and they care you enjoy their products and that they are useful. Big shout out to Cici who made my longer belt. You rock!!!!

Andrey N. (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)

As usual great quality and interesting lock

Nicholas K. (Arizona, United States)
Quality materials and feel, deceptively large capacity.

I purchased this bag after returning a larger bag of similar style from Amazon due to it always shifting on my body and dropping items out of the pockets when leaning over.

It was the reason why I went with this smaller bag which fits all the items I normally carry, although a bit cramped, but this includes sunglasses, a money clip, car key fob (sometimes two), AirPods, iPhone mini, wedding ring and compact pen.

So I can attest that the accordion function definitely works well.

Items are secure which make it a bit of a chore to remove, but they don’t fall out!

I wish there was a bag that was slightly bigger than this but perhaps I am a unique case with the amount of stuff I carry around.

But it definitely holds everything it says it will and more. I hope it withstands life’s challenges for many years.

I would recommend this brand to anyone who wants a quality bag and will keep them in mind for the future.

ATILAY E. (Istanbul, Turkey)
Coolest Sling Bag ever

This sling bag has a very compact design but provides suprising amount of storage thanks to its expanding pocket. Every detail is very well thought out for usage such as the easily adjustable buckle, gold color interior and interior pockets, and the key chain. Chocolate Brown Leather and Ballistic Black fabric is a signature combination of Waterfield in my opinion. High end design for people with refined taste, very eye catching for sure.

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WaterField Mini Hip Sling Bag review: Carry your iPhone and more in style

iMore RecommendediMore - June 15, 2021

“Bottom line: Carry your iPhone and a few essentials hands-free with this classy bag on your hip or across your body.”


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. 

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