The sling backpack is made with one strap rather than the traditional two. The sling backpack is fitted to the shape of the shoulder. It evolved from the type of single-strap over-the-shoulder bags messengers used for pony express, early telegraph runners and delivering mail. Since that time, one strap types have been engineered to fit comfortably to the shape of a shoulder and took on the name "Sling Backpack". They provide excellent functionality for sort trips with light gear.
This handy type of pack has features such as:
- exterior water bottle holder
- ID pouches
- coin pockets
- cell phone case give the one strap sling backpack high versatility.
- adjustable straps make the sling backpack easy to conform to any size body.
The one strap sling backpack makes an excellent sport, gym or outdoor carry bag. Recently it has gained popularity for its convenience and quick fit. The shape allows storage comparable to any other backpack. Some types provided an incredible 1,000 cubic inches of volume. This style has continued to be enhanced by manufacturers to provide a wide range of features. Pockets are slanted to allow easy access while wearing it over your shoulder.
Pacsafe TourSafe Sling Backpack
If your vacation itinerary doesn't include a day spent at the consulate dealing with the aftermath of an encounter with a pickpocket, protect your passport, wallet, and other valuables with the Pacsafe TourSafe Sling Backpack. Tamper-proof zippers, an anti-snatch clip, slash-proof straps and a stainless steel mesh reinforcement allow you to wander a crowded street market or attend a packed sporting event secure in the knowledge that your valuables can't be snatched out from under your nose. The versatile zip straps on the TourSafe pack allow you to wear it as a backpack or as a sling.
Patagonia Atom Sling Backpack - 427cu in
Why deal with a full-blown daypack when you're just scooting across town on your bike to run a few errands' The Patagonia Atom carries your keys, wallet, a light jacket, and a headlamp just in case you run into a buddy and wind up yapping until dark. The beauty of the Atom is that you can just spin it around in front of you for access, instead of having to unbuckle a bunch of straps to take it all the way off. The Atom also comes with internal mesh divider pockets to keep everything organized.
Pacsafe MetroSafe 300 Sling Backpack
Whether you travel across the globe or simply take the cross-town train, keep your laptop and other essentials safe with Pacsafe's MetroSafe 300 Shoulder Sling Backpack. The sling backpack's fully padded laptop sleeve fits most 13-inch laptops, and the tamper-proof front organizer pocket has two padded sections for your electronics, as well as card and pen holders and an integrated key clip. A slash-proof stainless steel web protects the main body of the sling backpack, and the straps are also feature steel reinforcements. Use the built-in combination lock to secure the shoulder strap around a chair-leg on the metro or to lock the sling backpack closed. A removable backpack harness gives you the option to carry the MetroSafe on your back during longer commutes.
Patagonia Lightweight Travel Sling Backpack
You'll be able to leave your big backpack in the hostel and throw the Patagonia Lightweight Travel Sling Backpack over your shoulder when you go exploring in Southeast Asia. Double-ripstop fabric provides excellent tear resistance in case you run into sharp objects when perusing the market. This lightweight sling backpack packs into its own stuff pocket for storage in your bigger backpack when you move on to the next destination. If you keep this sling out while you hop on trains and planes, you can stash your passport and cash in the internal organization pocket.
Arc'teryx Mistral 16 Shoulder Sling Backpack
Gym bag, work bag, school bag, bouldering backpack. The Arc'teryx Mistral 16 Shoulder Bag can be just about whatever you want it to be. A roll-top closure keeps water out during the rainy commute, and two front pockets keep smaller stuff like your cell phone and MP3 player separated. Arc'teryx added a plush shoulder strap to help you carry heavy loads when you need to bring along more than normal.
Pacsafe MetroSafe 200 Sling Backpack
The Pacsafe MetroSafe 200 sling backpack offers both great organization and super security, making it what could be the perfect travel pack. A front organizer pocket with a headphone port keeps your electronics and small items in easy reach; a would-be pickpocket, however, is foiled by the zipper clips that secure the pocket. Items in the large main compartment are protected by the slash-proof steel mesh lining; steel reinforcement in the strap also makes it impervious to attempts to saw through it. The shoulder strap can also be anchored to any secure fixture. Side pockets are sized to hold your water and compact umbrella.
Eagle Creek Compass Sling Backpack - 140cu in
Deter pickpockets and keep your valuables close when you travel with the Eagle Creek Compass Sling Backpack. Whether you're snapping photos from a castle vista or making your way through an open air market, the Compass features ample pockets to keep your petty cash and important travel documents safe and organized. Eagle Creek's Secure Zip closure holds the zipper in place with a rubber gasket and zipper toggle for added security. If you need some tunes to help you snooze on the tourist bus, you'll be thankful for the audio portal.
Eagle Creek Guide Pro Bag Sling Backpack- 198cu in
The next time you head away for the weekend or for a month-long international tour, travel safe and smart with the Eagle Creek Guide Pro Sling Backpack. This lightweight shoulder bag is a sling backpack that holds your essentials securely with a secure zip closure. It uses a rubber gasket and zipper toggle to keep your sling backpack from being opened without your say so. Eagle Creek created compartments for all your goods, including a padded electronic pocket, a zippered spot for cash and receipts, and a hidden passport slip pocket. The front and back zip pockets keep your plane ticket or keys handy, and an audio portal lets you jam to your tunes during long layovers or noisy bus rides.
DAKINE Dispatch Sling Backpack - 1600cu in
Go under the radar as you swerve, dodge, and bamboozle your way through traffic with the DAKINE Dispatch Pack. This pack has plenty of storage for a day at the office or school, or a day editing videos and eating junkfood at your friend's house. If you're traveling by bike, you'll find the u-lock pocket a perfect place to place your bike lock so it won't bang into the other contents in your Dispatch (such as your precious named-after-a-fruit laptop).
Patagonia MiniMass Bag Sling Backpack- 610cu in
A DWR-coated, recycled polyester outer shell makes the Patagonia MiniMass Sling Backpack the choice means to secure your small essentials, extra clothes, and snacks. Stash your travel book in the under-flap catch pocket and be sure to keep your passport and cash secure in the easy-to-access front zip pocket. Stash your water bottle inside and stay hydrated on the work or school commute, and, in preparation for a night out in Munich, you can either give the MiniMass much needed rest in a hostel locker or bring it out with you for some culture.
Patagonia Half Mass Bag Sling Backpack- 1220cu in
Pay proper tribute to all the minimalist travelers to have come before you and pave the way for the billions to come after when you wear the hard-working Patagonia Half Mass Sling Backpack over a shoulder. Urban, suburban, international, school, and work adventures require a fair share of things that you can't be without, and the Half Mass offers the space and versatility to transport those necessities in style.
Patagonia Critical Mass Bag Sling Backpack- 1832cu in
For you, commuting and travel isn't a some new fad that lasts through a summer of high gas prices. Instead of owning a car, you rely on public trans, your trusty steed and her many spokes, and this Patagonia Critical Mass Sling Backpack to comfortably haul work and travel necessities around town.