Sling bags are a necessity for men on the go, whether carrying essentials on the daily commute or traversing foreign cities as a tourist. Single shoulder bags are easier to carry front facing, stymieing pickpockets, and have fewer compartments, making it easy to jet through security checkpoints at airports or train stations. Most also have a smaller carrying capacity and profile, perfect for navigating crowds with greater ease.
Best Overall Sling Bag
What You Should Know
- Right shoulder only
- Full-length zipper
- Eight color choices
The external mesh pocket on this little bag is just right for keeping sunscreen or ponchos close at hand. It’s a perfect choice for festival goers or theme park lovers who want to breeze through security; it has fewer pockets to check, making for a much less tedious experience. If you have to carry anything heavy, like multiple bottles of water, you’ll quickly appreciate the soft padded shoulder strap that makes it comfortable to wear all day. Plus, it’s made by one of the most reputable luggage brands out there.
“Plenty of room for a water bottle, wallet, glasses case, phone, and other small necessities without being bulky. Zipper opens the full length so finding what you want quickly is easy, and saves a lot of time”
Best Anti-Theft Sling Bag
What You Should Know
- Theft-resistant zipper design
- Slash-proof construction
- RFID blocking
A perfect choice for traversing high-theft tourist areas, the smart features on this crossbody bag keep it snugly fitted, an unappealing target, and slash proof construction ensures that thieves stay unsuccessful even if they do make an attempt. On the higher end of our list, price wise, it pays dividends both in peace of mind and the security of your personal gear.
“This is a solid pack for the digital age with storing your wallet, keys, iPad Mini, iPhone, power bank, cords, mints, handkerchief, etc. for exploring a city without a big backpack. It’s nice to take away the pickpocket option with the security features built in.”